Our annual review 2016 – 2017

We have recently published our annual review for 2016-2017 and are pleased to be able to share this with you. Here are some of our highlights from 2016/2017: 307 learners empowered to improve their lives through education and volunteering, which is a ten per cent increase from last year. When tracked six months after closure, […]

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Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017

Post School learning choices in Scotland

This has been a very popular guide since we produced it in early August 2017. This detailed guide describes the different learning options after school including community learning, training and further education at college. The guide also covers educational support, funding and benefits for disabled learners and carers. You can find this and all our […]

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Posted: Friday, August 18th, 2017

Opportunities for Volunteers

We have many different types of volunteer roles that support disabled learners and carers. We have local projects in areas such as Perth, Dundee, North Lanarkshire, Fife, Inverness, Moray and Edinburgh along with roles that also support to the wider organisation.  For more information and to see how you can get involved please contact Gail […]

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Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Volunteers required in Fife

We require volunteers for our Fife Learning Project Call Dawn on Telephone: 01333 360672 or Mobile: 07768 916460, alternatively you can email Learning Coordinator Dawn at drobb@lead.org.uk Would you like to make a difference to others and develop your own skills at the same time? Volunteers can help by sharing their skills!  We support disabled people […]

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Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Adult Achievement Awards

We love the Adult Achievement Awards because they are truly learner centred and are flexibly offered at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 6.  Over the next few months we’ll have had 54 learners (disabled people, carers and volunteers) registered for Awards, learning in one to one, or small group, settings.   It offers the possibility of gaining accreditation from prior informal and non formal learning, […]

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Posted: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

What a year that was! Looking ahead to 2017-18

“With the right support and understanding I am able to achieve things.” (learner) In 2016-17 our dedicated team of staff and volunteers engaged and supported 291 learners to work towards 279 courses. Most of our work is one to one and small groups which has enabled people to flourish. Two thirds of learners started the action […]

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Posted: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Current Job Vacancies

No vacancies at the moment but please check back soon. Or consider volunteering with us…. We are also always looking for volunteers in the areas in which we work (Fife, Dundee, North Lanarkshire, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Perth & Kinross), for more information about volunteering opportunities get in touch with the area’s learning coordinator or email gphillips@lead.org.uk

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Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

2016 at a Glance

Thanks to Jim Byrne Associates for putting together the following infographic for us to highlight all the great work which has been happening in the past year.

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Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017

Lead’s CEO at 2016 UNESCO conference, Paris

I had the enormous privilege of giving a presentation and being part of a panel session on the subject of, “Does e-learning address challenges of education systems worldwide?” at the 2016 International UNESCO conference, “The challenge of the digital revolution for Non Government Organisations (NGOs)”.  Check out the conference programme for 12th to 14th December in Paris and tweets #ICNGO2016. One […]

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Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2016

New Fundraising Pack!

Hi it’s Amy here, one of the Fundraising Interns! Over the past week or so I have been creating (and redrafting and redrafting…) a Fundraising Pack to make it easier for people to raise money for Lead Scotland. The pack details some ideas as to how to raise money for Lead, as well as providing […]

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Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016