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.
NHS Fife Director of Public Health’s Annual Report 2018-2019
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Four Infographics looking at changes in Fife since the inception of the NHS in 1948.
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 1
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 2
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 3
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 4
The Scottish Government’s vision set out in A Healthier Future: Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan is for a Scotland where everyone eats well and has a healthy weight. As announced by the First Minister in May 2018, the delivery plan includes a guiding ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. This a bold but necessary ambition to ensure that more of our children have a healthy weight, and avoid health complications later in life. Download the report here.
‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ evaluates an equality campaign using ‘Grace’s Sign’ during the recent ‘What Matters To You Day’ at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, read the full report here.
This report updates previous key findings about the state of the Scottish diet, and provides new insights into consumer attitudes towards changing the food environment, and information on calories consumed from alcohol. Access the report here.
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
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
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
On 15th November 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol. Originally proposed in 2012, the legislation has been held up by a legal challenge from the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA).1 The defeat of their appeal means that the Scottish Government is now free to proceed with its plans to introduce a minimum price of alcohol, planned to be 50 pence per unit. Read More