Learning Disability Awards 2019

Section: In the CommunityType: News Item Date Published: 15th January 2019

Celebrating the talent, achievements and contribution that people with learning disabilities make to our communities around Scotland.

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) are accepting nominations for the The Learning Disability Awards 2019.

The Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. Held during Scotland’s Learning Disability Week in May, the Awards aim to recognise and raise awareness of individuals whose talents, achievements and contributions are often under represented.

From recognising sporting success and creative talents, to celebrating achievement in the work-place, or innovation in the world of enterprise, there are opportunities for all skills, talents and personalities to be recognised. This year they have given their award categories a community theme to fit in with the Learning Disability Week 2019 theme of Community – Active, Connected, Included. Find out more about the award categories and what finalists can expect from the process on their website (this link will take you away from our website).

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  • Community Champion
  • Creative Communities
  • Community Enterprise
  • Family Carer
  • Skills and Learning
  • Sport Achievement
  • Support in Work
  • Volunteering in your Community

The deadline for nominations is Monday 4th February 2019. The award ceremony will take place on Friday 17th May 2019.

Learning Disability Week takes place from Monday 13th – 19th May 2019. Let SCLD know about your plans by emailing

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