About Us

About the Eric Liddell Centre

The Eric Liddell Centre supports some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland’s capital.

The Eric Liddell Centre (Scottish Charity Number SC003147) is a local care charity and community hub founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell.

We are working hard to change perceptions of living with dementia, disabilities and mental health issues – we aim to show living a full life can be achieved with the correct support.

Our Mission

  • To be at the heart of the community – enhancing health & wellbeing and improving people’s lives.

Our Vision

  • To bring Edinburgh's Communities together

Our Aims

  • To increase opportunities for our communities to become involved in social, wellbeing and meaningful activities

  • To promote and improve health & wellbeing within our communities

  • To improve social connections, reduce social isolation & loneliness in our communities

  • To increase opportunities for lifelong learning

  • To engage and communicate with individuals, stakeholders and communities about our services, opportunities and events

  • To sustain and create successful, stable partnerships, which will complement our services, benefit our communities and organisational scope

  • To develop a strategy for ongoing financial sustainability

Our Values

Being Inclusive:

  • By listening to our community’s needs

  • By offering opportunities regardless of ability

  • By combating social isolation

Being Compassionate:

  • With respect, dignity and integrity

  • With welcoming environments

  • With person centre approaches

Striving for Excellence:

  • In the services we provide

  • In our customer’s experiences

  • In how we communicate our message

Working in Partnership:

  • With our communities

  • With the Third Sector

  • With funders and regulators

Since we were established, we have developed many valuable services across Edinburgh:

  • Providing a vibrant weekday Day Care Service for up to 70 people living with dementia.

  • Our Befriending Service supports carers across the City of Edinburgh

  • Our Carers Programme offers meaningful support, educational and fun activities for unpaid or informal carers.

  • Providing a two weekly Lunch Breaks programme for people living with dementia to attend along with cares.

  • Our Caring Soles Service provides footcare treatments in local community stings throughout Edinburgh.

  • Providing a wide range of healthy eating options through our award winning Café Connect.

  • Hosting a charity Bookroom and Tots Togs Children’s Clothes shop to raise fund for our caring services.

  • Providing volunteering opportunities to a wide range of the local community, including young people from neighbouring schools and people with additional support needs.

  • Providing a total of 11,601 hours of community activity, care and support to the community of Edinburgh throughout the year.

  • Offering affordable office space for small and developing charities.