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Putting asset based approaches into practice: learning from evidence and experience

SCLD was delighted to welcome Jeane Freeman MSP, Minister for Social Security, to open our national conference on supporting people with learning disabilities to participate in Scottish communities in Thursday 7th September. The conference, held at Perth Concert Hall, saw over 160 delegates gather to hear from experts, including people with learning disabilities, and practitioners from across the country. In …

Building Bridges from Policy to Practice: Resources and Presentations

Resources Building Bridges to a Good Life: A review of asset based, person centred approaches and people with learning disabilities in Scotland ‘How To’ Guides: Hate Crime Projects ‘How To’ Guides: Employment Projects ‘How To’ Guides: Parenting Projects ‘How To’ Guides: Social Connectedness Projects Presentations Beyond the Project Cycle: Mellow Parenting and Cantraybridge College Building Bridges to a Good Life – …

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Supported Parenting: Bridging the gap between guidance and practice

During August, The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, as part of The Working Together with Parents Network, held two events for practitioners focused on embedding Supported Parenting into practice. These two events were held in Glasgow and Stirling. At these events, practitioners where introduced to The Five Key Features of Supported Parenting which are: Accessible Information and Communication Clear and …

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Easy Read Information

Easy Read is one form of accessible information.  Easy Read is about making written information easier to understand. Easy Read documents use short simple sentences with pictures. Easy Read documents are one way to make information more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Easy Read Top Tips Easy Read Resources Personalised Easy Read These are documents that are designed for …

Resources – Working Together with Parents Network

This list of information resources has been compiled with help from the ALLIANCE and the GIRFEC team.  SCLD Report: Fair Deal for Families? Learning from the experience of parents with a learning disability Easy Read SHANAARI indicators Plymouth Highbury Trust: Types of Abuse Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities  Scottish Good Practice Guidelines for Supporting Parents …

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RSA Fellows: Creativity and impact

Linda Mitchell, Partnership and Development Manager at SCLD, shares an update on the work undertaken by the 6 RSA Fellows who are being supported by SCLD to make their creative idea a reality. It hardly seems like a year ago that we had our first meeting with our then ‘new’ RSA Fellows in June 2016.  And yet the Fellows have …

Reflecting on my story: Retreat to Moniack Mhor

Leeanne Clark is a young writer from Lochgelly, Fife. She writes about her experiences of growing up in the care system with a learning disability. Leeanne is also an active Fellow of the RSA in Scotland, and works with SCLD to promote inclusion in the arts. She recently received a Platinum Youth Achievement Award from Youth Scotland for her peer …