The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities’ (SCLD) vision is of a fairer Scotland where people with learning/intellectual 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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Join us for the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 'Spotlight'!

Friday 20th November - Friday 4th December 2020


We have planned two weeks of online celebration across our website and social media channels to honour our Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 finalists.
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Download COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklets


A new series of guided self-help booklets has been published to support people with learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.

To view the booklets, click on the button below to download them online, or order print copies directly from SCLD by emailing admin@scld.co.uk or by phoning 0141 248 3733.

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Matt Fisher is the Winner in the Sport Achievement category at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020! The Sport Achievement Award is sponsored by @ActiveScotGov #LDScotSpotlight pic.twitter.com/ZyNQ…


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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. 

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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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