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  • Time to make our schools safe places for all

    Date: December 14, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Kayleigh Thorpe – ENABLE Scotland Head of Campaigns, Policy and Activism Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has published an important report on the use of restraint and seclusion in Scotland’s schools. Restraint means holding a child or young person to stop them from moving. Seclusion means shutting a child…

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  • Time to come home

    Date: November 22, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Jan Savage – Director of Campaigns and Membership   An important new report, Coming Home, has been published this week by the Scottish Government which reveals how many people with learning disabilities are still being cared for away from their own community. The report’s author, Dr Anne MacDonald, has found…

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  • Leading disability charities become Carer Positive employers

    Date: November 2, 2018- Category: Press releases

    Two of Scotland’s leading disability charities have been recognised for the supportive environment they create for carers in the workplace. ENABLE Scotland and Sense Scotland have been awarded Carer Positive status. The Carer Positive scheme is operated by Carers Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and is awarded to…

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  • Breaking barriers to education and work

    Date: August 24, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    My name is Andrew Warnock, and I’d like to tell you how the Breaking Barriers programme helped me get a university qualification – and a job! I’ve always had a keen interest in digital media and love doing computer programming in my spare time, so I wanted to learn more…

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  • Targeting change in employment practice

    Date: August 21, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Last week, ENABLE Scotland submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Increasing the Employment of Disabled People in the Public Sector. The public sector as a whole is the largest employer in Scotland, with 20% of all jobs – so this consultation is very welcome and, in itself,…

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  • Minister hails success of programme that breaks barriers

    Date: August 14, 2018- Category: Press releases

    More students who have learning disabilities are being given the chance to apply to attend one of Scotland’s most prestigious universities through a project delivered by the University of Strathclyde and ENABLE Scotland, as the Scottish Government hailed the success of this year’s programme. Since January this year, eight learners…

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  • ENABLE Scotland's young Change Champions posing for the camera outside Scottish Parliament

    Change is coming on how we protect people from hate crime

    Date: August 7, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    This year, the Scottish Government is considering new laws about hate crime. We know that far too many people who have learning disabilities have been victims of bullying and of verbal and even physical assault. In fact, our research has found that nine in ten people who have a learning…

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  • Our right to equal healthcare

    Date: July 5, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    My name is John Feehan. Back in 2007, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I want to share the bad things and good things about my experience at that time so that this can help other people who have learning disabilities and are diagnosed with cancer. When I began to…

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  • A groups of ACE members who have learning disabilities holding a big cross promoting election voting

    We #TalkDemocracy

    Date: July 3, 2018- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    This week is National Democracy Week. The UK-wide #TalkDemocracy campaign coincides with the 90th anniversary of women securing equal voting rights, and aims to inspire democratic participation across our communities. Every voice matters …is the key message in #TalkDemocracy.   And at ENABLE Scotland we think  it is important to emphasise…

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  • Power in Partnership

    Date: June 21, 2018- Category: CEO blog

    When it comes to standing up for the rights of people who have a learning disability and fighting inequalities in society, working together is the best way to get things done. History tells us that we can achieve more together than as individuals – as CEO of an organisation set…

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