Lead Scotland is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland.
Lead Scotland (Specialists in Linking Education and Disability) is a charity that empowers disabled people and carers and those who experience exclusion to improve their lives through learning. At a local level we talk to people about their ambitions and create a plan which matches their motivation to learn, such as getting a job, becoming a volunteer or active citizen, improving family life, becoming more independent and being able to access services. Each learner has a tailored and unique service from Lead which might involve volunteer support or the loan of a digital device.
We support disabled people and carers at all stages of their learner journey, from age 16 through to older adulthood. Everyone has a different goal, a different way of learning and a different pace. We have supported thousands of learners since 1979, and we encourage you to take that first step and get in touch.
We support learners to find ways around barriers such as lack of confidence, lack of digital skills, lack of effective transition support, previous negative experiences, lack of accessible impartial information about options, lack of support to learn, lack of travel training skills, lack of access to assistive technology, financial barriers and feelings of loneliness. Tell us how you want to improve your life and we will do our best to support you to find a way around those barriers.
At a national level, we provide information and advice on the full range of post-school learning and training opportunities, as well as influencing and informing policy development.