The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities’ (SCLD) vision is of a fairer Scotland where people with learning/intellectual disabilities live full, safe, loving and equal lives.

We are an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland and the Scottish Government’s delivery partner in the implementation of The keys to life


Information on the Coronavirus


Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Scotland, we have closed the SCLD office. 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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NHS Scotland Test & Protect


The Scottish Government has announced that Scotland has now entered 'Phase 3' of the routemap for moving out of lockdown.

The 'Test & Protect' campaign is NHS Scotland's approach to controlling the Coronavirus in Scotland's communities.

The focus of the campaign is to encourage people to get tested as soon as they develop symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Download COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklets


A new series of guided self-help booklets has been published to support people with learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.

To view the booklets, click on the button below to download them online, or order print copies directly from SCLD by emailing admin@scld.co.uk or by phoning 0141 248 3733.

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Social Media


Have you seen @PAMIS_Scotland's sensory adaptation of 'Felix after the Rain', by Dunja Jogan? This wonderful story about a boy who keeps all his worries in a big suitcase has been adapted for people with Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities - bit.ly/3fU4lQs


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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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