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Welcome to Ecas, the voluntary organisation dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people.

To achieve this Ecas does everything from running a wide range of activities through to providing individual grants for holidays and equipment and supporting initiatives to bring greater freedom to physically disabled people - including our dynamic befriending service.

This website has been designed as an easy-to-use guide to the charity, its work, its history and the people who make it tick. Use the links above to find out more about Ecas and then we hope that you will come and join us - as a client, a volunteer or as a donor.
David Griffiths, Chief Executive

Befriending Service - New Volunteer Intake Now!
New Volunteers Ready to Start!

Do you enjoy meeting new people, having a laugh, making new friends and helping others?

You could help make a difference to a physically disabled adult by befriending them on a one-to-one basis.  We offer training, lots of support and the opportunity to be part of something positive and fun. Click here for more information. 

You could take part of our new volunteer intake! Our next training sessions are planned for the last week in October.

Please call Ally or Ken for an informal chat on 0131 475 2344 or email  We look forward to hearing from you!


Ecas Grants Fund

Ecas has reviewed the grants form with the aim of simplifying it for many applicants.  In particular those who meet set criteria will now be able to apply directly to Ecas without seeking support from an independent professional.  The new form is available on this website and by contacting the Ecas office on 0131 475 2344.

The closing date for new applications to the Grants Fund is Tuesday 6 October 2015.



Ecas activities are for physically disabled adults in the Edinburgh area and are all fun, friendly and led by trained staff!    The groups are very social with the tea and biscuits almost as important as the activity itself...

Spaces are available in the following activities:

Art, craft, computing, tai chi and the music group,  check the individual pages for further details  or phone Janice on 0131 475 2344.

Ecas Must See Video...

This video was made by members of the Ecas computing group and gives a brief indroducton and history of Ecas.

Press here to view the video.

Ecas 2016 Calendar Now Available!!!

The 2016 Ecas Calendar is now available to buy  -  an deal gift for Christmas or to celebrate the New Year.

Buy a copy now for only  £5 or buy 3 for £12 

stocks are limited to buy soon to avoid disappointment.......