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.
We are delighted to announce that the Trustees of Fife Centre for Equalities have approved a new staffing structure for the organisation. From 01 August 2020, all existing and future staff will follow the new structure accordingly. Lee Ryan, Chair of Fife Centre for Equalities, said: “The Board of Trustees considers that the review of FCE’s structure, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: New Job Roles for Fife Centre for Equalities Staff Team
Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and protecting all our communities. We understand that daily life adhering to coronavirus (COVID-19 guidelines continues to be challenging for everyone.
Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has written an open letter to EU citizens in her constituency to encourage them to apply for settled status before next year’s 30 June deadline. EU Citizens living in the UK have to apply for settled status as part of the UK Government’s post-Brexit registration system. Jenny is … Continue reading ONE YEAR TO APPLY FOR SETTLED STATUS: FIFE MSP ENCOURAGES EU CITIZENS TO STAY
As we move into Phases 1 and 2 out of lockdown, masks are becoming more and more important in the "new normal". FCE needs your help to create a design to put on a facemask. Don't worry! Entries from all ages and abilities are welcome. You can submit your entries via: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook … Continue reading FCE Mask Design Competition!
I have been listening and sharing stories of how ‘Black Lives Matter’ affecting us individually. Revisiting our own experiences of racism is draining and tiring. I salute the people who speak up and share their stories
Message from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie – 22nd May 2020 Police Scotland continue to urge victims and witnesses of hate crime to report it during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the impact this type of incident can have on individuals, their families, friends and the wider community. Police Scotland is fully committed to keeping … Continue reading POLICE SCOTLAND – MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, we've launched a wee competition to encourage people to be kind during the lockdown. Share with us a two-minute video of your community activity which demonstrates inclusion and kindness. In return, we will send you a little gift! Send your clips to us via: Email: email@example.com Facebook: Facebook.com/fifecentreforequalities Twitter: Twitter.com/FCE_Team … Continue reading Kindness in Lockdown Video Campaign
The Equality Cats have had to stop their tour of Fife because of the lockdown, but that's not stopping them from having fun! They've been keeping themselves busy with lots of different activities, from learning an instrument to a spot of gardening. A big thank you to Axelle (https://portfolio.axlcreations.co.uk/portfolio/) for capturing the Equality Cats in … Continue reading Equality Cats: Lockdown Edition!
The Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has brought unprecedented challenges for
the public and communities. I want to reassure Scottish communities who may feel increasingly
vulnerable due to the significant changes this pandemic brings to our way of life.
Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are launching a new campaign to ask people to protect our key workers from hate during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis.
The Scottish Government has announced that all schools and early learning centres will be closed from Friday 19 March 2020. FCE has compiled a list of local, national updates as well as activities relating to equality and diversity for anyone teaching children from home. National Updates: Education Scotland: https://education.gov.scot/education-scotland/news-and-events/ Scottish Government News: https://www.gov.scot/education/ Local Updates: … Continue reading Coronavirus Fife: School Closures and Resources
Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) worked with Active Schools Fife to ensure their leadership programmes were accessible to all young people Active Schools Fife continue their equality journey to become the first organisation in Fife to gain the Equality Pathfinder Silver Award. Following Equality Pathfinder training with Fife Centre for Equalities, Active Schools Fife … Continue reading Press Release: Active Schools Fife Win Silver Equality Pathfinder Award!
On Thursday 27 February 2020, a few members of Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics got together at High Valleyfield Community Centre to reminisce about what we learned and the good feelings we had when we attended the previous events. We also discussed how this project can move forward to include more marginalised women. Jo … Continue reading Fife Women’s Tent – New Developments
Fife for Centre for Equalities is following the advice to work from home when practicable and travel as little as possible. Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Monday 16 March until the health risk to our staff, service users and partners has reduced significantly. The FCE team will continue to work office hours (9-5pm, … Continue reading FCE OFFICE CLOSURE