The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities’ (SCLD) vision is of a fairer Scotland where people with learning disabilities live full, safe, loving and equal lives.

We are an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland and the Scottish Government’s delivery partner in the implementation of The keys to life


Information on the Coronavirus


Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Scotland, we have closed the SCLD office. Our staff are working from home and can be contacted via email or through the main phone line.

We have pulled together some information and resources on Coronavirus from SCLD, Scottish Government and other organisations. You can access this information by clicking the button below.

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The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Scotland


To mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, SCLD held a virtual roundtable, on incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) into Scottish law. 

We have also issued a Position Statement on the incorporation of the UNCRPD in Scotland. We are asking stakeholder organisations across the learning disability sector to sign up to this statement

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Wellbeing and people with learning disabilities


We are delighted to launch the second in our series of reports exploring the results of the 2019 “How’s Life?” national survey of people with learning disabilities in Scotland, “Mostly a 10, but sometimes a zero”: Exploring the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

Find out more and read the full report below.

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Social Media


Does your child have a #LearningDisability and/or #Autism? Researchers are interested in understanding how the #COVID19 pandemic has affected school attendance and home learning for children with specific needs. Find out more and take part - bit.ly/3uXkuvS pic.twitter.com/PPWV…


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Our monthly eFocus provides an overview of the latest research, resources, events and news all about learning disability in Scotland. 

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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. 

Learn More about the Scottish Learning Disability Awards

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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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