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A world with better wellbeing

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As we begin to emerge from the pandemic and move towards fewer restrictions in our daily lives, SCLD’s Participation & Partnership Lead, Andy Miller, reflects on the data gathered from SCLD’s 2019 “How’s Life?” survey and what this means in a post pandemic world… The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has just published its second report from …

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“Mostly a 10, but sometimes zero” – the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

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The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is delighted to launch the second in our series of reports exploring the results of the 2019 “How’s Life?” national survey of people with learning disabilities in Scotland, “Mostly a 10, but sometimes a zero”: Exploring the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. In 2019, SCLD developed a survey …

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What a week!

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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2021 was bigger than we expected – that’s for sure! This year’s topic – ‘Relationships’ – has played a bigger part in our daily lives over the past 12 months, and in particular the lives of people with learning disabilities, than ever before. We have always known that for people with learning disabilities, relationships are crucial to the way …

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SCLD Supports Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

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The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is proud to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day by joining together with Recite Me to raise awareness of the importance of creating a digital world which is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they have a disability. So much of our lives now takes place online and this has …

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My Family – Leeanne’s Story 

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This Scottish Learning Disability Week our theme is ‘Relationships’ and each day we’re exploring a different topic around this theme. For many people relationships with family form the cornerstone of their lives – providing a place of safety and security from which to grow from. However families are different and each person’s relationship with their family is different. In this …

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Why Don’t We Talk About Sexuality and Learning Disabilities?

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We’re exploring a different topic around our ‘Relationships’ theme each day throughout Scottish Learning Disability Week 2021. Today’s topic is ‘Challenges’ –  The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. In this blog, CEO of the Trust, Deborah Kitson, explores safeguarding in the context …

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Learning Disability and Gender Based Violence: the normalisation of harm, abuse and violence

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“Look, I know that everybody gets abused, there are folk worse off than me”  This quote from a woman with learning disabilities who had experienced violence and abuse throughout her life brings into stark relief a central challenge around providing support to this group; the impact of the normalisation of violence and abuse on perceptions of relationships and the expectations of the women …

Exploring global models of Supported Employment

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Inspired by the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL), the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) and Inspiring Scotland invite you to explore different models of Supported Employment for people with learning disabilities. On Tuesday 1st June from 3.30-5pm we are holding a free webinar featuring a presentation on Microsoft’s Global Supported Employment Program. There will also be …

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Could you be a future leader?

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Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) have teamed up to create a leadership course for people with learning disabilities. The ‘Our Future Leaders’ is open to 10 people with learning disabilities and will run over the summer months from 4 May – 24 August 2021. It is designed to help participants develop the skills …