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

We are a human rights defender, working to uphold, protect and raise awareness of the human rights of people with learning disabilities.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland


The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is committed to defending the human rights of people with learning disabilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

SCLD has information and resources about Coronavirus for people with learning disabilities and their families and supporters.

For the latest information and advice, please visit the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites.



Coronavirus information
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Introducing 'Include For Good'



SCLD is delighted to launch 'Include For Good' a new programme of transformational change that will see people with learning disabilities leading the way across all aspects of Scottish life. 

A group of 10 people with a learning disability will lead this revolution and co-design Include For Good. These people will be the 'Rapporteurs'.

Find out more


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Early Years education for learning disabilities


During Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022 SCLD launched our new report into Early Years education and childcare for children with learning disabilities.

The report explores the barriers and facilitators to Early Learning and childcare for children with learning disabilities in Scotland.

Read the report


Social Media


The @LSAlawcentre is delighted to launch the Disability and Social Justice Project with the support of the @scotgov Equality and Human Rights Fund. The Project is currently doing research into the experiences of people with hidden disabilities in accessing justice. pic.twitter.com/ABAx…

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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. 

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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