Ally Irvine joined Ecas as Befriending Manager in July 2014. In July 2016, Ally was appointed Chief Executive, a role he combined with his responsibility as Befriending Manager. Following a restructure in August 2021, Ally took the singular role of Chief Executive. Ally’s work at Ecas is centred around improving the lives of people with a physical disability, something he feels very passionate about.
Previously, Ally worked for a youth charity called Young Enterprise and has also spent time working for a housing association supporting vulnerable adults with learning disabilities in the community.
He enjoys going to see live music and listening to his eclectic music collection. His other interests include visiting art exhibitions, reading (autobiographies and thrillers), going to the cinema and cooking.
What clients say about Ecas
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.
The group is a fantastic way to come together and talk about things: books; our lives; what’s important to us.
Ecas: a good place to be.