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

    Campaigners deliver lesson on learning disability in Parliament

    December 14, 2017 Campaigning news

    Young learning disability campaigners gathered at the Scottish Parliament yesterday (12th December) to tell MSPs about their experiences of being bullied and to promote ‘change through understanding’. Standing outside the Parliament building in Edinburgh, a band of ‘Change Champions’ from charity ENABLE Scotland held placards with personal details about themselves,…

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  • A Five-Star Weekend at the Human Rights Gathering

    December 8, 2017 ENABLE Scotland news Greg, ENABLE Scotland ACE Youth Group member

    Hi, my name is Greg. I’m an ENABLE Scotland ACE Youth Group member. In November me, my friend Ben and 100 other young people attended a Human Rights Gathering organised by Scotland’s new Youth Commissioner. His name is Bruce Adamson. It was a brilliant, five-star weekend and I wanted to…

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  • Young people showcase ‘Secrets of Dundee’ in new exhibition

    December 8, 2017 ENABLE Works news ENABLE Scotland

    On Tuesday 5 December, six young photographers launched a new photo exhibition showcasing the hidden landmarks of Dundee. Photographs will be on display at the Dundee Central Library until 18 December, with featured spots including the Parker Street Steps, remnants of the Bell Street Cemetery, the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum,…

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  • All children can achieve!

    December 8, 2017 Campaigning news Beth Morrison

    Almost one year ago today, I sat in a committee room at Holyrood and cried as I listened to Lucy McKee, Jan Savage and Theresa Shearer talk about hundreds of children all over Scotland who were missing out on so much of life at school. That was the day we…

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  • No longer the ‘elephant in the room’

    December 7, 2017 Campaigning news Alison Evison, President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

    As I addressed the ENABLE Scotland National Conference in Glasgow last month – and as a former teacher – I considered what had been achieved by their headline campaign #IncludED in the Main?! and the voices of more than 800 people who supported it. Today, we are one year on…

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    Taking big steps on the journey to inclusion

    November 24, 2017 Campaigning news Jan Savage

    Last weekend, it was my pleasure to welcome delegates to ENABLE Scotland’s inaugural National Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University. In my address to the conference, I reflected on the big steps we have taken on the journey to inclusion as a country – in 1974 when we won the right…

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    ‘You should never have been born’

    November 16, 2017 Campaigning news Lucy McKee #BetheChange Change Champion

    That’s what the bullies at school said to me – so yes, I know what it feels like to be bullied. But I also know that when someone makes you feel worthless, you have a choice. You can accept it, and let them make you feel bad, or you can…

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  • ENABLE Scotland Annual Review 2016/17

    October 22, 2017 Press releases ENABLE Scotland

    We’re delighted to share our Annual Review 2016/17! This is a celebration of the accomplishments of our members and supporters, the growth of our excellent services, our ground-breaking campaign wins, and the commitment of our fabulous fundraisers. We have achieved all of this together over the past year, and none of…

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    The Scottish Living Wage – looking forward

    October 19, 2017 CEO blog Theresa Shearer

    Only yesterday, I wrote in the Times ‘Thunderer’ column that to achieve the best social care, we have to commit to paying our social care staff better. This article was published alongside the latest in a long line of reports from public bodies – this time from the Care Inspectorate – highlighting the scale of…

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    Choice and control exist in social care – just not yet with the people who need it

    August 24, 2017 CEO blog Theresa Shearer

    Eight years ago I began working with ENABLE Scotland as a management consultant, helping to prepare the organisation for the brave new world of Personalisation and Self-Directed Support (SDS). Around that time, ENABLE Scotland was involved in several innovative SDS pilots, including in North Lanarkshire and Glasgow. I worked with…

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