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5) Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

An advice line nurse
The CHSS Advice Line staff are trained nurses and can answer most questions which are stroke related. They also have access to information across Scotland.

The CHSS Volunteer Stroke Service offers community support, especially for people with speech and communication problems. Some small local groups are Affiliated Stroke Groups with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland which helps by setting up groups and assisting with insurance and training for group leaders and members.

CHSS Stroke Nurses are available in some health board areas and can offer individual advice and support in your home or by telephone. The CHSS Young Stroke Support Worker is based in Lanarkshire for younger people and their carers affected by stroke.

All CHSS publications are available to download free or paper copies can be sent to you free of charge if you live in Scotland. See Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland for all kinds of information and services. Advice Line Tel: 0808 8010899. This number is free from UK landlines and most mobile networks. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Third Floor Rosebery House 9 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5EZ

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