Supporting Hard-Up Households - New Training Available - Free of Charge

Archived news: published on Wednesday 08 Nov 2017 by Fife Council

Poverty affects a significant proportion of the Fife population and can have a big impact on many areas of peoples’ lives.  This can include their mental health and wellbeing, their ability to develop skills, find or maintain employment and can threaten basic needs such as access to food and housing. 


The imminent roll out of full service Universal Credit will create additional challenges for many and there is also increasing evidence about the numbers of people currently working who are struggling to make ends meet.


Fife Partnership are offering the following free training to support all public and voluntary sector workers in Fife with these challenges.  The courses are suitable for people who have little experience of supporting service users with these issues, to those who wish to update their knowledge and skills in these areas.  They are not designed to provide in-depth detail on welfare benefits e.g calculating benefit entitlements.


This programme complements the sessions offered earlier this year focussing on poverty awareness and supporting specific groups of people affected by changes to the benefit system.


The courses are funded by Fife Partnership, through its recommendations in Fairness Matters, the report from the Fairer Fife Commission to address poverty and inequality in Fife.


To book a place please complete the application form (under publications) or contact Kelly Higgins on 01592 226561 (internal 46561) or at


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