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Meet Stephen’s Clan!

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In the run up to Learning Disability Week 2019 we are asking people from all walks of life, from all across Scotland, to tell us about their ‘community’. As we are in the grip of The Six Nations season, this month’s blog comes from Stephen, a young man who enjoys a sense of community through rugby. Stephen says… At school …

celebrity baker James Morton sits beside Stephen Dickson who designed the Learning Disability Week mascot, 'Uno the Unicorn', both holding cup cakes with Uno the Unicorn cake toppers on them.

Bake Off Star supports Scotland’s Learning Disability Week

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Great British Bake Off finalist, and author, James Morton, showed his support for this year’s Scottish Learning Disability Week by coming along to a ‘Communi-tea’ event. The ‘Communi-tea’ event was for people with learning disabilities and their supporters to come together to enjoy some home baking and play a variety of tea party – themed games. James has also written …

SCLD is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer

SCLD is recruiting for a new Chief Executive

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is seeking a new CEO to build on the progress we have made in recent years to contribute to better lives for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. S/he will lead a small dedicated professional team and maintain close links with Government and partners across the sector and beyond. SCLD is a strategic …

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability seeks new Chief Executive

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SCLD has today announced that its Chief Executive, Chris Creegan, will be moving on from the role in the spring. The search for his successor begins on Monday. Chris Creegan joined SCLD as Chief Executive in June 2013, in the same the week that the Scottish Government launched its current learning disability strategy, The Keys to Life. Over the past …

A wee blether with… Leeanne Clark FRSA

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected and Included’.  We asked Leeanne Clark, FRSA about what community means to her. Leeanne is one of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability’s RSA Fellows. SCLD – Leeanne, what does Community mean to you? Leeanne – That’s quite a hard question to think about. But when I think about …

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP stands front and centre holding a copy of the report, surrounded by Eddie, Kieran and Kirsty, their job coaches and SCLD staff, holding reports and smiling

The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has today published the Employment TASK Group report to Scottish Government Ministers. The report, titled The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland, explores what needs to be done to create more and better employment opportunities for Scots with a learning disability. In 2016 SCLD commissioned a report, Mapping the …

Whose community is it anyway?

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected, Included’.  The word ‘community’ means something different to each of us, so as part of our exploration of what it means to be ‘active’, ‘connected’ and ‘included’, we’re asking people from all walks of life to give us their perspective on what community means to them. To give …

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Social Security (Scotland) Act – an update

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The Social Security (Scotland) Act requires the Scottish Government to make advocacy support available to those people with a disability who need an advocate to help with the Scottish social security system. If you are interested in working with the Scottish Government to help develop advocacy standards for this support, you can complete this meeting request form. You can also download …

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A Culture Strategy for Scotland

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Scotland’s culture is one of its greatest strengths. The history, traditions, languages, landscapes and creativity that make up modern Scotland are something we should celebrate. The Scottish Government has made a commitment to develop a culture strategy for Scotland; in 2017 they engaged in discussions with individuals, artists and creative producers, communities and organisations, to produce a draft Culture Strategy. …

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Getting Fit and Having Fun!

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The Learning Disability Managed Care Network are holding an event in partnership with the Scottish Government about the importance of physical activity for people with learning disability. The event is on Tuesday 18th September from 9am – 4:30pm at Falkirk Stadium in Falkirk. Come along if you work with people with learning disability and want to find out more about: Supporting people to choose and engage in …