Our annual review 2016 – 2017

Posted on Friday, September 15th, 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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Post School learning choices in Scotland

Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017

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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Opportunities for Volunteers

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

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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Volunteers required in Fife

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

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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Adult Achievement Awards

Posted on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

“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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Martin Completes Activity Agreement

Posted on Friday, May 26th, 2017

It has just been 5 months since Martin from Aberdeenshire started his Activity Agreement on Stage 1 of the employability programme back in January this year. He has discovered a new sense of confidence in these past few months. Not only has he nearly completed NC 4 Core Skills in Numeracy but also attended an […]

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Family learning for closing the attainment gap

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Family learning for closing the attainment gap – practitioner voices event, Dundee University 26th May 2017 My question for attendees is: How well are we listening to, are involving and can evidence clear participation of parents with a disabled child and disabled parents in the drive to support their child’s education attainment?” I’m the Chair of the […]

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I can help my son with his homework now

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Pauline is a Dundee adult learner on a mission, to find work and to be a good parent.  Pauline experienced a period of anxiety and depression which led to her giving up work. One year on she has now taken up learning opportunities, has had work experience in different sectors and has achieved an Adult […]

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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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