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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 …

Employability Task Group

In 2016, on behalf of the Scottish Government, SCLD commissioned the University of Glasgow TERU and Cambridge Policy Consultants to conduct a scoping exercise to map the employability landscape for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. On 7 February 2017, the first meeting of the SCLD Employment Task Group, who will be taking the reports recommendations forward, was held at Glasgow Caledonian University. The meeting …

Call for Workshop Submissions: Supported Parenting Guideline Events August 2017

The Working Together with Parents Network and SCLD are holding two events about the Supported Parenting Guidelines in August 2017. The purpose of these events is to help practitioners working with parents with learning disabilities to provide the right kind of support. These events will be centred on the five key principles of Supported Parenting. These are: . 1) Accessible …

The minimum wage debate

Maura Lynch the Depute Chief Executive at SCLD discusses recent articles on employing people with a learning disability on a lower rate of pay and questions how ambitious we are for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. On reflection, it was quite a week. Little did I know on Monda y that by Friday morning, I was going to be …

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The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Making it work for parents with learning disabilities

Oonagh Brown, Policy and Implementation Officer (Parenting), outlines how Part 12 of the Act will directly impact some parents with learning disabilities and highlights ways for professionals to get involved. The Working Together with Parents (Scottish) Network is holding events in local authorities about Part 12 of The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. These events will provide Information about …

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Asset based approaches

In this podcast (produced by Pod Academy), we feature highlights from a conversation on the efficacy of asset based approaches to working with people with learning disabilities. The last decade has seen a growing recognition of the rights of people with learning disabilities to enjoy a ‘good life’ with choice about what that means to them and control over how …

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Dundee City Pipe Band: The Movie!

This blog post comes from Ross Inglis, FRSA. In the blog, Ross updates us on how he’s getting along with his plans to establish an inclusive pipe band in Dundee. As my last blog shows, it’s been a busy few months for me! Most recently, I’ve been working with a film crew to record the launch of the new ‘Dundee City Pipe …