Background and history
The ECS was originally a project set up during World War II, at the request of the government, by the WRVS, to provide emergency clothing/bedding for people who had lost their belongings as a result of enemy bombing.
After the war, the Social Work Department asked if the service could be continued for individuals and families who had fallen on hard times and so the ECS is now in its eighth decade. The WRVS handed the project over to Four Square in 1996.
On the 1st April 2008, the ECS became an independent charity and receives no public finding.
The ECS is always grateful for both financial and other donations to allow this highly valued service to continue to offer help to the most vulnerable in our community.