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

Positive Covid Test at Leith Jobcentre

A staff member at Leith Jobcentre has tested positive for Covid, raising yet more questions about the DWP drive to force claimants and workers back into the jobcentres. On 29 June the Jobcentre worker learnt that they were a close contact of someone who was Covid positive. They were rightly sent home to isolate. However,…Read moreRead more

Stop Reckless Return to Compulsory Jobcentre Appointments

Resist All Sanctions ECAP supporters gathered outside High Riggs Jobcentre on 18 June to give solidarity to claimants facing renewed sanction threats from the DWP. “NO MANDATORY JOBCENTRE APPOINTMENTS” and “NO SANCTIONS – NO CONDITIONS ON BENEFITS” proclaimed posters plastered on the Jobcentre walls. Claimants in Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland have recently reported being…Read moreRead more

£20 More for All Benefits: Day of Action

We join the 2nd UK Day of Action called by Disabled People Against Cuts to demand that the £20 increase to Universal Credit introduced at the start of the pandemic be made permanent and extended to other benefits. That the increase did not apply to legacy benefits demonstrates how the hostile environment the DWP has…Read moreRead more

The Six Blocks: Issue 5

Newest issue of tenants’ newsletter from Living Rent activists in Muirhouse, North Edinburgh. Content: ‘The Wall of Shame’, ‘Reaching Boiling Point’, ‘Watch Out, There’s a Bailiff About’, ‘Inchmickery Mockery’, ‘Rent Freeze Victory’, and much more. Share This:

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