By Rohini Sharma Joshi
Edinburgh, 17 May 2018 - Remember BT’s iconic TV campaign featuring the late Bob Hoskins? BT’s message was that the brand brought people together - by providing the means for them to talk to each other. But what if you are an ethnic minority older person with little or no English who has had few opportunities to engage with technology? You still can’t talk to people and perhaps you are even more lonely because everyone else is so connected.
Edinburgh, 22 Feburary 2018 - To give Scotland’s ethnic minority older people a stronger voice, the new Scottish Ethnic Minority Older People Forum has been created to engage with, encourage and support ethnic minority older people to become effective leaders and advocates for themselves, their families and their communities.
Edinburgh, January 2017 - An innovative project which helps disadvantaged older black and ethnic minority people has received Lottery funding of £337,000, enabling the project which is supported by Trust, Hanover and Bield Housing Associations, to continue to help older people.
Edinburgh, June 3, 2016 - Ethnic minority older people who willingly donate their time and passion to help other older people in Scotland, received certificates in recognition of the major contribution they make to society at a multi-cultural event held during Volunteers’ Week (June 1-12).
Edinburgh, 18 November 2015 - Trust Housing Association welcomed Minister for Housing and Welfare Margaret Burgess MSP to a celebration marking its achievement in becoming the first Scottish Housing Association to achieve the prestigious Leaders in Diversity (LID) accreditation.
Glasgow, 13 November 2015 - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the new mobile app produced by Happy to Translate, a Scottish initiative which helps organisations communicate with customers who face a language barrier
November 2015 - Trust Housing Association has been appointed a member of the National Centre for Diversity’s new National Patron’s Network, joining 15 other UK organisations in the influential new group which is committed to creating culture change in the UK workplace.
Scotland, 21 September 2015 - The publication of a report ‘Older Women and Work – Looking to the Future’ today from the Scottish Commission on Older Women, brings to the fore the experiences of older women seeking to remain in, or re-enter, the labour market.
Edinburgh, 21 September 2015 - Trust Housing Association has become the first Scottish Housing Association to achieve Leaders in Diversity (LID) accreditation, demonstrating the association’s commitment to becoming a nationally-recognised leader in equality, diversity and inclusion.
June 17 2015 - An information pack designed to help raise awareness about healthy diet and lifestyle for Ethnic Minority Older People has been launched by Trust, Hanover & Bield Housing Associations.
May 14 2014 - Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has welcomed the launch of an information pack designed to help raise awareness about elder abuse within Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.
February 11 2014 - Trust, Hanover & Bield housing associations have jointly published a new book documenting the struggles and achievements of older minority ethnic people who came to Scotland as immigrants half a century ago.
Edinburgh, July 1 2013 - A Multi-Lingual Dementia Information Pack – developed specifically to help meet the needs of black and ethnic minority (BME) clients and their carers – will be launched this week by the Older People Services Project.
Edinburgh, May 22 2013 – Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare last night welcomed Trust’s pioneering achievement in securing the Investors In Diversity accreditation - and said the organisation had led the way for housing providers throughout Scotland.
Rohini Sharma Joshi wins inaugural Scottish Asian Women’s Award
Edinburgh, March 8 2013 - Trust Housing Association’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager Rohini Sharma Joshi has been presented with a prestigious Scottish Asian Women’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Society at a VIP event presided over by First Minister Alex Salmond.
Edinburgh, January 21 2013 - Trust Housing Association has become the first Scottish Housing Association to achieve Investors in Diversity (IID) accreditation, demonstrating the association’s commitment to becoming a nationally-recognised leader on equality and diversity issues.
Edinburgh, July 25 2011 - An innovative project which helps disadvantaged older black and ethnic minority people has received Lottery funding of almost £500,000, enabling the project which is supported by Trust, Hanover and Bield housing associations to continue improving older people’s lives.
Edinburgh, June 2011 - Trust Housing Association has re-confirmed its commitment to equal opportunities by taking over sole responsibility for the award-winning Equal Opportunities Programme formerly supported by Trust and two other housing associations.