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Role Type: Community Support Services Volunteer
0131 225 6963
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland.
“Support and encourage people living with or at high risk of our chest heart and stroke conditions to live more active lives.” Working alongside other walk leaders, the community walk leader is expected to safely lead community health walks while effectively supporting people living with and at high risk of our conditions.
The community walk leader will be expected to:
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland aims to creating our own community walk network across Scotland while also effectively supporting our service users through existing health walks and projects through ‘CHSS friendly options.’ The role will be based from either one of our retail outlets, community hubs, or existing location within the community. The volunteer will form part of a rota, with the frequency of the walks determined by the service users and the walk leaders. The volunteer could expect to complete 4-8 hours per month.
CHSS will provide a comprehensive training package to empower the volunteer to delivery, support and promote physical activity to people living with and at high risk of our conditions.
This will include:
Community Support Services Volunteer
Phone: 0131 225 6963