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    ENABLE member to Escort the Crown of Scotland at Holyrood’s Opening Ceremony

    Date: October 2, 2021- Category: Blog - ENABLE All Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Members of ENABLE Scotland will join Holyrood’s Opening Ceremony, taking place on Saturday 2 October. Three youth members, Lucy McKee, Adam Watson and Freyja Muir, have been chosen to represent the charity at the annual event. Lucy, from Glasgow, is just one of six young people selected from across the…

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  • New report shows social care is a £5.1bn engine of economic growth

    Date: September 30, 2021- Category: Blog - ENABLE Group

    A new report published today – Scotland’s Care Sector: An Economic Driver – marks a significant step towards a new narrative on social care by demonstrating that far from being a burden on the public finances, the social care sector contributes more than £5.1bn Gross Value Added (GVA) to the…

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  • The ENABLE Scotland Lottery

    Date: September 24, 2021- Category: Fundraising

    ENABLE Scotland is excited to be launching a brand-new member-led fundraising initiative for our charitable work today – the ENABLE Scotland Lottery. The Lottery costs just £1 to play and has a guaranteed cash prize every week for one lucky player. With a top prize of £25,000 for matching all…

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  • ENABLE raises pay for its frontline social care workforce

    Date: September 24, 2021- Category: News - ENABLE Group

    Social care charity ENABLE Scotland is seeking to raise the basic rate of pay for its frontline workforce to £10 per hour from 1st October 2021. This would take the minimum pay for ENABLE’s Personal Assistants to 50p above the real Living Wage rate of £9.50 per hour, and is…

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  • Returning to Work

    Date: September 23, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Membership

    In March last year, I never would have thought for one minute that would be my last shift with my theatre job. I was working one day, then told to not come in the next, because the country went into lockdown. I was then put on furlough for many months.…

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  • Back to School

    Date: September 3, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    So, the holidays are over! Bathed & hair washed, school uniform laid out, bag all checked, and pencils sharpened. But who’s more excited? Parents can now have days to themselves, do a kid free supermarket shop, maybe even squeeze in a bar-lunch with friends. Freedom! In theory, that is all…

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  • My Experience on Breaking Barriers

    Date: July 14, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Membership

    If I had to describe my experience on Breaking Barriers in 3 words, they would be inspiring, empowering and life-changing. Like a lot of young people with an additional support need, I never thought I would ever get a chance to go to university, but being on Breaking Barriers meant…

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  • Navigating the School Holidays

    Date: July 14, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    Crikey… 6 weeks of no routine… no structure… no playdates or sleepovers… ring any bells? Yeah, us too! Mind you, we usually had an extra week too. As you parents will know all too well, the last week of term is rather lax with NO routine, NO structure & certainly…

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  • Autism & Lockdown

    Date: June 17, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    March 2020. We were like most out there, a normal family: hubby was working, James was at college & I had my volunteering. Weather was decent for that time of year too. COVID-19 was on the news more and more, flights were being cancelled and restrictions were beginning to take…

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  • Loneliness Awareness Week

    Date: June 16, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Membership

    As this week is Loneliness Awareness Week, I have been thinking about how loneliness can affect peoples lives. During the first lockdown I felt lonely, anxious and a whole bunch of other feelings. It was really hard not to see friends and family when I was feeling that way. I…

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