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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 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.
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.
Following on from Challenge Poverty Week in 2018, Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) and Fife Council’s Research Team undertook joint research to better understand the barriers experienced by people of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty. You may have attended the event and contributed? See the full report here.
Where do we live in Fife? What areas have a higher population density? Is there a difference in distribution of age groups in different areas of Fife? How fast are the older age groups increasing? Are we seeing the same pattern throughout Fife? Which older age group has increased the most?
See the infographic here to answer all these questions and more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01592 645310.
To register your interest in attending click here: https://letsleaveno-onebehind.eventbrite.co.uk
What does the population look like across Fife?
Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs) provide the evidence we need to plan skills investment in Scotland’s people and businesses.
The aim of RSAs is to provide a coherent evidence base to inform future investment in skills, built up from existing datasets. RSAs are developed and used by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and its partners including: Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group and the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.
Last year, the RSAs were re-focussed in response to the Enterprise and Skills Review to support Skills Alignment. This includes a five-step planning model, the first step of which is a Skills Demand Assessment.
To continue to support this, the suite of RSA resources has maintained its focus on demand side evidence. They highlight economic and labour market data, offering trends, forecasts and insight for RSA regions, City Regions, Growth Deal areas and Local Authorities.
This year, the RSA materials will be released in two phases:
Phase one: Release of the new interactive RSA Data Matrix in August 2019
Phase two: Release of RSA Summary Reports and Infographics in October 2019.
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.
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