With the new academic year beginning, East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani has encouraged disabled learners and disabled people considering further education or training to ensure they have all the advice and support they need to succeed.

Lead Scotland (Specialists in Linking Education and Disability) is a charity that empowers disabled people and those who care for them to improve their lives through learning.

They provide free information and advice on the full range of post-school learning and training opportunities in Scotland – including accessing additional educational support, funding and benefits for disabled learners, legal rights for disabled learners, and much more.

Commenting, Linda said:

“It’s really important that education is accessible for everyone – regardless of whether or not there is a disability or health problem.

“Lead Scotland is working to ensure disabled learners have the right support in place for them to engage with post-school education or training. They also provide information for disabled people considering further education or training, as well as for carers of people with disabilities.

“From August and September, the new academic year at Scotland’s colleges and universities begins – a scary but exciting time for new students! I would urge disabled students to consider getting in touch with Lead Scotland if they have any concerns or want some more information to ensure they succeed. And, of course, my best wishes to everyone in East Kilbride studying and training in the year ahead.”

The Lead Scotland helpline can be contacted on 0800 999 2568 (opening hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm-4pm and Tuesday & Friday 10am-12pm) or by emailing info@lead.org.uk. You can find more information at www.lead.org.uk.



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