Equality News Update: Shelter Scotland to combat homelessness within Forth Valley’s Gypsy Traveller community

A new service is to offer support for members of the Gypsy Traveller community in the Forth Valley in an effort to relieve poverty and stop them becoming homeless.

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Equality News Update: Edinburgh Airport praised over disabled access improvement

Scotland’s busiest airport has made “significant progress” in improving access for disabled travellers, according to a report.

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Equality News Update: Young Fifers encouraged to sign up for career changing programme

Young unemployed people from Fife are being encouraged to sign up for Diageo’s award-winning ‘Learning for Life’ training programme.

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Equality News Update: UK family found guilty of modern slavery

Eleven members of a Lincolnshire family have been convicted of a series of modern slavery offences after forcing at least 18 victims – including homeless people and some with learning disabilities – to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions for up to 26 years.

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Equality News Update: Angus Council improves street conditions for blind residents

Angus Council has introduced a street charter to improve street safety for residents with sight loss.

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Equality News Update: Work completed on houses for dementia sufferers in Elgin

A new housing development for elderly people – including specially built flats for dementia sufferers – has been completed in Elgin.

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Equality News Update: Football’s commitment to better include LGBT people in the beautiful game

Professional football clubs in all four of the SPFL divisions, including Hibs and Hearts, have teamed up to better include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

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Equality News Update: Pupils offered support as exam results are revealed

Pupils who have received their exam results are being offered support.

NSPCC Scotland is asking youngsters who are worried about this week’s exam results to get in touch.

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Equality News Update: MSYP blasts ‘mosquito devices’ as breach of young people’s rights

Cunninghame South Member for the Scottish Youth Parliament has blasted anti-teen ‘Mosquito devices’ as a “gross and awful breach of young people’s rights”.

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Equality News Update: Financial Times journalists vote to take industrial action if gender pay gap is not closed

Journalists at the Financial Times have voted to take industrial action “should it be required” if the newspaper does not close its gender pay gap.

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Equality News Update: Kiera Byland seeking to inspire at the Special Olympics GB National Games

Kiera Byland hopes she can continue to inspire when she takes part in the 10th edition of the Special Olympics GB National Games.

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Equality News Update: Glasgow kilt firm joins fight against human trafficking

A city kilt company has joined the fight against human trafficking.

MacGregor and MacDuff, in Bath Street, is selling a range of products featuring the UN-endorsed Blueheart tartan.

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Equality News Update: People and Communities Fund to grant £8.6m for community-led projects

Organisations across Scotland supporting hundreds of community-led projects are to receive £8.6 million funding for the year 2017/18, housing minister Kevin Stewart announced yesterday.

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Equality News Update: Worrying numbers of primary kids being fed by foodbanks

Children are increasingly relying on foodbanks to be fed, worrying new figures have revealed.

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