Our community

Our community

Our community is at the heart of everything we do.

We are proud to serve East Lothian and Midlothian, where we support individuals in 30 towns and villages.

Almost 80% of our colleagues live and work in the same community.  By providing jobs which are close to home, we reduce the cost, environmental impact and time of travelling to work.

Wherever possible, ELCAP works with suppliers which are part of our community.  Our staff support the local economy by buying goods and services from locally-based businesses.

We engage with local schools, colleges and universities to raise awareness of our charity, provide work experience and share learning.

We work closely with our local third sector interfaces, Volunteer Centre East Lothian and Midlothian Voluntary Action.

Every year our staff vote for a “good cause” to support.  In 2020/21, our partner is New Beginnings Club.

We are members of Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce.  In 2022, we were won the award for best community impact at the Chamber’s business awards.