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Equality Updates 26th March 2020
+1 Glasgow and Scotland News
+2 UK News
+3 COVID-19 Funding Updates

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Directory of Glasgow Community Support Around Covid19
The Directory specifically highlights where there are additional services that people can access at this time or where there is spare capacity for new clients.  If you have a support that could be included please send information via: Community Supports Around Covid-19 Survey.

Community Connectors: Changes to Service Provision

Community Responses to COVID-19 – Do the right thing, safely!

Glasgow Disability Alliance

GDA Survey: supporting disabled people during Coronavirus outbreak
Help make sure disabled people's voices are heard during Covid-19 response

Volunteer Glasgow

COVID-19 – what volunteers and organisations should know

COVID-19: Keeping volunteers & individuals safe


Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub

Glasgow City Council

Help for Glasgow's Rough Sleepers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information
Including information on
Free Meal Entitlement Contingency Plans during school closures
Council Tax / Benefits
Welfare Fund
Care at Home Services and reduction in service provision
Residential older people care homes
Older people day care centres
Play parks
Glasgow Life facilities
Community hubs
Crematorium and gravesides

Third Force News

Coronavirus scams warning

Scottish Refugee Council

Important service update
To help protect the health of everyone in our community we are temporarily changing the way we run our services.

Changes to the asylum process and resettlement during Covid-19

Holyrood Magazine

Talking point: refugees are more vulnerable than ever

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

COVID-19: Support available for women experiencing abuse

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre comment on the acquittal in Alex Salmond’s sexual assault trial

YWCA Scotland

Tips For Staying Well While Living Online

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Coronavirus: Information and Service updates

Human Rights Consortium Scotland

Corona Virus and human rights

Calls to release those in immigration detention during Corona Virus

Scottish Women’s Aid

COVID-19 Statement – 19 March 2020

Scottish Government

New expert group to study spread of COVID-19
Scottish panel of scientists established to provide extra analysis.

Protecting workers during coronavirus outbreak
Joint statement from Scottish Government and STUC.

Vital service for older people
Age Scotland helpline receiving COVID-19 calls.

New law to prevent female genital mutilation
Strengthened protection for those at risk.

Coronavirus guidance for parents and families
Guidance available on Parent Club to help with impact of Covid-19.

Emergency coronavirus powers
UK Coronavirus Bill supported by MSPs.

Shielding people ‘at risk’ from coronavirus
Tailored support to protect those at highest risk.

Supporting coronavirus key workers

COVID-19 testing to get key workers back to work
Household members with symptoms to be tested.

Zero Tolerance

Recommendations for self-isolating feminists
If you find yourself with some free time, check out our first list of feminist books, films and documentaries that you could distract yourselves with:

See Me

Pass the Badge - Start Talking
We all have mental health, so it’s okay to start talking about it.

Hundreds of thousands of Scottish adults have felt panicked and afraid as a result of the coronavirus pandemic - new poll data into impact on mental health

Talking about Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Scottish Association of Mental Health

Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing: information, links and resources to help keep you informed and protect your mental health.

OCD and anxiety during coronavirus

Young Scot

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

South East Intergation Network

COVID-19: Info & Support - Local & Multilingual

COVID-19: Access to Services across the South East of Glasgow

Citizens Advice Scotland

Coronavirus - what it means for you

CAS welcomes suspension of benefit reviews and re-assessments

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Young Women And Girls In Scotland
If you are aged 13-25, live in Scotland and identify as a woman/girl, then we want to hear from you

Close The Gap

The Gender Pay Gap Manifesto: the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections are an opportunity to realise fair work for women

Rape Crisis Scotland

Statement on Salmond Verdict

Child Poverty Action Group

Campaigners Call For Action As Official Stats Show Nearly One In Four Of Scotland's Children In Poverty - Even Before Corona Pandemic


+2 UK and International News and Events

Disability Arts Online

Disability Arts Online announces new commissions for disabled artists

Refugee Council

Changes to Home Office Asylum & Resettlement policy and practice in response to Covid-19

Disability Rights UK

Funding available for human connection solutions
NHSX has launched a challenge fund to find solutions to support the most vulnerable. NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. More details here:

PIP and ESA reviews and reassessments suspended for the next three months

Operation Black Vote

Corona Virus will hit BAME communities worse

Fawcett Society

Coronavirus: Campaigning For Women's Visibility In Uk Response


COVID-19 – how LGBT-inclusive organisations can help

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Human rights and equality considerations in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

European Women’s Lobby

Women must not pay the price for COVID-19: Putting equality between women and men at the heart of the response to COVID-19 across Europe

Muslim Council of Britain

MCB Thanks Government For Its Changes On Burial Measures In Covid-19 Emergency Legislation

Terrence Higgins Trust

Coronavirus COVID-19
Information on the new virus, guidance for people living with HIV and answers to frequently asked questions

Mental Health Foundation

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Information is to help you cope if:
- you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
- you’re staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible
- you are self-isolating because you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay at home and keep away from others.

Women’s Budget Group

Briefing: Covid-19 – Gender and other Equality Issues
This briefing explains the specific challenges the Covid-19 crisis causes for different groups of women in the UK and, makes gender-responsive policy recommendations to the Government.

Briefing: The Coronavirus Bill: Gaps and Problems

Friends, Families and Travellers

COVID-19: UK Government must lay out clear plan to support Gypsies, Travellers and Boaters

COVID-19: Guidance for supporting people living on Traveller sites, unauthorised encampments and canal boats


Easy Read – The new rules on staying inside

RISKS for LGBTQI+ older and Disabled people in the ‘Coronavirus Bill’

British Institute of Human Rights

Our Response to the Emergency Corona Virus Legislation


Latest Covid-19 news

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Coronavirus: we need a lifeline to help people keep their heads above water

Health and Social Care Alliance

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) develop easy read information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COSLA issues COVID-19 guidance for commissioners of social care services in Scotland in Scotland

Abortion Rights

Abortion Rights’ Reaction to the Department of Health’s Unexplained U-Turn on Abortion Access During the Current Public Health Crisis

Runnymede Trust

Racism and the rise of populist movements


+3 COVID-19 Funding Updates

Glasgow City Council

FUNDING: Area Partnership Grants
We will continue to grant Area Partnership Budget applications using delegated authority of GCC Emergency Committee. We want to support community organisations at this time, particularly where funding is sought to help vulnerable citizens.

Foundation Scotland

National Emergencies Trust (NET)
Details of the NET fund and criteria for groups to apply for funding will follow in the next few days.

Voluntary Health Scotland

FUNDING COVID19 and Voluntary Health Organisations Survey: Supporting Communities Fund & Wellbeing Fund
VHS are working to influence how the Scottish Government will shape the Supporting Communities Fund and,Wellbeing Fund two of four new funds that will distribute £350 million of support to third and community sector organisations dealing with COVID-19. Please fill in this very short survey. Deadline 31st March.


FUNDING The Third Sector Resilience Fund
The TSRF is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help third sector organisations to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period.

See also: SCVO Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub

Youth Scotland

FUNDING The Youth Scotland Action Fund supports community-based youth work affected by the Covid-19 Coronavirus

Scottish Refugee Council

FUNDING Covid-19 Refugee Support Fund


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