About LifeCare

We are an Edinburgh charity that has been supporting and empowering local older people to live life to the full for over 80 years

Celebrating 80 years!

Set up in September 1941, we are proudly celebrating our 80 year anniversary and all the charity’s great achievements across the last eight decades. 

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What we do

These days at LifeCare we support people across Edinburgh in a variety of ways, through our services in the community, our bright, welcoming day clubs and at our buzzing community centre and community café.

We are here to support older people, those living with dementia or poor health, and the people who care for them. We help people to live well at home, tackle isolation and loneliness, help people stay connected to their communities and continue to do the things they love and enjoy.

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Our History

Here at LifeCare, we have a proud and happy heritage and retain the same purpose, passion and progressive spirit as the day we began.

We were founded in 1941 as Edinburgh and Leith Older People’s Council and have supported thousands of local people over the years to live well and stay independent.

Take a trip down memory lane…

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Our Values

We couldn't do what we do without our amazing supporters

As a registered charity, we absolutely rely on the generosity of our amazing donors, fundraisers and volunteers.  The incredible support we receive enables us to deliver the best possible service giving our clients the extra years of zest they deserve.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.

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What our clients and volunteers say about us