Equality News Update: World Economic Forum: Robots are helping to take care of Japanese senior citizens

Article by Malcolm Foster, in collaboration with Reuters
Robots have the run of Tokyo’s Shin-tomi nursing home, which uses 20 different models to care for its residents. The Japanese government hopes it will be a model for harnessing the country’s robotics expertise to help cope with a swelling elderly population and dwindling workforce.

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Equality News Update: Scottish Housing News: Fife hospital tests new model of housing help for homeless patients

Homeless people attending A&E at a Fife hospital are to be given specialist housing advice as part of a ground-breaking service delivered by Shelter Scotland and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

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Equality News Update: The Guardian: Disabled people struggle to afford food and heating, study says

Article by Frances Ryan
Disabled people are being forced to skip meals and sit in cold homes in a climate of benefit and social care cuts, according to new research.

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Equality News Update: The Courier: £10m combined Fife nursery and care home hailed as groundbreaking

Article By Claire Warrender
Fife Council is aiming to bridge the generation gap with a groundbreaking plan for a care home and nursery on the same site.

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Case Study – Tarry

Tarry is an asylum seeker who approached Fife Centre for Equalities at the end of March 2017. He was living in Leven with foster parents and looking to integrate more into Fife and get into college, as well as gain asylum status. Continue reading “Case Study – Tarry”