Eric Liddell Day Care Services

The Dementia Day Care Service supports people who are living with dementia.

Service Description

This service helps reduces the isolation and stigma of the person living with dementia while providing respite for carers. This vital break can promote independent living and sustain families in their community for longer.

Each week the team welcomes up to 70 clients, with 3,500 places available every year.

During their day, clients enjoy person-centred support, activities such as art classes, appropriate fitness activities, reminiscence, music, dance and a nutritious, homemade lunch prepared by our chef and associate nutritionist.

These group activities foster friendship and keep minds and bodies active.

In addition to our Dementia Day Care Service, there is also a Befriending Service, Caring Soles Footcare Service, Carers Support Programmes and Volunteering opportunities.

The role of a carer can be isolating and stressful.

The Befriending Service supports unpaid carers in our community. Looking after a loved one can be isolating. Even the smallest tasks, like popping to the shops, can feel overwhelming. The volunteer befrienders meet with the carer regularly to give them a break from their caring role.

The Caring Soles Service delivers footcare to people in community settings across Edinburgh, who struggle to look after their own feet. The team works with the support of NHS Lothian Podiatry, who train all our staff and volunteers.

Caring Soles provides important footcare, improves mobility, boosts confidence and helps reduce social isolation and loneliness.

The Carers Programme offers free wellness classes for carers. Just an hour a week spent doing Tai Chi, yoga or mindfulness can help reduce the stress placed upon carers when looking after their loved ones.

Friday ‘Lunch Breaks’ and Wednesday ‘Liddell Lions Lunches’ provide a safe and welcoming group meal experience, along with a variety of appropriate and engaging activities for people living with dementia and their carers.

None of our projects and services could be delivered in the community without the help of our volunteers.  The Eric Liddell Centre welcomes volunteers of all ages, cultures and abilities, including school pupils who are looking for work experience or to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The Eric Liddell Centre is indebted to its volunteer helpers who, by giving their time are enriching the lives of others while gaining valuable skills and experience.



Service Categories



This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Any person with a diagnosis of Dementia and is living within one of our designated areas.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency / relative / friend

Contact Info. & Service Address

Florence MacKenzie Day Care Unit
Bradbury Suite
Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road
EH10 4DP

Office Hours

Contact hours are dependant on area in which you live.

Service Hours

-Please phone for details - 0131 446 3304 -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 446 3301

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Transport is provided for clients living in the catchment area who require it.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Eric Liddell Centre

Type: Charity/Voluntary

The Eric Liddell Centre is a local care charity and community hub supporting some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable people. It was established in 1980 in memory of 1924 Olympic Gold medallist Eric Liddell and his compassionate social values. The Eric Liddell Centre's mission is to be at the heart of the community; enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives. The team are working hard to change perceptions of living with dementia, disabilities and mental health issues – they aim to show living a full life can be achieved with the correct support. The Eric Liddell Centre encourages families to live life to the max, regardless of circumstances and challenges.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 446 3301

Office Hours

Contact hours are dependant on area in which you live.

Service Hours

Please phone for details – 0131 446 3304

Find Services


Subscribe to our mailing list