Home Support Service

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The Home Support service supports people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C to take care of their homes. When illness, mobility or side-effects of medication makes housework too difficult we can offer the support that enables people to feel more comfortable with their environment. You will work with the client to achieve goals that they have set by assisting them with cleaning and decluttering, as well as one-off tasks such as gardening or DIY (dependent on volunteers’ skills).

Organisation aims and objectives

Positive Help offers practical help to people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The four core services are delivered by a team of trained volunteers. The services provided include: Befriending for children and young people; Home Support (cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, DIY, gardening, and other domestic tasks); a free Transport service, which helps people to get to and from medical appointments as well as support groups or local supermarkets; and Study Buddies, a homework mentoring service for children.










Each session will be approximately 1.5 hours plus travel time and you can volunteer on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.


Experience required: You should be personable, patient and a good listener with a non-judgemental and caring approach. You need an ability to maintain boundaries with clients and a commitment to maintaining clients’ confidentiality. You should be reliable, trustworthy and punctual.
Travel details: Edinburgh and the Lothians
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel and lunch expense covered, paid after each volunteering session or on a monthly basis.
Training details: You will receive comprehensive training on the role, relevant issues and service group, as well as a First Aid session. Once you begin volunteering you will be supported by the service coordinator to fulfil your role. We also offer ongoing training and support sessions to enable you to volunteer with confidence! A PVG is required for this role (Positive Help cover this cost).