ENABLE Scotland would like your help to understand more about the support young people with a learning disability, and their parents, need to help them find work after leaving school. We are asking parents to complete a short online questionnaire and, if they wish, to take part in a group discussion or informal one-to-one conversation. …

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Equality Outcomes 2021-2025

The Equality Act 2010  requires all public bodies to publish equality outcomes every four years. Working in partnership – Edinburgh, West Lothian and Midlothian Councils (including their education authorities and Midlothian’s licensing board), NHS Lothian, Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and East Lothian Integrated Joint Board have developed a set of draft equality themes and outcomes for 2021-2025. These …

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The final report of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission was published on 30 September with an online event featuring some of the Commissioners, representatives from public bodies in the city and citizens of  Edinburgh who contributed to the research. Read the full report by following the link https://edinburghpovertycommission.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20200930_EPC_FinalReport_AJustCapital.pdf

The Equalities and Human Rights Committee have two new call for views

The Parliament is in its last year of the session before elections take place. Please take the opportunity to share your views. The Equalities and Human Rights Committee have two new call for views.   United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) The Committee has launched an inquiry into United Nations …

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Police Scotland have issued the following message in response to the concerns raised by disability communities and organisations regarding Covid-19. Message from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie – 27 July 2020 Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and protecting all our communities. We understand that daily life adhering to coronavirus (COVID-19 guidelines continues …

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