Lead becoming an SQA Centre

Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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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Sarah’s story

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Sarah felt increasingly isolated in her final year before graduation. As life with her newly acquired health condition progressed, she struggled to keep up with the increasing demands of her course. Feeling unsupported by her university, she got in touch with Lead Scotland’s disabled students’ helpline.   Sarah was diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome going […]

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Pat’s story

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

“It’s hard…it looks like we are going to have to battle the system once again,” said Pat, after her son Matthew was told he had to find funding for another year at college himself, including the expensive travel costs he would incur as a result of his impairment. The challenges of funding were putting a […]

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Annual Review 2016-2017

Posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 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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Lead Scotland AGM 2017

Posted on Friday, October 27th, 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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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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