Our work has been recognised by Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Forth Radio, Edinburgh Evening News and Proud Scotland amongst others.
welfare/first aid service to help people who have become vulnerable during the busy Night-Time
Economy hours. We aim to support our emergency services and reduce the number of people
presenting at Accident and Emergency (A&E) unnecessarily for intoxication and minor injuries.
We provide support to people who have presented to us during their moment of crisis, mostly people
who have over consumed (drink & drugs), spiking, suffering from mental health issues, victims of
assault, sexual assault, domestic assault. We have helped in finding people who have been reported
missing, people who have lost their friends, helped people recharge their phones, reunite them with
their lost friends with the aim of making sure people don’t come to further harm and that we can
organise a safe route home for them.
We have 130 volunteers who have committed to the project from many backgrounds including people
who work in the health/care professions, students studying relevant subjects where volunteering with
us helps to gain the public facing experience required for their future employment, people looking for
experience to help them join the emergency services and many others who just want to contribute
and make a difference.
We have made many interventions where the outcome for the individual could have been much worse had we not been there and on at least three occasions where we have probably made a lifesaving intervention. We take referrals from Police, Ambulance, CCTV, Community Wardens, Taxi Services, Lothian Buses, Pub/Club Door Stewards, Street Pastors, Edinburgh University Security, and members of the public.
We work in Partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council Community Safety Partnership, Police Scotland, NHS Lothian, and many other operators within the Edinburgh Night-Time Economy to ensure vulnerability is addressed at a much earlier stage and to ensure people come to no further harm.