The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is 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, and we are committed to finding new and better ways to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

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Policy Issues


We work across a range of policy issues, such as Employability, Parenting, Housing and Advocacy. You can find out more about what we do and view our publications on our Policy Issues page.

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Learning Disability Week Highlights


Scotlandโ€™s national Learning Disability Week 2018 took place from Monday 14th โ€“ Sunday 20th May. You can see all the highlights from the week, including our finalist's videos and photos from the Learning Disability Awards. Make sure you follow the hashtag #LDWeek2018 to see all our social media activity.ย 

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Asset-based Approaches


SCLD is currently running a guest blog series which follows asset-based approaches to developing learning disability strategy locally across Scotland.

So far we've had Alan Roberts from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Jenny Rae from Aberdeen City HSCP, who have each written about their own experiences.

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Healthy Eating Healthy Living Pack


The Healthy Eating Healthy Living Pack has been updated! It includes lots of fun activities, such as quizzes, shopping lists and easy read recipes to help you to eat and live more healthily.

You can download the pack section by section, or all in one go.

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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.ย 

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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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