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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
April 14, 2020
Lisa and Jimmy chat weekly despite not being able to meet in person Lisa, one of our befriendees and an artist and Tai Chi practitioner While Ecas has had to make the difficult decision to suspend our in-person activities because of the risk from coron …Read More
March 3, 2020
My name is Megan and I’m the Outreach Officer at Ecas. I started in the role at the end of September 2019 to build on the work of University of Edinburgh interns who produced a comprehensive report about how Ecas could further engage young people. They …Read More
February 6, 2020
Councillor George Gordon offers his support Our one-to-one service for young people launched in January, and Ecas Outreach Officer Megan Hood has already begun meetings to discuss individual goals and how Ecas can provide ongoing support to navigate op …Read More
January 15, 2020
By Graham Young Following our 2018 exciting trip to the Kelpies, the intrepid members of Art 1 and 2 decided to go to Jupiter. Not the far-off planet, but Jupiter Artland — the sculpture park at East Calder. The pre-trip risk assessment was trickier t …Read More