Living wage accreditation

Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

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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Lead Scotland AGM 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

In the week when the new national living wage rate was announced and people were shouting “time for change” on  international volunteer managers day we held our AGM, in the very beautiful Perth North Church, an accessible and welcoming venue. We’ve had a good year reaching more learners, befriendees, helpline callers and supporters so the […]

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Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2018

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

Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2018

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

Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018

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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Lead Scotland continues vital provision of learning opportunities in Moray

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

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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New Digital Progression Project

Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2018

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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Blog post – Tick the box!

Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2018

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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Minimum age to volunteer with Lead Scotland now 16 years old

Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2018

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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Minimum age to volunteer has just been lowered!

Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2018

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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