• 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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  • 'How to' Guides: The Keys To Life Development Fund

    These practical and informative guides provide an overview of the work of 15 community based projects, funded to support employment, social connectedness and parenting, and to tackle disability hate crime.

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  • Putting asset based approaches into practice: learning from evidence and experience

    We provide an update on our recent national conference, which brought experts and practitioners together in Perth to discuss asset based approaches to working with people with learning disabilities.

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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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  • Join the Working Together with Parents Network

    The Working Together with Parents Network is a UK-wide network of professionals working to support parents with learning disabilities. It is made up of a country-wide network in Scotland and regional networks in England and in Wales..

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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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  • 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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