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

CPAG in Scotland

Do you have staff members who regularly deal with clients, then this is an opportunity to get some up to date information on Benefits and Tax Credits.

Welfare Cuts - Taking It On

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have begun issuing an e-bulletin about welfare reform mitigation information with third sector organisations across Scotland

StreetSmart - Accepting Funding Applications

Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are available for projects to help homeless adults and children through crucial stages in their progress to valued community member by focusing on Mental and physical health, Employability & Sustained independent living.

FORT Directory

The directory for FORT can be found at


NEW Benefits for Migrants Handbook

Your Views Matter

The Fife Housing Partnership is holding a consultation event in your area.

Sanctions Survival Guide

A Sanctions Survival Guide has been produced to advise you where to get help if your Jobseeker's Allowance has been cut. It explains what sanctions are, how to avoid them and where to find help in a crisis. The important thing to remember is there are lots of organisations out there that can help - you just have to ask

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?