A new plan for Fife
For the first time in Fife there’s one Plan for the future of public services – one plan that the council and its partners have signed up to and provides a vision for Fife for the next ten years.
It’s simple, it’s straightforward and it puts fairness at the heart of everything we do, bringing together Fife’s communities and services in a way that means everyone can get involved in improving their neighbourhoods and creating a fairer Fife.
Our focus is on tackling poverty and inequality and preventing problems before they become too big and expensive to fix. And the best bit about this new way of working is that communities will be involved in decisions that affect them. This includes you.
The story so far
Our research team looked closely at communities across Fife to find out all sorts of information from population changes to employment prospects. We spoke to local people about their priorities and highlighted lots of different issues that you feel public services need to focus on.
Some areas are thriving, some are doing ok, but there are other areas of Fife where there are real challenges. Too many Fifers are living in poverty – and that’s not acceptable.
Four themes of fairness
The Plan has a strong focus on addressing inequalities and four key themes will now direct the work of the Fife Partnership
Opportunities for All is about ensuring that no-one is left behind. We aim to ensure that everyone can access opportunities in education, training, jobs and wider society, and have equal access to the support and advice they might need to support a fulfilling and decent life.
Thriving Places are safe, well designed and maintained places that promote wellbeing, where people are proud to be, and where they have access to the services and facilities they need at different stages of their lives.
Inclusive Growth and Jobs in the local economy should benefit everyone, and shouldn’t pass people and places by. We will therefore focus on improving investment, growth and participation by businesses, people and communities, particularly in the Mid-Fife area. We aim to support businesses to grow and to make sure that communities benefit from new business investment.
Community Led Services means putting communities and service users at the heart of how we design services, and building on the strengths and assets we have in our workforce and in our communities in order to deliver valued services.