Target poverty in Leith

Nahid Aslam of Leith Open Space attended the launch of a new community project based in Leith targeted to help people affected by poverty. Here she explains what the project does and how you can get involved.


The Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty (ECAP) officially launched its Solidarity Phone Tree on 2 March.

ECAP is based at ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place, Leith, EH7 5HA and is part of a wider UK Network bringing together activists, advice workers and campaigning groups to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.

The Phone Tree has been set up to provide support for people who are having serious problems with authorities such as the Council, Benefits Office, Sheriff Officers, employers and bad landlords, etc.

They are looking for volunteers so if you are interested in getting involved then please come along to an ECAP meeting. They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7.30pm at ACE.

Next couple of dates: 8 April, 13 May.
Phone 0131 557 6242 or just turn up – you’ll be most welcome.

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