• Who we are

    SCLD is an independent charitable organisation. We are 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.

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  • Learning Disability Awards 2018

    The Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. The deadline for nominations is Monday 29th January 2018.

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  • Learning Disability Week 2018

    Scotland’s national Learning Disability Week 2018 will take place from Monday 14th – Sunday 20th May. Order your free Get Involved Pack now!

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  • Evidence & Research

    SCLD is focused on building and disseminating evidence and data relevant to learning disability. We work with academics and experts to build a robust picture of the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

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  • Policy & Implementation

    SCLD works to lead innovation and collaboration. We promote evidence-based practice which facilitates new opportunities for people with learning disabilities, and create opportunities to recognise innovative service design and delivery.

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  • Learning Disability Statistics Scotland

    This is the 2017 report of statistics about adults with learning disabilities who Scottish local authorities knew about between 2016- 2017.

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  • Creating easy read resources for parents with learning disabilities

    We asked People First (Scotland) to tell us about the work their Easy Read Group has done to produce accessible materials for parents with learning disabilities.

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  • The keys to life

    ‘The keys to life’ is Scotland’s learning disability strategy. It is a long term strategy based on a commitment to human rights for people with learning disabilities.

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  • SCLD mailing list

    We know that you care about improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we’d love to send you the latest news and information about ways you can get involved in our work. Fill out this short form to keep in touch with SCLD.

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SCLD is the intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland. We are the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of learning disability strategy and policy. Our work focuses on:

Promoting engagement and dialogue with: 

  • People with learning disabilities and carers
  • Professionals, policy officials and service providers

Leading innovation and collaboration in:

  • Service design and delivery
  • Practice, support and advocacy

Building and disseminating evidence about:

  • Lived experiences of people with learning disabilities
  • What works to drive better outcomes

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