Equality News Update: The Herald: Christmas in Scotland: Number of elderly Scots eating alone this Christmas set to rise ‘exponentially’

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’

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 – Fife Today:  Lottery funding will help to reach ‘easy to ignore’ elderly Fife group

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