Equality News Update: Mum’s long wait for dropped kerb to support disabled daughter goes on

Lengthy delays in providing dropped kerbs for locals who need them in Fife could be a human rights issue, it has been claimed.

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Equality News Update: More apprentice places to be created in Scotland

More than 3,500 new-style apprenticeship places have been announced for Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Communities key to tackling loneliness and isolation, social security minister says

Communities are best placed to tackle the problem of loneliness, said Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman, as she unveiled Scottish Government plans to deal with isolation.

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NHS Fife National Aids / HIV Awareness Day

NHS Fife took part in the National Aids and HIV Awareness Day last month! In a show of support many of the staff, patients and members of the public wore something red, or wore a red ribbon.

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Over 1000 ribbons were given out at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital and Queen Margaret Hospital, with 98% of people saying it was important to eliminate stigma and discrimination.

You can find the full report here – NHS Equality – Aids Awareness Day 2017!

Fife Universal Credit Roll Out

The Full Service Universal Credit (UC) started in Fife on 6th December and is a large scale change to the welfare system that aims to make claims simpler, and encourage more people into work, by replacing some benefits with a single monthly payment.

UC was limited to new claims from single people, but is now applicable to all new customers, including couples and lone parents. Fife Council  have opposed UC being rolled out over the festive season, due to the 6 week delay.

If you experience any difficulty, due to Universal Credit, please see the Fife Council Universal Credit Information Page for further information or contact:


Lyndsey Maricic, Policy Officer 

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 61 38 Contact Lyndsey Maricic online
By Post: Fife Council Brunton House High Street Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 9QU

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Equality News Update: Fife school leads calls for more mental health funding in Derek Mackay’s Budget

A Fife school chief has led calls for more mental health cash as it emerged the kingdom has some the lowest funding levels for young people in Scotland.

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