AGM and National Conference 2018

We’re excited to announce that our AGM and National Conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre on Friday 9th November.

We look forward to joining members, partners, and friends to celebrate a year of working together towards an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

All Members are welcome to register for the National Conference


Simply push the button(s) below to quickly navigate to a specific workshop for more information.

BetheChange Making Connections Village ENABLE Me Learning Together with GCU 7 Steps to Equal Healthcare Online Safety You Can’t Stop the Beat


There are several workshops planned for the day, including:

#BetheChange – supporting people who have a learning disability, our Change Champions, to deliver workshops across Scotland using our innovative toolkit designed by the Change Champions – Our champions are delighted to be delivering a sample workshop at the conference.



Making Connections Village – this is your chance to hear about the work ENABLE Scotland does as a campaigning charity to reach out to politicians and key decision-makers to enable change.

Visit our Making Connections Village to find out more about our projects, branches and campaigns team.  Some of the people you will meet include: 

Branching Out: Maureen & Neil Kilgour, Falkirk Branch of ENABLE Scotland

Chat to Maureen and Neil about all the excellent work branches of ENABLE Scotland do in their local communities as an integral part of the ENABLE family. Maureen & Neil will share the importance of working together to promote inclusivity, so people who
have learning disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone else in their Take time to discuss the importance of collaboration to nurture branch membership and successful strategies to recruit volunteers.

ENABLE Change: Frank McKillop ENABLE Scotland’s Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Frank can chat to you about ENABLE Scotland’s award-winning campaigning work. Find out how we work with our members, politicians and Governments to change things; working towards an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

Find out about Social Security: Steven McAvoy ENABLE Scotland’s Welfare Rights Officer

Speak to our social security expert about your rights to benefits. You can get information on Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and how to appeal decisions. Steven supports people to claim what they are entitled to and can provide support with all stages of the process, including representation at Upper Tribunal’s.  Steven will be available in the making connections village to answer any queries about personal entitlement & eligibility and the process around claiming.
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The launch of our new ENABLE Me Travel App will feature as another of our National Conference workshops.

ENABLE Me, is the ground-breaking independent living skills app developed in partnership with JP Morgan, through the Force for Good programme. ENABLE Me is available on both the Play store and App store and is free to download.
It includes exciting features such as ‘I have arrived’, and ‘I am lost!’

ENABLE Me supports the entire family to build confidence and independence together!
Join Ashley to get a real time demo of all the key features and get the chance to download the app for yourself..



Learning Together – Forward thinking partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University – ENABLE Scotland’s partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University is intended to fulfil our common aims of enabling an equal society for every person who has a
learning disability.

This partnership is working to deliver the common good, by sharing our skills, raising our aspirations for people who rely on social care and people who work in social care.  This workshop will explore how we influence the health and social care workforce, address health inequalities, and reduce isolation.  This workshop will discuss the three critical workforce development priorities which work towards meeting the needs of the people we support.



7 Steps in partnership for Equal Healthcare – ENABLE Macmillan Partnership – ENABLE Scotland, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support will introduce their new resource 7 steps to equal healthcare for people who have learning disabilities.

The 7 steps to equal healthcare resources achieve two purposes.   The first is to guide healthcare staff to provide services that are person centred and deliver equity of care for people who have a learning disability.  The second is to empower individuals and those who support them to understand that equal healthcare is their right and should be the rule not the exception.  This workshop will focus on the Macmillan ENABLE partnership’s journey to the 7 steps to equal healthcare, where they came from, what they are and plans for taking
them forward.



Keeping each other safe – Online Safety Workshop – CKUK offers innovative learning, peer education, drama and safe social networking.  We provide engaging, accessible and interactive information and online learning materials through our fully accessible website.  Join CKUK to think about keeping safe online.  Marilyn Slavin will explore online friendships, relationships, internet, social media safety.



You Can’t Stop the Beat – Dance with us – Celebrate our partnership with ACE Youth during Year of Young People 2018. Hear
about our inclusive gig and plans for changing the music industry whilst having a bit of fun in our silent disco.

All members are welcome to register for the National Conference

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