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 …

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Getting Fit and Having Fun!

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The Learning Disability Managed Care Network are holding an event in partnership with the Scottish Government about the importance of physical activity for people with learning disability. The event is on Tuesday 18th September from 9am – 4:30pm at Falkirk Stadium in Falkirk. Come along if you work with people with learning disability and want to find out more about: Supporting people to choose and engage in …

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Making our voices heard – advocacy and learning disability

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Wednesday 11th July 2018 In July 2018 SCLD launched a scoping report: A stronger Voice? A scoping study of independent advocacy for people with learning disabilities . The Report explored advocacy provision and experiences of advocacy support for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. People with learning disabilities often find it difficult to make their voice heard. They can experience barriers …

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Fife up your life!

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Friday 6th July 2018 In the second in our Asset Based Blog Series, Alan Roberts, Service Planning and Development Manager at the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, reflects on the involvement of people with learning disabilities in local community engagement…   “Have a learning disability? – become a rugby player” This was one of the opportunities presented during the asset …

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IASSIDD World Congress

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Opportunities for Social Enterprises and Charities The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) are hosting their international conference in Glasgow, from 6th – 9th August 2019. This will see over 1,200 + international researchers, academics, practitioners all working in the field of learning disability research and people with learning disabilities and their families, coming …

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Visiting the Scottish Parliament: Brexit discussion

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SCLD were one of a number of organisations invited to attend a meeting at the Scottish Parliament. In this blog post Catriona Rowley, SCLD’s Policy and Engagement Officer, shares an overview of the meeting, which was an opportunity for disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to meet with MSPs Jeane Freeman and Michael Russell, to share the concerns they have …