If you know a person or group of people with learning disabilities who you think deserve recognition for their talents, achievements or contribution to their community, then the Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards are waiting for your nominations…
*Please note that nominations for the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are now closed*
What are the Scottish Learning Disability Awards?
The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. Scottish Learning Disability Week and the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are a platform to celebrate the contribution of people with learning disabilities in their communities across Scotland.
The Scottish Commission for People with a Learning Disability (SCLD) hosts the annual Scottish Learning Disability Awards, which are the culmination of activities taking place across Scotland as part of Scottish Learning Disability Week. The Awards are held annually in May.
There are 8 Award Categories for 2020. Each award category has a judging panel to make sure each nomination is assessed fairly.
The finalists are filmed and their stories are shown at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards ceremony where they are presented with their awards at a gala event.
The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the current restrictions we have been unable to hold a gala dinner and awards ceremony this year.
Instead, to celebrate our 2020 finalists, we have planned two weeks of online celebration; our ‘Spotlight’ event. From Friday 20th November – Friday 4th December 2020, we will be honouring each of our finalists through video and social media. Find out more here.
This year there are 8 award categories which cover a wide variety of topics, interests and achievements:
- Community Champion
- Skills and Learning
- Social Impact
- Employee Recognition
- Creative Innovation
- Sport Achievement
- Family Carer and their Relative
- Living your Best Life
You can find out more about each category here.
The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019
To give you a flavour of the Scottish Learning Disability Awards, you can watch some of our 2019 finalists’ videos and view photos and press coverage of the Awards night.
The Learning Disability Awards 2019 were featured in The Daily Record.
View our photo gallery here: Learning Disability Awards Photo Album