Local Council Elections 2022

Earlier this year, ENABLE Scotland launched an influential campaign to uphold the human rights of all adults who have a learning disability in Scotland to live in the home of their choice, in the community they choose, close to the people they love – to unlock their #OwnFrontDoor. This was followed by a Scottish Government and COSLA commitment to end delayed discharge and the practice of sending people out of the country for support by 2024.

Local Councils are responsible for a number of the steps on the path towards people who have learning disabilities unlocking their #Ownfrontdoor; such as good quality housing, equal opportunities for education, and Social Care which meets their individual needs.

#ENABLEtheVote22 focusses on specific asks for Local Government to ensure that every person who has a Learning Disability can access their human right to their #OwnFrontDoor.

To show your support for our campaign, you can write to your local candidates to ask them to commit to supporting all people who have a learning disability in their constituency to make a successful journey on the path to their #OwnFrontDoor.

Write to your Local Candidates

#ENABLEtheVote22 Hustings Events

In the run up to the election in May, ENABLE Scotland will be hosting 5 hustings event around the country. Hustings events are a chance for you to question your local candidates and to tell them your local priorities.

Join us at the following events:

  1. Glasgow | Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Well-Fed Scotland CIC, 870 South Street, Glasgow, G14 0SY
  2. Arbroath | Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 6 PM – 8 PM | GirlGuiding HQ, Ogilvy Place, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 4DA
  3. Falkirk | Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 6 PM – 8 PM | ENABLE Falkirk Branch, Elgin Place, Falkirk, FK1 1QN
  4. Edinburgh | Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 6 PM – 8 PM | ENABLE Edinburgh Branch, 96 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1QG
  5. Ayr | Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM | ENABLE Ayr Branch, 123 Prestwick Road, Ayr, KA8 8NJ

To register to attend one of our hustings events you can contact ACE Connect.

You can call the ACE Connect helpline Monday – Friday from 12 PM until 2 PM.

Or you can email ACE Connect at aceconnect@enable.org.uk

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