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.


Scottish Learning Disability Week 

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place between Monday 18th - Sunday 24th May.

The Scottish Learning Disability Week theme will be announced in early November 2019. Watch this space for details!

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'How's Life?' Scotland's Learning Disability Survey

'How's Life?' Scotland's national Learning Disability Survey is now closed.

The Survey received over 1,100 responses! 

We are currently looking at what everyone has said and analysing the results.  We will be writing a report of all the main findings, which we will publish during Learning Disability Week 2020.

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Our Annual Review 2018 - 2019

It has certainly been an action-packed 12 months for the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability.

We are very proud to present our first digital Annual Review!

It showcases some important highlights from SCLD’s work over the financial year 2018 - 2019. 

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Social Media

Due to essential IT maintenance the @SCLDNews office will be closed today from 3pm onwards. We apologise for any inconvenience. Normal business will resume on Monday 21st October.

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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 came to Glasgow in 2019!


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

Over 1,500 delegates attended over the 4 day Congress. You can find out more about IASSIDD here.

You can also watch the promotional video and follow #FUTURE4ALL on social media channels to find out what happened during the Congress.


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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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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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