About this opportunity: Fife Centre for Equalities is carrying a study of people aged 55+ with experience of living, working or studying in Fife. We are hoping to improve the understanding of the different experiences of moving through life for people with protected characteristics. We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare an onlineContinue reading Media Volunteering Opportunity at FCE (Different Paths)
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.
Continue reading Hard Up Communities in Fife – Welfare Reform and Equality
Message from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson.
Following the incident of Monday 19 June 2017 in Finsbury Park, London, I assure you that Police Scotland remains united with all communities. Obviously this comes soon after the attacks in London and Manchester as well as other attacks abroad. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.Continue reading Police Scotland’s Community Reassurance Message – 15 March 2019
2018 was the Year of Young People and FCE committed to providing a platform for young people’s voices, ideas and experiences about equality to be heard. We were awarded £800 from BEMIS for the conference to invite young people to tell us what matters the most and explain what they would like to do toContinue reading FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace
The number of university students in Scotland seeking support for mental health issues has increased by two-thirds over five years, analysis shows.Continue reading Equality News Update: BBC News: Huge rise in students in Scotland seeking mental health support
Following a year of intense debate around ‘gender recognition’, five trans young people speak to Caitlin Logan about what it really means to be trans in Scotland todayContinue reading Equality News Update: CommonSpace: More than a piece of policy: Scotland’s trans youth say it’s time to see the humans behind the headlines
More Scots are being forced to apply for crisis grants to help feed their families and heat their homes, it has emerged.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Fife among hardest hit areas as crisis grant applications soar
Responding to the Budget announcement, the British Safety Council welcomed the Government’s commitment of £2bn annually to support NHS mental health services by 2023-24.Continue reading Equality News Update: FE News: British Safety Council calls for government support for workplace mental health
More students from some of Scotland’s most economically challenged areas are taking up places at Edinburgh University, according to a report.Continue reading Equality News Update: Express and Star: More students from deprived areas accepted to Edinburgh University
MEDICS are to receive specialist help on aiding cancer patients with learning disabilities as charities aim to close a gap in life expectancy.Continue reading Equality News Update: The National: Help for medics to aid cancer patients with learning disabilities
An unprecedented number of leading charities have come together to call on Nicola Sturgeon to lead from the front and ensure Scotland becomes the world leader in tackling loneliness and isolation.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Scotland must be a world leader in tackling loneliness
A state of the nation report shows women, ethnic minorities and the disabled are still getting a raw deal in Scotland.
The authors of Is Scotland Fairer? – the country’s biggest study yet into equality and human rights – warn our nation’s inequalities aren’t going away.Continue reading Equality News Update: Daily Record: Scotland’s inequality against women, ethnic minorities and the disabled ‘is not improving’
A Cupar teenager, who beat leukaemia, has opened the first childhood cancer drop-in centre in Fife.Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: New childhood cancer drop in centre opens in Fife
An independent Fife charity that provides free expert advice and assistance fielded more than 1,200 enquiries during the first 12 weeks of Universal Credit, it has emerged.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Fife advice charity under “significant strain” as Universal Credit takes its toll
Equality and Human Rights Commission at odds with women’s groups Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Watchdog supports end to delay in gender recognition decisions