LeadScotland’s digital safety events during Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024

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Lead Scotland is a charity supporting disabled people and carers by providing personalised learning, befriending, advice and information services.  Lead Scotland have a series of online workshops about all things digital.  This Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024, Lead Scotland will deliver a selection of these workshops Tuesday to Friday at 10.30am.  These events are designed for people with disabilities and …

Michelle Steel, Director, People First (Scotland) – My experience of the Gender-Based Violence & Learning Disability conference

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  On the 15th of March I attended the SCLD Gender Based Violence and Learning Disability Conference in Glasgow. I attended as a People First (Scotland) representative and I was one of the key speakers for the day. When I arrived in the morning, SCLD staff were welcoming, helpful and made me feel at ease. The location felt good and …

Unequal, Unheard, Unjust: But not Hidden Anymore – new report launched at Scotland’s Learning Disability and Gender-Based Violence Conference 2023

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“We will not be hidden anymore!” The message from women with learning disabilities who have experienced gender-based violence in Scotland is clear –  they have been ignored, they have been mistreated, and they have been unable to achieve justice. But they won’t accept these violations of their human rights anymore. This is highlighted in SCLD and People First (Scotland)’s Equally …

Introducing Lucy Gibbons – SCLD Team Support Coordinator

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Who am I? Hello, my name is Lucy Gibbons, and I am thrilled to have joined The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) as Team Support Coordinator. I taught English with the British Council in Asia and the Middle East for about ten years, where I chose to specialise in absolute beginners, before returning to the UK just …

Human Rights Day 2022: Help Protect our Human Rights Act

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For Human Rights Day (10 December 2022) the British Institute of Human Rights have produced an easy read blog explaining how people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters can help to protect our Human Rights Act.   What has happened so far? In 2020, the UK Government asked a team of experts to tell them if the Human Rights …

Include For Good Rapporteurs meet with Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care

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Following up on a promise made when the vision for Include For Good was being developed, Mr Kevin Stewart, Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, came to meet with the Rapporteurs on Monday 31st October. The Include For Good Rapporteurs and Mr Stewart. Left to right: Dylan Stevens, Sandy Stark, David Ross, Mr Kevin Stewart, John Gallon (via Zoom), …

The one where the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities went to the United Nations…

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Human Rights Defenders Aaron Hume and Fiona Dawson interviewed Oonagh Brown about her experience representing the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) at the Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom at the United Nations… Aaron: For those who don’t know yet, who are you and what is your role at SCLD? My name is Oonagh Brown. I …

SCLD welcomes publication of Review of Supported Employment within Scotland

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On 27 September, the Scottish Government published its Review of Supported Employment within Scotland. You can download SCLD’s easy read version here. Providing access to meaningful employment for disabled people, including people with learning disabilities, is critically important. This review looks at the role of supported employment in making paid employment accessible to everyone. SCLD’s Chief Executive, Charlie McMillan, chaired …