Rebeckah Starts Volunteering at Café Connect

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017

I met Rebeckah and her mum Karen during November 2016.  Rebeckah is 19 years old and comes from a small village in the North East of Aberdeenshire.   She belongs to a close knit family and has a special bond with her grandparents who live in the same village.  At present, she is living with her […]

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Learning Coordinator – Highland

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Part-time 17.5 hours £21,459 (pro rata) Pension plus expenses Initially fixed term appointment to 31 March 2018 We seek a part-time (17.5 hours per week) Learning Coordinator, to deliver non formal and formal learning programmes for Lead in Highland to individuals and small groups of disabled people and carers. The right person will be committed […]

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Current Job Vacancies

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Please see below a list of the current vacancies:   Learning Coordinator – Highland

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Reasonable Adjustments in Exams

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A parent contacted the helpline, looking for information and advice about what their child’s rights were in relation to receiving ‘reasonable adjustments’ for a university admissions test for a degree course their child had applied to. The university was refusing to allow adjustments for an entry exam for their child, who had a specific learning […]

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Organising Support at College

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Elizabeth, who is a member of the ASN staff at an Edinburgh school, contacted Lead’s information service regarding Calum, a learner with cerebral palsy who was leaving school and progressing to college the following year. Calum was going to require a relatively complex support package and funding arrangement and his family were not sure who […]

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How studying impacts on benefits

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A young disabled person phoned the helpline to try and find out how their benefits would be affected if they were to undertake post-graduate study. They were very anxious and frustrated as they had called multiple agencies to try and get the correct information, but had been receiving conflicting answers as their individual situation was […]

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2016 at a Glance

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

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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Photo competition

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

We are having a photo competition, open to everyone! We want to make some noise about young people and adults and show lots of ways by which learning transforms lives.  So please grab your mobile phone, your tablet or your camera and get snapping!     Closing date: 28th April 2017.  There will be prizes […]

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Learners Gain Adult Achievement Award

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017

During October to December last year, Barbara, our Aberdeenshire Learning Co-ordinator has been working in partnership with the Co-ordinator from The Bridge Project in Fraserburgh to arrange for two groups of 4 learners to work towards an Adult Achievement Award. The Bridge Project is a partnership between Day Services and Employability in Aberdeenshire Council. It’s […]

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Lead’s CEO at 2016 UNESCO conference, Paris

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016

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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