Wecome to EcasWelcome to Ecas, the voluntary organisation dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people. To achieve this Ecas does everything from running classes through to providing individual grants for holidays and equipment and supporting initiatives to bring greater freedom to physically disabled people - including our dynamic befriending project.

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

Grants Fund

Ecas simplifies grants form - 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 Wednesday 30 April 2014.

New courses

A range of new Ecas courses started in September including Computer Art & Web Design and we will have more to come in the new year so check back next month to this page for more information.

Another of our new classes that started in 2013 is Music Therapy which is a flexible approach to using music to help people express themselves, to explore feelings and to communicate with others.  If you have ever wanted to explore making music with others this is the group for you. No previous musical training is needed. The sessions are for everyone, whether you have played music for years or it is your first time to hold an instrument and you can join in at any time.  The content of the music therapy sessions will be led by the group, with a choice of musical activities available including singing, playing instruments, improvising, song-writing, recording and listening to and discussing music. Full details in 

Don’t forget we also have arts, crafts, calligraphy, swimming and yoga.  For full class details see Classes Timetable and remember we provide support with transport costs for those who meet set criteria.

Facilitated Friendship

A ‘facilitated friendship’ involves 2 disabled people being supported to maintain a friendship as they have lost touch through housing or mobility issues.

Ecas can provide transport and a trained volunteer to help make it happen.

If you think we can help you or someone you know, get in touch with Ros or Ken at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0131 475 2344.