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  • ‘You should never have been born’

    November 16, 2017 Campaigning news Luck 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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    Thousands of reasons for NVT to celebrate

    July 18, 2017 Fundraising news

    Bellshill tech firm celebrates raising thousands for ENABLE Scotland Bellshill tech firm NVT has celebrated its first year of partnering with learning disability charity ENABLE Scotland by presenting them with a massive £13,573. They handed over the cheque at a ceremony in their Bellshill headquarters with the charity’s fundraising manager…

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  • A group of people in front of an old bus holding smart phones and tablets while smiling at the camera

    Travel App Launch

    July 14, 2017 ENABLE Works news

    Charity previews new travel app for UK Employability Day Minister and ENABLE Scotland work graduates are first to see new ENABLE Me travel app at Glasgow’s Transport Museum. ENABLE Scotland celebrated UK Employability Day by previewing its new travel app ENABLE Me at Glasgow’s Transport Museum with Jamie Hepburn, Minister…

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  • Learning disability nurse and posing with people who have learning disabilities and academic staff

    ENABLE Scotland and GCU to offer future health and social care workers learning disability experience

    June 14, 2017 ENABLE Scotland news

    Students and staff from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will work alongside the charity ENABLE Scotland to support people who have a learning disabilities, thanks to a new partnership agreement. ENABLE Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting people who live with have a learning disability, will provide volunteering and employment opportunities…

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    ENABLE Scotland kiltwalkers raise thousands in Aberdeen

    June 8, 2017 Fundraising news

    ENABLE Scotland topped them all on Sunday 4 June with the most walkers taking part in the Aberdeen Kiltwalk at Potarch Green which forms part of the stunning Ballogie Estate. As one of the key beneficiaries of the Kiltwalk, this is the second year ENABLE Scotland is taking part to…

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  • A group of people who have learning disabilities talking to their local political candidate

    Empowering members to use vote in local elections

    March 21, 2017 Campaigning news

    ENABLE Scotland has launched its #ENABLEtheVote campaign to empower people who have a learning disability to use their vote in the upcoming local elections. The learning disability charity is delivering 19 unique hustings events throughout Scotland from Monday 20 March, bringing people who have learning disabilities face-to-face with local politicians…

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    ENABLE Scotland Ball raises more than £150,000

    February 27, 2017 Fundraising news

    ENABLE Scotland has raised more than £150,000 to help children and adults who have a learning disability at its annual ball. Scotland’s largest learning disability charity’s 23rd annual fundraising ball took place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow on Saturday 25 February. Hosted by one of Britain’s best-known presenters and…

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