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Simon and his bridge artwork

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

To achieve this Ecas run a wide range of activities which include tai chi, swimming, computing, art, craft, music, yoga and a reading and writing group. We also have our dynamic befriending service which helps provide social support to those who find themselves vulnerable and/or isolated due to a long term physical disability.

Our latest annual report is available to see some of the great things Ecas have been doing throughout the year.  Included in the report is artwork Ecas clients produced on nearby Crawford bridge. Please see above Simon with his finished artwork.

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 supporter.

Excel training tailored to suit YOU




Ecas is offering a flexible, tutor-led Excel training course that will enable participants to use Excel for day to day tasks as well as enhancing work skills. Whatever you want to use Excel for, we will help you to achieve your goals.

To find out more or book a place, please call Ecas on 0131 475 2344 or email

Befriending Service - Volunteer Training coming soon!

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

Now is the perfect time to volunteer with our Befriending Service! We are planning our next Volunteer Training sessions and would love to hear from you.


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. Find out more about Befriending.

Contact us now to find out how to become a befriender and make a difference in your community!

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



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 and computing, check the individual pages for further details or phone Janice on 0131 475 2344.

New Befriending Poster - hot off the press!

Interested in becoming a befriender? Take a look at our new poster and get in touch!

Please help us spread the word by downloading the poster and printing it for your local community noticeboard, or share it via social media.

Ecas Tea Towels

The Ecas linen Tea Towel (A - Z design by a member of Art 3) is available for £5.50 or 2 for £10. An ideal gift for Mothers Day or a Birthday!