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.
“WHEN we start to talk about the new normal, we also need to have a firm eye on where we are headed,” says Sally Witcher, chief executive of Inclusion Scotland.
People with learning disabilities or autism can leave the house for exercise more than once a day and can travel outside of their local area under current lockdown measures, the government has said.
Disabled people have been left feeling abandoned after being told that essential care packages would be suspended with immediate affect due to staff pressures resulting from the coronavirus epidemic.
Blind and partially-sighted people can struggle to get healthcare information in a suitable format, a charity says.