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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 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 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

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 Ally or Ken at or 0131 475 2344.

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 3 February 2015.

Become a Volunteer Befriender!

We need volunteer Befrienders to visit or go out with people isolated by their disability.

Visit our Befriending section to find out more, or get in touch with Ally or Ken at or 0131 475 2344.

Ecas 2015 Calendar

We have received delivery of our new 2015 calendar. Call Janice on 0131 475 2344 to buy your copies now.  

Only £5 each.  Ideal stocking filler this Christmas.

Don't forget you can also get Ecas Christmas cards for the very reasonable price of £2 for a pack of 10 or 3 packs for the bargain price of £5.

View a preview of our 2015 calendar.

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.