Availability : Edinburgh Wide
Who is this for?
- Unpaid carers
Who provides this?
- Eric Liddel Centre
The Eric Liddell Centre operates a befriending project specifically for carers. Befriending aims to provide a social outlet and a break from your caring responsibilities.
You can meet a befriender (who are trained volunteers) for a coffee, try a new interest or simply get out of the house to explore your local area.
This service is operating in alignment with current Covid-19 guidance. Befriending matches can meet in person in public places, or they can connect virtually/over the phone depending on personal comfort.
It is a supportive and informal service. You will be ‘matched’ with a befriender, taking both your interests, hobbies and lifestyle into account.
Befriending can fit around your life, giving you the flexibility that suits you.
How do I access this?
- Referrals by third parties
Is there a cost?
Is there a waiting list?
- Public parking available
- Wheelchair access
ELC is currently closed because of COVID-19. The support is currently provided remotely, by phone and digitally.
Any time that is suitable for you and your befriender.