October2020

Bringing our Branch Activities Online

Date:23rd October 2020

Our Branches across Scotland play a vital role in supporting people with Down’s syndrome and their families, offering peer support to parents and safe places for people with Down’s syndrome to socialise and have fun. All these activities had to stop in March when lockdown started.   Thanks to the funding provided by the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund we were […]

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SCLD COVID-19 Learning Disability Survey

Date:21st October 2020

SCLD is working with a research team at the University of Glasgow led by Professor Andrew Jahoda.  This is part of a UK wide piece of research being conducted in collaboration with a number of academic institutions and experts including Professor Chris Hatton at Manchester Metropolitan. The project aims to understand the wellbeing, health and […]

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Thank you to the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

Date:15th October 2020

We are delighted to share the news that we have been awarded an extremely generous grant by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. We applied to their Charity Survival Fund, this fund was set up to support the work of charities following the impact of the COVD 19 pandemic and the associated actions taken to […]

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Talking Tuesdays

Date:14th October 2020

This year has been especially hard on young people and adults with Down’s syndrome, with so many regular activities that they are involved in canceled many felt more isolated than ever.   In June we were lucky enough to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund, which formed part of their commitment to support vulnerable people through […]

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Communications Skills Workshops for Professionals for Teen Years and Beyond

Date:13th October 2020

These Communication Skills Workshops are for secondary school education professionals, they are designed to support teachers, support assistants and other members of school staff who include an individual with Down’s syndrome in their educational or recreational setting. The techniques and strategies in these sessions are drawn from research findings on the learning style and specific […]

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Communication Skills Workshops for Professional for Primary years

Date:13th October 2020

These Communication Skills Workshops are for primary school education professionals, they are designed to support teachers, support assistants and other members of school staff who include an individual with Down’s syndrome in their educational or recreational setting. The techniques and strategies in these sessions are drawn from research findings on the learning style and specific […]

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