Posts Tagged ‘lobby group’

IPSEA: Independent Parental Special Education Advice

A few weeks back I received an email from Jane McConnell, the mother of a boy with Downs Syndrome. But she’s also legally qualified and runs a charity called IPSEA. Jane wanted me to add a piece to to help raise awareness of this service. I emailed her back to suggest she submit a piece [...]

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.

It does this by working with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them.

It carries out research, promotes the rights of people with learning disabilities, improve services and [...]

ENABLE Scotland

ENABLE Scotland is a charitable organisation (charity number SC009024) run by its members. It started as a campaigning organisation and pushing for improvements in the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities remains at the heart of what the organisation does.

ENABLE Scotland campaigns are shaped and decided by its members. It campaigns for a better [...]

Capability Scotland

Capability Scotland is one of the leading Scottish disability organisations (Scottish Charity number SC36524) and has over 60 years experience of providing services to disabled people of all ages in Scotland.


The organisation was launched in 1946 by a group of committed parents and professionals. The first service, Westerlea School for children with cerebral palsy, opened [...]

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) – Registered charity No: 1019663 – works to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.

Policy and research

BILD work with the government and other organisations to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. They also do research, such as how to include people with [...]

ARC Scotland

ARC Scotland, the Association for Real Change, supports providers of services to people with a learning disability. Their vision is to achieve excellence through diversity of provision for people with a learning disability.

They achieve that vision by:

Promoting best practice in services
Providing information and support to members
Representing issues of relevance to members at a local and where required [...]

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD)

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) is made up of 13 Partner Organisations who have joined together with funding from the Scottish Executive to become the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability.

SCLD is a charity and an independent company – Charity No. SC 032846, Company No. SC 223667.

What SCLD does

SCLD is an organisation set up to help [...]


PAMIS is a Scottish organisation and registered charity working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their family carers and professionals who support them.

PAMIS commitment is to ensure that:

people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are valued both as individuals and in the contribution they make to the community
they should receive all the support needed [...]

Learning Disability Coalition

Learning Disability Coalition represents 10 learning disability organisations that have come together to form one group with one voice.


The coalition believes people with a learning disability have the right to live independent lives with the support they need. The coalition wants to make sure the government provides enough public money so that people with a [...]