In May 2016, Holyrood Magazine introduced an imaginary child, Kirsty, who was born in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.1 They planned to watch how government policy might impact on her life chances. What if Kirsty were born in one of Fife’s more disadvantaged communities? How might we be working to help her fulfill her potential? The challenge is significant. Read More
This is a summary of a two-year investigation by the FrameWorks Institute, exploring public attitudes towards poverty in the UK. Read More
This report provides a great example of collaborative working in Fife with colleagues from NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership working together to provide an in-depth analysis of alcohol provision and alcohol related harm. Read More
The End Child Poverty coalition has just published a new interactive child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK, The local child poverty estimates are broken down by local authority, parliamentary constituency and ward.
The new figures reveal poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with as many as 34% of children still living in poverty in Glasgow compared to 9% of children in Shetland. Read More
Fife Centre for Equalities have published their winter report on equality in Fife which covers a wide range of local and national equality statistics with references to updated public data/surveys (NRS, ISD, SHS, EHRC, SCQF etc). Read More