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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 1st Floor, 139 George Street, City Centre
Post Code EH2 4JY
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 225 4766
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  • Advice/Information
  • Befriending/Monitoring
  • Carers
  • Children Services
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Volunteering
  • Young People

Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers free volunteer-led practical help to those affected by HIV 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 and increasing number of our clients. 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 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 Study Buddies is designed to provide young people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C with help with their homework and academic development.

Without the support of our dedicated volunteers and our generous donors and funders, we simply could not provide our range of life-changing services.

We have recently celebrated our 30th birthday. We’d like to thank our amazing volunteers for helping us make a difference for the last 3 decades!



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Children and Young People’s Befriending 0131 225 4766 More info »
Home Support 0131 225 4766 More info »
Study Buddies 0131 225 4766 More info »
Supportive Transport Service 0131 225 4766 More info »
Volunteer with Us 0131 225 4766 More info »