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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland appeals for volunteers

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Chest Heart & Stroke charity is looking for volunteers to help its nationwide network of local support groups. 

Hospital to Home services, the organisation’s system of nurses and support teams, aim to help people who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to develop confidence, manage their health and achieve their personal recovery goals.

As part of the programme, the charity is appealing for volunteers in the County of Lanark, in the south of Scotland, also known as Lanarkshire.

In Lanarkshire over 221,100 people are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS), Scotland’s largest health charity of its kind, is hoping to help patients on their recovery journey.

Volunteers will support people in one-to-one or group settings and support is provided in person, virtually or via telephone.

“Our community support services volunteers are vital in helping us run our services in the local community and directly helping people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full,” Ruth Zokas, volunteering development lead at CHSS, told the Daily Record.

“People are leaving hospital often scared and alone and by giving the gift of your time, you’ll be helping people when they need it most. You’ll be supporting people in your local community to do more than survive and really live.”

She added: “This is a really rewarding volunteering opportunity where you’ll meet new people, learn new skills and be making a difference to the lives of people in your local area.

“We will provide you with all the necessary training and support you in your volunteering role.”

To become a volunteer, email volunteering@chss.org.uk or call 0131 225 6963.

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