• A groups of ACE members who have learning disabilities holding a big cross promoting election voting

    We #TalkDemocracy

    Date: July 3, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    This week is National Democracy Week. The UK-wide #TalkDemocracy campaign coincides with the 90th anniversary of women securing equal voting rights, and aims to inspire democratic participation across our communities. Every voice matters …is the key message in #TalkDemocracy.   And at ENABLE Scotland we think  it is important to emphasise…

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  • Sharing our learning with the world

    Date: June 8, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Last week, I had the opportunity to represent ENABLE Scotland at the Inclusion International World Congress in Birmingham. This global event was attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 71 countries, and I was one of more than 400 self-advocates speaking up for people who have learning disabilities. It was…

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  • Parliament debates appropriate housing

    Date: June 4, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    The Scottish Parliament has debated appropriate housing for people who have learning disabilities, with MSPs from across the parties highlighting the importance of where people live to their freedom to live the life they choose. The Members’ Business Debate was held in the Chamber on Wednesday 30 May on Motion…

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  • Follow your own recipe for success!

    Date: May 18, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    My name is Kieran Toner. I work as a chef at Gleneagles Hotel, and I’d like to tell you about how I got there and the huge role ENABLE Scotland has played on my journey. Support at school At school, I was disruptive and teachers didn’t know what to do…

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  • A woman who has a learning disability smiling for the camera

    Support to live the life I choose

    Date: May 17, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    My name is Kirstin Taylor. I live in Edinburgh and I’m supported by ENABLE Scotland. Over the last year or so, I’ve really been on a journey. There was a time when I wouldn’t leave the house, didn’t want to think about the future and couldn’t imagine living in my…

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  • Together we will #BetheChange

    Date: May 16, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    My name is Heather Gilchrist and I am an ENABLE Scotland Change Champion. In Learning Disability Week, I want to share with you some of the work I have been doing with my fellow Change Champions as part of ENABLE Scotland’s #BetheChange campaign. #BetheChange is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn…

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  • Making our members’ voices heard

    Date: May 15, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Learning Disability provides an ideal chance to get important issues discussed by politicians at Holyrood. As the name suggests, the group includes Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) from different parties who work together to learn more about things that are affecting people who…

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  • Helping carers plan for the future

    Date: May 14, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Last month, the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. This new legislation is designed to support carers’ health and wellbeing and to help make caring more sustainable. It includes the right for adult carers and young carers to have emergency plans in place, and we’re proud that ENABLE Scotland’s…

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  • My DuoDay with ENABLE’s CEO

    Date: April 26, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Today, I had the chance to shadow ENABLE Scotland CEO Theresa Shearer as part of DuoDay. DuoDay highlights the positive contribution people who have disabilities make at work. We were one of 2,000 “duos” across Europe as SUSE (Scottish Union of Supported Employment) marked this day in Scotland for the…

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  • Let’s make social security fair and accessible

    Date: April 23, 2018- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    On Wednesday 25 April, the Scottish Parliament will debate and vote on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill. This is one of the most important pieces of legislation in our Parliament’s history as it sets out how the Scottish Government will administer the benefits that are being devolved by the UK…

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