||1st Floor, 139 George Street, City Centre
||0131 225 4766
- Children Services
- Family Support
- Self Help/Support
- 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!