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We are Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

We are Scotland’s largest health charity working to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live life to the full.

Everyone should have the right to live life to the full after a stroke or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.

Many people living with our conditions experience fear, isolation and loneliness, and struggle to cope with the impact of their health condition on their everyday lives.

But our amazing nurses, support workers and volunteers are here to make sure no one has to recover alone.

Through our Hospital to Home service, we’re making sure people across Scotland get the support they need to recover well at home.

Hospital to Home

Every day in Scotland

More people than ever before are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Right now, 1 in 5 of Scotland’s population is living with a chest, heart or stroke condition, including Long Covid.

Every day in Scotland…

  • 25 people will have a stroke
  • 30 people will have a heart attack
  • 46 people will be diagnosed with heart failure
  • 1 in 11 people will struggle to breathe because of chronic chest illness

No Life Half Lived

We believe there should be No Life Half Lived in Scotland. With your support, we can make sure people with chest, heart and stroke condition can do more than survive – they can really live.

Our No Life Half Lived strategy is a matter of life and health. We want to help people breathe better. We want people’s hearts to work as well as they can. We want to make sure that everyone has the best recovery possible after a stroke.

Our vision is to create a Scotland where No Life Half Lived is achieved through being led by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions and informed by their families and carers, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals.

Download our No Life Half Lived strategy to find out more about how we aim to achieve this.

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Hospital to Home

We provide vital services to support people and their families who are living with the effects of a chest, heart or stroke condition.

Through our Hospital to Home services, we provide one-to-one support tailored to the needs of each person. By supporting people as they return home from hospital, we’re here to make sure everyone in Scotland gets the care and help they need, where and where they need it.

From our free, confidential Advice Line and our Community Support Services to Peer Support Groups and Health Information, our Hospital to Home services make sure no one has to recover alone.

We also campaign for better care and services for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions, provide Health Defence services to help people live healthier lives, and invest in services to improve the future of care for people with our conditions.

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Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about what we do at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland or how you can get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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