A further £8million Big Lottery Funding has been announced to support people affected by domestic abuse. see http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/scotland/becoming-a-survivor
A recent report highlights that 'people are not necessarily motivated to improve their health despite being aware of public health messages, suggesting that simply knowing what is good for us isn’t enough to support public health behaviour change'. SeeNews release NHS Scotland 24.04.13
The UK Government is making changes to the welfare benefits system which will affect around one in six working-age people in Fife. It’s changing how benefits are claimed, what they’re called and who’s eligible for what. See Staff Briefing
The Forced Marriage ( Scotland) Act came into force in November 2011. Forced Marriage is a cross cutting issue and it is important that all professionals are aware of their responsibilities and obligations. If the victim is allowed to walk out of the door, that one chance might be lost. Be sure you know what to do - access the new practitioner’s guide online HERE
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) published its Release 1B of the 2011 Census for Scotland.
Over the last ten years -
- The number of pre-school age children has increased by 8%, while school age children have decreased by 12%
- Younger working age groups have decreased by 4%, while older working ages have increased by 14%
- All older age groups have increased in size, with the over 80s showing the largest increase of 18%
- Fife now has 160,950 households, an increase of 10,676 (7%)
- Fife's average household size has reduced from 2.28 to 2.2
Further information is available on the Census from the National Records of Scotland http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/en/news/articles/release1b.html
and at www.fifedirect.org.uk/census where you can see publications on Census Information 2001 and Knowfife Quick Brief Census 2011 Population Estimates.
New data on income and poverty levels across Scotland was published on 28 March by Heriot-Watt University
To help you understand what this means for Fife, you can now access the data through KnowFife Dataset:
or look at an interactive map of the indicators across Fife :
This briefing on the 2008-11 Scottish Health Survey results gives details about physical activity levels in Fife. Recently produced by Fife Public Health Department it explains physical activity levels in Fife by age (adults only), gender and type of activity.
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