• Who we are

    SCLD is an independent charitable organisation. We are the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of learning disability strategy and policy. We are an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland.

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  • Supported Parenting: Guideline Event

    Do you work in health, social work, social care or advocacy? Do you have an interest in or experience of supporting parents with learning disabilities? If yes, then this event is for you.

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  • Advocacy Scoping Exercise: Call for participants

    SCLD is conducting a study to scope the use and availability of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. We need your help to make it happen.

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  • Evidence & Research

    SCLD is focused on building and disseminating evidence and data relevant to learning disability. We work with academics and experts to build a robust picture of the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

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  • Policy & Implementation

    SCLD works to lead innovation and collaboration. We promote evidence-based practice which facilitates new opportunities for people with learning disabilities, and create opportunities to recognise innovative service design and delivery.

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  • RSA Fellowship

    SCLD is working in partnership with RSA Scotland to support six new Fellowship opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

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  • Learning Disability Awards

    Scotland’s first national Learning Disability Awards took place on 19th May 2017. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them.

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  • The keys to life

    ‘The keys to life’ is Scotland’s learning disability strategy. It is a long term strategy based on a commitment to human rights for people with learning disabilities.

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  • SCLD mailing list

    Sign up here to receive our round up of news, events and research of relevance to learning disability in Scotland.

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SCLD is the intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland. We are the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of learning disability strategy and policy. Our work focuses on:

Promoting engagement and dialogue with: 

  • People with learning disabilities and carers
  • Professionals, policy officials and service providers

Leading innovation and collaboration in:

  • Service design and delivery
  • Practice, support and advocacy

Building and disseminating evidence about:

  • Lived experiences of people with learning disabilities
  • What works to drive better outcomes

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