FRF SQUARE

The FRF Coordinator (Laura MacKean) can be contacted using the details below.
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  • Phone:    03451 555555  ext 460071
  • Address: Fife Rights Forum, 5th Floor, Fife House, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5LT

Annual Event

Fife Rights Forum annual event will take place on Friday 5 December 2014 from 9.00am at Dean Park Hotel, Kirkcaldy. 
 
As the referendum campaign enters its final few days the Poverty Alliance has called on all sides to maintain the passion and commitment that has been shown through the campaign and to turn it to finding lasting solutions to poverty and inequality in Scotland. Throughout the referendum campaign issues of poverty and social justice have been central to the debates. Whether on issues of food poverty, low pay, unemployment or child poverty, all sides have stated that they are committed to making real change to create a more socially just Scotland. On the 19th of September politicians and activists from both campaigns must begin to find ways of working together to bring people together and tackle poverty. 
 

Vacancy - Support Practitioner

Support Practitioner – REF: E-WFF-T2-SP
 

Beware false 'Citizens Advice' phone scam!

People in Scotland are being warned today to beware cold-callers who are falsely claiming to be from the CAB in order to con people out of their money.
 

Clued Up - £7,000 Award

A Kirkcaldy charity has received a cash boost after being awarded nearly £7000 from the Scotch Whisky Action Fund.
 

Benefits Street A Myth

The idea of a Benefits Street-style culture of joblessness, with generations of families never having worked, appears not to be backed by any evidence, academics have concluded, after spending eight months interviewing people in two of the country's most deprived neighbourhoods and failing to find any.
 

Future Proofing My Charity

This summer we have not been hanging out on beaches or in the New Forest. No, us Clore Social Fellows have been to the future – 2030, to be precise.
 

Legal Aid cuts & Domestic Abuse

In recent months, domestic violence has never been far from the headlines, from reports on widespread police failures in handling cases to the closure of specialist refuges because of cuts. Most recently, the government announced a consultation on how the law could be strengthened by explicitly stating that domestic abuse covers coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical harm.
 

Bedroom Tax Appeal Looms

The UK Government's controversial "bedroom tax" policy could be thrown into chaos later this month. The Department for Work and Pensions is launching a bid to overturn a landmark ruling that size does matter when it comes to defining a bedroom.
 
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said the institution has drawn up currency contingency plans, whatever the outcome of the Scottish referendum.
 

Pop Up Clinics

 The latest dates for the Citizen's Advice & Rights Fife pop up clinics have been announced along with additional clinics.
 

GREEN 2014 Events for July and August

This month we have added new content to the GREEN2014 exhibition to allow you to get to know some of the people who are benefiting from the variety of legacy projects profiled in the exhibition. At the exhibition, at The Lighthouse, you can meet a range of people including an adult apprentice plasterer, a volunteer working on a clean up project, through to a dare devil track cyclist and a boxer benefiting from the high performance gym at The Olympia building.
 
Systematic problems in the way the government administers and imposes benefit sanctions, including disproportionate burdens on the most vulnerable, are revealed in a report commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions.
 

Food is a drug, and we have to learn to say no

Food is one of the most crucial issues of our time. In America, 13 people die every hour from food-related illnesses, but we have no real solution to the obesity problem – the issues are myriad, and too ingrained in all corners of our life and our profit-loving world for any one idea to work. And politicians like simple ideas. So while there should indeed be a tax on sweetened fizzy drinks, that won't solve the problem on its own. We need a full-scale culture shift, something no government can achieve.
 
DWP will appeal against judgment on emergency legislation that was introduced after previous ruling against welfare schemes.The government could have to pay out up to £130m to claimants of jobseeker's allowance after the high court ruled on Friday that emergency laws introduced to shore up back-to-work schemes were incompatible with European law.
 

Social Co-operation the answer to care services?

A democratic ownership model could help improve public trust in social care. Is there a democratically accountable ownership model for health and care services that could make a difference?
 

Benefits sanctioned '898,000 times'

Out of work Scots had their benefits sanctioned on almost 900,000 occasions last year, a new report has claimed.
 

Leven Tranformed

An £8 million vision to transform the heart of Leven has been revealed. Plans to redevelop five areas of the town to revolutionise it as a social and commercial destination have been presented to councillors. Although the plans are merely a design concept at the moment, there are high hopes funding can be found to implement the proposals.
 

820,000 Scots in Poverty - Latest Figures

The number of people living in poverty in Scotland increased to 820,000 last year, Scottish government-published figures have said. The 2012-13 figure, which accounts for 16% of the population, was 110,000 more than in the previous year. The number of children in poverty rose by 30,000 to 180,000, said the figures.