What we do
The Eric Liddell Centre is an Edinburgh charity dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and supporting people of all ages, cultures and abilities, as an expression of compassionate social values.
The charity was founded in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, who was portrayed in the Oscar award-winning film "Chariots of Fire". Eric lived in this area of Edinburgh whilst studying at Edinburgh University in the early 1920's.
The Centre operates a range of quality caring services. These include:
- a specialist registered Day Care Service for people with a diagnosis of dementia
- Carer Befriending Service ,
- The Ca(I)re Programme for carers and the people they care for, including Lunch Breaks.
In addition the Centre provides:
- low cost office space for small charities,
- rooms for other groups providing activities for the community.
- and a range of enterprises to support the Centre’s work.
Around 2,000 people a week (104,000 people a year) use the Eric Liddell Centre.
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