Police Scotland – Message to Communities

Message from Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams – 1 March 2022 Police Scotland would like to reassure our communities in Scotland that, following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces last week, there is no intelligence to suggest any specific threat as a result of the reported military action.  However, we are aware that these … Continue reading Police Scotland – Message to Communities

ME60+ Case Study 3: Accessing Home Care

Experience of Mrs G  Mrs G is of Asian origin and has been referred to the project by a family member. After the care provider the client has been with for several years decided they will no longer offer assistance in the client’s area, Mrs G’s social worker and her family struggled with finding a … Continue reading ME60+ Case Study 3: Accessing Home Care

ME60+ Case Study 2: Accessing Personal Care

Mrs M's experiences Mrs M is of Asian origin and has been the primary carer of her husband since they moved to Scotland. Her husband was diagnosed with several physical and mental health conditions which limited his physical movement, subsequently making him largely dependent on Mrs M’s care. The family’s social worker decided to contact … Continue reading ME60+ Case Study 2: Accessing Personal Care

Fife Centre for Equalities: Small Investments in Fife Communities

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are pleased to announce that six more community-led groups across Fife have been awarded the Fife Equality Community Grants – a local funding initiative developed in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum. The latest round of Fife Equality Community Grants, which closed in … Continue reading Fife Centre for Equalities: Small Investments in Fife Communities

ME60+ Case Study 1: Befriending for Minority Ethnic Older People in Fife

Mr. C and his experience of looking for a befriender in Fife: Mr. C, referred to the project by a family member, is one of the clients seeking befriending support. Mr. C is of Eastern-European origin and has recently struggled to engage with others and has not had as much social interaction as he used … Continue reading ME60+ Case Study 1: Befriending for Minority Ethnic Older People in Fife

Fife Equality Community Grants poster "Offering Community Grants to small, community-led groups."

Fife Centre for Equalities: Small Grants but Big Outcomes

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are honoured to announce the first set of projects to be awarded the Fife Equality Community Grants – a local funding initiative developed in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum.   The first of two rounds of Fife Equality Community Grants received 19 applications in total.  After much deliberation by an assessment panel, eight projects have been awarded £300 each to proceed with … Continue reading Fife Centre for Equalities: Small Grants but Big Outcomes

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“What’s in a Name?” – Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities

Recently I have been feeling uncomfortable with my surname.  I love my husband and I am happy to share his name.  However, professionally, I feel it isn’t right that I associate my success with a name that I wasn’t born with, i.e. not my own family name. It is well documented that people with ‘foreign’ … Continue reading “What’s in a Name?” – Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities

Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!

Fife Contemporary is an independent visual art & craft organisation based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and delivers a programme through partnerships and several locations or outlets in Fife and also online through their digital service.   Fife Contemporary made a public statement on their stance to reject racism, support the Black Lives Matter movement … Continue reading Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E6 – S.H.I.E.L.D

Today is our final episode of Let’s Keep Chatting podcast with Sarah Keeble from S.H.I.E.L.D. We first met Sarah back on Diversity Week last year and that they are now 1 years old. The interview was done on ‘National Day of Reflection’, so we discussed how the group has grown over the year and their expectations for the future.

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 – Fife Voluntary Action

Welcome to Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 with David McGrath from Fife Voluntary Action. David is here to discuss Fife Voluntary Action’s new project ‘Your Story. Your Community’. The sense-making project aims to get all communities in Fife to tell their story on how services are working in the communities and how they can make them … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 – Fife Voluntary Action

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4 – Families First, St Andrews

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4; this time we are chatting with Morag Colman, Manager of Families First -St Andrews. Families First work with children and young people aged 5-16 years old with additional support needs in rural areas. We discuss how they have been trying to keep the children connected to their friends and not feel isolated … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4 – Families First, St Andrews

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E3 – Muirhead Outreach Project

Today’s podcast is with Stacy Hislop, support worker from Muirhead Outreach Project.  We had some internet glitches on this podcast but we still manage to chat about their core mission of keeping families together through encouraging positive relationships. Through their early intervention approach, the project wants to give all families a fair and equal chance to … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E3 – Muirhead Outreach Project

A Veteran’s Best Friend – a new charity for ex-armed forces in Fife

A Veteran’s Best Friend (AVBF) – a newly established armed forces veteran’s charity based in Fife that aims to help veterans with mental health conditions, in Scotland. This will be done by providing mental health assistance dogs and providing a drop-in-centre for the local veterans to make use of 5 days a week. This is … Continue reading A Veteran’s Best Friend – a new charity for ex-armed forces in Fife

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E1 – ENABLE Scotland

Welcome back to Season 2 of Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 1 kicks off with ENABLE Scotland.  The organisation was created by parents whose children had learning disabilities.  The charity has been around for the last 67 years supporting people with learning disabilities and help them use the skills that they have to be able to … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E1 – ENABLE Scotland

Let’s Keep Chatting S1E6 – Fronline Fife

In Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 6 we are talking with Caryn Nicolson CEO of Frontline Fife, a charity that wants to end homelessness in Fife. Their philosophy is that “homelessness is everyone’s responsibility and that lives can be transformed for independent and sustainable living by challenging social stigma and by creating opportunities for homeless people … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E6 – Fronline Fife