Street Assist, made up of a group of 40 volunteers, has launched an on-street triage bus in the King Stable’s Road in Edinburgh.
The group aims to relieve pressure on local police and ambulance services by tending to people who need minor assistance and by offering support to anyone who requires it.
The team will be out in the bus on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 2am.
Neil Logan, director of community interest company Roadshow Solutions, which runs Street Assist said,
“Many people become vulnerable due to a range of circumstances and if we can stop just one person coming to harm because of our intervention then we know our service is worthwhile.
All of our volunteers have dedicated their time and skills to this new project and many are highly trained medical professionals.
Our interventions contribute towards the city being a safer environment, and we insure that individuals we help are free from harm, or the risk of harm.”