Age Scotland have estimated that around 100,000 elderly people spent Christmas alone last year, with the figure expected to rise this year with the impact of COVID-19. The charity are calling for an "action plan for winter" to ensure that older people suffering from social isolation are supported properly. Read more here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18881114.christmas-scotland-number-elderly-scots-eating-alone-christmas-set-rise-exponentially/ #EqNews … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Herald: Christmas in Scotland: Number of elderly Scots eating alone this Christmas set to rise ‘exponentially’
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
Reported by FifeToday – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Minority ethnic people over the age of 60 in Fife can now benefit from the support of multilingual workers when accessing public services thanks to National Lottery funding. The Minority Ethnic Older People Project is a new … Continue reading Equality News Update – Fife Today: Lottery funding will help to reach ‘easy to ignore’ elderly Fife group
New rules for visits to care homes in Fife come into force from today (Monday).
Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown
Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with bogus workmen incidents in various locations in Fife
HUNDREDS of foreigners who have made Renfrewshire their home are “in limbo” over whether they can stay here, The Gazette can reveal.
Fife Council is to studying how it can bring back services following the confirmation that lockdown restrictions will be eased over the coming weeks.
The impact of coronavirus on vulnerable groups including domestic abuse victims and older people will be investigated by a Holyrood committee.
Care homes in Fife are to be subject to a range of new steps in a bid to protect residents from coronavirus.
Age Scotland has welcomed a significant new investment from the Scottish Government to help expand and sustain its helpline service for older people as the country responds to coronavirus.
HOME care services for some of Glasgow's most vulnerable have been slashed by 60% as the city faces a crisis as a result of staff absence in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Support networks are springing up around the UK to help the significant number of older people who have chosen to self-isolate as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.
Age Scotland, the national charity for older people is calling on the Scottish Government to use next month’s Budget to address shortcomings in social care as a matter of urgency.
Older members of the local LGBT community will be able to attend a social dance next weekend.