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  • Scottish Government takes action to keep children In Safe Hands

    Date: December 16, 2019- Category: Press releases

    Deputy First Minister accepts recommendations of ENABLE Scotland campaign to protect children from restraint and seclusion in Scottish schools. One of Scotland’s leading charities, together with parents and children, has today welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government has agreed to develop and issue new, stronger guidance on the use…

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  • It’s time to #ENABLEtheVote

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

    With the UK General Election just around the corner, we are all being bombarded with politicians making promises on TV and radio, in leaflets, social media posts, manifestos, and more! It’s practically inescapable. In recent years, the parties have spent more time, effort and money than ever before on tailoring their…

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  • Edinburgh disability jobs partnership celebrates five years of success

    Date: November 19, 2019- Category: Press releases

    Over 3,000 disabled people supported to find work in Edinburgh through innovative partnership programme All in Edinburgh. All in Edinburgh is a collaborative project between ENABLE Scotland, Into Work, The Action Group and Forth Sector, funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Established in 2014, the consortium works together to support…

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  • Young people with disabilities break barriers to university

    Date: November 11, 2019- Category: Press releases

    12 young people with autism and learning disabilities have graduated from University of Strathclyde Business School through the Breaking Barriers programme. Breaking Barriers is a ground-breaking partnership enabling young people who have learning disabilities to attend one of the leading business schools in the UK within a university campus, achieve…

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  • New campaign asks if schoolchildren are in safe hands?

    Date: November 3, 2019- Category: Press releases

    Campaign launched to protect children from restraint and seclusion in Scottish schools One of Scotland’s leading charities, together with parents and children, has today launched a campaign calling on the Scottish Government to issue new guidance and stricter protocols on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools across Scotland.…

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  • 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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