Positive Help

Charity registered in Scotland SC008382

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.


Current opportunities

One phone call a week may not seem like much, but having that regular contact with someone can make all the difference to the wellbeing of a person who is at home alone. Isolation and loneliness are increasing in our society and the COVID-19 crisis has made life even more difficult for many. Positive Help need volunteers to lend a listening ear to some of our service users who would value a friendly weekly call to check-in and have a chat.
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One phone call a week may not seem like much, but having that regular contact with someone can make all the difference to the wellbeing of a person who is at home alone. Isolation and loneliness are increasing in our society and the COVID-19 crisis has made life even more difficult for many.We need volunteers to lend a listening ear to some of our service users who would value a friendly call to check-in and have a chat. We know that this is a vital support to those who have been housebound or spending increased time at home due to the pandemic. Many of our service users have told us that the call they receive from their Phone Friend is a highlight of their week. Positive Help supports people who are living with or affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C. Our clients often have additional mental or physical health conditions and often have no or limited social support. Volunteers are a vital part of the services we provide and now more than ever we need people willing to help. Could that be you?