The Eric Liddell Community is working towards their vision to live in a community where no one feels lonely or isolated. They are doing this by bringing people together in their local communities to enhance health and wellbeing and have a positive impact on their lives.
Supporting our community
The Eric Liddell Community is here to support people living with dementia and their carers.
We are deliberate about the groups we support as they can be the most vulnerable in our society and susceptible to loneliness and isolation.
We know one third of people with mild-to moderate dementia experience loneliness, over 8 in 10 unpaid carers described themselves as ‘lonely or socially isolated’ and following multiple lockdowns, over one third of people in Scotland, including those aged 16-25, report feeling lonely some of the time.
We find these statistics unacceptable, they have been inflated by the pandemic and we are on a mission to change them.
Our strategy for the next 5 years includes growing our service for people living with dementia and extending our programme for unpaid carers.
Our three core programmes: support for people living with dementia, support for unpaid carers, and running a thriving Community Hub have always been the heartbeat of our mission.
We offer a vibrant weekday day service for people living with dementia, a befriending service and a community programme of dementia-inclusive activities.
We offer free health and wellbeing classes and events, Dementia Inclusive Lunches, Music Therapy and a Befriending Service.
In our community hub we host all sorts of activities and classes for all ages. We also have a warm, welcoming Café!
Find out where we are, get directions and access other useful information about our building and visiting us.
“I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for everything. Your helpfulness, friendliness and superb food and venue was such a joy thank you. It’s always lovely to be met by a gentle, smiling face too … even with a mask!”
“Support from The Eric Liddell Community has been first class their online courses are really good for me.”
“Oh, I can’t tell you how pleased I am to hear from you, The Eric Liddell Community Day Service has such a good reputation, and everyone knows about it. I’ve heard so many good things about you. I just knew this would be a good fit for my husband. He’s a real people person and loves to chat to everyone.”
“The Eric Liddell Community activities [are] very important as only chance I get to meet others in my situation. Gives me a break and a chance to laugh and feel at home.”
Volunteering is a fantastic way to build your skills, meet new people and have fun, all while making a real difference to the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable people, ensuring no one in our community lives lonely or isolated
Volunteering is a fantastic way to build your skills, meet new people and have fun, all while making a real difference to the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable people, ensuring no one in our community lives lonely or isolated.
We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities and are sure to find something that matches your interests and time commitment. If you would like to enquire about volunteering, please get in touch with Hannah Morris, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re committed to having the biggest possible impact for our community. By donating to The Eric Liddell Community you will be helping to bring people together, creating opportunities for some of our city’s most isolated to connect, share and rest, improving their health and wellbeing and having a positive impact on their lives.
Where are we?
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