Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities (S.C.L.D)
At the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability there committed to finding new and better ways to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. The board of trustees is drawn from people across the whole population with a wide range of relevant experience and expertise. S.C.L.D aims to be a knowledge hub – offering support, information and new ideas about learning disability in Scotland.
To find out more information click Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
The Keys to Life
‘The keys to life’ is Scotland’s learning disability strategy. Launched in 2013, it builds on the success of ‘The same as you?’, the previous strategy which was published in 2000 following a review of services for people with learning disabilities.
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Campaign for a Fair Society
The Centre of Welfare Reform helped to establish the Campaign for a Fair Society as a UK campaigning organisation advocating a fairer society, based on human rights for all.
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Scotland Against Care Tax (S.A.C.T)
Scotland Against the Care Tax (SACT) has launched a national petition calling on the Scottish Government to abolish charging for social care, the ‘Care Tax,’ as frustration with the failure of COSLA to regulate care charges has led to voluntary sector representatives walking out of the partnership.
To find out more information click Scotland Against Care Tax
Social Care Institute for Excellence (S.C.I.E)
Social Care Institute for Excellence accredited training, consultancy, research and resources for the social care and health sectors from independent charity and improvement agency, the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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British Institute of Learning Disabilities (B.I.L.D)
British Institute of Leaning Disabilities (BILD) is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. We want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities.
To find out more information click British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Disability Rights Commission
As a disabled person, you have rights to protect you from discrimination. These rights cover most areas including employment, education and dealing with the police. The Equality Act 2010 and the United Nations (UN) Convention on dsability rights help to enforce, protect and promote your rights.
To find out more information click Disability Rights Commission
Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities work influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. They also raise awareness of learning disability issues amongst the wider public, in order to breakdown stigma and discrimination.
To find out more information click Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
The Centre of Welfare Reform
The Centre for Welfare Reform shares good ideas to make human rights real they do this by supporting an international fellowship to develop their ideas with others and publish them through our library and store. Sustain no subsidies from government or private organisations, instead work on projects and publications which are consistent with their goal.
To find out more information click The Centre of Welfare Reform
People First (Scotland) works to support people with learning difficulties to have more choice and control over our lives.
To find out more information click People First
Dunfermline Advocacy brings together local citizens with vulnerable people, providing long and short term support, understanding and friendship to those who need it.
To find out more information click Dunfermline Advocacy
FAIR (Family Advice and Information Resource) is an information and advice service for people with learning disabilities and carers in Edinburgh.
To find more information click Fair Edinburgh
Keys to Inclusion
Keys to Inclusion is working with children with disabilities and their families to break down the barriers that exist so that everyone can play their full part in their communities in Scotland.
To find out more information click Keys to Inclusion
Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK is the leading charity of its kind in the UK. Who are run by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.
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We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.
To find out more information click Citizens Advice
Learning Disability Alliance Scotland (LDAS)
Learning Disability Alliance Scotland believe that people with learning disabilities live valued and valuable lives.
To find out more information click Learning Disability Alliance
PAMIS was established in 1992 to provide support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
To find out more information click PAMIS
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
To find out more information click Mencap
Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS)
Self-directed support (SDS) allows people to choose how their support is provided to them by giving them as much ongoing control as they want over the individual budget spent on their support.
To find out more information click Self Directed Support Scotland
Counselling Directory knows how daunting it can be to reach out and seek help. Not knowing where to start or who to turn to can also feel overwhelming. Because of this, we are dedicated to making the process easy, providing you with the tools you need to make an informed decision about your next step.
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