Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty Support

CONTACT DETAILS

THE AUTONOMOUS CENTRE OF EDINBURGH

17 West Montgomery Place, EDINBURGH, EH7 5HA
0131 557 6242
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

KEY
INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Disabled People, Families
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

17 West Montgomery Place, EDINBURGH, EH7 5HA
0131 557 6242

DAY(S) TIME(S) AVAILABLE

MONDAY: -
TUESDAY: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
WEDNESDAY: -
THURSDAY: -
FRIDAY: -
SATURDAY: -
SUNDAY: -

information SERVICE DETAILS

COVID-19 UPDATE...

ECAP Tuesday Sessions are now being conducted by phone or email only for the time being. We’re asking people to contact us by phone, email or Facebook to organise an appointment. Face to face appointments have been suspended.

ECAP is pleased to report that thanks to a grant obtained by ACE, we have some resources for food solidarity. If you are not able to go out to access the foodbank please contact ecap@lists.riseup.net and we can arrange to get some groceries and essential supplies and deliver them to you. Also, ECAP anticipates soon to have some food vouchers redeemable at a local supermarket, if this could help you please contact us at ecap@lists.riseup.net (or leave a message at 0131 557 6242)

Normal service details...

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty run free support and solidarity every Tuesday for benefit hassles, debt, housing problems etc.

Edinburgh Claimants was set up by people who are unemployed, too sick to work, in a bad job situation or on a low income. On Tuesday 12:00pm - 3:00pm Edinburgh Claimants / ECAP give advice and solidarity to those struggling due to benefit hassles, debt woes or anything else that may be hitting you hard.

When - Tuesdays, 12:00pm - 3:00pm at ACE.

ECAP monthly meetings 6:00pm - 8:00pm have been suspended due to Coronavirus. However we try to hold online meetings every fortnight so contact us if you’d like to join in. Check us out on social media: Facebook and Twitter

Isolated, claimants can be bullied and harassed. With the backing of a group we are much stronger.

We are not paid professionals or lawyers. We are all volunteers and almost all claimants ourselves. We are independent of all authorities and are totally on the side of the claimant.

Often the drop-in is very busy – you might need to wait quite a while to be seen, so it’s best to arrive early. If you have a health condition, are disabled or have young children and find it difficult to wait for a long time, please email us at least a couple of days in advance about making an appointment. Please try and arrive before 2:00pm at the latest, as otherwise if it’s busy we might not be able to see you that day.

If you are just looking for some particular information, rather than necessarily looking for us to take up your case, let us know when you arrive and someone might be able to help you more quickly.

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