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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022

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We are excited to announce that Scotland’s Learning Disability Week 2022 will take place from Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th May. This year’s theme is ‘We all have human rights!’ So, join the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) this Scottish Learning Disability Week, to help people with learning disabilities to recognise and realise their human rights! Find …

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A letter to Finlay

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In recognition of Scottish Learning Disability Week and Mental Health Awareness Week, Eddie McConnell, Chair of SCLD and Chief Executive of Down’s Syndrome Scotland, shares a letter to his son Finlay…   Dear Finlay, How are you today? I ask, because I noticed that you put your birthday cards back up in your room eight weeks after we celebrated your …

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Why Social Capital is more important now than ever

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SCLD’s Implementation & Involvement Officer, Catriona Rowley, writes about why the concept of ‘Social Capital’ has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why it impacts on people with learning/intellectual disabilities… “The first part of the year is always busy at SCLD, and a commonly uttered comment is ‘”we’ll pick that up after Learning Disability Week”‘. This year Scottish …

Let’s Notice Nature together

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It’s Scottish Learning Disability Week and this year the theme is ‘My Environment – My place, my planet’, which is all about how people with learning disabilities should be included in helping their local environment, and in wider debates around key issues such as climate change. SCLD is delighted to announce that we have been working in partnership with the …