Get on Board

ELCAP is calling for families of the individuals it supports and members of the East Lothian and Midlothian business communities to join its Executive Board.

Bette Francis, who been Chair of the charity’s Board since October 2020, said:

“While we have a strong Board, we want the interests of family members to be represented.  Families entrust ELCAP with the care and support of their loved ones.  We want to draw on their expectations, experience and knowledge to help us make even more of a difference.

In addition, we would like to hear from local business people who share our passion for enabling individuals to live better, more independent lives.  Business people can bring a fresh perspective to our Board, extend our influence and make our community more inclusive.”

People with an interest in joining the Board can express their interest by calling 01875 814114 or by sending an email to

Like the majority of charities, ELCAP is governed by an Executive Board which has overall responsibility for its work.  The Board, which ensures that ELCAP is effectively and properly run and is meeting its overall purposes, is made up of a team of dedicated volunteers.  Board members are charity trustees and company directors.

The Executive Board meets four times per annum.  The meeting dates for the coming year are:

  • Wednesday 30 June 2021
  • Wednesday 25 August 2021
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021
  • Wednesday 23 February 2022

In addition to these regular business meetings, Board members are expected to attend ELCAP’s Annual General Meeting and an Executive Board Away Day.

Encouraging interest in the opportunity to join ELCAP’s Board, Francis said:

“New Board members will benefit from a full induction, as well as ongoing development opportunities.  They will extend their experience and knowledge, and grow their networks.

Most importantly, they will join a great team which is committed to making ELCAP the recognised gold standard in social care.”

ELCAP’s Executive Board is currently meeting online, to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.