About LDAS

The Learning Disability Alliance Scotland – also known as LDAS – supports people living with learning disabilities across Scotland to engage in Scotland’s political life and to campaign for improvements in Scottish society for the benefit of the learning disabled community.

We work to help people with learning disabilities and their families raise their concerns and worries with local and national politicians.

We are a unique organisation is Scotland supporting people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and the organisations who work with to raise their own issues with politicians and decision makers. We believe the learning disabled community in Scotland is stronger when its members work together.  In addition, we believe it can play an important role in Scotland’s developing society and, with the support of LDAS, can speak out, raise awareness, and engage in the political process and make its own voice heard.

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The work of LDAS

The main purpose of LDAS is to inform and support people living with learning disabilities about the latest political developments and the issues most important to them and to improving their own lives using easily accessible information and supporting them to learn and process the information.  Through our Stronger Together groups, regular workshops and Easy Read materials, we assist with informing, engaging, campaigning and speaking out about what it is like to live with a learning disability in Scotland today and what those living with learning disabilities need to make their lives better.

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Structure of LDAS

LDAS is headed by a Board of 8 people, 7 of whom live with a learning disability. All of our Board members have been activists and campaigners on behalf of Scotland’s learning disabled community for many years.

Our current Board members are:

Andrew Doyle, Chairman

David Tawse, Vice Chair

Monica Hunter, Secretary

Sylvia Crick, Treasurer

Sheila Finlayson

Fiona Wallace

Amanda Wood

John Clarke

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LDAS Member Organisations

LDAS is proud to work alongside a number of organisations who are providing services and support for Scotland’s learning disabled community throughout the country.  Our current members list includes: (Please click on the names to find out more about the work of our members):

Antonine Centre, Glasgow

 

L’Arche Edinburgh

 

Ears Advocacy

 

ARC Scotland

 

Ark Housing Association

 

Borders Independent Advocacy Service

 

Carr Gomm Scotland

 

C-CHANGE FOR INCLUSION

 

Ceartas

 

Central Advocacy Partners

 

Cornerstone

 

CrossReach

 

Down’s Syndrome Scotland

 

EDG

 

ELCAP

 

Enable – Glasgow Branch

 

EQUAL SAY

 

Falkirk Equal People

 

Garvald

 

Garvald Community Enterprise

 

Gowrie Care Ltd

 

includeME

 

Inclusion  Glasgow

 

Inclusion Alliance

 

Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross

 

Key Community Supports

 

Lanarkshire ACE

 

Leonard Cheshire Scotland

 

National Autistic Society

 

Neighbourhood Networks

 

Pamis

 

People First Scotland

 

Partners in Advocacy

 

People First Borders

 

RNIB Scotland

 

Quarriers

 

Sense Scotland

 

South Angus Parents of Adults with a Learning Disability

 

The Action Group

 

The Advocacy Project

 

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland

 

Thistle Foundation

 

Turning Point Scotland

 

 Unity Enterprise

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Join Us

If you or your organisation would like to find out more about LDAS or you are considering joining us, please don’s hesitate to get in touch here.