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The Scottish Learning Disability Awards

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 have now closed for the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019

What are the 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.  Learning Disability Week and the Learning Disability Awards 2019 are a platform to celebrate the contribution of people with learning disabilities in their communities across Scotland.

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) hosts the annual Scottish Learning Disability Awards, which are the culmination of activities taking place across Scotland as part of Learning Disability Week. The Awards are held annually in May.

There are 8 Award Categories which this year have been centred around our Learning Disability Week theme, which this year was ‘Community – Active, Connected, Included‘. 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 Learning Disability Awards ceremony where they are presented with their awards at a gala event.

You can read our Learning Disability Awards FAQ for more information.

Award categories

Highly Commended in the Creative Communities Category, Andrew Moodie accepts his award at the Learning Disability Awards 2019

Find out more about our award categories by clicking on the links below.

Awards for people with learning disabilities

Awards for supporters

What to expect

Get involved with the Learning Disability Awards

  • Share your expertise and take part in our judging panels
  • Could you or your organisation sponsor an Award?
  • Help spread the word about the Learning Disability Awards and Learning Disability Week.

The Learning Disability Awards 2019

Videos

Learning Disability Awards 2019: Our finalists

News

The Learning Disability Awards 2019 were featured in The Daily Record.

Photos

View our photo gallery here: Learning Disability Awards Photo Album

All the 2019 finalists smile and cheer whilst holding their awards on stage at the Learning Disability Awards 2019

SCLD Awards 2019 Pictures by Peter Devlin

If you have any questions about the Learning Disability Awards, please give us a call on 0141 248 3733 or email awards@scld.co.uk