Disability Benefits Must be Extended Indefinitely – STOP the Reviews!

Several claimants being supported by ECAP recently received letters informing them that either their Personal Independence Payment or their Employment and Support Allowance award was to be reviewed. This news is bad enough at any time, as the review could result in your benefits being reduced or cut completely – but it’s even worse during…Read moreRead more


Lothian Councils are sending Sheriff Officers to the doors of residents who cannot afford the Council Tax – and issuing threats to try and scare people into paying. Three Edinburgh households have told ECAP that sheriff officers came to their doors this November/ December. In two cases the sheriffs were acting for City of Edinburgh…Read moreRead more

ECAP over Xmas & New Year

Please note… ECAP Tuesday support sessions are taking a break over the festive holidays. However if you have an emergency that can’t wait, if you let us know by 3 January, we can try to give you an appointment on 5 January. The last ECAP Tuesday support session of 2020 will be Tuesday 22 December….Read moreRead more

DWP Step Up Harassment

DWP step up harassment and endanger claimants and workers by pushing for Jobcentre appointments – Resistance Needed! The numbers in hospital and dying from Covid are rising, but the caring DWP bosses are pressurising their workers to arrange more face to face jobcentre appointments to quiz claimants about their jobsearch. By causing unnecessary social interaction…Read moreRead more

Tuesday Drop-in: back to phone/email only

New UPDATE: 20 December 2020 ECAP Tuesday Sessions are suspending Face to Face appointments while tier 4 restrictions operate in Edinburgh. We’re asking people to contact us by Phone, Email or Facebook only in order to arrange an appointment via phone or email. We are not currently operating a drop in service – also ACE’s…Read moreRead more