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Hard Up Communities in Fife – Welfare Reform and Equality

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.

Let’s Keep Chatting S1E2 – Collydean Community Centre

For Let's Keep Chatting Episode 2, Collydean Community Centre, a community anchor organisation which is also now a Covid Crisis Centre adapting to the changing situation by continuing to “leave a light on” for the people of Collydean and North Glenrothes. They offer practical help and deliver on digital platforms and can be contacted via email at karen@collydeancommunitycentre.co.uk. Listen to this podcast and find out about how Community Champions are helping to connect their local communities.

Equality News Update: The Courier: New domestic abuse laws see violent crime reports soar in Dunfermline

Reported by The Courier  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. With the introduction of domestic abuse being included under non-sexual crimes of violence last year as part of the Domestic Abuse Act (Scotland), the number of victims in Dunfermline has almost doubled. However, this could mean … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: New domestic abuse laws see violent crime reports soar in Dunfermline

Equality News Update: deadline. News: Government funding boost to improve lives of vulnerable Scots

Reported by deadline. News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded money by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and the City of Edinburgh Council to make homes more accessible for disabled residents. This includes equipping them with assistive tech … Continue reading Equality News Update: deadline. News: Government funding boost to improve lives of vulnerable Scots

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19

Reported by Scottish Government News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Government have launched a new consultation looking to gather your views on new proposals to offer free bus travel for under 19's. To find out more and contribute to the consultation: https://www.gov.scot/news/consulting-on-free-bus-travel-for-young-people-under-19/ #EqNews … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19

Equality News Update: BBC News: How will the new jobs support plan work in Scotland?

Reported by BBC News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. BBC News have released a handy summary of what the job support plans will look like in Scotland in the coming months, covering the necessary contributions made by the UK government as well as employers to … Continue reading Equality News Update: BBC News: How will the new jobs support plan work in Scotland?

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Groups unite in bid to tackle sex abuse and promote healthy relationships

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. NSPCC Scotland, YWCA Scotland and Dundee City Council are working in partnership to launch a new campaign, with all the resources created by young women, it aims to help create better awareness of what healthy … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Groups unite in bid to tackle sex abuse and promote healthy relationships

Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In case you missed it, as part of our Minority Ethnic 60+ Project - we're creating cultural food parcels that are available to members of the project. We're trying to reach as many minority ethnic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Government have launched the Self-Isolation Support Grant to try and assist low-income workers who are forced to self-isolate and will lose income as a result. It is a grant of £500 and hopes … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In Scotland for the 2022 Census, people will be asked voluntary questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. With the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions put in place, the 2022 Census is … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. On the 10th anniversary of MARAC's (multi-agency risk assessment conference) creation, the scale of domestic abuse in Fife is being highlighted. Over the past 10 years, 2,650 victims have been supported by the MARAC process, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown libraries have offered crucial support to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation, "64% of those who had used the service during lockdown said that the library service had improved … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

Let’s Keep Chatting S1E1 – EATS Rosyth

For our first Let's Keep Chatting episode we are with EATS Rosyth, a community hub that has been around for the last 3-4 years helping their local community through reducing food waste and providing locally grown food. They are not only known for providing food but also run a community garden where they have a variety of produce growing … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E1 – EATS Rosyth

Equality News Update: Disability News Service: Watchdog’s report spotlights ‘shocking’ impact of pandemic on social care in Scotland

Reported by Disability News Service – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Human Rights Commission's new reported shows that a "considerable proportion" of people who rely on social care at home in Scotland have had their support either cut or removed completely. The report warned … Continue reading Equality News Update: Disability News Service: Watchdog’s report spotlights ‘shocking’ impact of pandemic on social care in Scotland

Fife Council – Spaces for People: Equality Impact Assessment Survey

Spaces for People - Equality Impact Assessment Survey Fife council is proposing to put in temporary measures that help people socially distance when travelling throughout Fife.  The measures are designed to be temporary; they need to be easy to put in place and can be moved or used in different locations in Fife. The measures … Continue reading Fife Council – Spaces for People: Equality Impact Assessment Survey

Equality News Update: The Guardian: Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history. The Guardian have highlighted 10 stories and events that … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil