Waverley Care offers pastoral and spiritual support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, their loved ones and carers.
The service offers non-judgemental pastoral support whether or not someone is connected with a religious community or has a religious belief system. Conversations with the service co-ordinator can cover anything from everyday topics such as cooking or gardening through to more religious topics such as angels or bereavement. Support is also provided to people whose health has declined or who are experiencing more complicated health issues which have led to end of life concerns.
Religious Leader Support
In addition to one-to-one and work with families, the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Co-ordinator works with religious leaders and faith groups in Scotland on issues relating to HIV or Hep C. In particular work focuses on preventing stigma and discrimination in faith communities and encourages people to recognise the value of early HIV testing and the benefits of accessing treatment. A new support group is being established for faith leaders living with HIV. Please contact Marion Chatterley for further information about the group. Confidentiality is guaranteed.
Our Spiritual and Pastoral Care Co-ordinator is also responsible for the `Life Tribute`. The life tribute is a place for all those affected by HIV/AIDS. It’s a permanent site, situated on the Water of Leith walkway in the centre of Edinburgh. Nearest access can be gained from the gallery of modern art (cross the bridge and turn left) or Magdala Crescent.
Suitable fro adults 18+