Equality News Update: Scotland facing care home crisis

Residential care homes in Scotland are facing a crisis due to rising costs, a leading charity has warned.

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Equality News Update: Lanarkshire grandmother who recovered from clinical depression shares experience in bid to help others

Jean determined to speak up about mental health and help others on the road to recovery and a fulfilling life.

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Equality News Update: Young Carer Awareness Day: Fife teenager calls for greater understanding and support

With Young Carer Awareness Day upon us, Michael Alexander speaks to Fife teenager Dean Watson who has been a young carer since the age of eight.

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Equality News Update: More apprentice places to be created in Scotland

More than 3,500 new-style apprenticeship places have been announced for Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Scottish Government unveils plans to help more young people into work

YOUNG people have been given a boost with more than 3,500 work-based learning opportunities bring offered in 2018 by Skills Development Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Scotland to hold summit for ‘healthier culture’ in fashion industry

The world’s oldest working supermodel and a model born with half an arm missing are to take centre stage in a major summit in Scotland aimed at ensuring the fashion industry is more diverse.

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Equality News Update: Teenagers in Scotland given right to ask for extra support in school

Change aimed at pupils aged between 12-15 who have additional support needs – the Scottish equivalent of special educational needs

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Equality News Update: NSPCC refers 90 calls a week to police and social services over sex abuse fears

A children’s charity said it is referring an average of 90 calls a week to police and social services over concerns a young person has been sexually assaulted.

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Equality News Update: Big Yes for award-winning scheme turning young offenders into chefs

Recently, one of our most popular fundraisers was recognised with two wins at the Scottish Events Awards. Yes Chef! sees young men we work with spend 12 weeks training in ­kitchens before being centre stage at a high-profile event and moving into careers in hospitality.

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Equality News Update: Loneliness taking toll on older people, charities warn

Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned.

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Equality News Update: Childline report 13% rise in calls from children with disabilities or special needs

Childline have reported a 13% rise in calls from young people with disabilities or special needs.

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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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