• We Have a Choice

    Date: October 15, 2019- Category: CEO blog

    Last week I addressed COSLA and the Improvement Service Conference- the annual gathering of Scottish Local Authorities in St Andrews. The Theme was 20 Years Since Devolution – We Have a Choice.  I was invited to speak on behalf of SCVO in my role as Vice Convenor, on the value…

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  • Handover at Impact Arts as Jim Sweeney named new Chair

    Date: September 10, 2019- Category: Press releases

    One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups, Impact Arts, has confirmed Jim Sweeney will take over from Piper Group Chief Executive, Theresa Shearer, as its Chair. Shearer will step down in October following a highly successful five and a half years as a member of the charity’s board, half of…

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  • A chance to change lives

    Date: September 5, 2019- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    While all eyes have been on the drama unfolding at Westminster this week, at Holyrood, the First Minister unveiled her new Programme for Government for the year ahead – and there was some really good news for people who have a learning disability. As a charity, ENABLE Scotland exists to…

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  • 20 years of Scottish Parliament

    Date: June 6, 2019- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Celebrating 20 years On Tuesday morning, I felt decidedly older. It wasn’t my birthday, but I joined colleagues from the third sector in the airy surroundings of the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate twenty years of effective charity campaigning in Scotland, marking two decades since the new Scottish Parliament first…

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  • No room for complacency

    Date: May 24, 2019- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    This week has seen a focus on the care of people who have a learning disability in institutions in England. On Monday, England’s Children’s Commissioner published her findings that too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily, with the number affected more than doubling over four years and…

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  • Full house at iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery helps to raise £180,000 for learning disability charity

    Date: May 21, 2019- Category: Press releases

    – Charity marks 65 years of helping to break down barriers – Nearly 400 guests joined Heather Small of M People and Scottish broadcasters and performers Dougie Vipond, Fred Macaulay and Peter Martin to help Scotland’s leading charity for people with learning disabilities raise over £180,000 at the charity’s annual…

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  • Celebrating 65 years of ENABLE Scotland

    Date: May 2, 2019- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    More than 300 members of the ENABLE Scotland family joined the First Minister at the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the charity’s 65th anniversary. At the reception hosted by Jackie Baillie MSP on 30 April, ENABLE Scotland celebrated 65 years since, in April 1954, five sets of parents of children who…

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  • Gender Pay Gap report for 2018

    Date: April 17, 2019- Category: Press releases

    ENABLE Scotland is pleased to publish its Gender Pay Gap report for 2018 for ENABLE Scotland (Leading the Way) and ENABLE Scotland Limited. As an employer with more than 250 staff, we are required to publish the Gender Pay Gap for ENABLE Scotland (Leading the Way) on an annual basis.…

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  • Implementing real change

    Date: March 13, 2019- Category: ENABLE Scotland Blog

    A new implementation framework for the Scottish Government’s Keys to Life Learning Disability Strategy has been published. The Keys to Life was launched in 2013, and this new document sets out a renewed focus for the next two years on delivering real change to give people who have a learning…

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  • ENABLE Scotland marks 65 years of helping children and adults with learning disabilities

    Date: January 24, 2019- Category: Press releases

    ENABLE Scotland is today launching a new fundraising campaign to mark 65 years of helping children and adults with a learning disability to live a full life. The campaign, ENABLE65, calls on people from across the country to ‘Raise, Donate, Commit’ and get involved in helping the charity break down…

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