Creating a Fairer Fife – in our own words

A fairer Fife – it’s our ambition. But it won’t happen overnight. There are over 40 recommendations in ‘Fairness Matters’ the report from the Fairer Fife Commission, established to help us identify and address challenges arising from poverty and inequality. Long-term issues need real, long-term solutions. For each of our recommendations, a variety of people across Fife Partnership…

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Make a pledge and help create a Fairer Fife

Now Fife Council and partners are encouraging individuals, businesses and other organisations to join together and pledge to create a Kingdom more equal for everyone by 2030. And you can now publicly pledge to make a difference by signing up online to say how you’re helping to make Fife fairer at www.fifedirect.org.uk/fairerfife Fife Council Leader…

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Creating a Fairer Fife – Cllr David Ross

Cllr David Ross – Chair of Fife Partnership and Leader of Fife Council In November 2015 we received the report of the Fairer Fife Commission on how we should be trying to tackle poverty and inequality across Fife. And challenging us to be more ambitious in how we tackle these problems. Poverty and inequality are…

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Fife Partnership pledge to work towards a Fairer Fife

Fife’s Community Planning Partnership has restated its commitment to do things differently to create a Fairer Fife by 2030.At a recent meeting , the Partnership Board heard about the progress so far in taking forward the recommendations of the Fairer Fife Commission and called on communities, businesses and individuals across Fife to join them, take…

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Fife Council now an official Living Wage employer – Helping create a Fairer Fife

FIFE Council is pushing forward in its aim to create a Fairer Fife by achieving accredited Living Wage employer status. Paying the voluntary Living Wage means that every member of staff in the council earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage, an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the…

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Fife Councillors pledge to work towards a Fairer Fife

Fife councillors united today (Thursday) in support of a Fairer Fife. At a meeting of the Full Council there was cross-party support for a pledge to do things differently and create a Fairer Fife by 2030. Now the council and its partners are calling on communities, businesses and individuals across Fife to join them, take…

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Expert group sets out vision to tackle poverty in Fife – Fairer Fife Commission report recommends ambitious plan to help 75,000 Fifers

AN INDEPENDENT Commission has set out a far-reaching vision to eradicate poverty in Fife. ‘Fairness Matters’ the report of the Fairer Fife Commission, is challenging Fife Council, public services, charities and businesses in Fife to work together to deliver a “significantly fairer Fife by 2030.” Over 40 recommendations are listed in the hard hitting report…

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Fife kids speak out to help Fairer Fife Commission

As the work of the Fairer Fife Commission draws to a close, Commissioners have been hearing about how it feels to grow up in Fife. The fifth meeting of the Commission this week was held in Dunfermline. The Commission, a group of independent experts from both public and private sectors across Scotland, has been brought…

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Fairer Fife Commission discusses links between poverty, communities and health

INDEPENDENT experts from across Scotland met in Dunfermline this morning to discuss links between poverty, where people live and the health of Fifers. The Fairer Fife Commission is a group from both public and private sectors, which has been brought together by Fife Council to challenge the organisation on the ways it’s tackling poverty across…

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Fairer Fife Commission members visit Methil Community Learning Centre

MEMBERS of a Commission set up to examine the root causes of poverty in Fife have visited a local Community Learning Centre in Methil to hear first hand how poverty is affecting people across the Kingdom. The Fairer Fife Commission was set up last year as part of Fife Council’s commitment to build a better,…