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.
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Equality News Update: tes: How schools can help tackle the scourge of homelessness

Recent figures from the Scottish government have highlighted a direct link between youth homelessness and the care system. More than 700 people in Scotland who had left care within the last five years registered as homeless last year, with at least one young person a week going straight from care without a place to call home.Continue reading Equality News Update: tes: How schools can help tackle the scourge of homelessness

Equality News Update: CommonSpace: Campaigners call for flexible work to become the norm as report raises concerns over women’s workplace equality

New report from Close the Gap finds that the right to request flexible working has failed to create more flexible jobs for Scottish womenContinue reading Equality News Update: CommonSpace: Campaigners call for flexible work to become the norm as report raises concerns over women’s workplace equality