Include For Good is recruiting!

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Aug 17, 2023

We are looking for new people to join our team

Are you someone with a learning disability? Do you want to make change happen? Do you or someone you know want to join our exciting team?  

SCLD wants to recruit up to 3 new members of the team.

What is ‘Include For Good’?

‘Include For Good’ is the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities’ (SCLD) programme for change.  

Include For Good is about changing attitudes and making Scotland a more equal place.

We want to create a world where people with learning disabilities are seen, heard and fully supported to live their best life.  

Include For Good is committed to challenging the status quo and achieving greater visibility and inclusion of people with learning disabilities in all aspects of Scottish life.

Include For Good is led by people with learning disabilities who aim to move power and control to people who are experts by experience.

The programme is currently led by 7 people with learning disabilities who work with the SCLD board, senior leaders and key decision-makers across Scotland to change society’s view of the status, value and contribution of people with learning disabilities. They are called Rapporteurs.

A Rapporteur is: 

  • Someone who investigates issues and challenges 
  • Someone who speaks to decision makers and leaders 
  • Someone who reports on the actions that need to happen 
  • Someone who checks that these actions have happened  

Why we need Include For Good

People with learning disabilities in Scotland, and their families and carers, need transformative change to happen. 

They currently face discrimination and a denial of their human rights in almost every aspect of life.  

In so many areas of life people with learning disabilities have the poorest outcomes of anyone. 

This has to change. 

The Include For Good Rapporteurs have identified 8 Pillars. These are the 8 areas where they feel change needs to happen most.

Read more about our Pillars.

How it works

Include For Good is entirely co-produced. It is led by the Rapporteurs with their leadership and drive being supported by SCLD. There is no road map for what we are doing, so we are all learning and growing together. The Rapporteur is a paid role as this is an essential part of people feeling valued and respected.


The difference Include For Good has made so far

Include For Good is already making a difference to the Rapporteurs, SCLD and to Scotland.

Through their work as Rapporteurs, the team have grown in confidence, gained new skills and made new connections. As a result Rapporteurs are:

  • Independent
  • Confident
  • Have choice and control over their lives

The Rapporteurs

  • Speak up
  • Challenge the system
  • Raise expectations of what is possible

Through Include For Good SCLD has found a new way of working together and learned about what it takes to be fully inclusive and put people with learning disabilities in the lead.

Include For Good is having an impact across Scotland with exciting work underway with key allies following our highly successful meeting at the Scottish Parliament on 4th May 2023. Read more about the meeting at the Scottish Parliament.

Become a Rapporteur 

We have prepared an Easy Read information pack for you. 

On the application form you will find out about the different ways that you can apply to be a Rapporteur.

This pack contains: 

We have audio guides to help you complete the information pack. You can listen to them by clicking on the links below:

You can phone SCLD and ask them to send you the information pack on 0141 248 3733

You can find out more about Include For Good and what the Rapporteurs have been doing on our website

Training and support will be provided for everyone who is successful in becoming a Rapporteur.  

We welcome applications from across Scotland from anyone with a learning disability who is passionate about making Scotland a more inclusive place for people with learning disabilities.

We are keen to widen the voices that we hear from and so would particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds or people who have a profound and multiple learning disability.

How to submit your application

Please email completed PDF application forms, audio files or video recordings to

Post written application forms to:

FAO Lucy Gibbons

Suite 5.2 Stock Exchange Court

77 Nelson Mandela Place


G2 1QY

Any online application forms will automatically be sent to SCLD.

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