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.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a range of health conditions including Type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke and is the biggest cause of cancer after smoking.
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The recent full rollout of Universal Credit in Fife, on 6th December 2017, saw the number of people aligned to this benefit greatly increase, following on from a staged rollout that had been operating for some years. Read More
New data from the Scottish Government on “Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016” provides estimates of the proportion of children in combined low income and material deprivation by council area and household characteristics. This was collected via the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) over three years, 2014 to 2016. Read More
1. This report is intended as a background paper to support local discussions in Fife around basic income.
2. It has been informed through collaborative discussions over the last year with-:
• International experts through BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network)
• Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland
• Glasgow and North Ayrshire Councils
• The Scottish Government Read More
Quick brief: Main findings for Fife from Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2016 Read More
As part of ongoing deliberations, the Fairer Fife Commission have requested that a sample of Fife Datazones in the 20% most deprived in Scotland as identified by the Scottish Index of Deprivation (SIMD) be looked at closely alongside a small and manageable number of key indicators. In particular they are interested in the comparison of these datazones with others which are apparently doing better and to explore the insights this can provide. Read More