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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Scottish Learning Disability Week 


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

The Scottish Learning Disability Week theme is 'My Environment - My place, my planet'.

Follow the hashtag #LDWeekScot2020 for all the latest!

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Make your own Uno competition


To celebrate the run up to this year's Scottish Learning Disability Week we are running a 'Make your own Uno' competition.

All you need to do is get your hands on some items you would normally recycle and make your own Uno the Unicorn, the Scottish Learning Disability Week mascot!

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Social Media


We have been pulling together a list of websites with community-focused resources across Scotland. Please let us know if you have any relevant links that could be included. The list can be found here drive.google.com/ope…


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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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