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 Service UPDATE...

We have continued to operate during lockdown, with safety measures in place.

Could you cook one extra portion of dinner for an older neighbour in Edinburgh?

Volunteering for Meal Makers couldn’t be easier. We’ve specifically designed it this way so you can simply volunteer and start sharing meals with someone in your local community.

Why Volunteer?

Meal Makers offers you a unique opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life. Here are just some of the reasons to volunteer:

- It’s convenient. We’ll try our best to pair you with someone in your community so you won’t have to go far. We’ll also pair you with someone who has similar dietary interests so you’re not having to create meals you wouldn’t normally make.
- It’s flexible. We work round your availability and schedule as best we can.
- It’s a great way to help someone. Giving just one hour a week to an older person can make a world of difference.
- It combines your love of cooking with helping another person. Just plate up an extra portion of what you’re cooking that day anyway and take it over to your Diner.
- You’ll get a lot out of it. Our Cooks are constantly saying how much enjoyment they get from the older people we pair them with.
- Signing up takes 5 minutes. Just complete the short profile at
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0800 783 7770
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This record was last modified on: 01 September 2020