VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help offer support to people who are trying to get their lives back on track following a stroke.

The bid to find new recruits has been launched by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as the charity expands its rehabilitation support services.

There are almost 30,000 people living with the effects of stroke in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and, as a result of their condition, they can often be left feeling isolated, lonely and frustrated.

Alison Stewart, lead rehabilitation co-ordinator for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said: “We are looking for volunteers to help support people to regain their confidence, overcome their anxieties and re-establish the skills needed for everyday conversations and activities.

“As a volunteer, you are also developing skills while doing something rewarding and worthwhile.”

For more information, send an email to alison.stewart@chss.org.uk or call 01236 832843.