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.

We are a delivery partner to the Scottish Government in the implementation of The keys to life and Towards Transformation.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland

The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is committed to defending the human rights of people with learning disabilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

SCLD has information and resources about Coronavirus for people with learning disabilities and their families and supporters.

For the latest information and advice, please visit the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites.

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Introducing 'Include For Good'

SCLD is delighted to launch 'Include For Good' a new programme of transformational change that will see people with learning disabilities leading the way across all aspects of Scottish life. 

We are looking for 8 people with a learning disability to lead this revolution and co-design Include For Good. These people will be the 'Rapporteurs'.


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Human Rights Town - a new app! 

SCLD is excited to announce the launch of 'Human Rights Town' - a new app developed by and for people with learning disabilities to help people know and understand their human rights.

The app was launched on Monday 30th August and is available to download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store now!


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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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