Gypsy, Traveller and Roma engagement and trust in health services

A research project is looking at ways of improving engagement and trust between health services and Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities, with the aim of improving the health and health ... Continue Reading →

New race equality framework published

The Scottish Government has published a new race equality framework. The new framework sets out a path for a fair and just society, free from discrimination and inequality for Scotland’s ... Continue Reading →

BSL National Advisory Group members announced

A new expert advisory group has been appointed to support the implementation of legislation which will improve the way public services meet the needs of Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) ... Continue Reading →

Implementing the British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Act 2015

The British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Act 2015 promotes and facilitates the use and understanding of British Sign Language (BSL) across the Scottish public sector. The Scottish ... Continue Reading →

Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy

The Scottish Government has published a progress report on their Youth Employment Strategy – Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. This strategy and implementation plan sets ... Continue Reading →

LGBT Age Capacity Building Project launch new resources

The LGBT Age Capacity Building Project has launched a suite of resources to support older people’s services to become more welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ... Continue Reading →

Positive action survey – responses from voluntary sector providers sought

It appears that organisations tend to steer clear of opportunities that exist to address disadvantage suffered by protected groups (eg recruitment on the basis of age, disability, gender ... Continue Reading →

New films show power of human rights to improve people’s health and care

The Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and NHS Health Scotland have joined forces to launch a series of short films highlighting ... Continue Reading →

SSSC publishes equality reports

The SSSC has published our 2015 equality reports today, 30 April 2015.  These describe the progress we’ve made over the past two years to put equality at the heart of our work. The ... Continue Reading →

Hidden sensory loss

Our Equalities Working Group recently received a visit from Katharine Jackson, from RNIB Scotland and Deaf Action’s Hidden Sensory Loss Project.  Following two-year funding from ... Continue Reading →