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

Lead Scotland AGM 2017

  If exceeding our learners targets by 10% and taking helpline calls from 22 local authority areas, up from 17 last year, is a good year then we’ve had one! Check out our Annual Impact Review and Accounts. We were delighted that over 40 members and guests came to our AGM this year to take […]

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Posted: Friday, October 27th, 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.  By mid 2018 we’ll have supported around 80 learners (disabled people, carers and volunteers) to register and achieve Awards, learning in one to one, or small group, settings.  Adult Achievement Awards offer the possibility of gaining accreditation from […]

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Posted: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017