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  • A Week of Optimism

    Date: June 5, 2020- Category: Blog - CEO

    A Week of Optimism This has been our first week since the Scottish Government started the gradual relaxation of lockdown restrictions. The opportunity to get out in the sunshine a little bit more and to see some friends and family outdoors for the first time in many weeks – albeit…

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  • No Matter What – Aberdeen

    Date: June 4, 2020- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Every Thursday throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been focussing on #TalesFromTheFrontline as the country has paid tribute to key workers. We have heard stories of coming together; making creative changes; and providing support #NoMatterWhat   We have been telling these stories through the words of our ENABLE Scotland Personal…

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  • Lessons from Lockdown

    Date: May 29, 2020- Category: Blog - CEO

    In this week’s blog, our CEO Theresa Shearer reflects on lessons we’ve learned over nearly 10 weeks of lockdown – and invites everyone to (responsibly!) enjoy the sunshine this weekend… Lessons from lockdown Today, Scotland has officially eased some of its lockdown restrictions and moved into Phase 1 of the…

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  • No Matter What – Tales From the Frontline

    Date: May 28, 2020- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Every Thursday throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, the country has been joining together to #ClapForCarers. For ten weeks of lockdown, people have come out on their doorsteps, balconies and into their gardens to pay tribute to key workers who have gone above and beyond in these challenging times – key workers like…

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  • No Matter What – North Lanarkshire

    Every Thursday throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, the country is joining together to #ClapForCarers. We are so proud of the ENABLE Scotland Personal Assistants (PAs) who are doing an outstanding job on the frontline of the national response to this unprecedented challenge. PAs like Craig Sloan from our North Lanarkshire services are…

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  • Our charitable services and projects celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020

    Date: May 20, 2020- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    This year, Scottish Learning Disability Week looks very different, with the country still under lockdown restrictions as we continue with the national effort to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.  Whilst things feel different this year, we are still just as delighted to be celebrating Scottish Learning Disability…

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  • Employment, skills support services and COVID-19

    Date: May 19, 2020- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    As part of Scottish Learning Disability Week, I wanted to highlight what’s happening across employment and skills support services for people with learning disabilities, as well as other disabled people, during COVID19. Whilst some of our services have slowed down, the majority of our work is carrying on – and…

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  • Connecting to make a difference

    Date: May 18, 2020- Category: Blog - CEO

    Today marks the beginning of Scotland’s Learning Disability Week, and perhaps especially during lockdown for us all, a good opportunity to reflect on how life has changed for people who have a learning disability in Scotland over the years.   In our current unique circumstances, we also have the opportunity to…

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  • No Matter What – Orkney

    Date: May 14, 2020- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Every Thursday throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, the country is joining together to #ClapForCarers. We are so proud of the ENABLE Scotland Personal Assistants (PAs) who are doing an outstanding job on the frontline of the national response to this unprecedented challenge. PAs like Sophie Paterson from our Orkney Services are keyworkers supporting and…

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  • Leading Charity Makes Lockdown Easier for Little Boy with learning disabilities – with extra help from the First Minister

    Date: May 12, 2020- Category: Press Release

    The First Minister sent a special video message to 7 year old Matthew to reassure him that it is ok to let social care staff into his house during lockdown, thanks to intervention from ENABLE Scotland. Lockdown is hard for everyone, but especially for people who have learning disabilities.  It…

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