Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers volunteer led practical help to those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Positive Help was set up in 1989 in response to requests for day to day help from those living with HIV in the Edinburgh area. Since then, our services have developed to meet the changing needs of our clients, but our original purpose remains the same though the range of people we support has broadened. We now give free practical support to people living with HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C in and around Edinburgh.
Positive Help believes that children and adults affected by HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) should live with dignity and hope of a better future. To achieve this we currently provide practical assistance to improve the daily lives of 230 individuals and their families in the Edinburgh area who are affected by these diseases.
The service comprises of three divisions - transport e.g. lifts to and from healthcare appointments; domestic help e.g. cleaning, ironing, gardening and decorating; children and young people befriending e.g. taking individual children on outings or to activities and our Homework Club. Our newest service; the Homework Club, is designed to provide young people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C with help with their homework and academic development.
All the services are delivered by a team of trained and dedicated volunteers.
All support given to us through volunteering or donations is received with great thanks.