The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland (LDSS) Data Visualisation Report 2013 is now available. This report complements the full statistics release, presenting some of the information we collected in data visualisations. This report is designed to engage readers through eye-catching high quality graphics and communicate interesting messages from the statistics...

Enquire is a Scottish advice service for Additional Support for Learning. They advise parents and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, including those with learning difficulties. They've just launched a new map of services for parents and carers. The development of the map was one of 21 recommendations from the strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. 

The map features...

Scottish Disability Equality Forum and Independent Living for Scotland are currently undertaking a National Survey called ‘Your Say on Disability’.

‘Your Say on Disability’ is a survey which has been developed to inform the UN Committee report on what disabled people and those with long-term conditions feel about what is happening in Scotland relating to disability, independent living and other disability related issues.

The link can be found here...

Have your say!


SCLD and our member organisations recently responded to the Scottish Government's 'National Care Standards Review' public consultation, which asked questions about how the existing set of standards could be changed. You can read our full response by clicking on the link below:

SCLD Response: National Care Standards Consultation

Learn more about the National Care Standards

Visit the 'Resources' section of the National Care Standards...

The latest edition of SCLD News In focus... is out now.  In this edition we are focusing on the work of our Learning and Development team.

You can download the newsletter here...

Well done to Declan Walker, Brogan Walker and Megan Currie for successfully completing the Great Scottish Run 10k yesterday to raise awareness and funds for Autism and Aspergers. They have very kindly offered to donate the money they raised to SCLD. This money will contribute towards the cost of the upcoming 'Autism: Getting It Right For Everyone' conference where Declan and Brogan's younger sister Katie will be on our expert panel and delivering a keynote speech.

Their money will also help with the ongoing autism work we will be doing following the conference. Thank you...

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...

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