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

The Provision and Impact of Alcohol in Fife

 

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

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2016-17

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2016-17

Council Tax Reduction (CTR) statistics show that there were 491,760 CTR recipients in Scotland in March 2017; that’s around one-fifth of chargeable dwellings. The total number of CTR recipients in Scotland has gradually decreased by 11 per cent between the beginning of the scheme in Scotland in April 2013, and March 2017. Read More

Understanding Fife Neighbourhoods

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