Some of the RSA Fellows and guests at the film premiere event

RSA Fellows with learning disabilities are celebrated at film premiere

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The Scottish Commission for people with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)  hosted a film premiere on Friday 20th September, to celebrate the inspiring achievements of seven people with learning disabilities who are lifetime Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The seven individuals were granted the first RSA fellowships to people with learning disabilities in 2016. The premiere …

Learning Disability Week 2020

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020

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It’s that time of year again (almost)! Time to start making plans for Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020.  Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place from Monday 18th – Sunday 24th May.  The team at the Scottish Commission for people with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) are busily working away making preparations at present. The theme for Learning Disability Week 2020 …

terrace houses one with an orange door and one with a pink door

A home of my own… Marie’s story

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Choosing where, how and with who you live is a basic right that is often hard won by people with a learning disability in Scotland. In the run up to Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday 18th September 2019, SCLD is publishing a series of blogs to raise awareness of the challenges people with learning disabilities face when it comes to …

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Housing as a human right for people with learning disabilities

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A generation of people with learning disabilities have grown up since Scotland’s largest long-stay hospital finally closed its doors in 2002. Lennox Castle Hospital, on the outskirts of Glasgow, housed almost 1700 people with learning disabilities at its peak in the 1970s.  It was one of many such institutions across Scotland.  This policy of institutionalisation marginalised people with learning disabilities, …