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IASSIDD World Congress

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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

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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’. …

Visiting the Scottish Parliament: Brexit discussion

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SCLD were one of a number of organisations invited to attend a meeting at the Scottish Parliament. In this blog post Catriona Rowley, SCLD’s Policy and Engagement Officer, shares an overview of the meeting, which was an opportunity for disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to meet with MSPs Jeane Freeman and Michael Russell, to share the concerns they have …

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

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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 …

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

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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

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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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Easy Read Information

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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 …

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Resources – Working Together with Parents Network

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This list of information resources has been compiled with help from the ALLIANCE and the GIRFEC team.  Child’s Plan P+C easy read guide Easy Read Guide Wellbeing 2 Easy Read SHANAARI indicators Fathers with learning disabilities and their experiences of adult social care services GIRFEC Practitioners Workshop Pack GIRFEC overview P+C easy read guide Guide to Supported Parenting Lead Professional …

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

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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 …