The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of learning disability strategy and policy.

We are an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland, and we are committed to finding new and better ways to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

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SCLD is delighted to welcome new Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce that Charlie McMillan, currently Director of Services and Development at Capability Scotland will be starting as Chief Executive Officer at SCLD in May 2019.

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Monday 13th - Sunday 19th May

The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is 'Community: Active, Connected, Included'.

You can read more about how you can get involved, download logos and resources from our 'Get Involved' packs and share your plans for the week with us.

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GBBO star supports LD Week

Great British Bake Off finalist and author, James Morton, showed his support for this year’s Scottish Learning Disability Week by coming along to a ‘Communi-tea’ event.

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Social Media

Thanks to the folks at Border Links - for sharing what they enjoy about being part of 'The Vegetable Basket Enterprise' You can tell us about being part of your community by downloading our #LDWeek2019 Information Sheet here 👉…

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Policy Issues

We work across a range of policy issues, such as Employability, Parenting, Housing and Advocacy. You can find out more about what we do and view our publications on our Policy Issues page.

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IASSIDD is coming to Glasgow in 2019!



The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is coming to Glasgow this summer from August 6 - 9. 

The Congress has received over 1,000 abstracts in the call for submission. Find out more about IASSIDD and how you can get involved here

You can also watch the promotional video and follow #FUTURE4ALL on social media channels to keep up to date with all the latest. 


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Learning Disability Week 2018

Scottish Learning Disability Awards

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. 

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Taking an Asset Based Approach:
Blog Series

Introducing SCLD's new blog series! We are inviting guest bloggers from across Scotland to share their experiences of using asset based approaches to developing learning disability strategy locally. Read the latest blog below.
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