Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. We have projects across Scotland and a national helpline and information service. Our local services are offered one to one or in small groups so that people have the space and support they need in order to become empowered and in control of their own decisions. We support people to build a bridge to reach their ambitions of personal development, learning, volunteering and work. At a national level, we provide information and advice on the full range of post-school learning and training opportunities, as well as influencing and informing policy.
Lead Scotland Vision: Our vision is of an inclusive Scotland where disabled people and carers and those who experience exclusion can connect with their ambition to move forward in life through learning.
Lead Scotland Mission: To lead positive social change by empowering disabled people and carers to learn.
Lead Scotland has the quality standard Investing in Volunteers, first gained in 2005, and the Volunteer Friendly Award in several local areas. We use self evaluation resources for improvement such as How Good is our Third Sector Organisation and PQASSO and are inspected by HMI.
Lead Scotland has signed Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter meaning our organisation is committed to digitally skilling up our workforce, members and stakeholders.
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