Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19

Reported by Scottish Government News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Government have launched a new consultation looking to gather your views on new proposals to offer free bus travel for under 19's. To find out more and contribute to the consultation: https://www.gov.scot/news/consulting-on-free-bus-travel-for-young-people-under-19/ #EqNews … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19

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: Third Force News: Groups unite in bid to tackle sex abuse and promote healthy relationships

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. NSPCC Scotland, YWCA Scotland and Dundee City Council are working in partnership to launch a new campaign, with all the resources created by young women, it aims to help create better awareness of what healthy … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Groups unite in bid to tackle sex abuse and promote healthy relationships

Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In case you missed it, as part of our Minority Ethnic 60+ Project - we're creating cultural food parcels that are available to members of the project. We're trying to reach as many minority ethnic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Government have launched the Self-Isolation Support Grant to try and assist low-income workers who are forced to self-isolate and will lose income as a result. It is a grant of £500 and hopes … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In Scotland for the 2022 Census, people will be asked voluntary questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. With the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions put in place, the 2022 Census is … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. On the 10th anniversary of MARAC's (multi-agency risk assessment conference) creation, the scale of domestic abuse in Fife is being highlighted. Over the past 10 years, 2,650 victims have been supported by the MARAC process, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown libraries have offered crucial support to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation, "64% of those who had used the service during lockdown said that the library service had improved … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

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: The Guardian: Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history. The Guardian have highlighted 10 stories and events that … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil

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: Hate crime: Report it to stop it

Reported by Scottish Government News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. A campaign which urges Scots who witness hate crime to ‘report it to stop it’ is relaunched today ahead of Hate Crime Awareness Week. The initiative features a series of letters from Scotland - addressed … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Hate crime: Report it to stop it

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