In this blog Equalities Ambassador Johanna-Alice Cooke discusses her personal journey and the system of rehabilitation in Scotland.   I’m Johanna and I’m a volunteer Equality Ambassador with EaRN. Not long ago I was something different… This blog is about recovery, offending and why how we treat those moving away from offending behaviour is an… Read More


In this blog Equalities Ambassador Luke Padfield, shares his experiences of attending the Human Rights Day celebrations at the Scottish Parliament on 10 December  On the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of Human rights, delegates assembled at the Scottish Parliament for what was to be a memorable occasion. The First Minister formally endorsed the… Read More


  In this blog post volunteer project assistant Bianca Jensen discusses the equality and rights implications of  depression in the workplace.   Depression affects a huge amount of the people in our society, and if you have it, you may know it’s often missed when we talk of equality and rights. Depression can be harder… Read More


NHS Lothian are looking for your views on their draft Equality Outcomes for 2018-2021 and their British Sign Language Plan for 2018-2021.   NHS Lothian Equality Outcomes 2018-2021 As part of their statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010, NHS Lothian must publish equality outcomes every few years and report on progress towards meeting them.… Read More


Over the last few months the Equality and Rights Network have been assisting the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) and the Edinburgh Community Transport Public Social Partnership (CTPSP) by undertaking a survey on the future of Community Transport services in the city. The results of this will feed into a wider consultation exercise on Community… Read More


We are delighted to say that our second EqualiTEA & Cake drop-in is taking place on Thursday 26 July from 12.30pm-3pm at North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, EH4 4TZ. The aim of these relaxed, informal sessions is to encourage conversation about equality and what it means to you and your community. As well as supplying the… Read More