A view of the front of the UN headquarters in Geneva, seen through the flags of different nations. Photo credit: Mat Reding on Unsplash

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020

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To mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) today invited key stakeholders to take part in a virtual roundtable, on incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) into Scottish law. At the event we heard inputs from the United Nations Committee …

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Evidence & Policy Internship

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*Please note that applications for this post have now closed. Join our team at the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD).  The Evidence & Policy Internship is a great opportunity for a disabled person who is committed to enabling people with learning disabilities to live their best lives and is interested in gaining experience in evidence and policy. The opportunity …

The panel at the Disability Hustings event

Putting the voice of disabled people at the centre of our democracy

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Representatives from the main political parties were grilled by disabled people and families at a ‘hustings’ style Q&A event organised by 10 leading disability charities, including the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD). More than 100 disabled people and their families, carers and professionals attended the national hustings event which took place on Thursday 5th December at Augustine United Church, …