Some of the RSA Fellows and guests at the film premiere event

RSA Fellows with learning disabilities are celebrated at film premiere

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The Scottish Commission for people with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)  hosted a film premiere on Friday 20th September, to celebrate the inspiring achievements of seven people with learning disabilities who are lifetime Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The seven individuals were granted the first RSA fellowships to people with learning disabilities in 2016. The premiere …

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A home of my own… Marie’s story

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Choosing where, how and with who you live is a basic right that is often hard won by people with a learning disability in Scotland. In the run up to Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday 18th September 2019, SCLD is publishing a series of blogs to raise awareness of the challenges people with learning disabilities face when it comes to …

SCLD is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer

SCLD is recruiting for a new Chief Executive

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is seeking a new CEO to build on the progress we have made in recent years to contribute to better lives for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. S/he will lead a small dedicated professional team and maintain close links with Government and partners across the sector and beyond. SCLD is a strategic …

A wee blether with… Leeanne Clark FRSA

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected and Included’.  We asked Leeanne Clark, FRSA about what community means to her. Leeanne is one of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability’s RSA Fellows. SCLD – Leeanne, what does Community mean to you? Leeanne – That’s quite a hard question to think about. But when I think about …

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP stands front and centre holding a copy of the report, surrounded by Eddie, Kieran and Kirsty, their job coaches and SCLD staff, holding reports and smiling

The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has today published the Employment TASK Group report to Scottish Government Ministers. The report, titled The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland, explores what needs to be done to create more and better employment opportunities for Scots with a learning disability. In 2016 SCLD commissioned a report, Mapping the …

Whose community is it anyway?

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected, Included’.  The word ‘community’ means something different to each of us, so as part of our exploration of what it means to be ‘active’, ‘connected’ and ‘included’, we’re asking people from all walks of life to give us their perspective on what community means to them. To give …

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A wee blether with… actor Abi Brydon

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Monday 2nd July 2018 Abi Brydon, actress with INSPIRE Fife and Suzanne Lofthus, director at Cutting Edge Theatre This month sees the launch of our research paper  – Safe and Healthy Relationships: Empowering People with Learning Disabilities through Education. Sex and relationships education, setting and maintaining personal boundaries and having the freedom to choose who we enter a relationship with …

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Why Celebrate?

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Thursday 31st May 2018   Asset based approaches build on the strengths of the community to become more welcoming and inclusive.  In the first of SCLD’s series of guest blogs on asset based approaches, Jenny Rae from Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership writes about the strategic approach they are taking to using the strengths of people with learning disabilities …