Ecas is a charity that supports people in Edinburgh and Lothian who have a physical disability. We have done so for over 100 years: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service and grants. Our activities provide an opportunity to learn new skills and meet like-minded people, our befriending service reduces loneliness and isolation, and our grants support physically disabled people to access things that are otherwise beyond their financial reach.
Award-winning writer Angela Jackson visits Ecas and our Reading and Creative Writing group, thanks to the Scottish Book Trust
We are delighted to launch our Annual Report which provides a fantastic opportunity to share the things Ecas has been up to from 2021 to 2022! One of the large …
Ecas is very excited to announce the return of in-person activities to the line up of what we have on offer. Following a trial period and consultation with activity group …
A chance to explore your artistic side in the company of others through painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and mixed media.
Learn how to use a computer for: Connecting with others through: email and chat, online shopping, designing your own cards, accessing photos and videos.
A chance to explore your creative side in the company of others and to learn crafts such as: Jewellery making, clay modelling, crochet and felt making.
A chance to explore your musical side in the company of others by: Playing different instruments, singing and making music.
Explore your literary side in the company of others by discussing your favourite books and writing your own stories/poems.
A chance to improve your health, strength, co-ordination and confidence through slow gentle movements. Tai chi is also good for relaxation.
A chance to improve your health, strength, co-ordination and confidence. Help to relax your body and mind through gentle stretching and effective breathing.
Whether through fundraising or sponsorship, you can help us do even more.
Make a friend
Interested in becoming a befriender? 2 hours a week can make a big difference in helping change someone’s life.
As little as two hours a week volunteering with us can make a big difference.
What Our Clients Say
It was always a great afternoon chatting with Stuart. I find our friendship to be very rewarding. It was a pleasure to be in the company of his character and good humour. We both shareed similar interests and managed to get out to watch his favourite football team play.
We feel confident now and realise we can do things we couldn’t do before but we can do them now!
Thank you Ecas for supporting us to go on a holiday. The cottage has been great: wheelchair accessible with amazing views around.
The Dukan family
(My befriender) brings the outside world in.
Having the opportunity to get in the water and stretch my legs has helped me be more comfortable not only when in the pool but in my day-to-day life.
The group is a fantastic way to come together and talk about things: books; our lives; what’s important to us.
Ecas computer class is the best thing I have done in years. I did not think I would ever learn to use my tablet.
Ecas: a good place to be.