Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Lead Scotland is very pleased to have become an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that Lead Scotland voluntarily pays the living wage to all its employees and sub-contractors. The minimum wage, as set by the Government, is at present £7.83 an hour whereas the living wage, the amount calculated on what employees and their families require […]

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Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2018

Looking back to 2017-18, looking forward to 2018-19

Our three strategic goals for 2016 to 2019: to reach more people who can benefit from our services, to extend our national coverage and to diversify our income streams.   Lead Scotland 2017-18 review by Emma Whitelock We reached more people We’ve exceeded our target by supporting 342 disabled people and carers compared with 307 […]

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Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018

Looking back to 2017-18, looking forward to 2018-19

Our 3 strategic goals are to reach more people who can benefit from our services, extend our national coverage and to be sustainable.   Lead Scotland 2017-18 review by Emma Whitelock We reached more people We’ve exceeded our target by supporting 342 disabled people and carers compared with 307 people in 2016-17. To dig a […]

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Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018

Lead Scotland continues vital provision of learning opportunities in Moray

Following a highly successful first year of work in Moray, supported by The Robertson Trust, Lead Scotland is excited to announce that this work will be further supported by the trust for the next two years. In its first year this project supported disabled people, carers and others experiencing exclusion from education to participate in […]

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Posted: Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

New Digital Progression Project

LEAD SCOTLAND EXPANDS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND Following this afternoon’s announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell MSP, Lead Scotland is excited to launch a significant new project in the North of Scotland. The Digital Progression Project is part financed by the European Social Fund and Scottish […]

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Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Blog post – Tick the box!

Disabled. It’s a loaded word, and it’s not one all disabled people identify with. But ultimately, if you want to get off to a good start at college or university, it can pay to make peace with that word and tick the disability box on your application form.  In my job running a helpline for […]

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Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2018

Minimum age to volunteer with Lead Scotland now 16 years old

2018 is the Year of Young People and to coincide with Volunteers Week on the 1st of June to the 7th of June, Lead Scotland is proud to announce that we have lowered the age limit someone can volunteer with us, from 18 to 16 years old. CEO Emma Whitelock has said, “Lowering the minimum […]

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Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2018

Minimum age to volunteer has just been lowered!

2018 is the Year of Young People and to coincide with Volunteers Week on the 1st of June to the 7th of June, Lead Scotland is proud to announce that we have lowered the age limit someone can volunteer with us, from 18 to 16 years old. CEO Emma Whitelock has said, “Lowering the minimum […]

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Posted: Friday, June 1st, 2018

Board Member vacancy

Lead Scotland is looking for a new board member to join our team. We are keen to recruit an individual with a background in fundraising. Lead Scotland is at the beginning of a journey with fundraising and this is a great time to join us and be able to create an impact. We would suggest […]

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Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Lead becoming an SQA Centre

Some learners and volunteers have been telling us that they would like more opportunities to gain accreditation with Lead.  In 2018 Lead Scotland will become an SQA Centre which allow us to meet this demand. We won’t have our own physical centre, but we will be able to flexibly deliver accredited learning to individual learners […]

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Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017