The Eric Liddell Centre cares for you as we would do for one of our own
We encourage families to live life to the max, regardless of circumstances and challenges
Age UK have identified that loneliness and isolation are a stark reality for around 100,000 older people living in Scotland today.
1 in 3 live alone, which rises to 40% of those aged over 65.
Around 94% of people don’t see friends or family regularly.
For older people in particular, being socially isolated increases the risk of falls and can worsen existing health conditions such as Alzheimer’s or heart disease. It has been suggested that isolation is as unhealthy as smoking or obesity.
The Eric Liddell Centre’s caring services are making a difference to loneliness ad isolation by Bringing Edinburgh’s Communities Together.