Community Services

Eric Liddell Centre Community Support Services

The Eric Liddell Centre has developed a range of services to meet the needs identified in the local and wider Edinburgh community, as a result of research and consultation with partner organisations as well as individuals in the local population.

Ca(I)re Programme

Literally putting the “I” into Care, the Ca(I)re Programme addresses the important issue of maintaining carers’ own good health and general well-being, and aims to enable them to fulfil their caring role adequately with free, city-wide educational, recreational and theraputic courses.

Includes a Befriending Service for carers and the Day Breaks service to give older carers and the person that they care for, the time in which to do activities together.



Caring Soles – Personal Foot Care Service

Keeping toenails trimmed is important both for comfort and health, as having healthy feet makes it easier to remain active and helps minimise the risk of falls.  If you struggle with your personal foot care, this service is for you.

NHS trained volunteers provide each client a good quality treatment which includes cutting your toenails and buffing your heels leaving you with fabulous feet – then you can relax in our friendly café in the centre with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.

We aim for this service to also reduce social isolation in the community by supporting people to be healthy and promote wellbeing.

This service meets the need of people who require basic personal foot care and is not part of a podiatry service.  We make referrals to NHS podiatry clinics for feet we are unable to treat in this service following an assessment consultation on your first appointment.

Register for an appointment over the phone or by popping into the centre. £20 for the first session (inclusive of personal clipper & file set to take home) and £10 for subsequent visits.

Come & Relax While We Gently Tend to Your Feet – Caring Soles


LOOPs Hospital Discharge Support Programme

The Eric Liddell Centre is one of the organisations comprising the LOOPs (Local Opportunities for Older People) Community Wellbeing Team. The project is led by EVOC and places key Third Sector staff within the new Locality Hubs in each area of Edinburgh and in hospital settings.

The Community Wellbeing Team staff work with health and social care professionals to provide a link between older people and third sector support and advice services available in the community.

The aim of the project is to develop a whole community response to the dual challenges of hospital discharge delays and social isolation amongst Edinburgh’s older citizens.

For more information about the LOOPs Community Wellbeing Team, please visit the EVOC website on