Fife Child Poverty Action Report June 2019

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.

A Healthier Future – Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan

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.

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

Minimum Pricing of alcohol

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