Equality News Update: BBC News: How will the new jobs support plan work in Scotland?

Reported by BBC News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. BBC News have released a handy summary of what the job support plans will look like in Scotland in the coming months, covering the necessary contributions made by the UK government as well as employers to … Continue reading Equality News Update: BBC News: How will the new jobs support plan work in Scotland?

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

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: 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: fenews: National Union of Students Calls for Support for Students in Isolation

Reported by fenews - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The National Union of Students for Scotland has called for support to be in place for all students across the country who are having to self-isolate. Commenting Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland President, said: “We are concerned by … Continue reading Equality News Update: fenews: National Union of Students Calls for Support for Students in Isolation

Equality News Update: Aberdeen Evening Express: What are Scotland’s new Covid-19 restrictions and when do they come into force?

Reported by Aberdeen Evening News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Nicola Sturgeon pleaded with Scots to follow new Covid-19 restrictions announced today. What are the new Covid-19 restrictions? As of tomorrow visiting other households will not be allowed. Exceptions exist for those who live alone … Continue reading Equality News Update: Aberdeen Evening Express: What are Scotland’s new Covid-19 restrictions and when do they come into force?

Equality News Update: The Courier: Covid-19 cases see pupils at Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Auchterarder schools asked to stay home

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Pupils from Sinclairtown Primary School, Lochgelly High School and the Community School of Auchterarder have been asked to self-isolate due to COVID-19 symptoms. The total number of confirmed cases in Fife schools has now reached 10. … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Covid-19 cases see pupils at Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Auchterarder schools asked to stay home

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Localised restrictions to continue

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media.   New limits have been placed on meeting in indoor household settings across Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dumbartonshire, West Dumbartonshire and North and South Lanarkshire due to higher reported cases of COVID-19. Whilst the … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Localised restrictions to continue

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Crisis funding still available

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Organisations - including those who have already received grants - are being urged to apply for funding to support the community through Covid-19 Organisations that are leading the community response to Covid-19 are being urged … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Crisis funding still available

Equality News Update: The Courier: Teachers given ‘dog’s abuse’ as they strived to educate pupils from home during lockdown

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media.  Teachers working under unprecedented pressure during lockdown were subject to abuse from parents. Across Tayside and Fife there were 23 reported incidents of written or verbal abuse of school staff by adults out with the school … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Teachers given ‘dog’s abuse’ as they strived to educate pupils from home during lockdown