Fife Rights Forum

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

Fife Rights Forum is the partnership organisation for Fife's advice and rights groups. Responsible for co-ordinating the strategic development of advice, rights and financial inclusion work in Fife, Fife Rights Forum strives to support the delivery of high quality advice, rights and financial inclusion services to the people of Fife by: Promoting co-operation, information-sharing and joint-working across the sector ; Sharing and promoting good practice in advice provision ; Supporting the design, delivery and review of advice, rights and financial inclusion services ; Liaising with other partnerships and networks to promote integrated, quality service delivery ; Encouraging community involvement and engagement through effective client/agency interactions.

Fife Rights Forum has more than 300 members and holds quarterly meetings to network, exchange information and discuss topical issues within the advice, rights and financial inclusion sector. The work of the Forum is guided by the FRF Partnership and is supported by the FRF Co-ordinator. If you are interested in becoming a member of Fife Rights Forum please contact the Co-ordinator.

Sainsbury's Bank yesterday opened its new customer service contact centre, Caledonia House in Rosyth.
 
One of Scotland's most successful social enterprises is set to open a village to provide accommodation and support to 20 homeless people in Edinburgh
 

Graeme Brown interim CEO at Shelter UK

The director of Shelter Scotland Graeme Brown has been promoted to the post of interim chief executive of the homelessness charity. Following the announcement that Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive at the end of the year, Brown has been appointed Shelter’s interim chief executive by the board of trustees. Effective from 1 January 2017, Brown will be covering the role until a new chief executive is appointed.
 
A Scottish charity helped refugees and migrants claim almost £1 million in benefits and tax credits they were entitled to last year, as well as providing 19,018 nights of emergency shelter.
 

#ourstandrewsday

#ourstandrewsday is all about embracing the kind, caring nature of our patron saint by helping each other out. Spend 30 minutes on 30 November- St Andrew's Feast Day - by doing something to help another person in your community. We've a few suggestions here, tell us what you will do by reposting and using #ourstandrewsday About Scotland. How about:
 

Protecting Single Market status

Scotland calls on UK Government not to risk “a race to the bottom” The Scottish Government is calling on the UK Government to protect single market status to avoid Scotland and the UK being driven-off a hard Brexit cliff-edge.
 

What do you want?

Calling all parents and carers
We want to capture your opinion!
 
Fife Health and Social Care Partnership has launched a new online self-assessment called ‘Smart Life in Fife’.

The tool will ask you a number of questions about your health and daily living. The results will enable people to access advice, services, recommendations or simply purchase daily living solutions such as bathing and kitchen equipment or rails.

These vital services can make everyday activities easier and enable people to live more independently at home for longer.

For further information email smartlife@fife.gov.uk or visit their website.
 
 
Stagecoach are looking for views on proposed changes to the following bus routes:
 
Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal to Accelerate Growth
 

Welfare Powers to Scotland

Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare
 

Equality Funding

224 projects benefit from £20.3 million to tackle discrimination across Scotland.
 
 
Applications are now open for Low Carbon Skills Funding.
 

Scotland's First Green Football Club

Newly crowned SPFL League 2 winners, East Fife Football Club is to become Scotland's first green football club.
 

New commissioner for human rights appointed

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has appointed Dr Lesley Sawers as its new Scotland commissioner
 

New report shows UK poverty at epidemic levels

Study reveals the shocking extent of families living in destitution in the UK 

 

e-planning

Fife Council is encouraging all agents and applicants to submit their planning applications on the new ePlanning.scot portal, launched on 13 January 2016.  The Council is a partner in the eDevelopment.scot programme, which is refreshing the ePlanning service across Scotland. The new portal replaces the current ePlanning portal  that was introduced in 2009 and provides a facility for submitting planning applications to any Scottish Planning Authority.
 

College numbers exceed target

Highest ever number of students completing full-time Higher Education courses at college.
 

We need your help!!

Fife Gingerbread are linking up with The Poverty Alliance once again, to work on a Child Maintenance Campaign.