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No one should have to recover alone. We’re here to support you with our services, resources and health information.
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We are Scotland’s largest health charity working to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live life to the full.
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We believe there should be No Life Half Lived in Scotland. With your support, we can make sure people with chest, heart and stroke conditions and Long Covid can do more than survive – they can really live.
Our No Life Half Lived strategy outlines our belief that every person with our conditions should have access to quality supported self management and community recovery. We will deliver an approach to this that is designed by people with our conditions and puts what matters to them at the heart. We will work to develop the partnerships that will enable this to be available across Scotland.
Our vision is to help shape a Scotland where people with our conditions can live their lives well. Full lives, with the right support, at the right time, and in the right place.
No Life Half Lived strategy 2023-28
Our Service Model
One in five people in Scotland have or are affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions and Long Covid. In 2023 we engaged with over 1850 people in what is Scotland’s largest ever survey of people living with our conditions. The One in Five report includes feedback on the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis, and the experience of those living with a new long-term condition, Long Covid. We found that less than half of people with our conditions receive the rehabilitation set out in national standards and guidelines.
One in Five Report 2023
Everyone with our conditions should have access to a quality supported self management and community recovery service. In Scotland, we know supported self management and community recovery are critical to living well with our conditions. But the gap between this consensus and what happens in reality is much wider than it should be.
The challenge to close this gap is significant. One of our values is to be courageous – and so we will be. Another is to be innovative and collaborative. We can’t do this alone, and the partnerships we have built, and will build, are critical to this mission. Challenge accepted.
People supported by CHSS rated their health and wellbeing greater than those who didn’t get CHSS support
CHSS Five Year Impact Report 2018-2023