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A lot of people with intellectual disabilities
did not want to leave their family and their community
to live in institutions like Lennox Castle Hospital.
In 1954, 5 families met in Glasgow to create
a new charity which fighted for people
with intellectual disabilities in Scotland.
The charity wanted that people with
a good life independently
in the community.
The charity is called ENABLE and
became a self-advocacy NGO.
In 2000, the Scottish Government
wanted to end institutionalisation.
But there are still 1,000 people
who live in institutions.
In 2022, ENABLE started a campaign
called “My Own Front Door”.
The Scottish Government
saw the campaign.
The Scottish Government promised to
end institutionalisation in March 2024.
The Scottish Government made sure
that people with intellectual disabilities
only live in institutions if they need to.
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