Nominations for the Scottish Learning Disability Awards are now open.
If you know a person or group of people with learning disabilities who you think deserve recognition for their talents, achievements or contribution to their community, it’s time to get nominating.
What are the Learning Disability Awards?
The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them.
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) hosts the annual Scottish Learning Disability Awards in May, which are the culmination of activities taking place across Scotland as part of Learning Disability Week.
There are eight award categories are centred around the Learning Disability Week theme, ‘Community – Active, Connected, Included‘. Each award category has a judging panel to make sure each nomination is assessed fairly.
The finalists are filmed and their stories are shown at the Learning Disability Awards ceremony where they are presented with their awards at a gala event.
Find out more about the award categories and download nomination forms by clicking on the links below.
Awards for people with learning disabilities
- Creative Communities
- Community Champion
- Community Enterprise
- Sport Achievement
- Skills and Learning
- Volunteering in your Community
Awards for supporters
What to expect
- Read the What to expect when you submit a nomination
- Read the easy read version of the What to expect when you submit a nomination guide.
Get involved with the Learning Disability Awards
- Share your expertise and take part in our judging panels.
- Could you or your organisation sponsor an Award?
- Help spread the word about the Learning Disability Awards and Learning Disability Week.
To get involved phone SCLD on 0141 248 3733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for nominations is Monday 4 February 2019. SCLD will be in touch with everyone who is taking part on the week beginning Monday 25 March 2019.
Please note – the Learning Disability Awards are open to people living in Scotland only.