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.
Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are delighted to announce a new partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum to distribute community grants for small community-led groups. These small grants aim to help community-led groups to build their capacity to engage with wider diverse communities and help improve the … Continue reading LOCAL GRANTS FOR LOCAL GROUPS
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week! Mental health awareness week hopes to raise awareness of the importance of mental health throughout our lives, as well as how we can influence policy and work together to overcome the challenges and barriers created by mental health inequalities. This year there is a wide range of campaigns … Continue reading Nature and Mental Health – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021
Today is our final episode of Let's Keep Chatting podcast with Sarah Keeble from S.H.I.E.L.D. We first met Sarah back on Diversity Week last year and that they are now 1 years old. The interview was done on 'National Day of Reflection', so we discussed how the group has grown over the year and their expectations for the future.
Welcome to Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 with David McGrath from Fife Voluntary Action. David is here to discuss Fife Voluntary Action’s new project ‘Your Story. Your Community’. The sense-making project aims to get all communities in Fife to tell their story on how services are working in the communities and how they can make them … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 – Fife Voluntary Action
NHS Fife's COVID-19 Community Testing Centres aim to provide quick and easy testing for members of the public without symptoms across Fife. At present the test centres are as follows: Maxwell Centre, Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath KY4 9DD Glebe Park Centre, Glebe Park, Kirkcaldy KY1 1BL Chapel Neighbourhood Centre, Chapel Road, Kirkcaldy KY2 6TT Savoy Centre, … Continue reading NHS Fife – Community Testing Centres
Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4; this time we are chatting with Morag Colman, Manager of Families First -St Andrews. Families First work with children and young people aged 5-16 years old with additional support needs in rural areas. We discuss how they have been trying to keep the children connected to their friends and not feel isolated … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4 – Families First, St Andrews
Today’s podcast is with Stacy Hislop, support worker from Muirhead Outreach Project. We had some internet glitches on this podcast but we still manage to chat about their core mission of keeping families together through encouraging positive relationships. Through their early intervention approach, the project wants to give all families a fair and equal chance to … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E3 – Muirhead Outreach Project
Fife Centre for Equalities are excited to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with SKY (Dunfermline) as part of the Scottish Government’s Women Returners project! The Women Returners Project aims to ensure that marginalised women are not further disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be … Continue reading Fife Women’s Tent – Women Returners at Sky Dunfermline
A Veteran's Best Friend (AVBF) – a newly established armed forces veteran’s charity based in Fife that aims to help veterans with mental health conditions, in Scotland. This will be done by providing mental health assistance dogs and providing a drop-in-centre for the local veterans to make use of 5 days a week. This is … Continue reading A Veteran’s Best Friend – a new charity for ex-armed forces in Fife
In this podcast, Mick Cairns tells us about this new charity, from A Veteran’s Best Friend. The charity works with veterans and provides a safe space to talk about mental health, with the help of assistance dogs. Mick is an ex-marine who wants serving and non-serving veterans to be able to talk about mental health without stigma.
Welcome back to Season 2 of Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 1 kicks off with ENABLE Scotland. The organisation was created by parents whose children had learning disabilities. The charity has been around for the last 67 years supporting people with learning disabilities and help them use the skills that they have to be able to … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E1 – ENABLE Scotland
In Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 6 we are talking with Caryn Nicolson CEO of Frontline Fife, a charity that wants to end homelessness in Fife. Their philosophy is that “homelessness is everyone’s responsibility and that lives can be transformed for independent and sustainable living by challenging social stigma and by creating opportunities for homeless people … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E5 – Fronline Fife
In Let's Keep Chatting Episode 5, we are with IncludeMe!, a community voice organisation that started in late 2008 being a voice for vulnerable adults. Listen in as we chat with Helen Glass, Senior Development Worker from the team and discuss how their work has changed during Covid19. Learn about Citizen Advocacy and the help … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E5 – IncludeMe
October was the month of art in the Fife Women's Tent! Members shared their own paintings, doodles, sculptures and more.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign starts on the 25 November 2020, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and will be running until 10 December 2020 – Human Rights Day. Local services such as Fife … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women Fife 2020