Learning Disability Week 2019

Learning Disability Week 2019

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has announced that Scotland’s Learning Disability Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May.  This year’s theme is ‘community’.  Activities during the week will emphasise that communities are important to our wellbeing – they give us a network of people and places that we can go to for information, as well as spaces to socialise and come together.  Communities can also help to prevent us becoming lonely and isolated, through neighbours and friends, and local places where people come together.

Learning Disability Week 2019

People with learning disabilities can sometimes experience barriers to being included.  Local venues, activities and services are not always accessible, and people are not always made to feel welcome within their communities.  Yet, despite these barriers, people with learning disabilities are making a huge contribution to their communities, and are more visible and valued in their communities now than they have been in the past.  SCLD wants to celebrate this.

Learning Disability Week 2019 is an opportunity to share the stories of people with learning disabilities being ‘Active’, ‘Connected’ and ‘Included’ citizens. SCLD has asked as many people as possible, from communities all across Scotland to get in touch with them to tell them about their communities, and how people with learning disabilities are involved in community life.  If you have a learning disability and are involved in your local community, SCLD wants to hear from you! There will be more information coming soon about how you can share your community stories, and you can find out more about Learning Disability Week from the SCLD website here.