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.
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.
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
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):
Garvald Community Enterprise
South Angus Parents of Adults with a Learning Disability