Lead Scotland (Specialists in Linking Education and Disability) is a charity that empowers disabled people and carers and those who experience exclusion to improve their lives through learning. At a local level we talk to people about their ambitions and create a plan which matches their motivation to learn, such as getting a job, becoming a volunteer or active citizen, improving family life, becoming more independent and being able to access services. Each learner has a tailored and unique service from Lead which might involve volunteer support or the loan of a digital device. 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 development.
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.