About ENABLE Scotland

We are a Scottish charity, working for an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

ENABLE Scotland was founded in 1954 by five sets of parents of children who had a learning disability. They believed that their children had the same rights as everyone else. This is still what we believe and fight for today.

Today, ENABLE Scotland is a vibrant, modern, membership led charity which empowers individuals and organises communities at grassroots level to speak up for the human rights of every person who has a learning disability and their family members.

With a growing membership and supporter network of 12,000 people across Scotland, together, we believe in an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.  Every day, we campaign, connect people, fundraise, and offer support and advice in every community to make this a reality.

Every year, we directly support 3,119 people in every local authority area to:

  • Be local activists
  • Get specialist information, advice and advocacy
  • Access community-based support across a growing network of 72 local groups

Our members are at the heart of everything we do.  Through our growing active community network, they tell us about the issues that matter most to them, and we empower them to speak up and drive the change they want to see.

Together we are the ENABLE Family.

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