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 14/04/2020, 9.30am. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak to prioritise everyone’s health and wellbeing. Please check back to this page for updates. Our helpline is open. Our face to face learning and befriending services will now be delivered online or by telephone as per the latest government/NHS guidance.  Please contact your Coordinator […]

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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

Fair Access to University Campaign

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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Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

New Research Project

Improving outcomes and experiences for disabled students at Scotland’s colleges and universities Lead Scotland and Advance HE are working together to explore the range of practices happening across Scotland’s colleges and universities, that contribute to improving disabled students’ experiences and outcomes. We know from our engagement with teaching staff and practitioners that there is a […]

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Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception shall be in the Burns Room, Scottish Parliament Buildings, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP on the 5th of November, 2019, 6pm to 8pm (please arrive by 5.30pm), kindly hosted by Daniel Johnson MSP and sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology. Over the last 3 years Lead Scotland has supported over 2,000 disabled people and […]

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019