The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


People Know How

People Know How are delivering computers and devices to those in Edinburgh and East Lothian who need help staying connected, accessing support or home-schooling during the coronavirus outbreak.

We refurbish donated computers and deliver them to the doorstep, with phone support available throughout set-up.

Our donation campaigns have been overwhelmed by your support, and we have so far received over 1,000 devices. After donation, we refurbish these donated devices, prepared for our partners Venture Scotland to deliver them to recipients’ doorsteps. Once delivered, we provide phone support throughout set-up.

From an initial project pilot involving a partnership between us and Edinburgh Remakery to refurbish our first twelve computers donated by the University of Edinburgh, we have grown the project and taken on the refurbishment and follow up support of hundreds of devices. We expect to have delivered over 1,000 devices by the end of the year.

We are still open for donations and referrals and aim to help as many people as possible with this project.

Make a referral

Do you or someone you know or work with need a device in Edinburgh or East Lothian? We accept referrals for those who:

- Received a letter from the NHS to self-isolate for 12 weeks
- Are on a low income
- Are home schooling
- Have an underlying health condition or disability
- Have no social support network either nearby or at a distance
- Any other reason

Please note that the project is in high demand and wait times may vary.

Make a referral now:
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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 569 0525
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This record was last modified on: 18 October 2020