Eric Liddell Befriending for Carers

The Befriending service offers one to one support to carers. It aims to reduce the isolation experienced by many carers, and help carers to build their confidence and self esteem.

Service Description

Carers are matched up with volunteer befrienders who usually meet up once a week for a minimum of one hour.  What they do in that time depends on what the carer needs from the relationship, so this may involve joining in sports activities, going to an evening class, cinema or just sitting having a chat. Volunteers are trained and can offer support to carers during difficult times.

The service is free to access but carers will need to consider budgeting for any activity that they decide to undertake whilst with the befriender.  

How To Get In Touch

If you would like to find out more please contact Sally Sorrie on 0131 446 3317 or email Sally.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral


Contact Info. & Service Address

The Eric Liddell Centre
15 Morningside Road
EH10 4DP

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 446 3317

Provider's Name: Eric Liddell Centre

Type: Charity/Voluntary

The Eric Liddell Centre is an Edinburgh charity, reg no  SC003147,  dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and supporting people of all ages, cultures and abilities, as an expression of compassionate social values.  The centre provides a range of care services, . In addition the Centre provides:

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Service Contact

Tel: 0131 446 3317

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