Eric Liddell Community

The Eric Liddell Befriending Project supports anyone living in Edinburgh who is caring for someone on an unpaid basis or whose caring role has lessened or recently ended. A befriender is a volunteer who can provide you with a social outlet to help relieve the stresses of your day to day caring role. They can offer you a complete break from your day to day life.
By building a trusting relationship a befriender can encourage you to take a few hours for yourself away from it all - possibly taking part in an activity you used to enjoy, going shopping or maybe just for a walk. This can be beneficial for both you and the person you care for as you have an opportunity to have time to relax and unwind.

Information for volunteers

A befriender is a volunteer who provides reliable one-to-one social contact, to help support and relieve the stresses of day-to-day life. The service aims to provide a social outlet and a break from caring responsibilities. Befriending helps carers feel less isolated by bringing companionship, a listening ear and by helping the discovery of new interests, offering the befriendee an opportunity to have fun, relax and enjoy themselves.


Fiona Brown
Eric Liddell Community
Eric Liddell Community
15 Morningside Road
EH10 4DP


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