translate this page >
opportunity

Aphasia Volunteer

Tuesday Aphasia Group supports members who have survived a stroke and are living with aphasia. The group provides support for aphasia through aphasia-friendly quizzes, games and conversation support with dedicated volunteers. Running the group meeting any way you desire (very flexible). Prepare activities for each meeting. Helping to facilitate refreshments. Chatting with group members.
Working with members on their communication.

About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We want to make sure people living with one of these conditions are living life to the full. We will advocate for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people are living with the effects of Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We will support people by providing advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Community Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning and our Peer Support Groups.

Experience Required

Experience with aphasia desired. Understanding of the needs of people who have had a stroke. Able to keep and store accurate records. Ability to work well with people. An awareness of boundaries and own limitations. Good communication skills and able to work confidentially. Training available.

Training Details

CHSS can provide training to support you in your role. Training can include: •General information about chest, lung, heart and stroke conditions (including aphasia training) •First aid, health & safety, data protection (GDPR) •Assisting with mobility. Ongoing support with peer support coordinator Georgia Freyne.

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time;Flexible;Summer Holidays

2 hours every 2 weeks.

Location/Travel Details

Fortnightly on a Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, 2nd Floor, Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EL. Lots of public transport links.

Expenses

No expenses.

Accessibility Details

  • Support Workers Welcome
  • Disabled parking
  • Large print
  • Braille
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs
enquire