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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 …

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Supported living with a difference

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Supported living for people with learning disabilities does not have to fit a prescribed model. There are few people who know this better than Kate and Louis Sainsbury, a mother and son who have found the ideal balance between independence and support, in Louis’s home, Appletree. Many people with learning disabilities face challenges in securing the right kind of support …

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Introducing Dougie! SCLD’s new Development Worker

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Introducing Dougie! SCLD’s new Development Worker for Accessible Information…   “Hi, my name is Dougie, and I am very pleased to be able to introduce myself as the new Development Worker for Accessible Information here at the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD).  I can honestly say the full team at SCLD could not have been more welcoming. I …

Change, made easy

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In June ARC Scotland launched Principles into Practice and a digital application, Compass, with the aim of transforming experiences of young people with additional support needs and their families as they make the transition to adulthood. Tracey Francis, Policy and Development Worker at ARC Scotland, tells us more. Ask anyone – becoming an adult is one of the most complex …