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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 or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.



Ecas, the voluntary organisation dedicated to giving support to physically disabled people.

As a fun and friendly organisation, Ecas provides all kinds of opportunities for physically disabled people in the Edinburgh area to get together and enjoy themselves. As a help towards costs all clients are asked to pay class fees of £1.15 per hour for their class and, for those who meet a set criteria, they can apply for a grant to assist with transport costs to and from their class.

Ecas activities are fun, friendly and led by trained staff! The groups are very social with the tea and biscuits almost as important as the activity itself.

Swimming Class...

A chance to improve your health, strength, co-ordination and confidence through swimming. Many people benefit from exercising in soothing warm water.

There’s plenty of support including:

- Neck cushions
- Flotation aids
- Hoist to assist with changing
- Hoist and steps to get into the pool

Swim to the groove

Having a waterproof speaker means the swimming group moves to the music.

Suitable for ages 18+

Lifeguard - Greg Watson
Swimming Group Leader - Neil Russell

Activities cost £1.15 an hour.

We can help with transport costs to and from your activity.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Astley Ainslie Hospital
133 Grange Loan, Morningside

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 475 2344
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 28 July 2019