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We are recruiting – apply for our administrative assistant role vacancy
JOB DESCRIPTION Post: Administrative Assistant Salary: £18,525 Pro Rata Location: Y@H HQ Gloucestershire and virtually from home. Reporting to: Charity Manager Youth@Heart Hours of working: 22.5 hours per week, working schedule to be agreed with the Charity Manager. (There may be the opportunity to increase to full time subject to funding). Benefits: Nest Workplace Pension […]
We are thrilled to announce Global’s Make Some Noise have funded Youth @ Heart with £26k to enable it to continue to change lives!
Youth@Heart are absolutely delighted to receive funding from Global’s Make Some Noise and have its continued support, helping our Charity carry out its vital work supporting young people with Congenital Heart Disease and making a real difference. The funding will go a long way to enable our Youth Workers to carry on their work, who […]
Youth@Heart has successfully been awarded £90k Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to carry out its vital work supporting young people aged 15 – 24 with Congenital Heart Disease
Youth@Heart is a Charity based in Gloucestershire who has supported hundreds of young people and families across the South West with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). This is important as 1 in 100 babies are born with CHD, that’s 1 baby every 2 hours in the UK affected by CHD – now with medical advancements and […]
Stephen Meredith – Who is he ?
I’m a 36 year old man who was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. The easiest way to explain this, is that it is 4 defects of the heart that I had repaired at birth. I personally spent my first 2 years of my life in Bristol Children’s Hospital with the condition and a few […]
Death, dying, dead. What do I even want to say about this? Where do I even start? It’s timely that you’ve asked me to do this now as I’m going through ANOTHER crappy period of health…I’ve been into the hospital only today for more tests and no conclusions yet as to why I’ve been feeling […]
‘We think your baby has a heart problem’
Ella, my beautiful baby girl, was born at Bristol Maternity Hospital on 21 January 1993, 10 days late but everything went smoothly. After the doctors had checked her over, we were transferred to the maternity ward for the evening. I didn’t sleep a wink, I kept glancing over at my daughter who seemed to be […]
‘Over The Wall’ Influencing My Journey-Xander Cook
Over the Wall (OTW) is a national charity, that is part of the international Serious Fun Network, the original American camp was called ‘A Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’ and was set up by the actor Paul Newman. OTW offer free therapeutic recreation camps for young people aged 8-17 with health challenges (https://www.otw.org.uk/criteria/) […]
You Never Know When….
When I was asked to write this blog, I thought that I was too old to contribute as, although I was born with Aortic Stenosis (with incompetence), in 1971, it didn’t really affect me until I was 24ish! I led a very normal childhood, health wise, and was just told that I couldn’t be a […]
Hopes and Dreams
We little appreciate how many hopes and dreams are tied up in the birth of a child, until something goes wrong. Their safe arrival represents and underpins so much – continuation of the generations, parental aspirations, pride and absolute unbridled joy. They link the past to the future and reinforce core belief that our children […]
My name is Ella, I am a young adult with congenital heart disease. I was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries, it was diagnosed a few hours after I was born. The next day I had a hole blown in my heart to allow oxygenated blood to get around my body. I needed […]