Befriending for carers (Eric Liddel Centre)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers


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?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

ELC is currently closed because of COVID-19. The support is currently provided remotely, by phone and digitally.

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

Dorothy Terhune
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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