SIMD2020v2 vs. SIMD16 – Interactive StoryMap

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 2020v2 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

This post and the storymap have been revised as per the SIMD2020v2 revision.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) –SIMD2020v2

The Scottish Government launched its latest Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) –SIMD20 – on 28 January 2020. It ranks datazones (some 700 people on average) across Scotland from 1 (most deprived) to 6976 (least deprived). As an index, it measures relative not absolute deprivation (i.e. how multiple deprivation compares between datazones, rather than how much deprivation is in each) across small areas in Scotland.

Please note that the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020 has been revised as a result of a problem identified with the income domain ranks provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. The revision only affects the income domain ranks and overall SIMD ranks (referred to as SIMD 2020v2). The impact is minimal for the majority of data zones, and the remainder of the SIMD 2020 is not affected. SIMD 2020v2 ranks should now be used when carrying out any analyses.

The documents within this post have been updated to reflect the revision.

A KnowFife briefing summarising the SIMD 2020 picture in Fife is available here.

Click the area name to access KnowFife Area Briefings. These provide details of how SIMD has changed throughout Fife since the 2016 SIMD alongside detailed information for the datazones within the Local Area Committee/Locality Area:

A creative SIMD comic published by Scottish Government 2020 illustrates ‘A Place in Time’ using Leven and Buckhaven as examples to illustrate and demonstrate SIMD application. This comic is an output from the project ‘ Visualising Inequalities and can be accessed here.

 

Monitoring Equality in Digital Public Services

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.

Event: Let’s Leave No-one Behind: Poverty and Protected Characteristics in Fife Workshop

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.

For more details and if you have any specific questions or additional requirements, contact Elric at elric@centreforequalities.org.uk, or call 01592 645310.

To register your interest in attending click here:  https://letsleaveno-onebehind.eventbrite.co.uk

NHS Fife Director of Public Health’s Annual Report 2017

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

Participatory Budgeting in Fife

1. This report pulls together an overview of Participatory Budgeting activity in Fife between 2010 and 2017.
2. It draws from collaborative discussions with a group of practitioners with
experience of leading and developing PB processes in Fife.
3. It takes stock of what we have learned from our experience of PB in Fife and what others have done or are doing.
4. It is intended to serve as a pathfinder for the direction that Fife may wish to take in the future in relation to Participatory Budgeting. Read More