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ECAS (Edinburgh)

ECAS (Edinburgh)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014929

Ecas is a voluntary organisation dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people. To achieve this Ecas does everything from running classes through to providing individual grants for holidays and equipment and supporting initiatives to bring greater freedom and independence to physically disabled people.

Current opportunity

Befriending can be very rewarding. Our volunteer Befrienders are from all walks of life - retired, students, able-bodied or disabled. Once linked with a 'Befriendee', you would visit them regularly (usually on a weekly basis) to keep them company, sit and chat, play games or help get them out and about. Trips out can involve simply going along to a café for a cup There will also be regular opportunities to of tea or a longer trip (up to 3 hrs) to go shopping or to the cinema for example.