Testimonials

Read some of the great stories we've collected from people involved in ENABLE WORKS

People

We contacted ENABLE Works and received a prompt, friendly and very helpful service from the charity. We were listened to, given options and kept up to date with developments of the work the charity did on behalf of our child.

As a result we were able to go directly to the prospective university our child was intending to study at, with information provided by the charity. The Employment Coordinator we were supported by acted on our behalf to contact and engage with national bodies to seek information that was of great help to our child.

Using their expertise, we were able to engage with the university and give them the facts our Employment Coordinator had sought for us. I would recommend the service ENABLE Works provides and would like to thank them for all their help and advice in aiding our child smoothly move from secondary education to university. Their advice has helped put services in place, that will help with the transition from secondary education to higher education.

-Carol McKenzie, Parent

Employers

“Working with ENABLE Works has been a really positive experience, the Employment Coordinator was excellent in communicating between us and our employee and helping us to adapt to ensure he felt as comfortable as he could. Overall we are really happy and would recommend working with ENABLE Works to create roles in the work place.”

Natasha Hamilton, Retail Manager, Dynamic Earth
"The team at ENABLE Works created a bespoke package of training and consultancy to help our organisation develop practical solutions that has enabled us to become disability confident, which has in turn has helped us recruit a more diverse workforce. As Scotland's longest established training provider to the automotive industry, it has been highly rewarding to host workplace tours for ENABLE Works clients to gain an insight to the opportunities available. We look forward to continuing this great partnership."

Billy White, Training Operations Manager, BOSCH
"We have been working in partnership with ENABLE Works for over a year. Following our succesful Inclusive Employer Award, ENABLE Works have supported us in our diversity and inclusion activities including receiving Disability Awareness Training, campaign materials and supported research into specific D&I areas, We look forward to continuining our relationship in the years to come."

Jackie Archer, Head of HR, Balfour Beatty
"ENABLE Works delivered an excellent session on Disability Awareness to our staff and Placement Managers prior to the Breaking Barriers students starting with us. The session was interactive and gave in-depth insights into relevant topics. The trainer provided several workplace examples as well as behavioural and language techniques. The training was received positively, leaving our staff feeling equipped and informed."

Marise Nelson, Social Projects & Sector Education Consultant. Scottish Power
“Welcoming a new colleague with disabilities presents significant adjustment, for the person, for our organisation and for myself as a manager. The support from ENABLE Works has been especially helpful to me in recognising many of the subtler adjustments beyond the more obvious desk and work-space modifications. The awareness training session organised by ENABLE Works was useful to all our team, in particular regarding language and the words and phrases we use when talking about challenges. Our colleague’s Employment Coordinator also played a key role in facilitating our conversations around the adjustments required to enable my colleague to act as a valued member of the team.”

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Partners

"It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with ENABLE Works who are the lead partner of the All in Edinburgh Supported Employment project. We have enjoyed meeting the employability needs of people with health conditions and disabilities across Edinburgh, with ENABLE Works and the other All in Edinburgh Consortium partners. We have benefited from working with ENABLE Works through their high standards of coordinated joint-working and mutual support to us and our consortium partners. This has facilitated an environment, for us to offer a high-quality and relevant service to people we support, employers and like-minded organisations throughout the city. We are grateful for our ongoing work with ENABLE Works as we constantly adapt to meet supported employment needs within Edinburgh’s ever-changing job landscape."

Linda Tuthill, CEO, The Action Group
"Having worked with ENABLE Works both informally over a number of years, and formally, as partners during the design and delivery of the All in Edinburgh service, I value their approach to collaborative work. ENABLE Works have contributed to the consortium’s supportive culture of trust, openness, and honesty whilst maintaining professional accountability. A true partnership. I look forward to continuing to work with them in years to come."

Vincent Connor, Service Delivery Manager, Forth Sector
“We have been working with ENABLE Works for six years delivering the All in Edinburgh Supported Employment service. ENABLE Works are the lead partner of the consortium and their approach to genuine partnership and collaboration supports the success we have collectively achieved in supporting people to gain great jobs, retain employment and progress their careers in Edinburgh. We know the All in Edinburgh services are needed now more than ever and we look forward to continuing our relationship with ENABLE Works to work together to close the disability employment gap in the future”

Rebecca Allen, Senior Manager, Into Work
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