Befriending for carers (The Eric Liddell Community)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers


The Eric Liddell Community operates a befriending project specifically for carers. Befriending aims to provide a social outlet and a break from your caring responsibilities.

Taking support for carers to the next level, the Befriending Service is one of the Community’s most popular services. It supports unpaid carers living in Edinburgh by providing a trained volunteer, befriender, who aims to provide an opportunity to socialise and have a break from caring responsibilities. Carer and befriender are matched on interests and circumstances, so there is a good basis to build a positive relationship. Befriending matches can meet in person in public places, or they can connect virtually/over the phone depending on personal comfort. Befriending can fit around your life, giving you the flexibility that suits you.

Finding ways to cope with the demands of a caring role while getting important respite can help extend the time carers can manage with their loved ones at home.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Any time that is suitable for you and your befriender.

Contact Details

Fiona Brown
15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Learning, employability, volunteering
Long term conditions/disabilities

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