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.


Information on the Coronavirus


Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in Scotland, the SCLD office is working at reduced capacity. The majority of 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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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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Wellbeing and people with learning disabilities


We are delighted to launch the second in our series of reports exploring the results of the 2019 “How’s Life?” national survey of people with learning disabilities in Scotland, “Mostly a 10, but sometimes a zero”: Exploring the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

Find out more and read the full report below.

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Social Media


There's still time register for our "Climate Change and Us" event tomorrow! People with #learningdisabilities will have the space to talk and learn about #climatechange and to put their questions and concerns to Scottish politicians. Register now - bit.ly/38PelsT pic.twitter.com/iyte…


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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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