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Cardiac & Respiratory Support Volunteer (Western Isles)

Cardiac & Respiratory Support Volunteer (Western Isles)
Location: HS3 3EH
Tel: 0800 169 5139 Email: volunteering@chss.org.uk
Area: Western Isles
Role Type: Cardiac & Respiratory Support Service

We are Scotland’s health charity.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community.

  • Medical research
  • Advice and information
  • Support  in the community

Volunteer Role

This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role as part of our  team at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.  The service will take place in the service users  home. Volunteers will  provide positive companionship and social support.  Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language.

The role includes:

  • visiting a service user for an agreed period (minimum 6 months)
  • visiting a service user on a weekly or fortnightly basis agreed by both service user and volunteer
  • attending all training relating to role
  • liaise regularly with coordinator for supervision sessions
  • submitting monthly records of visits to coordinator

Volunteers will undertake training in:

  • Strategies and techniques of communication support
  • Inclusion with appropriate level of support for both groups and one to one conversations

This will ensure service users are supported effectively by their communication support partner

Training will be carried out under the guidance of the local co-ordinator and Communication Trainer

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training .

All volunteers are supported by their line manager.

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  • Cardiac & Respiratory Support Volunteer (Western Isles)
    • Tel: 0800 169 5139 Email: volunteering@chss.org.uk
    • HS3 3EH
    • Role Type: Cardiac & Respiratory Support Service