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  • ENABLE Scotland wins O2 technology award

    October 14, 2020 Press releases

    ENABLE Scotland has won a prestigious award from telecommunications giant O2 for our frontline digital transformation programme. The O2 Blue Door Award, announced this morning at O2’s Blue Door Expo, is for ‘Use of technology to engage your employees’ and is one of only five Blue Door awards issued by…

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  • ENABLE CEO to help unleash the full potential of civil society

    October 9, 2020 Press releases

    Theresa Shearer, ENABLE Scotland’s CEO, is to join an influential group of people appointed as commissioners for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society. The commissioners, drawn from the private, public and third sector, will steer a 2-year programme of ground-breaking research into how best to unleash the full potential…

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  • The importance of partnerships

    October 6, 2020 Case Study

    One of ENABLE Scotland’s most important successes has been the partnerships we’ve developed across the private, public and third sectors, which deliver significant value for the people we support. Breaking Barriers is an excellent example of this approach, involving ENABLE Scotland, the University of Strathclyde Business School and Scottish Power.…

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  • Rolling out Scotland’s new Contact Tracing App for all our Staff

    September 10, 2020 Press releases

    On the day Scotland’s new ‘Protect Scotland’ coronavirus contact tracing app launched, ENABLE Scotland has rolled out the app to our entire workforce of over 2,200 people, who will be using it with immediate effect. The charity has taken this measure in order to protect our workforce, as well as…

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  • Supporting Families to Live the Life they Choose

    August 10, 2020 ENABLE Scotland Blog Nicole Forsyth

    At ENABLE Scotland, we believe in the power of individuals directing their own support and building supportive networks within their local communities. As a charity, we campaigned for the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013, and we are proud that our colleagues deliver and design social care support services…

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  • Supporting Family Carers

    August 3, 2020 ENABLE Scotland Blog Jan Savage

    Lockdown has meant different things to many of us, and the lessons about how we live and work will have far reaching consequences for a long time to come. Everyone’s experience of lockdown has been, and will continue to be, different. For those families who have additional caring responsibilities, there…

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  • Shielding Far From Home

    June 19, 2020 CEO blog

    As I write this, we are now officially entering Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Routemap out of lockdown. From today, following 12 long weeks, we can now take the tentative steps back towards our loved ones. For many of the people we support who live in their own homes,…

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  • No Matter What – Perthshire

    June 15, 2020 ENABLE Scotland Blog

    Each week throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been focussing on #TalesFromTheFrontline as the country has paid tribute to key workers. We have heard stories of coming together; making creative changes; and providing support #NoMatterWhat We have been telling these stories through the words of our ENABLE Scotland Personal Assistants (PAs) from across…

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  • Living Our Values

    June 12, 2020 ENABLE Scotland Blog

    I had always been very aware of ENABLE Scotland, and had noted the shift in their profile as a modern, vibrant charity in the social care sector over the last couple of years. So I was excited by the opportunity to move into the role of Director of Services and…

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  • A Week of Optimism

    June 5, 2020 CEO blog

    A Week of Optimism This has been our first week since the Scottish Government started the gradual relaxation of lockdown restrictions. The opportunity to get out in the sunshine a little bit more and to see some friends and family outdoors for the first time in many weeks – albeit…

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