Barriers to an equal society

We have come a long way since ENABLE Scotland’s founding families started campaigning in 1954.

But people who have learning disabilities still face inequality every day:

  • Only 6.3% of people who have a learning disability in Scotland are in paid employment
  • 90% of people who have a learning disability have been bullied
  • 60% of young people who have a learning disability told ENABLE Scotland they feel lonely at school
  • 1 in 3 people who have a learning disability cannot name one close friend
  • People who have a learning disability die 20 years younger than their peers
  • That’s why our voice as a member-led charity is so important.

Through our campaigns we push for real change, and fight for the rights of people who have a learning disability and their families across Scotland.

Find out how you can get involved today and help us take big steps towards an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

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