Positive Help

BY David Doig Foundation

Positive Help provides support to individuals and families affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C within Edinburgh and the Lothians.  The David Doig Foundation awarded a grant to support the continuation of the Study Buddies programme. As a result of their family member’s condition, many children and young people are carers, spend periods in care and are likely to witness substance abuse. Consequently, many do not receive sufficient learning support at home – with parents often also having few or no qualifications. The scheme matches young people with suitable mentors, engaging them in a safe environment outside the home to support their learning. The mentors also provide emotional support, advice on healthy eating/lifestyles and work with them to identify potential career/higher education pathways.

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