Equality News Update: World Economic Forum: Robots are helping to take care of Japanese senior citizens

Article by Malcolm Foster, in collaboration with Reuters
Robots have the run of Tokyo’s Shin-tomi nursing home, which uses 20 different models to care for its residents. The Japanese government hopes it will be a model for harnessing the country’s robotics expertise to help cope with a swelling elderly population and dwindling workforce.

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Equality News Update: Scottish Housing News: Fife hospital tests new model of housing help for homeless patients

Homeless people attending A&E at a Fife hospital are to be given specialist housing advice as part of a ground-breaking service delivered by Shelter Scotland and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

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Equality News Update: BBC News: Work begins on Western Isles’ first mosque

The first mosque to be built in the Western Isles is beginning to take shape.

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Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Claim ‘school isn’t free’ as pupils miss out on subjects due to costs

Article by Scott Macnab
State education in Scotland is no longer free with many pupils “missing out” on key subjects because of the costs they face, MSPs have been told.

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Equality News Update: BBC News: Highest paid Scottish doctors are mainly men

Article by Steven Brocklehurst
Scotland’s top earning senior doctors are overwhelmingly men, BBC research has found.

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Equality News Update: The Guardian: Disabled people struggle to afford food and heating, study says

Article by Frances Ryan
Disabled people are being forced to skip meals and sit in cold homes in a climate of benefit and social care cuts, according to new research.

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