Equality News Update: People with learning disabilities launch campaign to break down barriers in Glasgow communities

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to break down barriers between people with learning difficulties and their communities.

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Equality News Update: ‘It made me who I am’ Youngsters open up about life in Scottish care system as charity helps make their voices heard

Over the next five years, the charity Who Cares? Scotland will embark upon an ambitious journey to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for all care-experienced people in Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Charity opens residential service in Fife

One of Scotland’s oldest children’s charities has opened up its first home since closing its residential service six years ago.

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Equality News Update: Disabled ‘losing out on jobs’ over Access to Work cap

Disabled people are “losing out” on jobs because of a government support scheme that is “no longer fit for purpose”, campaigners say.

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Equality News Update: Victory for carers who work ‘sleepover’ hours as government agrees to pay them real living wage

Care workers who cover crucial “sleep over” shifts are to be paid the real living wage, the government announced yesterday.

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Equality News Update: Glasgow’s elderly battling loneliness are turning to anti-depressants

ELDERLY people are increasingly resorting to anti-depressants to cope with loneliness and isolation, charity workers have warned.
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Equality News Update: Nearly all trans students are self-harming in Scotland

The most recent Stonewall school report from Scotland shows incredibly high levels of mental health issues in trans students.

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Equality News Update: Scotland ‘fairest in the UK’ but still has £8k gender pay gap

Scotland’s gender pay gap for managers now stands at around £8,000, according to a study published today.

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Equality News Update: 100 apply to mentor disadvantaged in Dundee BREAKTHROUGH programme

A new £1 million Dundee mentoring scheme which aims to give a crucial boost to disadvantaged children received 100 applications to be mentors within its first week.

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Equality News Update: Brecon artist’s mental health film wins international prize

A Welsh artist’s film about his battle with mental health will be shown across Europe after winning an international award.

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Equality News Update: New 10-year plan to deliver a fairer Fife and tackle poverty

A NEW 10 year plan to deliver a fairer Fife will tackle poverty and “fight austerity by creating opportunities”.

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Equality News Update: Four-legged friends deliver pony therapy to Eildon residents

The tenants of Eildon Housing’s Riverside House development in Peebles were visited by some unusual and extra-special guests this week – two miniature Shetland ponies called Wilson and Eduardo from Therapy Ponies Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Campaign to highlight human trafficking in Kirkcaldy

Car drivers in Kirkcaldy have been asked to play their part in tackling the brutality of people trafficking.

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