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 …

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Free legal advice for people with learning disabilities

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Everyone with a learning disability should be able to get legal advice when they need it.  It is an important part of ensuring that people have access to the justice system. The Legal Services Agency is now holding monthly sessions for people with learning disabilities and their families, at the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) office, in …

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The SCLD Expert Group is recruiting!

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The Expert Group is recruiting!  Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is looking for new members to apply to join our Expert Group!  What is the Expert Group? The Expert Group is a national group for people with learning disabilities. It gives people a chance to get together and share their views on important issues affecting people with …

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Include For Good is recruiting!

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We are looking for new people to join our team Are you someone with a learning disability? Do you want to make change happen? Do you or someone you know want to join our exciting team? SCLD wants to recruit up to 3 new members of the Include For Good rapporteur team! What is ‘Include For Good’? ‘Include For Good’ is …

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‘The State of Our Rights’ – report and resources now live

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People with learning disabilities continue to experience long-term, systemic discrimination. Their lives are deeply affected by this in so many ways from birth onwards. Despite some positive developments over the last 30 years, the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)’s latest report, ‘The State of Our Rights’, clearly shows that many people are unable to live the life …