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Equality Updates 9th April 2020
+1 GLASGOW AND SCOTLAND: NEWS AND EVENTS


SAMH

Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

Update on our front line services

Study launched to understand mental health implications of COVID-19

Coronavirus and temporary changes to the Mental Health Act

Coronavirus advice for parents and carers from Dr Elaine Lockhart


Glasgow Disability Alliance

Resilience Response to Covid19


Glasgow City Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information


Abortion Rights

Scottish Government Allow Both Abortion Pills To Be Taken At Home.


Third Sector Lab and SCVO Digital

VAWG Zoom Call
Friday 17th April 11am to 12pm . Only open to professionals working in violence against women and girls field - to come together to share best practice, ask questions and better understand digital service delivery.


Scottish Government

Protecting the social care workforce

Emergency help for those worse affected by coronavirus
Key support services get £8 million boost.

Nursing and midwifery students step up to join coronavirus workforce

New funding for veterans
Scottish Government steps in to help vital charities.

Extra hardship payments for students

Supporting people affected by alcohol and drug use
Addressing the impact of COVID-19.

Coronavirus food fund
Support to put meals on tables.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - update on devolved benefits: Cabinet Secretary speech



COSLA

Coronavirus Food Fund: Support to put meals on tables
Families unable to access food as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will get support from local authorities with £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food Fund


Third Sector Lab

COVID-19: Digital service delivery for charities
Best-practice, policies, guidance and more for rapid deployment of essential charity services to online channels.  Free weekly open Zoom calls in partnership with SCVO to help charities connect and learn during the Coronavirs outbreak


Glasgow City Council

Social Work Students and Retired Care Workers Answer the City's Call to Action


Citizens Advice Scotland

CAS backs new plans to help people in debt

Scotland facing cost of living crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic


Scottish Refugee Council

Supreme Court denies Ali vs Serco lock-change appeal


Enquire (Scottish advice service for additional support for learning)

Coronavirus and additional support for learning
Understand what Coronavirus laws may mean for children with additional support needs in Scotland

Reach: Enquire’s service for young people


South East Integration Network

Celebrate International Roma Day! 8th-11th April


LGBT Health and Wellbeing

We are still here for you

 

+2 UK and International News and Events



Equality and Human Rights Commission

How we're responding to the coronavirus pandemic


UK Government

Stay At Home Guidance in community languages


Runnymede Trust

Open Letter: Predicted grades & BME students

Open Letter re Windrush: 10 urgent recommendations


Inquest

Powerful coalition of organisations call on government to immediately reduce number of people in detention settings


Women’s Budget Group

We respond to the updated Covid 19 Furlough rules : Employees with caring responsibilities
The Government has updated the rules covering which employees can be furloughed as a result of Covid 19. The rules now cover: ‘Employees who are unable to work because they have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) can be furloughed.
For example, employees that need to look after children can be furloughed’.


Guardian

Police investigate UK far-right groups over anti-Muslim coronavirus claims
Monitoring service says it has had reports of fake news online as well as physical attacks


Operation Black Vote

Black people socially isolated way before Covid 19


Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Coronavirus response must include digital access to connect us all

Universal Credit: a lifeline for millions now, and beyond coronavirus


Friends, Families and Travellers

COVID-19: FFT Raise Government’s Lack Of Support For Travellers With Council Of Europe


PSE:UK

UN Warns Mass Hunger Facing West Africa Will Worsen as Coronavirus Takes Hold


Refugee Council

Our key policy calls to the Home Office in response to Covid-19


Fawcett

Coronavirus Crisis: Why We Need To Make Women Visible




 

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