CLDSC Member’s bulletin – 29 April 2020

Welcome to this weeks Members’ bulletin. We hope you’re all safe and well. Thank you for your continued support and we hope you’re finding these weekly updates useful at this time. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dave Beck at the University of Glasgow who successfully defended his doctoral thesis via Zoom this week. Well done to Dr Beck.
Please keep in touch and let us know if you have any articles you would wish to highlight.

The CLD Response to COVID-19 – Seeking your views

Please remember to complete the second wave of the survey, whether you responded to wave 1 or not. We would like to encourage third sector practitioners to respond if they can so we have a fully balanced view across the sector. The information you are providing will be important for the healthy future of CLD.
Please complete the survey here:
Please also pass this link on to any CLD colleagues. We really appreciate your support with this task at this busy time. The results and analysis of Wave 1 data will be available shortly.

CLD Virtual Meet Ups

The CLDSC is keen to progress a proposal from members to establish ‘CLD Meet Ups’ for CLD practitioners to come together informally to share experiences and challenges. Now seems like the right time to get this up and running using digital platforms, to put in place additional member support.
As well as identifying the amazing achievements of CLD practitioners, the CLDSC Covid-19 survey has identified a number of challenges facing us. Each week we will set up virtual meetings focusing on one of these issues. The first CLD Virtual Meet Up will be on Friday 15 May at 12 – 1 pm.
Please put this in your diary. The topic for discussion and joining instructions will be included in next week’s newsletter.

Learning Link Scotland virtual network meeting to talk about Adult Learning and COVID-19

Learning Link Scotland are inviting adult learning practitioners to share information on how everyone is responding to the crisis and look at ways we can all support each other and find the right support from elsewhere.
The virtual meeting is on Wednesday 6th May from 11.00 – 12.00 by Zoom.
Full details and registration link can be found on the Learning Links Scotland website –

Equalities, Homelessness and Covid-19

The Homeless Network Scotland have published a new framework document considering the impacts of Covid-19 on homelessness in Scotland. They hope that the framework can assist and signpost local authority, housing, health and third sector partners, and act as a useful guide to help direct local policy, activity and resource during the pandemic and in its aftermath.
Find out more and view the framework on the Homeless networks website –

Zoom fatigue

If you are finding yourself worn out from Video conferencing while working from home you may find this article interesting –

TES Professional Learning Opportunity

If you are looking for useful reading material, remember that your CLD Standards Council Membership gives you free online access to TES magazine. Details are available in the Members benefit page on i-develop. But you will need to login to access this.
Email us at if you have lost your username or password and are having difficulty resetting.