NHS Fife: Urgent Care Service Clinical Governance Group – Volunteering Opportunity

NHS Fife are seeking public members to volunteer as part of their Urgent Care Service Clinical Governance Group. Urgent care means ‘when you suddenly become unwell and need to see a healthcare professional the same day but is not an emergency’. This includes urgent care for both mental and physical health. The Public Partner Volunteer’s … Continue reading NHS Fife: Urgent Care Service Clinical Governance Group – Volunteering Opportunity

New Chief Executive Elric Honore, with Chair Lee Ryan and current Chief Executive Nina Munday

Fife’s Equality Centre Announces its New Chief Executive

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are pleased to announce that Mr Elric Honoré will be taking over the helm of the organisation from February 2022 when the current Chief Executive departs after over 7 years’ service. Nina Munday, current Chief Executive, was employed to set up Fife Centre for Equalities in 2014.  After spending the … Continue reading Fife’s Equality Centre Announces its New Chief Executive

Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

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.

Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics – 2018-19

In June 2018, FCE made an announcement that we were awarded £5000 by the Scottish Government to develop a local project to tackle the under-representation of disabled, minority ethnic or transgender women as voters, political activists and representatives in Fife.  We named this project as 'Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics'. At the time, we … Continue reading Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics – 2018-19

#YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament

Our #YOYP Equality Collective meeting took place last Friday at the Scottish Parliament.  Thanks to Ewan from the Scottish Parliament Outreach Team, the planning group was lucky to have a quick visit of Holyrood in the quiet after hours before settling in the committee room to plan the next Equality Collective event. The discussions covered … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament

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Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

The Scottish Government have launched a new consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation, following Lord Bracadale's recommendations from his review of legislation. It looks to gather your views on consolidating all legislation and expanding statuatory aggravations. Throughout the consultation there will be a number of public events providing an opportunity for communities to come together … Continue reading Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)

Big shout out to the members of People First (Scotland) Fife Community Group who have spent time working with us on how to make more use of the Equality Act 2010 (click here for a copy of the initial workshop booklet). We are working on co-designing a toolkit to make it easier for more people to … Continue reading Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)

FCE Roundtable on: Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament

FCE is hosting a roundtable on Human Rights on Wednesday 28 February, 1-3pm at New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XT. Points raised in the discussion will be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament for the upcoming parliamentary review. (click here for a detailed document about … Continue reading FCE Roundtable on: Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament