What We Stand For Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), founded in 1971, is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity made up of individual members and representatives from a wide range of organisations. ELREC is a member of the Scottish Alliance of Regional Equality Councils and has a remit to work across the areas of City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils.

Our Values

ELREC works towards a prejudice free society where everyone is treated with respect, integrity and justice.

Our Mission

ELREC exists to promote equality and to fight all forms of prejudice. We believe that no one can claim to live in a fair and just society whilst prejudice and inequalities exist. ELREC will work jointly with our beneficiaries and partners to challenge injustice and dismantle barriers which deny individuals and communities equal access to life opportunities in Edinburgh & Lothians.

Our Vision

We Aim To

Work towards the elimination of inequality and discrimination. Promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different equality groups. Promote and organise co-operation of the statutory authorities and voluntary organisations.

Support our Work!

Since 1971 we have fought for justice and equality for all people. We fight discrimination, promote human rights, foster good relations in our communities and promote cooperation and partnership to ensure that everyone is treated equally, with dignity and respect.

Now we need your help, so we can continue to do so!




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ELREC Food Support Project

Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council
14 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH
T. 0131 556 0441
E. admin@elrec.org.uk