Tuesday Drop-in: now Appointment Only

UPDATE: This is an update on earlier announcements ECAP Tuesday Sessions are reopening as appointment only for the time being. (Please note the situation could change at short notice) We’re asking people to contact us by Phone, Email or Facebook to organise an appointment. You can now ring us direct on 0131 557 6242 on…Read moreRead more

Issue 4 ‘Six Blocks’ Newsletter

Angry council tenants speak out about problems and hazards in the Muirhouse high rise flats. Bringing you news from May Court, Fidra, Gunnet, Birnies, and Inchmickery & Oxcars – the ‘Six Blocks’. Welcome to September’s issue no. 4, the headlines: ‘Mop-handed & Mad’, ‘Solidarity Not Charity’, ‘Refurbishment Work Started’, ‘City Chambers Demonstration’. Check out the…Read moreRead more

ECAP Back at High Riggs

The jobcentres are re-opening, mass unemployment is growing – we need to organise to resist. NO SANCTIONS, NO CONDITIONALITY was the message as Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty held our second recent jobcentre stall at High Riggs on 18 August. This stall was busier than the one two weeks ago at Leith, more claimants going into…Read moreRead more

Six Blocks – issue 3

Bringing you news from May Court, Fidra, Gunnet, Birnies, and Inchmickery & Oxcars – ‘the Six Blocks’. Angry council tenants speak out about problems and hazards in the Muirhouse high rise flats. Welcome to Issue 3! Some topics in this issue are… Grenfell & fire safety issues in high rise flats; Broken lifts & uncleaned…Read moreRead more

Scottish Welfare Fund: Councils REDUCE Payments during Pandemic!

Scottish Welfare Fund: Scottish Government doubles funds available – but Councils REDUCE payments during pandemic! The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the poorest hardest, in many ways. In response to the emergency the Scottish government added £45 million to the Scottish Welfare Fund, more than doubling its funding. The aim – to support people during the…Read moreRead more