City of Edinburgh Council - Health & Social Care Department

The City of Edinburgh Social Work Department aims to provide good quality services to people in Edinburgh to protect people from abuse, neglect, accident & self harm. We arrange and provide services for people in their own homes, in day centres, in family care & residential homes. We encourage voluntary organisations & self help groups whose work helps us to achieve our aims and to tell the citizens of Edinburgh, the local Council and central government about groups and minorities whose needs are being neglected, to try and promote their welfare.

Current opportunity

The COVID-19 crisis is difficult for us all but people with caring responsibilities (unpaid carers) are under even more pressure and stress. Reduced/closed services mean that many carers have no choice but to care round the clock for loved ones without any hope of break. Once the support is restored, many carers will feel burnt out and physically and emotionally tired. We hope that this is where you can step in. As a volunteer you will be spending 1:1 time with the person to give their carer a break