Our mission is to be at the heart of the community; enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
The Eric Liddell Centre is here to help you.
We have been supporting and looking after the local community for 40 years. Our Caring Services have brought the community closer to promote and improve health and wellbeing, and to reduce social isolation, via our person-centred and meaningful activities. We have built strong partnerships, connections and friendships with all of our clients, service users and supporters.
Coronavirus has affected everyone in some way, this includes charities. Due to the uncertain economic effects on the country, some funders are choosing to stop or delay funding – this means we will and are struggling to maintain the level of funds we need to remain active.
In response to this, we have set up our CoVcare campaign. This campaign will help us to continue to support the local community and our service users during this lonely and uncertain time, while providing us with the financial support to do this.
Despite the uncertain circumstances we find ourselves in, we are committed to making alternative service arrangements to respond to peoples needs. Your support will help us to extend the following new approaches we have put in place in the recent weeks:-
- Lunch Delivery Programme for the vulnerable throughout Edinburgh (we have delivered almost 5,500 lunches) in partnership with the McLarens on the Corner and our committed volunteers
- Practical support, help and advice to those living with dementia (shopping/prescription collection, well-being phone calls to clients/ families/carers and a stream of fun and engaging activities)
- On-line, digital, health and wellbeing activities to keep mind, body and soul active
- Phone support to individuals, carers, groups and individuals who need some support, advice and contact
- Innovative support programmes for those within Edinburgh who are in the “sheltered” group as a result of advanced age, health condition or disability, or in a caring role. These people are socially disconnected from friends, family, loved ones, and as a result are in need of emotional support to respond to loneliness and isolation, financial worry, anxiety and depression, health concerns and, very sadly, bereavements.