Perth & Kinross Learning Project

What can the project offer me or someone I am working with?

Perth and Kinross Learning Project works with adults over 16, resident in Perth and Kinross, who identify as disabled or a carer, to learn digital skills. We have a great team of volunteers who can support learners one to one. We also offer support to small groups who meet at local accessible community venues. Our services are free, person centred and confidential.

How do I refer myself, a relative or someone I am working with?

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You can contact Amulree our local Learning Coordinator on 07775851507 or email awelch@lead.org.uk with the contact details of the person you wish to refer.

We run a weekly computer drop in in PKAVS day centre. The drop in is from 3:30-5:30pm every Tuesday.  If you are having any issues with your tablet, laptop or mobile, or would like some support with your device then feel free to drop by. This is a relaxed and informal drop in session, and is open to anyone who self identifies as disabled or a carer.

We are also running a series of tablet classes in the AK Bell Library’s Learning Curve. This is a structured six week class that aims to teach learners how to make the most of their tablet. The next available classes will start in early March, so contact Amulree on 07775851507 to sign up or get more information about the class.

We are also running a one off Internet Safety class on Tuesday 6th February in the AK Bell Library, in association with Safer Internet Day 2018. This two hour class will provide some top tips on staying safe online, and will have an Q&A session for any pressing concerns you may have about online safety. Places at this session are limited, so contact Amulree on 07775851507 to book your space.  

Quotes from our Perthshire learners, “I can now use my tablet to go online and see family photos. I felt I was always missing out on seeing them.

“I am learning how to use the iPad so I can help Simon who has a visual impairment. I was impressed that Lead Scotland not only give Simon one to one support in our house, but they help me too as a carer. We have both learned so much and can share things together like audio books and music. We have planned holidays using our iPad and Simon uses it as a radio. Our quality of life has definitely improved”.

How can I volunteer to support this project? 

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We are always looking for more volunteers to support our projects. We have a range of roles that can suit your available time and experience. We can provide training, out of pocket expenses and opportunities to our volunteers which are as fulfilling as they are rewarding. Please email Gail at gphillips@lead.org.uk  for an informal chat and a starter pack. For more information please see our volunteering page.

Quote from one of our Perthshire volunteers, “It is great. Volunteering to show someone how to use a computer has given me skills for my CV”.

Any other questions?

Please call head office on 0131 2289441 or email enquiries@lead.org.uk

Lead’s Perth and Kinross project gratefully receives funding from Perth and Kinross Council.

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The Perth and Kinross project is also found in the local directory Your Community PK.