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  • #BeTheChange

    Date: March 15, 2018- Category: Campaigning news

    Hi, I’m Lucy. Over the past few months I have spent time shadowing ENABLE Scotland’s CEO Theresa Shearer, and she has encouraged me to become more active in our campaigning activity. I am now the Chair of National Youth ACE Group (Active Community of Empowered People). Theresa says that I am a…

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  • Breaking the barriers to inclusion and equality

    Date: February 9, 2018- Category: Campaigning news ENABLE Works news

    Today is a significant day, as the Scottish Government consultation on ‘Excellence and Equality for all: Guidance on the Presumption to Mainstreaming’ closes. This guidance – called for by ENABLE Scotland – is a crucial next step on the journey to inclusion and we welcome its publication and intent. I…

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  • Strathclyde helps students who have learning disabilities to break barriers to Higher Education

    Date: February 7, 2018- Category: Campaigning news ENABLE Works news

    Students who have a learning disability will have the opportunity to attend one of Scotland’s most prestigious universities following the launch of a new project by the University of Strathclyde, leading charity ENABLE Scotland and national employer ScottishPower. Eight learners aged 18-24 will have the opportunity to study for a…

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    Campaigners deliver lesson on learning disability in Parliament

    Date: December 14, 2017- Category: Campaigning news

    Young learning disability campaigners gathered at the Scottish Parliament yesterday (12th December) to tell MSPs about their experiences of being bullied and to promote ‘change through understanding’. Standing outside the Parliament building in Edinburgh, a band of ‘Change Champions’ from charity ENABLE Scotland held placards with personal details about themselves,…

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    All children can achieve!

    Date: December 8, 2017- Category: Campaigning news

    Almost one year ago today, I sat in a committee room at Holyrood and cried as I listened to Lucy McKee, Jan Savage and Theresa Shearer talk about hundreds of children all over Scotland who were missing out on so much of life at school. That was the day we…

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    No longer the ‘elephant in the room’

    Date: December 7, 2017- Category: Campaigning news

    As I addressed the ENABLE Scotland National Conference in Glasgow last month – and as a former teacher – I considered what had been achieved by their headline campaign #IncludED in the Main?! and the voices of more than 800 people who supported it. Today, we are one year on…

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    Taking big steps on the journey to inclusion

    Date: November 24, 2017- Category: Campaigning news

    Last weekend, it was my pleasure to welcome delegates to ENABLE Scotland’s inaugural National Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University. In my address to the conference, I reflected on the big steps we have taken on the journey to inclusion as a country – in 1974 when we won the right…

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    ‘You should never have been born’

    Date: November 16, 2017- Category: Campaigning news

    That’s what the bullies at school said to me – so yes, I know what it feels like to be bullied. But I also know that when someone makes you feel worthless, you have a choice. You can accept it, and let them make you feel bad, or you can…

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    Empowering members to use vote in local elections

    Date: March 21, 2017- Category: Campaigning news

    ENABLE Scotland has launched its #ENABLEtheVote campaign to empower people who have a learning disability to use their vote in the upcoming local elections. The learning disability charity is delivering 19 unique hustings events throughout Scotland from Monday 20 March, bringing people who have learning disabilities face-to-face with local politicians…

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    Report shows education system leaving pupils with learning disabilities side-lined

    Date: December 8, 2016- Category: Campaigning news

    Hundreds of children, parents and teachers have spoken out to say that the Scottish education system is leaving pupils who have learning disabilities side-lined – and even at times without an education. And leading charity ENABLE Scotland will take their voices to the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday) – saying Scotland…

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