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  • Gender Pay Gap report for 2018

    April 17, 2019 Press releases

    ENABLE Scotland is pleased to publish its Gender Pay Gap report for 2018 for ENABLE Scotland (Leading the Way) and ENABLE Scotland Limited. As an employer with more than 250 staff, we are required to publish the Gender Pay Gap for ENABLE Scotland (Leading the Way) on an annual basis.…

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  • Implementing real change

    March 13, 2019 ENABLE Scotland Blog Frank McKillop - Policy and Public Affairs Manager

    A new implementation framework for the Scottish Government’s Keys to Life Learning Disability Strategy has been published. The Keys to Life was launched in 2013, and this new document sets out a renewed focus for the next two years on delivering real change to give people who have a learning…

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  • ENABLE Scotland marks 65 years of helping children and adults with learning disabilities

    January 24, 2019 Press releases

    ENABLE Scotland is today launching a new fundraising campaign to mark 65 years of helping children and adults with a learning disability to live a full life. The campaign, ENABLE65, calls on people from across the country to ‘Raise, Donate, Commit’ and get involved in helping the charity break down…

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  • Time to make our schools safe places for all

    December 14, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Kayleigh Thorpe – ENABLE Scotland Head of Campaigns, Policy and Activism Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has published an important report on the use of restraint and seclusion in Scotland’s schools. Restraint means holding a child or young person to stop them from moving. Seclusion means shutting a child…

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  • Time to come home

    November 22, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Jan Savage – Director of Campaigns and Membership   An important new report, Coming Home, has been published this week by the Scottish Government which reveals how many people with learning disabilities are still being cared for away from their own community. The report’s author, Dr Anne MacDonald, has found…

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  • Leading disability charities become Carer Positive employers

    November 2, 2018 Press releases

    Two of Scotland’s leading disability charities have been recognised for the supportive environment they create for carers in the workplace. ENABLE Scotland and Sense Scotland have been awarded Carer Positive status. The Carer Positive scheme is operated by Carers Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and is awarded to…

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  • Breaking barriers to education and work

    August 24, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Andrew Warnock, 2018 Breaking Barriers Graduate

    My name is Andrew Warnock, and I’d like to tell you how the Breaking Barriers programme helped me get a university qualification – and a job! I’ve always had a keen interest in digital media and love doing computer programming in my spare time, so I wanted to learn more…

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  • Targeting change in employment practice

    August 21, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Jamie Rutherford - Director of Employment

    Last week, ENABLE Scotland submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Increasing the Employment of Disabled People in the Public Sector. The public sector as a whole is the largest employer in Scotland, with 20% of all jobs – so this consultation is very welcome and, in itself,…

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  • Minister hails success of programme that breaks barriers

    August 14, 2018 Press releases

    More students who have learning disabilities are being given the chance to apply to attend one of Scotland’s most prestigious universities through a project delivered by the University of Strathclyde and ENABLE Scotland, as the Scottish Government hailed the success of this year’s programme. Since January this year, eight learners…

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  • ENABLE Scotland's young Change Champions posing for the camera outside Scottish Parliament

    Change is coming on how we protect people from hate crime

    August 7, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Frank McKillop, ENABLE Scotland Policy and Research Officer

    This year, the Scottish Government is considering new laws about hate crime. We know that far too many people who have learning disabilities have been victims of bullying and of verbal and even physical assault. In fact, our research has found that nine in ten people who have a learning…

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