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Why campaign?

Why campaign?


Campaigning is vital to achieving change that improves the lives of people who have learning disabilities.


ENABLE Scotland was set up in 1954.  Since then our campaigning, alone and with others, has encouraged many of the changes that have improved the lives of people who have learning disabilities and their families and carers.  For instance:

  • We fought for education for all in the 1960s and 1970s
  • We helped to shape the ideas in the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 – the forerunner of much of today's disability and community care legislation
  • We campaigned to make it easier to act on behalf of adults who lack capacity. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 was one of the first laws passed by the Scottish Parliament.

There is still much more to do.  People who have learning disabilities are facing significant cuts to the levels of social care they receive, many lifelong carers still do not know what will happen to the person they care for when they can no longer care and disability benefits are subject to huge cuts.  By supporting ENABLE Scotland nationally, locally and running your own campaigns you can help to achieve change and improve the lives of people who have learning disabilities across Scotland.


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