ECAP Support – More Ways to Contact Us

ECAP Tuesday Sessions at ACE Closed – Contact Us via Phone & Email

Please find below an update on how to contact ECAP during the Covid-19 emergency – you can ring ACE 0131 557 6242 at any time and leave a message, and we will get back to you – plus you can email us via ecap@lists.riseup.net and we will respond. We are unable to continue with a facility to ring us direct on a Tuesday afternoon as our phone provider is unable to reliably re-direct the calls.

ECAP/Edinburgh Claimants are continuing our support for and solidarity with claimants as well as all those up against the authorities – but due to the emergency coronavirus situation we have had to completely close our Tuesday drop-in sessions at ACE. Instead we are switching to advice, support and solidarity via phone and email. Please see below….

How to Contact ECAP – Until Further Notice

Please note this is an update on earlier announcements….

  • Ring 0131 557 6242 any time and leave a message. We aim to ring you back within two days. Best to leave a short message with your phone number, please speak your number slowly and repeat it.
  • Email us at ecap@lists.riseup.net any time, we aim to reply within two days. If you don’t have email you could ask a friend to contact us on your behalf. Please leave a phone number if possible.
  • If either of these are impossible you can either put an envelope through the door of ACE addressed to ECAP or write to us at ECAP, c/o ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA – but please note we can only pick up mail approximately once a week.

Do contact us if you have an ongoing problem which is not yet resolved. Please don’t hesitate, it will help us if you get in touch.

The struggle continues.

Food / Money / Benefits Emergency?

The Scottish Government has more than doubled the amount in the Scottish Welfare Fund and extended who can apply, to support people hit by the coronavirus situation and abolished the 3 times per year limit for Crisis Grants. You can apply for a Crisis Grant or a Community Care Grant plus a foodbank referral. To apply in Edinburgh, ring 0131 529 5299 or apply online .For more info see our SWF pageIf knocked back contact us.

Plus check out our new Coronavirus Support page which also has info on community groups providing free food and free food deliveries.

Support & Solidarity in COVID-19 Emergency

The coronavirus pandemic means peoples’ solidarity is more vital than ever. We cannot rely on politicians to protect us – they are the ones who cut the health service and care system, causing suffering through austerity.

ECAP have published a leaflet SOURCES OF SUPPORT + SOLIDARITY IN COVID-19 EMERGENCY. Access to food and benefits, disabled peoples’ right to care, and housing rights are all covered. The leaflet urges action on these and more areas like PPE, redundancies, shutting down non-essential work etc and gives the contacts of various activist groups.

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