City of Edinburgh Council - Family and Household Support

Family and Household Support believe in early intervention and prevention, working alongside communities to help get them the right support at the right time. We do this by working with individuals and families to address inequalities, improve health and well-being and building long-term community resilience through the provision of family support, housing support and community safety interventions. The support we offer is agreed in partnership with those we support, creating holistic and tailored support plans to meet the needs of those who access our service. This can range from health and wellbeing, parenting, neighbour disputes and welfare benefits.

Current opportunity

Volunteers will help to support Family and Household supports vision around engaging communities by offering tailored support to those they are matched with. As a volunteer you will help to support the adults within households or on an individual basis to work toward agreed outcomes and to promote their health and well-being. This could be helping to support the person you are matched with to applying for housing, make and or attend GP appointments, go to the citizens advice with them or allow them the opportunity for social interaction by giving them someone to talk to and to be listened to. If you’re able to spare some time to work with us, you can play a vital role in making sure we’re doing everything we can to help Edinburgh’s citizens.