• Who we are

    SCLD is an independent charitable organisation. We are a strategic partner to Scottish Government in the delivery of Scotland’s learning disability strategy, The keys to life.

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  • Events

    We offer a range of evidence-based learning and development events to ensure the national workforce can confidently and competently support individuals with learning disabilities and their families, both now and in the future.

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  • The Keys to Life Expert Group

    This is a unique opportunity to join The Keys to Life Expert Group and to make sure the voices of people with learning disabilities are heard.

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  • Evidence & Research

    SCLD is focused on developing the evidence and research agenda across the Scottish learning disability sector to drive the delivery of ‘The keys to life’.

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  • Policy & Implementation

    SCLD works to influence policy that affects people with learning disabilities to ensure it is based on the available evidence. We also work with organisations to implement this evidence-based policy in their work practice.

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  • Learning & Development

    At SCLD we pride ourselves on enabling practitioners to link evidence based theory into their practice and supporting continuous professional development.

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  • Tackling Disability Hate Crime

    SCLD has produced a range of free resources to help you tackle disability hate crime in your local area.

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  • The keys to life

    ‘The keys to life’ is Scotland’s learning disability strategy. It is a long term strategy based on a commitment to human rights for people with learning disabilities.

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is an independent charitable organisation for the learning disability sector. We are ambitious for change - our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities are included and respected as equal citizens.

We are a strategic partner to our principal funders, the Scottish Government and work with them to support and evaluate interventions and delivery projects and drive improvement.

SCLD collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders including commissioners, providers, researchers, advocates and people with learning disabilities and carers. Established in 2001, we are able to use our experience of working with those who are delivering and experiencing change on the ground, to provide advice to policy makers to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

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