Councillor Currie stands in front of an SCLD banner to launch the local strategy guidance

Local Strategy Guidance Launched

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Today saw the launch of Developing a Learning Disability Strategy: Guidance, suggestions and questions for developing a local learning disability strategy – a useful resource for Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), local authorities and health boards when planning their local strategies. Containing good practice examples and reflective questions, this is an invaluable resource for anyone playing a part in …

A statement from SCLD

Inclusion is key to preventing further abuse

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Download an easyread version of this statement here. Like so many across the learning disability community and beyond, SCLD was appalled by the horrendous footage recently featured on Panorama’s exposé of the specialist hospital, Whorlton Hall. People with learning disabilities deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, so it was shocking to see behaviour that fell so drastically short …

people stand smiling with copies of the 'How's Life?' survey at the survey launch event

Learning disability charities ask ‘How’s Life?’

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Major new survey will find out about the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland A new survey developed by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) to find out about the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland has been launched. The survey seeks to find out how people with learning disabilities in Scotland feel about their …

Charlie McMillan welcomed as new SCLD Chief Executive

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has, today, welcomed Charlie McMillan as its new Chief Executive. Charlie joins SCLD from Capability Scotland where he was Director of Services and Development. He succeeds Chris Creegan who has taken up a new role leading an inquiry about civil society in Scotland after six years at the helm. SCLD Chair, Eddie McConnell, …

Colourful illustrated people stand on a hill with their hands in the air. Text underneath reads: The keys to life

The keys to life Implementation Framework 2019 – 2021

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Today sees the launch of The Scottish Government’s new Implementation Framework for The keys to life, Scotland’s learning disability strategy. The Implementation Framework 2019 – 2021 adopts a ‘whole system, whole population and whole person’ approach to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is looking forward to working with the Scottish Government, COSLA …

Stephen plays rugby with a child with learning disabilities in a sports hall

Meet Stephen’s Clan!

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In the run up to Learning Disability Week 2019 we are asking people from all walks of life, from all across Scotland, to tell us about their ‘community’. As we are in the grip of The Six Nations season, this month’s blog comes from Stephen, a young man who enjoys a sense of community through rugby. Stephen says… At school …

celebrity baker James Morton sits beside Stephen Dickson who designed the Learning Disability Week mascot, 'Uno the Unicorn', both holding cup cakes with Uno the Unicorn cake toppers on them.

Bake Off Star supports Scotland’s Learning Disability Week

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Great British Bake Off finalist, and author, James Morton, showed his support for this year’s Scottish Learning Disability Week by coming along to a ‘Communi-tea’ event. The ‘Communi-tea’ event was for people with learning disabilities and their supporters to come together to enjoy some home baking and play a variety of tea party – themed games. James has also written …

A wee blether with… Leeanne Clark FRSA

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected and Included’.  We asked Leeanne Clark, FRSA about what community means to her. Leeanne is one of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability’s RSA Fellows. SCLD – Leeanne, what does Community mean to you? Leeanne – That’s quite a hard question to think about. But when I think about …