Vintage Vibes offers companionship and friendship to older people in Edinburgh.
The service is a partnership between LifeCare Edinburgh and The Broomhouse Centre and matches volunteers with people over 60 looking for some more company and friendship (VIPs!).
Isolation and loneliness are detrimental to health and wellbeing and can contribute to depression, increased risk of dementia and, ultimately, early death. Vintage Vibes aims, where possible, to match VIPs with volunteers with shared interests, or to link people to existing groups, organisations and services.
Sometimes all it takes is a cup of tea and a blether to help with those feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Vintage Vibes hopes to offer longer-term benefits to people seeking better connections. It offers personalised support to VIPs, which can include:
• One to one visiting in the home
• One to one visiting outside the home
• Hospital visiting
• Pet visiting/therapy at home/hospice, nursing home
• Family visiting
• Friendship pools
Intended Client Groups:
- Older People
- Adults living within Edinburgh, aged 60 and over who are isolated for any reason
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
This service accepts direct self referrals.
GPs, social workers, OTs
Contact Info. & Service Address
c/o LifeCare Edinburgh
2 Cheyne Street