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 is also supported by a wider group of Members who are all people with a lived experience of disability and or long term condition.  We meet every two months and they ensure that ELCCF is fit for purpose and is fulfilling our aims and objectives (see below):

ELCCF statement of Values, Vision, Aims and Objectives   Click here

Many thanks to Steven Nelson. who was seconded from East Lothian Council Works Dept. in August 2017.  Steve worked as an Outreach Worker with ELCCF for a year meeting with people and groups, hearing their story and producing three community action research reports.  Sadly our funding has been halved and we were not in a financial position to extend the secondment.

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

Click here.


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 SC0 29721.

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