The Eric Liddell Centre at Holy Corner, one of Edinburgh’s care charities and community hubs says there is more demand than ever for its services.
In the last year they provided over 8,000 hours of community activity which is a growth of 59% over the previous year and double the amount recorded in the year to 2016. The number of volunteers has also risen by 40%.
There are 137 groups which use the centre for everything from sports to art, health promotion and children’s groups. The centre housed in the former church building has office space for small groups although it specialises in the care of the elderly and dementia patients.
John MacMillan, CEO of the Eric Liddell Centre said: “The major increase in demand for the services offered by the Eric Liddell Centre is exciting news for our dedicated team of staff and volunteers who welcome so many local people through our doors and to our services citywide.
“We are delighted to be in the fortunate position of welcoming 90 volunteers every week to support our community based services following a dramatic increase over the year – this will help us to deliver more and higher quality care and support.
“It is good to know that so many people appreciate the wide range of opportunities that we provide for groups, businesses and charities in the Capital.”