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: Transgender and gay Scots report wave of hate crime

Hate crimes have reached unacceptable levels in Scotland, campaigners said after a survey found that most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been abused because of their sexuality or gender identity.

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Equality News Update: UK government faces judicial review over refusal to allow gender-neutral passports

The High Court will hold a full judicial review over the UK government’s refusal to allow ‘Gender X’ passports, after a challenge from a non-gendered campaigner.

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Equality News Update: YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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Equality News Update: Scottish government announces mental health funding boost

Mental health services are to be boosted by £500,000 of extra funding, the Scottish government has announced..
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Equality News Update: Fife Council calls for halt of Universal Credit introduction

The introduction of Universal Credit will plunge some of Fife’s most vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the region’s political leaders have warned.
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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: Anger as private sector wins Scottish Government employment services contracts

The Scottish Government has been criticised for awarding most of the £96m contracts to run Scotland’s new devolved employability programme to the private sector.
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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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