We support people in Edinburgh and Lothian who have a physical disability. We’ve done so for over 100 years: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service, grants, and young people’s service.
When Joan found herself more isolated during the coronavirus pandemic, she found company in Ecas’ new Distance Befriending Service.
“I can still enjoy my art class whilst staying safe and not having to travel outdoors.”
“Once we got chatting again, we had periods of good laughter amongst the uncertainty.”
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.