Equality News Update: People with learning disabilities launch campaign to break down barriers in Glasgow communities

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to break down barriers between people with learning difficulties and their communities.

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Equality News Update: New ID card can stop discrimination against brain injury survivors

A new initiative was launched today to help brain injury survivors combat wrong assumptions made about them on a daily basis.

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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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Equality News Update: Tech’s not just for boys!

From Uber’s bumps in the road to the furore over Google’s diversity gaff, the gender gap in tech continues to grab the headlines – but the good news is, it’s a bug that can be fixed.

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Equality News Update: Police forces failing to tackle modern slavery in UK, report shows

Inspection found officers failing to identify victims and closing investigations prematurely, citing lack of public support

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Equality News Update: Charity opens residential service in Fife

One of Scotland’s oldest children’s charities has opened up its first home since closing its residential service six years ago.

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Equality News Update: LGBT groups oppose Football Act repeal bid

LGBT groups say scrapping legislation that outlaws offensive behaviour at football matches would send a negative message to the community.

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Equality News Update: Disabled ‘losing out on jobs’ over Access to Work cap

Disabled people are “losing out” on jobs because of a government support scheme that is “no longer fit for purpose”, campaigners say.

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Equality News Update: Victory for carers who work ‘sleepover’ hours as government agrees to pay them real living wage

Care workers who cover crucial “sleep over” shifts are to be paid the real living wage, the government announced yesterday.

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Equality News Update: Transgender and gay Scots report wave of hate crime

Hate crimes have reached unacceptable levels in Scotland, campaigners said after a survey found that most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been abused because of their sexuality or gender identity.

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Equality News Update: UK government faces judicial review over refusal to allow gender-neutral passports

The High Court will hold a full judicial review over the UK government’s refusal to allow ‘Gender X’ passports, after a challenge from a non-gendered campaigner.

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Equality News Update: YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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