Queensferry Churches' Care in the Community welcomes you to our website where you can find out about our range of services, how you might volunteer or support us in some other way - as well as details of our upcoming events.
We were established in 1993 as a registered charity. The mission of the organisation is to provide quality support services to older people and carers within the communities of rural north-west Edinburgh. This includes supporting people in South Queensferry, Ratho, Ratho Station, Dalmeny, Newbridge and Kirkliston.
Find out more about what we do.....
…for older people with dementia or who are otherwise confined to their homes due to stroke or other long term illness and conditions.
…actively supporting volunteering and providing volunteer opportunities in the communities we work in.
…providing trained volunteers to visit older people living alone at home to offer a friendly ear and contact with the wider community.
…a service for people with dementia and their carers to have a meal together with others in the same position. A chance to relax in a supported environment with trained staff and volunteers and to chat with other carers.Read more
Find details of our upcoming events on our Facebook page
Volunteer for QC
Make a Difference.....
When I moved back to Scotland I knew that I wanted to continue volunteering and my aim was to become a befriender. South Queensferry is a bigger town than you realise at first glance, but it really does have that community feel. When I first approached QCCC I immediately felt welcome and a part of the community. It was such a boost to know that I could really help someone in the Ferry by simply giving them a little of my time. I look forward to every meeting and when I leave I have the biggest smile! I visited the Haven recently just to see what the crack was in day care, it's a busy wee place with volunteers rallying round, and the ladies and gents having a good natter, something to eat and some light exercising With the growing ageing population I hope more people will want to give an hour every fortnight, or every week, to do what I have found such pleasure and reward in.
What I enjoy most about my role as a befriender is just being a mate to my befriendee, I love listening to all the old tales of good and bad times from the past, sometimes it may be as simple as going for a walk with them or just a wee cup of tea and a chat, looking at photos new and old can be very rewarding for my befriendee and for me, and of course talking about the rivalry between the two footie teams in Edinburgh!