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We are pleased to announce the date and theme of this year’s Learning Disability Week. The theme of Learning Disability Week 2015 in Scotland will be ‘Equalities’ and it will run from 15th – 21st June.

SCLD will be using Learning Disability Week as an opportunity to bring together all the work that has been done to ensure people with learning disabilities and...

SCLD’s Hate Crime project has been nominated for the People's Choice Award. The project enabled the delivery of a powerful message from people with learning disabilities to the wider community – hate crime is wrong, let’s do something positive about it!

The award ceremony will take place on Monday 2nd March 2015 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. Tickets to attend the Annual Dinner and Safer Communities Awards cost £50...

'The keys to life' has many recommendations about how to make life better for people with learning disabilities. Some of the recommendations are to help people with learning disabilities get into education, paid work or  get the chance to volunteer.

Scottish Borders Council need your help to make a plan to make it easier for people with learning disabilities to get work or volunteer. They want to know about barriers people with learning disabilities find trying to...

Group of people working togetherSCLD can provide facilitation to help you achieve the best outcomes from your meetings.

As independent facilitators, we can design and lead meetings and events which allow you to focus clearly on what you need to achieve.

 

We can help you:

  • Create a meeting that feels like a safe place to share your thoughts
  • Reflect on your achievements and learning from challenges you have faced
  • Gather new...

Glasgow Living Wage logoSCLD are pleased to announce that we have signed up as a Glasgow Living Wage provider, meaning all members of staff are paid at least £7.65 per hour. You can find out more about the scheme and see a list of the 130+ employers across Glasgow who have also signed up here...

 
 
In April 2013, a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people between the ages of 16 and 65.
 
From 26th January 2015, everyone who lives in a Glasgow postcode area...

SCLD has launched a new monthly online newsletter called 'SCLD e-Focus'. This newsletter will be sent to everyone who has signed up to our mailing list. If you haven't signed up already, click here to do so!

With each edition of e-Focus, you can expect to receive:

  • Updates on SCLD training, events and project work
  • Updates on the work of our member organisations
  • General news of relevance to people with learning disabilities and their carers, as well as general social care, health and third sector...

Parents can sometimes find it difficult to support their children with career and learning decisions, there is so much to think about and a lot of big decisions have to be taken. Sometimes parents are unaware of the resources available to them. In response, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has developed a new website: My World of Work for Parents, to help parents access the resoruces and information they need to support their child on their journey from school through to employment...

Our partners at PAMIS founded the national campaign that led to the Changing Places Consortium being formed. Over 170 organisations and agencies across the UK are supporting the Consortium's 'Changing Places' campaign, to offer fully accessible toilet facilities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The 100th Changing Places Toilet in Scotland was opened at Murrayfield Stadium...

A new report called 'The National Confidential Forum: Estimating the number of people with learning disabilities places in institutional care as children, 1930 - 2005' has been published by SCLD. This research was commissioned by the Scottish Government to support the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the National Confidential Forum. This report presents the findings of research into the development and use of Scottish learning disability hospitals...


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