Support for Carers

Lead Scotland supports unpaid carers of disabled people and we have supported many carers who are themselves disabled people.

We recognise that some carers experience barriers to learning such as low confidence and some find it difficult to find time to learn for themselves.

We have a national freephone helpline available to carers and a network of Co-ordinators who offer services in different areas. If you feel ready to start learning then please get in touch.

“I had looked after my disabled husband and two young sons and not worked for over 6 years…… One year on, I am continuing to work on my computer skills and I have also attended introductory courses in Sign Language and Forensic Science. I am now up for anything the centre has to offer and I feel much more confident.” Read more about a carer who gained confidence to learn.