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  • Power in Partnership

    June 21, 2018 CEO blog Theresa Shearer, ENABLE Scotland CEO

    When it comes to standing up for the rights of people who have a learning disability and fighting inequalities in society, working together is the best way to get things done. History tells us that we can achieve more together than as individuals – as CEO of an organisation set…

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  • Sharing our learning with the world

    June 8, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Lisa Kerr

    Last week, I had the opportunity to represent ENABLE Scotland at the Inclusion International World Congress in Birmingham. This global event was attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 71 countries, and I was one of more than 400 self-advocates speaking up for people who have learning disabilities. It was…

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  • Developing our staff team

    June 7, 2018 Press releases

    Sixteen staff at ENABLE Scotland have completed leadership, management and customer care courses as part of the charity’s continued mission to invest in the skills and development of its workforce. The learning disability charity accessed funding from a newly introduced Scottish Government initiative, the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), which…

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  • Parliament debates appropriate housing

    June 4, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Frank McKillop, Policy and Research Officer

    The Scottish Parliament has debated appropriate housing for people who have learning disabilities, with MSPs from across the parties highlighting the importance of where people live to their freedom to live the life they choose. The Members’ Business Debate was held in the Chamber on Wednesday 30 May on Motion…

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  • 65 Years of Breaking Barriers

    May 25, 2018 CEO blog Theresa Shearer

    Last night I had the privilege of attending the Strathclyde University gala dinner at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow. The occasion marked the anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen granting Strathclyde the Royal Charter in 1964, a significant milestone in the University’s history. The University of Strathclyde continues to be…

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  • Follow your own recipe for success!

    May 18, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Kieran Toner

    My name is Kieran Toner. I work as a chef at Gleneagles Hotel, and I’d like to tell you about how I got there and the huge role ENABLE Scotland has played on my journey. Support at school At school, I was disruptive and teachers didn’t know what to do…

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  • A woman who has a learning disability smiling for the camera

    Support to live the life I choose

    May 17, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Kirstin Taylor

    My name is Kirstin Taylor. I live in Edinburgh and I’m supported by ENABLE Scotland. Over the last year or so, I’ve really been on a journey. There was a time when I wouldn’t leave the house, didn’t want to think about the future and couldn’t imagine living in my…

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  • Together we will #BetheChange

    May 16, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Heather Gilchrist

    My name is Heather Gilchrist and I am an ENABLE Scotland Change Champion. In Learning Disability Week, I want to share with you some of the work I have been doing with my fellow Change Champions as part of ENABLE Scotland’s #BetheChange campaign. #BetheChange is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn…

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  • Making our members’ voices heard

    May 15, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Frank McKillop, Policy and Research Officer

    The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Learning Disability provides an ideal chance to get important issues discussed by politicians at Holyrood. As the name suggests, the group includes Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) from different parties who work together to learn more about things that are affecting people who…

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  • Helping carers plan for the future

    May 14, 2018 ENABLE Scotland Blog Kelly Munro, Carers Lead

    Last month, the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. This new legislation is designed to support carers’ health and wellbeing and to help make caring more sustainable. It includes the right for adult carers and young carers to have emergency plans in place, and we’re proud that ENABLE Scotland’s…

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