• 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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  • SCLD Events

    SCLD runs a variety of free events, from small workshops to large conferences, across Scotland. In all cases, we aim to share evidence and discuss issues of importance to learning disability. Find out more and book your place at an upcoming event here.

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  • Blog: RSA Fellows, Creativity and impact

    Linda Mitchell, Partnership and Development Manager at SCLD, blogs about the progress made by the 6 talented RSA Scotland Fellows supported by SCLD to make their creative ideas a reality.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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