Positive Help

Positive Help supports those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Services are volunteer-led and offer practical support to help make day to day life easier.

Service Description

Supportive Transport
Positive Help’s team of volunteer drivers provide lifts to medical care and treatment, social care appointments and activities for HIV/ Hep C positive clients. Volunteers can collect and deliver prescriptions to clients’ homes and can also help with food shopping with clients.

Home Support
Home support volunteers step in to offer assistance with day to day cleaning and tidying, gardening, food shopping, and other household tasks. Positive Help offers home support on both a regular and one-off basis.

Children and Young People’s Befriending
The befriending service is for children and young people who are either HIV/ Hep C positive or whose parent or parents have HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C. Volunteer befrienders are matched with children aged three to 18 and on a fortnightly basis they engage in a fun activity together – from a visit to the zoo to a picnic in the park, from a trip to the seaside to climbing Arthur’s Seat, from swimming to an afternoon at the movies and an outing to a cafe.

Study Buddies
Study Buddies is a free service that has been set up to help children affected by HIV/Hep C with their school/homework. The Study Buddies project is designed to provide individual support to your child.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • People affected by HIV and Hepatitis C

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

First Floor
139 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4JY

Office Hours

Mondays to Fridays from 9.0am - 5.00pm

Service Hours

-Mondays to Fridays from 9.0am - 5.00pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 4766
Email: admin@positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk
Website: www.positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Pay and display parking
  • The office is not accessible to wheelchair users – although services are accessible to those with collapsible wheelchairs.
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Positive Help

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Positive Help offers practical help to people living with HIV in Edinburgh. Supportive Transport Positive Help’s team of volunteer drivers provide lifts to medical care and treatment, social care appointments and activities for HIV/ Hep C positive clients. Volunteers can collect and deliver prescriptions to clients’ homes and can also help with food shopping with clients. Home Support Home support volunteers step in to offer assistance with day to day cleaning and tidying, gardening, food shopping, and other household tasks. Positive Help offers home support on both a regular and one-off basis.  
 

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 4766
Email: admin@positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk
Website: www.positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk

Office Hours

Mondays to Fridays from 9.0am – 5.00pm

Service Hours

Mondays to Fridays from 9.0am – 5.00pm

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