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IDAHO edition of Equality News

Please click here for a special edition of Equality News to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Click here for the Equality News

Tax tips – April 2016

Please click here for the ‘Tax tips document’

NHS News Spring / Summer Edition

The Spring / Summer Edition of the NHS News (Grampian) is now available to view online.  You can access using the below link.

www.nhsgrampian.org/NHSNews

If you would like to submit an article for our Autumn/Winter edition later in the year, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details on elizabeth.howarth4@nhs.net.

PVG/Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services Update

Please find below an update from Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services regarding the PVG-Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. Also, Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services are providing a range of training-including online/pre-recorded courses-to support people who deal with PVG-Protection of Vulnerable Groups Checks. Details are available at:

http://www.volunteerscotland.net/disclosure-services/training/

and

http://www.volunteerscotland.net/disclosure-services/training/pre-recorded-courses/

Shakti Women’s Aid

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Click here for Shakti Poster A4

 

Additional Support Needs Advisory Project (ASNAP)

Please click here for the leaflet from the VSA about their local support service for childcare providers to facilitate the integration of children with additional support needs and to sustain children’s access to mainstream services.

LGBT Helpline Scotland

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Information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity and their families, friends and supporters.

Launch of the Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund

Programme page Press Release

18 August 2015

Launch of the Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund

 VAF is delighted to announce the launch of the Scottish Government’s new Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund.

The aim of the fund is to help small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland with income under £25,000 to run an event or engagement activity to gather views on how we can create a Fairer Scotland.  

Grants of up to £300 (or exceptionally up to £500 for a larger event) are available to support an event or engagement activity with a group of five or more people.  The event or activity should gather the participants’ thoughts about how we can create a Scotland where people are healthier, happier and treated with respect, and where opportunities, wealth and power are spread more equally.

Applications can be submitted to VAF at any time from now until the deadline of 12 October 2015. Applicants will be informed within 2 working days of receipt of a completed application whether the application has been successful or not.

Keith Wimbles, VAF Chief Executive,  said “ the Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund provides an exciting opportunity for grass roots organisations and community groups to gather the views of local people and help shape the Scotland in which they would like to be living in 2030”.

Further information, including the guidance and application form, is available on the VAF website (http://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-and-support/fairer-scotland-engagement-fund )

Introduction to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the statutory body with responsibility for monitoring, promoting and enforcing compliance with equalities and human rights legislation in Great Britain. The Commission in Scotland is working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect and promote human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.

Please follow the link for details:

Introduction to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland – July 2015