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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 be part of our new volunteer intake in May!

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 Thursday 30 July 2015.

Seated Tai Chi

NEW Seated Tai Chi is for physically disabled adults (18+) - no upper age limit.   

Tai Chi is a system of gentle exercise. Research has shown that it can do the following:

Increase muscle strength
Reduce joint pain
Reduce stress
Improve co-ordination
Improve flexibility
Lower blood pressure
Strengthen the immune system

TIME - Tuesdays 2.00—3.30 pm
VENUE - Ecas classroom, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY

For more information or to book a seat, phone Janice on 0131 475 2344.

City of Edinburgh Council - A "Perverse Reverse Robin Hood"?
Cartoon by Frank Boyle

Read more in our latest newsletter.

Cartoon by Frank Boyle