Our Crighton Place residential community provides accommodation and support to up to four people at a time, following discharge from hospital. Our community aims to provide a safe, recovery focused ‘home’ for residents for as long as they feel they need it, with a view to moving on to their own independent tenancies.
Longer term supported accommodation is pursued alongside the development of independent and interdependent living skills. These skills may include but not be limited to; help to improve health and wellbeing, assistance to stabilise and better manage financial position, opportunities to engage with leisure and community-based activities, support to access employment, volunteering and meaningful occupation and opportunities to build positive and healthy relationships.
In order to achieve the aims listed above we hope to offer support to the residents of Crighton Place not just through paid keyworkers but also through volunteers. You’ll be providing a different form of supportive relationship to people who may have only experienced institutional patient-staff relationships in their recent past.
This role is similar to that of peer mentor or befriender in that you will provide companionship to those living at Crighton Place. This could be as simple as being available to play a board game or cook a meal together. At other times you may accompany a resident to the cinema/shops/museum or to an event in the city.
Please note this role is only open to volunteers aged 30+ who live in Edinburgh/Lothians.