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

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

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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

S.H.I.E.L.D – a community group that has grown during lockdown in Fife

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

Building Confidence through Volunteering – Case Study

Jennifer is a 35-year-old woman that lives with anxiety and depression. She finds it difficult to meet new people and lacks confidence, especially in social situations. As a consequence, Jennifer is unemployed and feels isolated.     During Diversity week in September 2017, Fife Centre for Equalities(FCE) hosted a family fun day at the High Valleyfield … Continue reading Building Confidence through Volunteering – Case Study