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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The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Scotland


To mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, SCLD held a virtual roundtable, on incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) into Scottish law. 

We have also issued a Position Statement on the incorporation of the UNCRPD in Scotland. We are asking stakeholder organisations across the learning disability sector to sign up to this statement

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Download COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklets


An update has been made to the popular series of guided self-help booklets designed to support people with learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

The booklets are free to download, however printed copies of the resources are only available to those living in Scotland.

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Social Media


We welcome this @SP_EHRiC report and in particular the recommendations on the need for disaggregated data regarding learning disability, inclusive communication, social care, digital inclusion, access to school hubs and the use of Do not resuscitate orders. twitter.com/SP_EHRiC…


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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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