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Befriender for Elderly Lady

We are looking for a volunteer to befriend an elderly lady who lives in Corstorphine area. Sessions would include spending 1:1 time with the person and supporting her in participating in various activities. These may involve going out around the local area: park, cafes and charity shops.
The person is a wheelchair user and requires assistance with pushing the wheelchair when out and about.
Manual handling training will be provided.

About City of Edinburgh Council - Health & Social Care Department

The City of Edinburgh Council aims to provide good quality service to citizens of Edinburgh. We arrange and provide services for people in their own homes, in day centres, in family care & residential care. We want Edinburgh to be a city in which everyone has access to opportunities to live fulfilling lives and ensure no one is left behind. We believe that early intervention and prevention can bring a positive change to people’s lives. We recognise that volunteering has a vital role to play in our preventative services. Volunteer with us and help us to shape more tailored and flexible services with everyone in mind.

Experience Required

Being sociable and having good sense of humour, reliable, willingness to operate the wheelchair.

Training Details


Flexibility & Commitment


2h every 2 weeks

Location/Travel Details

Sessions will take place around the Corstorphine area


Expenses provided