Supporting working parents.
We live in an increasingly unequal world, where the gap between the richest and poorest – the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ – is becoming wider. In Scotland inequality is on the rise, and to tackle poverty, we need to start talking about inequality.
Fife has seen a huge hike in the number of people seeking emergency handouts in the last seven years and hit its highest level ever in the autumn, according to new figures.
A new anti-poverty group in Levenmouth has secured funding.
A St Andrews charity will address ill-health, loneliness and financial hardship by bringing vital support services under one roof.
People who are already affected by poverty can also face additional barriers in accessing anti-poverty measures or initiatives, due to their protected characteristics. Join us to find out the key issues as Fife Council Research Team and Fife Centre for Equalities present their joint findings from their collaborative research on Poverty and Protected Characteristics in … Continue reading Let’s Leave No One Behind: Poverty and Protected Characteristics
The founder of a Christmas toy appeal and the local MP have teamed up to call for more to be done to tackle poverty in north east Fife.
Every school in Fife is to be “poverty proofed” in a bid to ease pressure on hard-pressed children and families.
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.
Teachers tell of sluggish little people who just don’t have the energy they should. Homework doesn’t materialise, sick days just happen to coincide with school trips but it’s really because there’s no money at home to cover to the costs.
Poverty campaigners say the Scottish Government and other bodies must take action to protect people from increased poverty due to Universal Credit
A generous donation of £10,000 from local firm Briggs Marine has helped the Cottage Centre’s annual festive appeal get off to a flying start. And Kirkcaldy brothers Euan and Murray Oliver have also raised a brilliant £725 from a coffee morning they held in Kirkcaldy Rugby Club to help give children and families in the town affected by poverty a happy Christmas.
More Scots are being forced to apply for crisis grants to help feed their families and heat their homes, it has emerged.
Fife Centre for Equalities is calling for proposals for a project to carry out investigative research to better understand the barriers experienced by communities of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty.
Tackling poverty and inequality will improve the mental health of Scottish society, according to a leading public health expert.