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Useful organisations

    Lead Scotland

    Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. We have projects across Scotland and a national helpline and information service. Our local services are offered one to one or in small groups so that people have the space and support they need in order to become empowered and in control of their own decisions. We support people to build a bridge to reach their ambitions of personal development, learning, volunteering and work. 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.
    Telephone : 0131 228 9441 or 0800 999 2568
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    Scottish Transitions Forum

    The Scottish Transitions Forum began in 2008 and currently has over 900 members representing a wide range of professionals, young people, parents and carers. Their vision is for all young people (14 to 25 years) who require additional support get the information and help they need to live the lives they want. In 2017 they published the ‘ Principles of Good Transitions 3’ which provides a framework to inform, structure and encourage the continual improvement of support for young people with additional needs between the ages of 14 and 25 who are making the transition to young adult life. The Scottish Transitions Forum is supported by the Association for Real Change (ARC Scotland) - a charity that advances knowledge, practice and policy in health and social care for the benefit of people with learning disabilities or other additional support need; committed to people with learning disabilities, or other support needs being at the heart of their services and communities. For more information visit the ARC Scotland website at
    Telephone : 0131 663 4444
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