Positive Help

Positive Help

Charity information

Positive Help

Positive Help provides practical volunteer led services to support individuals and families whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS in the Edinburgh area.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Positive Help relieves the suffering and distress of adults and children in the Edinburgh area who are infected or affected by HIV and AIDS and their families, friends and carers.

    We provide practical help with day to day life, which is given by trained and supported volunteers.

    We offer three key services - driving to health and social care appointments, practical domestic support service for both individuals and families and children & young people's befriending service.

    We preserve confidentiality at all times and respect the needs and wishes of our clients, we listen, respond and remain flexible to meet the needs of all clients and respond to all requests, even those which cannot be met. All of our services are provided at no cost to the service users.

    Positive Help's service is consistent with Lothian HIV and AIDS strategy and complementary to, and in collaboration with, services provided by other agencies.

  • Aims

    Positive Help aims to:

    • to support people who are vulnerable and stigmatised as a result of HIV, to remain in control of decisions and life choices and to maintain dignity and independence within their lives
    • to enhance the well being of service users and their ability to manage better within their homes and communities
    • to look after people with HIV/AIDS in the Edinburgh area
  • Overview

    Established: November 1990

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 47

    Phone number: 0131 558 1122

    Address: 13a Great King Street Edinburgh EH3 6QW

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