The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities’ (SCLD) vision is of a fairer Scotland where people with learning/intellectual disabilities live full, safe, loving and equal lives.

We are an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland and the Scottish Government’s delivery partner in the implementation of The keys to life


Scottish Learning Disability Week 

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place between Monday 18th - Sunday 24th May.

The Scottish Learning Disability Week theme is 'My Environment - My place, my planet'.

Follow the hashtag #LDWeekScot2020 for all the latest!

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Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020. Nominations are now closed.

Information on the Coronavirus

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Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Scotland, we have closed the SCLD office. Our staff are working from home and can be contacted via email or through the main phone line.

We have pulled together some information and resources on Coronavirus from SCLD, Scottish Government and other organisations. You can access this information by clicking the button below.

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Make your own Uno competition

To celebrate the run up to this year's Scottish Learning Disability Week we are running a 'Make your own Uno' competition.

All you need to do is get your hands on some items you would normally recycle and make your own Uno the Unicorn, the Scottish Learning Disability Week mascot!

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Social Media

Join us for the launch of 'Human Rights Town' on Monday 30 Aug, from 2-4pm. This is an exciting new app to empower people with #learningdisabilities to recognise and realise their #HumanRights. Register on Eventbrite now -…

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Policy Issues

We work across a range of policy issues, such as Employability, Parenting, Housing and Advocacy. You can find out more about what we do and view our publications on our Policy Issues page.

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IASSIDD came to Glasgow in 2019!


The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) took place in Glasgow this summer from August 6 - 9.

Over 1,500 delegates attended over the 4 day Congress. You can find out more about IASSIDD here.

You can also watch the promotional video and follow #FUTURE4ALL on social media channels to find out what happened during the Congress.


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Learning Disability Week 2018

Scottish Learning Disability Awards

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. 

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Taking an Asset Based Approach:
Blog Series

Introducing SCLD's new blog series! We are inviting guest bloggers from across Scotland to share their experiences of using asset based approaches to developing learning disability strategy locally. Read the latest blog below.
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