Hard Up Communities in Fife – Welfare Reform and Equality

This invitation to tender is to undertake investigative research to better understand the barriers experienced by communities of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty in Fife.

The research aims to deepen practitioners’ understanding of multiple barriers experienced by people in their day to day living and also help to ensure that the most vulnerable to poverty are not further disadvantaged because of their protected characteristics.
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Case Study – Michael

Michael is 17 years old and a volunteer at the Community Cafe, he has lived in Valleyfield for 7 years. At the cafe he is able to learn new skills that can help him in work situations and meet new people from within the community.

Case Study – Emma

Emma has lived in High Valleyfield all her life, she is a foster carer and became a volunteer at the Canteen as she had some free time. She thinks the Canteen is great as it revitalises the community and attracts new people from a wide range of backgrounds.