In Let's Keep Chatting Episode 3, we are with Pink Saltire, a community organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people of all age groups, in every corner of the country, established in 2014 and with roots in Fife. Listen in as we chat with Stuart Duffy the founder about how their work has changed during Covid19 and the research conducted to understand the experiences of the LGBT community in Fife and across Scotland as part of their Rainbow Responders programme. The report ‘Community Matters’ will be published shortly. Pink Saltire can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on the website at https://pinksaltire.com/ and don’t forget to check out their Youtube Channel
For Let's Keep Chatting Episode 2, Collydean Community Centre, a community anchor organisation which is also now a Covid Crisis Centre adapting to the changing situation by continuing to “leave a light on” for the people of Collydean and North Glenrothes. They offer practical help and deliver on digital platforms and can be contacted via email at email@example.com. Listen to this podcast and find out about how Community Champions are helping to connect their local communities.
Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In case you missed it, as part of our Minority Ethnic 60+ Project - we're creating cultural food parcels that are available to members of the project. We're trying to reach as many minority ethnic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels
For our first Let's Keep Chatting episode we are with EATS Rosyth, a community hub that has been around for the last 3-4 years helping their local community through reducing food waste and providing locally grown food. They are not only known for providing food but also run a community garden where they have a variety of produce growing … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E1 – EATS Rosyth
Spaces for People - Equality Impact Assessment Survey Fife council is proposing to put in temporary measures that help people socially distance when travelling throughout Fife. The measures are designed to be temporary; they need to be easy to put in place and can be moved or used in different locations in Fife. The measures … Continue reading Fife Council – Spaces for People: Equality Impact Assessment Survey
This year the world has been affected by a virus, COVID-19, and each country has tackled it in their own way. In Fife, volunteer groups have emerged to help local communities deal with the impact of the pandemic where they felt that there was a need for more support in their area. People have stepped … Continue reading S.H.I.E.L.D – a community group that has grown during lockdown in Fife
Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history, as well as bringing to light the inspiring stories and individuals that are often left out of the history books. This month is also an opportunity for us … Continue reading Black History Month – October 2020
Reported by FifeToday – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Minority ethnic people over the age of 60 in Fife can now benefit from the support of multilingual workers when accessing public services thanks to National Lottery funding. The Minority Ethnic Older People Project is a new … Continue reading Equality News Update – Fife Today: Lottery funding will help to reach ‘easy to ignore’ elderly Fife group
We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.
We are delighted to announce that the Trustees of Fife Centre for Equalities have approved a new staffing structure for the organisation. From 01 August 2020, all existing and future staff will follow the new structure accordingly. Lee Ryan, Chair of Fife Centre for Equalities, said: “The Board of Trustees considers that the review of FCE’s structure, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: New Job Roles for Fife Centre for Equalities Staff Team
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 to be challenging for everyone.
Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has written an open letter to EU citizens in her constituency to encourage them to apply for settled status before next year’s 30 June deadline. EU Citizens living in the UK have to apply for settled status as part of the UK Government’s post-Brexit registration system. Jenny is … Continue reading ONE YEAR TO APPLY FOR SETTLED STATUS: FIFE MSP ENCOURAGES EU CITIZENS TO STAY
As we move into Phases 1 and 2 out of lockdown, masks are becoming more and more important in the "new normal". FCE needs your help to create a design to put on a facemask. Don't worry! Entries from all ages and abilities are welcome. You can submit your entries via: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook … Continue reading FCE Mask Design Competition!
I have been listening and sharing stories of how ‘Black Lives Matter’ affecting us individually. Revisiting our own experiences of racism is draining and tiring. I salute the people who speak up and share their stories
Message from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie – 22nd May 2020 Police Scotland continue to urge victims and witnesses of hate crime to report it during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the impact this type of incident can have on individuals, their families, friends and the wider community. Police Scotland is fully committed to keeping … Continue reading POLICE SCOTLAND – MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES