Campaigners have warned that the majority of disabled people feel that their needs have been overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic. 65% felt that their rights have been negatively impacted due to the pandemic and lockdown, often leaving them without support and access to crucial services. Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/covid-uk-disabled-people-disability-act-b1695795.html #EqNews #Disabilities #LocalServices #Rights
Since the start of the pandemic, research by Family Fund has found that half of families have suffered loss of income due to COVID-19, with 41% having to fall back onto their savings. One concern is that even if support reverts back to pre-COVID-19 levels, the negative impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Herald: Coronavirus: Research reveals toll of Covid on families with disabled and seriously ill children
The Scottish Government are now producing face mask exemption cards for those with health conditions, disabilities or other circumstances where a face covering might cause difficulty or distress. Physical and digital cards are available to request online from 29 October at www.exempt.scot or via a free helpline on 0800 121 6240. FCE Manager, Nina Munday shares our … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Face covering exemption cards launched
Reported by deadline. News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded money by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and the City of Edinburgh Council to make homes more accessible for disabled residents. This includes equipping them with assistive tech … Continue reading Equality News Update: deadline. News: Government funding boost to improve lives of vulnerable Scots
Reported by Third Force News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. There has been some progression in modern times of representation and equality for people with a disability, but one major hurdle remains - getting into employment. There are a number of good employment support organisations … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Disabled people and employability – much more needs to be done
Guide Dogs Scotland has launched a new children’s and young people’s service.
Reported by Glasgow Evening Times – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. FACE coverings became mandatory in Scotland's shops on July 10 - but not everyone has to wear them. The First Minister has repeatedly stressed avoid the avoidance of self-policing of the coverings - reminding the public … Continue reading Equality News Update: Glasgow Evening Times: Hidden Disability face mask exemptions card — what is it and how can I get one
Freelance journalist and disability campaigner Michael McEwan says it is vital that disabled people are getting the information they need during the coronavirus crisis
All categories of hate crime in Scotland are increasing, according to official figures.
New legislation which aims to ensure young people living with a disability receive support with the transition to adulthood is being brought forward.
The mindset created during the years of British slavery in the West Indies, when black people were unfairly described as inferior to white people, still, I believe, sadly persists in many today.
The overwhelming majority of disabled Scots say they have faced difficulties with physical distancing
Fewer than half of people over the age of 55 think their home will be suitable in later life, new research by Age Scotland has found.
Morna Simpkins says those who are shielding during the coronavirus pandemic still face a lot of uncertainty
Care homes in Fife are to be subject to a range of new steps in a bid to protect residents from coronavirus.