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

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.
 
Grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations in the UK. Funding is available for projects that demonstrate innovative practice and meet either aim 1 or 2 whilst assisting the Trust in achieving aim 3:1.Empower individuals and microbusinesses to tackle their debts and improve financial health. 2.Support staff in charities across the UK to provide effective debt and/or money advice. 3.Improve the UK's money and environment through the dissemination of successful innovative practice from funded projects.
 
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.
 

Job Vacancy - Support Practitioner

Location: Dunfermline. Hours: Part-time and full-time roles available. Salary: £14,748 per annum (pro rata).The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community.
 

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.
 
Salary: £31,113 (pro rata)
Hours: 30 per week Fife Women's Aid are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead their Independent Services team.
 
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.
 

Vacant consultant posts crisis

More networking could help to combat the shortage in acute consultants at NHS Fife. That's the view of Independent councillor Andrew Rodger, Fife Council's executive spokesman for health, who picked up on the issue at Tuesday's meeting of NHS Fife Board.
 

Telecare - The future of service delivery?

A new system is transforming social care in Hampshire, at no cost to the council. Along with all adult social care departments, Hampshire county council faces an unprecedented double-bind: substantial cuts in its budget at a time when growing numbers of older people need publicly funded social care.
 

Improving Outcomes in Money Advice

Scottish local authorities invest £20m a year in the provision and funding of money advice services, according to new research from the Improvement Service and Money Advice Service
 

Kingdom Heroes 2014 search launched

The inspirational work and contributions of individuals, schools and voluntary organisations are to be recognised at the seventh annual Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards.
 

Government admits failure of ESA

Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to reports that the UK government has admitted that the controversial Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) is ‘failing’.
 

Fife Gingerbread are the People's Choice

Fife Gingerbread are delighted to be the winners of the People’s Choice Award 2014, as presented by SCVO at their annual awards dinner.
 

How successful is the Big Society

Four years ago, at the dawn of the coalition, the Big Society was one of the policies David Cameron pledged would define his premiership. Now a new survey of those working for Britain's charities has found that only one in 10 believes it to be a success.