Eric Liddell Centre

Helping the Elderly in Edinburgh

We provide quality care for people with dementia aimed at helping them to live int heir own homes for as along as possible. We also provide support for carers. More information is available on our web site.

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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC003147)

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The Eric Liddell Centre Day Care Service provides high quality care for people with a diagnosis of dementia. This service is crucial to the people that we serve and has enabled some beneficiaries to remain in their own homes for up to six years. Service users normally use the service twice per week and the service is provided in our former church building in a location which is central for the communities we serve. Our Clients: • Have a diagnosis of dementia. • Have medium to high dependency. • Are socially isolated. • Are sometimes depressed. The social impact of our service: • High success rate – 95% of service users continue to use the service, some have been coming for 6 years. • Beneficial to the clients but also their families. • It gives them a break from their carers and their carers a break from them. • Delays the point where they need to move to residential or nursing home accommodation. Why our service is different from available statutory or private sector provision: • Specialised, registered care, not a “granny sitting” service. • Continuity of care – we have a stable group of staff that has been with us for a long time and we run a regular, reliable service. • We organise carers meetings and provide support to them as well as the people with dementia. • We are a community based organisation meeting local needs. • We provide volunteering opportunities for young people from local schools. Funding The project requires £197,161 per year to run, of which we have firm pledges of £160,149.

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