SCLD publishes Digital Transformation report

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In an increasingly digital world, it is important that people with learning disabilities are empowered with the tools and knowledge they need to take advantage of the opportunities digital presents.  In 2022 SCLD was given funding by the Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Directorate’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme, to consider how digital technology can transform the lives of people with …

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024 – Save the date!

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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024 will take place on Monday 6th – Sunday 12th May The theme is ‘Digital Transformation’ – encouraging us to think about the digital world and how it is used by people with learning disabilities. Since the Covid-19 Pandemic, the way we all use digital and technology in our daily lives has changed hugely. For some …

Learning Disability Lived Experience Board – An update

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As we have seen recently during this month’s Co-Production Week Scotland, coproduction is increasingly used when designing and delivering care services. So, could it also be used when it comes to making decisions on government policies and law? When decisions have life changing impacts for people, it’s essential that decision-making processes involve the people they impact, especially when these decisions …

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How to Access the Revenge Porn Helpline: A blog

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To mark the beginning of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, SCLD is raising awareness of the experiences of women and girls with learning disabilities, as well as answering the Campaign’s call, by showing how we are investing to prevent violence and abuse against women and girls with learning disabilities. Recently, we have worked with …

Launch of ‘We are More’ – a film about hate crime

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As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week (14th – 21st October) SCLD and partners have launched a short film titled, ‘We are More’, about people with learning disabilities’ experiences of hate crime disability hate crime. Sadly hate crime is part of the daily experiences of many people with learning disabilities, who are more likely to experience all forms of …

Remember My Name – A report into the life of Margaret Fleming

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Remember My Name, the report from the Serious Case Review into the life of Margaret Fleming, highlights a number of serious issues for people with learning disabilities, their families and all of us who want Scotland to be a place where everyone matters equally. The question of how a young woman with a learning disability can disappear for seventeen years …

Human Rights Bill Consultation – SCLD publishes our response

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The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has published our response to the Human Rights (Scotland) Bill consultation, which closed on 5th October 2023. Our response summarises the opportunities and challenges the Bill presents for the human rights of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. As part of our response process, SCLD produced briefings on the Human Rights …

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The State of Our Rights: Leeanne and Sandy have their say

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SCLD has invited a range of stakeholders and partners to share their thoughts on our recent state-of-the-nation report on the human rights of people with learning disabilities, The State of Our Rights. To bring our series to a close, we are hearing from two members of SCLD’s Human Rights Lived Experience Board, Leeanne Clark and Sandy Stark. Over the last few …