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Fife up your life!

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Friday 6th July 2018 In the second in our Asset Based Blog Series, Alan Roberts, Service Planning and Development Manager at the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, reflects on the involvement of people with learning disabilities in local community engagement…   “Have a learning disability? – become a rugby player” This was one of the opportunities presented during the asset …

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A wee blether with… actor Abi Brydon

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Monday 2nd July 2018 Abi Brydon, actress with INSPIRE Fife and Suzanne Lofthus, director at Cutting Edge Theatre This month sees the launch of our research paper  – Safe and Healthy Relationships: Empowering People with Learning Disabilities through Education. Sex and relationships education, setting and maintaining personal boundaries and having the freedom to choose who we enter a relationship with …

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A home of our own…

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Monday 11 June 2018   “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Joan McAlpine chose these words, by Maya Angelou, to open a recent debate in the Scottish Parliament on Appropriate Housing for People with Learning Disabilities. They serve as a reminder that for …

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Why Celebrate?

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Thursday 31st May 2018   Asset based approaches build on the strengths of the community to become more welcoming and inclusive.  In the first of SCLD’s series of guest blogs on asset based approaches, Jenny Rae from Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership writes about the strategic approach they are taking to using the strengths of people with learning disabilities …

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Eat well – live well!

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Eating well is important to a healthy lifestyle… We all know that eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to take care of your body. Eating a balanced diet helps the body to function at its best and can also improve mental and emotional well-being. SCLD believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to eat …

Impact of Universal Credit on people with a disability: Lessons to be learned and the way forward in Scotland

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Date & time: Thur 24th May 2018 (9.30am – 12.45pm) Venue: Brodies LLP, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX Universal Credit was devised by the Coalition Government at Westminster to simplify benefits, ensure it paid to be in work, tackle poverty and reduce fraud and error. Not initially intended to reduce budgets it was to be paid out at broadly …

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: Guest Blog

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Helping women with learning disabilities affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities  Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is a UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. We have recently launched a new project to increase the uptake of cervical screening (the smear test) across Glasgow. One of our key aims is to reduce screening inequalities by …

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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’. …