The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.



Covid-19 UPDATE...

During the pandemic we have temporarily suspended our home visits, however our volunteers are able to provide guidance, advice and technical support remotely by telephone or online.

Normal service details...

Free support to help you get the most from your technology.

AbilityNet provides free IT support to help older people and people with disabilities to use technology to achieve their goals. We have a network of friendly volunteers who can help with most major computer systems, laptops, tablet devices and smartphones.

Our volunteers can support people located anywhere in the UK.

How We Help...

AbilityNet's amazing network of ITCanHelp volunteers help older people and disabled people to use technology to achieve their goals. They can come to you in the comfort of your own home or assist remotely to help you overcome any challenges you are facing in the digital world.

Accessing our IT support remotely...

Many of the people we support at home rely on their technology to keep in contact with the outside world, so this is not a good time for them to be left without our help.

The good news is that our volunteers already provide our services remotely, whether that is by telephone or through a trustworthy remote access service called TeamViewer. They can also use other free remote tools such as WhatsApp video call, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and so on.

Our free helpline also remains open during office hours and we can also answer your queries by email or on Facebook or Twitter.

If you'd like to request our support:

- Use the 'Home Visit Request' form at
- Call our helpline on 0800 048 7642 (freephone and minicom)
- Send an email to

This record was last modified on: 25 August 2020