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 a range of formal, non-formal and informal learning opportunities. Some of those learners who were supported by Lead Scotland have gone on to achieve places on further or higher education at college and university. Others have successfully gained their first accredited qualifications and have seen their range of life opportunities increase as a result. For some participants, becoming volunteers with Lead Scotland has allowed them to contribute to their community’s learning and development.
Lead Scotland’s CEO, Emma Whitelock says, “The achievements made by the learners who participated in the first year of this work show just how vital it is that we are able to continue providing support, often on a one-to-one basis, for disabled people and carers in Moray. With this very welcome support from the Robertson Trust over the next two years we will be able to support many more people to realise their ambitions”.
Through this project Lead Scotland will make a range of formal, non-formal and informal learning opportunities available, including accredited courses such as the Adult Achievement Award. Working on a one-to-one basis and in groups in partnership with other organisations we expect to see our learners becoming increasingly confident in their own abilities to learn and to contribute to community life.