Services and Prices

Viva Independent Living provide companionship and befriending services for the elderly in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Standard Service

Our standard service consists of a 2 hour appointment for which we charge £40 within normal working hours. If there is a specific task which we have been asked to help with which lasts for less than 2 hours, we will still stay for the full 2 hours, (unless you wish otherwise).  Even if it’s only for a chat over a cup of tea.  If the task unexpectedly takes more than the planned 2 hours, don’t worry we will see it through (and there won’t be an extra charge).

Extended Service

Viva recognise that some things will take more than 2 hours, we are delighted to help over longer periods.  After the first 2 hours we charge £7.50 for each additional half hour.  Please feel free to discuss your exact requirements with us – we will find a way to help.

Telephone Service

If you would like a call at a pre-arranged time every week or every day, just to make sure you are ok, then we can easily do that.  If we don’t get an answer we will alert a person specified by you.

For this service we charge £5 per call.


If you would like to find out more about our tailored elderly companionship services,  call or email us today.