Befriending

 

What:

The befriending service aims to provide social and emotional support to individuals over a period of 6 months, who are making the transition from homelessness to living in and managing their own tenancy.

Why:

It helps provide new tenants and people who have been affected by homelessness in the past, with the confidence to do things for themselves and get out and about.  This therefore helps break down the isolation that so many new tenants experience, which can often lead to a tenancy not succeeding.

 

Where:

A trained volunteer will meet weekly with the service user for social activities and emotional support.  All our volunteers are fully trained and must be members of the PVG (Protection for Vulnerable Groups) scheme, required for those wishing to work alongside vulnerable adults.

For:

Anyone in Edinburgh City Centre, Leith or North Edinburgh moving into a tenancy, having previously been homeless.

Contact:

The Service accepts self-referrals and referrals from recognised agencies.  To make a referral please contact the Befriending Coordinator, Ross Davidson, on 0131 558 3740 or email ross@moveon.org.uk.

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