Mental health legislation in Scotland defines learning disability and autism as a ‘mental disorder’. Enable members have campaigned for decades to change this definition in law. We joined forces with other charities and community groups in 2020 to campaign for a new Bill of Rights for people who have a learning disability and autism.
The campaign aimed to make human rights a reality for the 175,000 people with a learning disability, and the 56,000 autistic people and their families in Scotland. Enable worked in partnership with our friends at National Autistic Society Scotland and Scottish Autism on this campaign.
The Scottish Government has committed to bring forward this landmark legislation before 2025.
We campaigned to secure the human rights of every person inappropriately detained in hospital or living out of area.Learn more
We campaign for better pay and conditions for social care workers.Learn more
We believe in a national care service that delivers human rights driven, self-directed social care for all.Learn more