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.
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.
Intended Client Groups:
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
The Eric Liddell Centre
15 Morningside Road
Provider's Name: Eric Liddell Centre
Type: Charity/VoluntaryThe 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:
- 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.