Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. On the 10th anniversary of MARAC's (multi-agency risk assessment conference) creation, the scale of domestic abuse in Fife is being highlighted. Over the past 10 years, 2,650 victims have been supported by the MARAC process, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown libraries have offered crucial support to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation, "64% of those who had used the service during lockdown said that the library service had improved … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

Equality News Update: Disability News Service: Watchdog’s report spotlights ‘shocking’ impact of pandemic on social care in Scotland

Reported by Disability News Service – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Human Rights Commission's new reported shows that a "considerable proportion" of people who rely on social care at home in Scotland have had their support either cut or removed completely. The report warned … Continue reading Equality News Update: Disability News Service: Watchdog’s report spotlights ‘shocking’ impact of pandemic on social care in Scotland

Fife Council – Spaces for People: Equality Impact Assessment Survey

Spaces for People - Equality Impact Assessment Survey Fife council is proposing to put in temporary measures that help people socially distance when travelling throughout Fife.  The measures are designed to be temporary; they need to be easy to put in place and can be moved or used in different locations in Fife. The measures … Continue reading Fife Council – Spaces for People: Equality Impact Assessment Survey

Equality News Update: The Guardian: Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history. The Guardian have highlighted 10 stories and events that … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil

Equality News Update: Fife Today: £3m to help home people in need in Fife

Reported by Fife Today – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Fife Council has approved plans to purchase an extra 50 homes, bringing the target to 100 homes purchased by March 2021. Hopefully the acquisition of these new homes will ensure that families are getting the support … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: £3m to help home people in need in Fife

Equality News Update BBC News: Covid in Scotland: Your questions answered on the new restrictions

Reported by BBC News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. With new rules and restrictions being put in place in Scotland last week, BBC News have done a handy question and answer session that helps clear any confusion. It covers topics such as holidays in Scotland, … Continue reading Equality News Update BBC News: Covid in Scotland: Your questions answered on the new restrictions

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Hate crime: Report it to stop it

Reported by Scottish Government News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. A campaign which urges Scots who witness hate crime to ‘report it to stop it’ is relaunched today ahead of Hate Crime Awareness Week. The initiative features a series of letters from Scotland - addressed … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Hate crime: Report it to stop it

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: New moves to stop COVID-19 spread

Reported by Scottish Government News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Temporary steps announced to tackle record infection rates. Further measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) are to come into effect later this week as Scotland recorded more than 1,000 new positive test results … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: New moves to stop COVID-19 spread

Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking report reveals 10,000 children in Fife living in ‘absolute’ poverty

Reported by The Courier - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Fife Child Poverty Action reported has highlighted that one in six children in Fife live in households that struggle to meet basic living standards, with more than 13,000 children living in "relative" poverty last year. … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking report reveals 10,000 children in Fife living in ‘absolute’ poverty

Equality News Update: The Edinburgh Reporter: Black History Month – Sharing stories from Scotland and beyond

Reported by The Edinburgh Reporter – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. October is Black History Month, and on 15 October 2020 you can attend a virtual event called ‘Stories from Scotland and Beyond’. This will be a panel discussion of speakers sharing their experiences and stories … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Edinburgh Reporter: Black History Month – Sharing stories from Scotland and beyond

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Campaign calls out sexism in the media

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Media Mindful campaign will support girls and young women to challenge sexism and negative gender stereotypes in the media. A new campaign has been launched to call out sexism in the media. Girlguiding Scotland … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Campaign calls out sexism in the media

Black History Month – October 2020

Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history, as well as bringing to light the inspiring stories and individuals that are often left out of the history books. This month is also an opportunity for us … Continue reading Black History Month – October 2020

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: A step closer to tackling poverty

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. New legislation to improve the benefits system to help those who need it most has been unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament today. The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill supports the delivery … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: A step closer to tackling poverty

Equality News Update: The Courier: Lockdown spike in ‘woman on man’ domestic abuse attacks in Fife

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. A sharp rise in the number of domestic abuse reports relating to women targeting men has sparked concern among authorities in Fife. Agencies in the region are probing if lockdown restrictions have contributed to the spike … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Lockdown spike in ‘woman on man’ domestic abuse attacks in Fife