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Employment Task Group


In 2016, on behalf of the Scottish Government, SCLD commissioned the University of Glasgow TERU and Cambridge Policy Consultants to conduct a scoping exercise to map the employability landscape for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

On 7 February 2017, the first meeting of the SCLD Employment Task Group was held at Glasgow Caledonian University. The meeting was opened by Ms Maureen Watt MSP Minister for Mental Health and Chaired by Dr Jim McCormick from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The Minister voiced her support for the work of the Task Group and was pleased that she would be kept informed of progress going forward.

The meeting was addressed by Professor Alan McGregor of TERU at Glasgow University the author of the research report: ‘Mapping the Employability Landscape for people with a Learning Disability in Scotland‘.

Professor McGregor summarised the findings of the research and highlighted the priorities and recommendations to be taken forward by the Task Group.

The Employment Task Group is no longer active. To find out more about the report or if you have any questions, please contact SCLD by calling 0141 248 3733 or via email at

Find out more about the membership of the Task Group and the recommendations they have taken forward here:

Task Group brief

February 2017 Task Group

Meeting notes

SCLD Presentation

TERU Presentation

May 2017 Task Group

Meeting notes

August 2017 Task Group

Meeting notes

November 2017 Task Group

Meeting notes

February 2018 Task Group

Meeting notes

November 2018 Task Group 

Employment Task Group Report