#DYWSummit Bridging the Digital Divide

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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Posted: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

£250K CLD programme to tackle the digital divide

A new £250,000 programme has been launched as part of an ongoing effort to digitally connect people who are not yet online, people who are experiencing the most barriers to participation. The Digital Inclusion Fund will be used to facilitate the purchase of laptops, tablets and adaptive assistive technology in order to promote digital inclusion […]

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Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Post School Learning Options and Support – Webinar

We recently took part in the Scottish Transitions Forum’s series of webinars for parents and carers of young people with additional support needs who are leaving or have just left school. Rebecca Scarlett, our Senior Information and Policy Officer, led a webinar that looked at post school learning options and support. Check out a recording […]

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Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Podcast on Online Safety

This 21 minute podcast provides a brief overview of the particular barriers people with learning impairments, low literacy and dyslexia can experience when wanting to use the internet safely and with confidence. You’ll learn how to create a strong and unique password and how to support others to do so. You’ll also hear advice about […]

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Posted: Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Free Online Learning options during the Coronavirus

Due to current NHS and Government guidance on social distancing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have changed our usual face-to-face learning and befriending services to be exclusively delivered by telephone and online platforms, such as video calling.  As a team, we’ve collected together websites, apps and information about how you can continue to […]

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Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2020

Coronavirus Update Lead Scotland Services

Last updated 7/10/2020, 4.30pm. Coronavirus carries a high risk of harm. At this point in phase three of the government’s route map we are still delivering remote services to keep people safe. Please check back to this page for updates about future changes.  Our helpline is open as usual. Staff and volunteers are only permitted […]

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Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

#CyberScotWeek2020 Blog Posts

As part of the Lead to Cyber Resilience Project, we have written 5 blog posts on different aspects of staying safe online and supporting others to be cyber resilient. Check them out below.

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Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2020

Lead to Better Cyber Resilence

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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Posted: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

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 […]

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Posted: Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Adult Learning Survey

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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Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019