We believe that everyone has the right to live in the home of their choice, in the community of their choice, supported by the people they choose, to do the things they love.
We’ve campaigned for every person who has a learning disability to enjoy this right this since 1954. We see high quality, human rights driven, self-directed social care as critical to achieving this vision for all citizens in a modern society.
Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, states that people who have a learning disability and/or autism have the right to live independently and to be included in their community.
The Scottish Government’s 2018 Coming Home Report revealed that many adults have been moved out of their home community, or even out of their home country, or stuck in hospital. This is not their choice, or because they are unwell. This is because the current social care system does not always enable people to live independently in the community they choose.
Our influential work on this agenda has led the Scottish Government and COSLA to commit to ending this practice by March 2024.
We know better is possible. We see it every day at Enable.
Enable Cares is committed to supporting as many people as possible to access their human right to live independently in the community they choose. We are experienced in designing and delivering high quality, self-directed support to enable people out of hospital to live a good life, included in their local communities. We have invested in specialist training in positive support strategies and are offering enhanced salaries through our Committed to Care programme, to make sure that we keep supporting individuals through people they trust.
“Thanks to you and the rest of the team for your commitment and dedication to getting this right for Ash. It’s the most complex hospital discharge we have ever achieved. There were a lot of challenges, but we all learned a lot as we went along – and I do not think the outcome would have been so good for Ash if we had not faced the challenges we did. Everyone is very pleased that Ash seems so happy in their new home.”
We're here for anyone who needs us. Do you have a loved one in hospital who doesn't need to be there? Do you need support to understand your rights? Are you a commissioner of social care? We can help. Call us on 0300 0200 101.Contact us