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 can experience barriers to learning such as finding time or not knowing what support is available. Lead Scotland provides one to one tuition often with a trained volunteer, or in a small group of learners, it’s a great way to meet people and have a network of support for your learning journey.

We have a national freephone helpline on 0800 999 2568 available to carers and a number of Co-ordinators offering our service in several areas across Scotland. If you feel ready to start learning then please get in touch by calling our office on 0131 2289441 or email

“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 by learning with Lead Scotland.