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November 16, 2020
Physically disabled adults in Edinburgh and Lothian can once again access the Grants Fund, Activities, Befriending, and Young People’s Services. With the recent decision to re-open the Grants Fund, Ecas is now offering our full range of activities and …Read More
November 3, 2020
When Joan found herself more isolated during the coronavirus pandemic, she found company in Ecas’ new Distance Befriending Service.Read More
October 19, 2020
After a temporary pause during lockdown, Ecas activity groups have been running successfully online and are now open to new participants. From beginners to advanced and everyone in between, our groups offer fun and social connection to physically disab …Read More
August 11, 2020
In our 100-year history, Ecas has adapted to a lot of major world events, including the Great Depression and World War II. In the last few months, we’ve done it again. With the coronavirus pandemic making it unsafe for us to gather in person, we made t …Read More
June 1, 2020
This year’s Volunteers’ Week comes at a time of social distancing, when many of us have struggled with uncertainty and loneliness. Our Ecas volunteer befrienders support isolated people with a physical disability, and their importance has never been cl …Read More
April 28, 2020
The Reading and Creative Writing group finds novel ways to meet during social distancing By John Mackay, Group Leader What’s the similarity between E. M. Forster – author of the classic 1910 novel Howards End – and a piece of cheesecake? Well, leaving …Read More