Adult Learning Survey Extended

We are making an urgent plea to encourage disabled people and carers to complete the adult learning survey, which has now been extended to the 31st January 2020. 

Lead Scotland is concerned that the survey responses received so far do not represent disabled people and carers who need home or community based learning services, or who need one to one support or assistive technology to learn.  

Why does it matter?

Evidence from this survey will help to inform Scotland’s national adult learning strategic priorities. The Adult Learning Forum for Scotland (of which Lead Scotland are members) want this strategy to help build a vibrant and diverse adult learning sector meeting learner demand.  The recently published report from the Centenary Commission on Adult Education is a compelling call to action and ambition running parallel to our work in Scotland. 

At the moment, the highest number of responses are from adult learners in higher education.  Please help us ensure the survey responses result in a more rounded picture reflecting the needs of people who are looking to access home and community based support either non formally, or below higher education level.

We would therefore urge you to complete the survey yourself if you require home or community based learning, or to encourage the people you work with to do so.  The survey is online and of course many people who feel excluded are not online, but with your partnership support please help people by printing out the PDF of the survey or by providing wifi.  Completing the survey can be a digital learning experience inspiring people to want to learn digital skills. Alternative formats are available via the survey link.

Thank you for your support to reach people to have a say.


Emma Whitelock

Chief Executive Officer