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Recruitment: Digital Communications Officer

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is an independent charitable organisation for the learning disability sector. We are recruiting a Digital Communications Officer to join our team. You will be responsible for the creation of engaging content for the SCLD website, our social media channels and our monthly e-bulletin. You will also provide support for the digital platforms that …

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IASSIDD World Congress

Opportunities for Social Enterprises and Charities The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) are hosting their international conference in Glasgow, from 6th – 9th August 2019. This will see over 1,200 + international researchers, academics, practitioners all working in the field of learning disability research and people with learning disabilities and their families, coming …

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‘Healthy Eyes’ Training Pack: Guest blog

Helping adults with learning disabilities to recognise signs of sight loss RNIB UK Adult Social Care Practice and Development Team develop and deliver bespoke, award winning training for health and social care professionals.  The training is related to sight loss and complex needs including learning disability, dementia, autism and stroke.  The training helps to increase awareness of ‘hidden sight loss’. …

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How’s it going? – Enabling people with learning disabilities to share how they are feeling about their lives

This guest blog post was written by Lois Cameron who is the Director at Talking Mats, a social enterprise whose vision is to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties, and those close to them, by increasing their capacity to communicate effectively about things that matter to them. The Keeping Safe project has supported people with a learning disability throughout …

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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 – …