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Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council

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Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council
14 Forth Street

Public phone: 0131 556 0441


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Advice for individuals on racial discrimination and the law, particularly on statutory services provision, housing and employment. Promote equality of opportunity and work towards the elimination of racial discrimination. Also a Third Party Reporting centre for those who want to report hate crime.

Target group: General public, particularly ethnic minority communities.

Area served: Edinburgh and the Lothians.

How to contact: Drop-in (Suspended during coronavirus period), Phone - 0131 556 0441 or email - . During COVID 19 lockdown it is Monday to Friday 12:30 to 5 pm, normally 9:30am to 5pm.


Monday: 9.30am-5pm

Tuesday: 9.30am-5pm

Wednesday: 9.30am-5pm

Thursday: 9.30am-5pm

Friday: 9.30am-5pm

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: 

Other information

Languages other than English: Chinese, Polish, French, Romanian, Punjabi, Urdu, Portuguese and access to interpreters.

Charity number: SCO 07896

Year established: 1971

Staffing: Chair: Foysol Choudhury MBE,Office Manager: Parveen Ishaq ,Administrator: Franciele Sobierai ,Finance Officer: Adrian Barbascumpa ,Equalities Engagement Project: Mizan Rahman ,Support and Advice Service: Parveen Ishaq ,True Colours Project: Didem Kaner Ural,Open Arms Project: Mitra Rostami ,Communities for Conservation Project Lead: Jean- Matthieu Gaunand Community Link Officers (CLO): David Tai- Chinese CLO Ewelina Lukaszek- Polish CLO Fahmida Huczewska- South Asian CLO Verena Aedo- Spanish CLO

Public transport: 10 minutes from Waverley train station, 5 minutes from St Andrews bus station, 1 minute from York train station

Record last checked: 14 August 2020


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