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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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