2020-21 Strategic Performance

Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Our staff and volunteers have been brilliant, navigating the new challenges thrown up by the pandemic. We are incredibly grateful to all our partners who supported us to stay open, to extend our Befriending Services, to offer Scotland wide learning services and flex our services to meet people’s changing needs. This webpage offers a brief […]

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Accessible Engagement and Participation Online

Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2021

This webpage relates to an input to a CLD webinar about digital tools for online participation and engagement, held on the 12th May 2021 .   Why accessibility is even more important now Accessible information considerations Holding accessible online meetings The voices of disabled people may have been underrepresented in the last round of CLD plans.  […]

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#DYWSummit Bridging the Digital Divide

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Digital inclusion is a social justice issue, unchecked it has been exacerbating social inequalities. We all need to work together to turn things around. At Youthlink Scotland’s #DYWSummit on the 8th September, I talked about four tactics to bridge the digital divide and create a fairer Scotland: Firstly, the Digital Inclusion Fund The Scottish Government […]

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Coronavirus Update Lead Scotland Services

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020

Last updated 19/08/2021, 11.20 am. Coronavirus carries a high risk of harm. We are slowly phasing back to a blended approach, risk assessing our activity. Please check back to this page for updates about future changes.  HELPLINE: Our helpline is open as usual. REMOTE: Staff members and volunteers can offer everyone remote support by phone, […]

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Lead to Better Cyber Resilence

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

If you are worried that you are not safe online please come along to one of our Cyber Resilience events! We can help you learn and feel more confident. Our Cyber Scotland Week events All events are supported by Lead Scotland staff and volunteers, have a free lunch and travel costs are provided for disabled […]

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Making and Using Strong Passwords

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Strong passwords are really important for protecting your devices, such as your smartphone or tablet, as well as protecting your online profile including your email account. You might have heard about strong passwords before but do you know how to make one?  Here are some trusted rules to follow so that you can feel confident […]

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Adult Learning Survey

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

It’s Adult Learners week and Lead Scotland is asking all disabled adults, carers and supporters to complete this Scottish Government adult learning survey. Who is able to access lifelong learning opportunities? Who is being left behind and why? Please do spread the word and have your say before the middle of January 2020. The Adult […]

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Fair Access to University Campaign

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Disabled people in Scotland can face multiple barriers in trying to access university. Students along with their families tell us that inadequate additional support to learn at school, interruption to school education from serious illness, and inability to re-locate due to complex needs are just some of the issues that can have an impact on […]

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Connecting with Nature and Learning

Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2019

“When I heard I was being nominated for the Award I felt such a lovely warm sunshine feeling. I had – in my previous life – many years ago in my career some achievements but because of my illness and years of pretty awful experiences that I’ve been through, this nomination means far more to […]

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Keep Cyber Safe and Pass it On, Inverness 24/4/19

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, have afternoon tea and learn something new, in this case staying safe online! the event is being held at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa in the Ness suite on the afternoon of the 24th April, 2019 in Inverness. Please register to tell us […]

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