The Fife Centre for Equalities recently contributed to a study by the Open Data Institute (ODI) in to how digital public services adhere to the legal requirements which are set around discrimination.
Many public and private services are now moving towards becoming provided digitally and with the increase in technology in our lives, this is more than likely to rise. The report published by the ODI explores how protected characteristics of people using the digital services are being collected, to make it possible to tell how they might be affecting excluded communities.
Further details from the ODI and the report can be found here.
A copy of the report can also be accessed here.
An interactive swipe tool has been developed which allows us to see how the SIMD rankings for Fife neighbourhoods have changed from the 2016 SIMD to the 2020 SIMD. The rankings include areas such as the overall rank for the neighbourhood in Fife and also, how it ranks for other things such as Housing and Employment.
Click on the link to take a look: Interactive StoryMap
The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a survey conducted by the Scottish Government, used to evidence the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of households and individuals living in Scotland. Questions are asked face-to-face by an interviewer in homes all over Scotland. A random sample of the general population in private residences is used.
The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2018 Local Authority Tables were published on the 8th October 2019. These contain Local Authority level analysis that matches as closely as possible to the tables and charts that were published in September 2019 at National level in the SHS 2018 Annual Report.
The Local Authority Tables can be accessed in either a PDF format or an interactive Excel document.
People who are already affected by poverty can also face additional barriers in accessing anti-poverty measures or initiatives due to their protected characteristics.
Join us to find out the key issues as Fife Council Research Team and Fife Centre for Equalities present their joint findings from their collaborative research on Poverty and Protected Characteristics in Fife.
Then participate in discussions, sharing what you are doing to reduce poverty and how we can all commit to the challenge of reducing poverty in Fife for ALL.
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Fife Voluntary Action Group have recenlty published “Working for Fife: A Survey of Third Sector Employability Pathway Services in Fife 2018.”
The report takes a look at the scale and scope of third sector employability provision in Fife based upon data gathered from 27 third sector organisations delivering 41 different employability projects in Fife.
The report is a must read for both strategic partners and third sector employability providers.
You can read the full report here: Working_for_Fife_2018.
Around one in five children live in low income families in Fife and too many children are not ready to learn when they start school. Many people in Fife are unable to manage financially; more than a third of residents live in fuel poverty and around 24,000 residents are unsure about how they can pay for food.
Fife Council, NHS Fife and partners have developed the Fife Child Poverty Action Report to consider the delivery of existing child poverty measures and outline new actions that seek to create a step-change in efforts to tackle this persistent issue.
The report focuses on the three drivers of child poverty, as set out by the Scottish Government: income from employment, cost of living, and income from social security and benefits in kind.
Read the full report here.