The situation of people with learning disabilities in Ukraine

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Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on 24th February, the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD), like so many, has been shocked and saddened by the impact upon civilian life. SCLD is particularly concerned about the impact of the conflict on people with learning disabilities who are living in institutional settings in Ukraine. We welcome the …

A statement from SCLD

Inclusion is key to preventing further abuse

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Download an easyread version of this statement here. Like so many across the learning disability community and beyond, SCLD was appalled by the horrendous footage recently featured on Panorama’s exposé of the specialist hospital, Whorlton Hall. People with learning disabilities deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, so it was shocking to see behaviour that fell so drastically short …