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The October to December 2014 SCLD Training Course Catalogue is available now.  In it you will find full details, dates and costs for all our upcoming training courses.

You can download the Training Course Catalogue here...

Friends Connect is Down's Syndrome Scotland's new project for young people (16+) and adults with Down's Syndrome. 

The project aims to increase:

  • social and independence skills
  • confidence
  • self esteem
  • knowledge and involvement in social and community activities
  • opportunities in the community

For more information on the project, click...

Due to the retirement of the founder and Chief Executive of PAMIS, Loretto Lambe, the post of CEO has become available.  PAMIS supports families caring for children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in Scotland, and people with profound disabilities themselves, as well as undertaking a wide range of social and health related projects concerning people with PMLD and their families. ...

man reading a reportThe Self-Directed Support Act became law on 1st April 2014.  This means that all councils in Scotland have a duty to offer anyone assessed as needing social care 4 options to choose from when deciding how they want to receive care and support.

 

 

The 4 options are:

  • The individual takes a direct payment
  • The individual chooses who they want to support them and the council arranges it...

2013 calendarEvery year the Learning Disability Statistics Scotland team at SCLD write a report about the number of adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. This information is collected from all 32 local authorities.  The report for 2013 was released today and can be downloaded below:

 

You can download the full report here...

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Universal Credit is a new benefit. It is going to replace lots of other benefits, such as housing benefit and income support, for people of working age who are looking for work. Universal Credit is being trialled in some areas of the UK at the moment. In September 2014 the trial will extend to Argyll and Bute and Dundee City. Each trial will be different, tailored to local needs and LAs will be supported by third sector organisations,...

Who we are 

The eSAY Team has produced statistics on adults with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2008. We are based within the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) and funded by The Scottish Government.This year we will publish our sixth annual report which contains information collected in 2013. eSAY was established...

On the 24th and 25th June Glasgow paid host to the Project SEARCH Europe Conference 2014.  Below is a short video showing highlights from the pre-conference dinner at Glasgow's City Chambers, including the awards ceremony and Young Scotland's Got Talent:

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SCLD is looking to co-opt a suitably qualified Trustee with financial expertise to our Board. The new Trustee will also act as Convenor of the Finance and Audit Committee which reports to the Board.

 

About the role

SCLD is a charity set up in 2001 by third sector organisations and universities.  Our team works alongside people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and in partnership with stakeholders...

The first group of Project SEARCH interns at the University of Aberdeen graduated at the beginning of July, with 11 out of 12 having already secured employment. This is a fantastic achievement for both interns and staff alike, and builds on the success of the Aberdeen team being named the foremost up and coming site of 2013/14 at the recent Project SEARCH European Conference:

 

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