ELCCF is an independent body led by volunteers. It is a company limited by guarantee for charitable purposes. The Forum was formed in 1999 following a goverrnment move to provide care in the community. After 17 years, we’re concentrating on gathering evidence to help guide East Lothian Adult and Social Care Partnership - the joint NHS and local council body.

We take a Community Action Research (CAR) approach to discovering the needs and experiences of the individuals and the communities we serve. 


We intend to bring real evidence for change to the planners’ attention. We intend to get to the heart of what’s needed to achieve better results. So it's important to us to hear from you about your experiences and how you think things could improve, not only for your own case, but for community care in general. We need to get your input.

ELCCF has one part time member of staff; Development Manager, Lesley Aitkenhead


Our Tustees include Alan Brown, Ann McCarthy and Janice Thomson.

ELCCF Trustees


ELCCF statement of Values, Vision, Aims and Objectives 

 Click here

ELCCF Members




ELCCF is a Company Ltd by Guarantee and an OSCR approved Scottish Charity.  To view our most recent annual accounts,

Click here.

ELCCF is also supported by a wider group of Members who are all people with a lived experience of disability and or a long term condition.  We meet up every two months.  We are very grateful for their time and wisdom.  They are our sounding board and keep us on track to ensure that ELCCF is fit for purpose and is fulfilling our aims and objectives (see above).  

We welcome new members.  Please get in touch if you would like to be part of this group and steer the work of the Community Care Forum.


George Paterson retired from ELCCF in April 2017 after 11 years as Communications Worker.  George transformed the face of the Forum and made all our materials attractive, easy to read and accessible documents. George is greatly missed however he still keeps in touch with ELCCF and we still pick his brains from time to time!

This is a community site and we welcome any any contributions that cover the topic of health and social care, and/or ideas about how our site can be improved.  Please contact us at the address below.

East Lothian Community Care Forum, 9-11 Lodge Street Haddington EH41 3DX.


                         Tel: 01620 822212                           

Email info@elccf.org.

Scottish charity SC029721.

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