• 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 engage with communities across the country to support the implementation of The keys to life learning disability strategy in Scotland.

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  • New report published

    The Scottish Government and SCLD commissioned report, entitled 'Mapping the employability landscape for people with learning disabilities in Scotland', is now publicly available.

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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’. We also publish the annual LDSS report.

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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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  • RSA Fellowship

    SCLD is working in partnership with the RSA to support six Fellowship opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the people and the creative ideas behind the project.

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  • Blog: Social security, a new future

    Oonagh Brown, Policy and Implementation Officer at SCLD, blogs about our upcoming events, where we’ll be gathering the views of people with learning disabilities on disability benefits.

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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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