Royal Edinburgh Hospital – Volunteer Hub & Activity Buddies

Organisation : Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Grant Amount : £ 90,228

“After being in a secure unit for more than 10 years I went to my first Christmas party – at the charity shop I volunteer in!” This project will

1. Support in-patients with severe/enduring mental illness to become “contributors to society” by engaging in voluntary work

2. Double the number of volunteers (drawn from the general public) who contribute to REH adult services. A model of co-productive volunteer engagement will be delivered in the REH which adds value to existing NHS services. The health, wellbeing and social capital of patients and the wider community will benefit.