Fife Rights Forum

FRF SQUARE

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.

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.
 
 

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.
 

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 

 

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.
 
THE BBC is to appoint its first Scotland Editor as a response to the vociferous criticism of its coverage of the referendum.
 

New Measure to help Scotland’s Young People

Participation Measure will help target support to young people not in employment, education or training.
 

Tackling employment barriers

£43 million to boost job opportunities.
 

“THE NETWORKS APPROACH” TRAINING

The Rock Trust is offering a development opportunity - Networks Approach Training. This is a full day of training aimed at professionals and volunteers who support individuals experiencing isolation, loneliness and vulnerability due to a lack of positive relationships in their lives
 

State of the economy

Economic growth resilient despite challenges.
 
 

22,000 more young people eligible for EMAs

Additional £16 million a year to help students from low income families to stay in education.
 

Views sought on letting agents code of practice

Agents will have to register under new proposals.