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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland appeal for volunteers

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 25th March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) have launched the biggest volunteering drive in a generation.

CHSS urgently need volunteers to help people to stay safe and well in their own homes.  Volunteer roles include:

  • Kindness calls to help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check-in service for those who are stuck in their homes.
  • People to sign up to deliver shopping, including groceries and medication, and dog-walking for those in high-risk groups – Government guidance permitting.

The only skills required for these roles are a friendly, listening ear, a willingness to help in your local community and to follow medical advice around social isolation and distancing. CHSS will be providing training and coaching for all volunteers.

Find out more at: www.chss.org.uk/kindness (this link will take you away from our website).

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