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A New Human Rights Bill for Scotland: Giving People with Learning Disabilities a Voice

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SCLD is delighted to introduce you to a new member of our team… Who am I? Hello, my name is Sarah D’Agrosa, and I am thrilled to have joined The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) as the Human Rights Engagement Adviser. I have worked in learning disabilities support and care for over a decade, focusing on independent …

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Job opportunity with SCLD

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has a job opportunity for a ‘Human Rights Engagement Adviser’. Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland? Then we want to hear from you! We are recruiting a Human Rights Engagement Adviser who will ensure that the lived experience of people with learning …

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Fighting for my rights!

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My right to take part in sport – making the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities real in my life!  On the 26th February 2022, I’m about to take another step in my sporting journey and step inside the ring at the ‘Road to Glory’ Fight Night at Alloa Town Hall. The fight night is run …

What do Human Rights mean to you?

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People with learning disabilities alongside The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) and The Publishing Bureau launched ‘Human Rights Town’, an app to empower people with learning disabilities to recognise and realise their rights. In this blog, App Development Group Member, Leeanne Clark, shares what human rights mean to people with learning disabilities in Scotland.  The Scottish Commission …

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They’re our human rights too!

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On the 30th of August people with learning disabilities alongside The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) and The Publishing Bureau launched ‘Human Rights Town’, an app to empower people with learning disabilities to recognise and realise their rights. In this blog, App Development Group Member, Lindsay Kinloch, shares why human rights and this app important to the …

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Welcome to Human Rights Town!

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The  Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has launched a new app, ‘Human Rights Town’, designed to help people with learning disabilities to understand their human rights.    The development of the app has been led by a group of people with learning disabilities who have been working with SCLD and digital design company, Publishing Bureau, to create the finished product.    The app invites users to travel around a virtual ‘Human …

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Taking the Next Steps for Children’s Rights in Scotland

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child has been incorporated in Scotland! So what now? The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) Chief Executive, Charlie McMillan, and Chief Executive of PAMIS, Jenny Miller reflect on the bill, and what needs to be achieved as it becomes law. Yesterday, The United Nations Convention on The Rights …

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The right to life and health for people with learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency

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SCLD’s Policy & Implementation Officer Oonagh Brown writes about the risk to the human rights of people with learning disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency… Over the last few weeks, there have been concerns expressed across the UK by disabled people and those who represent them about how decisions will be made concerning disabled people’s health care and treatment during the Coronavirus emergency. It is also becoming clear that …