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Learning Disabilities

We want equality and opportunities for people with learning disabilities

The Learning Disabilities fund supports 10 charities and social enterprises from the Learning Disabilities Section to improve their resilience and sustainability so they can deliver on key aspects of the Keys to Life.

Supporting Scotland’s Learning Disabilities sector

The Learning Disabilities fund works towards the aims of the Keys to Life strategy. The Keys to Life strategy recognises that people who have a learning disability have the same aspirations and expectations as everyone else and is guided by a vision shaped by the Scottish Government’s ambition for all citizens.

Everyone – including people with learning disabilities – should be able to contribute to a fairer Scotland where we tackle inequalities and people are supported to flourish and succeed.

People with learning disabilities should be treated with dignity, respect and understanding. They should be able to play a full part in their communities and live independent lives free from bullying, fear, and harassment.

The Keys to Life strategy has 5 clear priorities, and is aligned with the Fairer Scotland for Disabled People strategy: Living, Learning, Working, Wellbeing and Engagement.

Watch Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities’ video on the Keys to Life strategy to find out more.

Learning Disabilities

Portfolio of Charities

PAMIS
Learning Disabilities

PAMIS

Promoting a More Inclusive Society. PAMIS is the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families for a better life. They support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, PMLD – their families, carers and professionals. @PAMIS_Scotland http://pamis.org.uk/

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Learning Disabilities Alliance Scotland
Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Alliance Scotland

The Learning Disability Alliance Scotland works to help people with learning disabilities and their families raise their concerns and worries with local and national politicians. https://www.facebook.com/LDAScotland/

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People First (Scotland)
Learning Disabilities

People First (Scotland)

People First Scotland works to support people with learning difficulties to have more choice and control over their lives. https://peoplefirstscotland.org/

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