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The Pinpoint system

27/10/2014

The Pinpoint system

Pinpoint provides motorists with stress-free refuelling at the pump

Simply press the button on the Pinpoint key fob to alert filling station staff that you need assistance. A signal comes back to reassure you that someone is on their way. Stay in the driving seat while a friendly member of staff refuels your car. What could be simpler?

How does the Pinpoint system work?

Once at a Service Station with Pinpoint installed, pull up to the filling pump. Once there, by pushing the button on your Pinpoint key fob a call for assistance is made.

This will activate a red flashing beacon. The red flashing beacon indicates that your key fob is working and that a call has been made to let staff know you are waiting.

When your call is acknowledged the beacon will turn green.

Someone will shortly be on their way to assist you, without the need for you to leave your vehicle.

For more information or to buy a your Pinpoint key fob, click on the below link.

www.pinpointbycontacta.co.uk/

"At the time of my putting this information onto this website I noticed a couple of things that might effect people who would like to try the Pinpoint systems, one is: according to their website there is only one filling station in Fife which use their system which is in Alloa, the next nearest is in Grangemouth and Edinburgh. The second thing is: you have to pay either by cash, signature credit and debit card, or fuel card".

easyfundraising

24/05/2014

easyfundraising

easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way to raise money for charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra. So far we’ve raised over £6 million for causes throughout the UK.

To view the poster that we got with the information in it "Click Here" in MS Word

 

GATHERED TOGETHER

07/05/2014

GATHERED TOGETHER
Supporting Scotland’s culturally diverse family

Become a COMMUNITY CHAMPION and Volunteer with Gathered Together!

Minimum Requirements: Be a parent. No minimum age.
About this opportunity: Gathered Together are looking for parents from diverse backgrounds to become community champions who already have an active role in their local ethnic minority communities. Champions will gather evidence of parent’s experiences, share stories of parental involvement and be our link to the grassroots communities through the work they are already a part of. Through the support being offered the volunteer will empower ethnic minority parents to be more confident to get involved in their child’s education and school community.

View the the poster we were sent containing more information "Click Here" opens a MS Word document.

Tesco Bags of Help Funding forlocal projects

23/03/2017

Tesco Bags of Help Funding for local projects

Created: 16/03/2017

Tesco Bags of Help funding has recently changed to allow a wider range of projects that bring benefits to the community to apply.

The Bags of Help team have been listening to applicants, customers and Tesco colleague feedback and we’ve made some immediate improvements:

  • Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community

  • Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases

  • Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000 

  • Simpler online application process

  • Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply

  • You can apply again for a different project at any time

To make the programme more local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased. They still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens. But now grants can also fund buying items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment and improvements to community buildings.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores every two months, three projects in each of the local Tesco store areas will receive a grant, with first place receiving up to £4000, second place up to £2000 and third place £1000.

For information on how to apply please click here.

If you’ve got a question or need help to apply please contact our friendly team of Scottish community enablers – find their contact details here.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork - which is working with Greenspace Scotland to support applicants and successful projects in Scotland.

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 23 March 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links

Greggs Foundation's Local Community Projects Fund

13/04/2017

Greggs Foundation's Local Community Projects Fund

Created: 12/04/2017

The Local Community Projects Fund helps not-for-profit organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of local communities.

Preference is likely to be given to local organisations based near a Greggs shop.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects or for providing equipment for 'a community of interest'. This refers to people who are:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness;

  • Living in poverty;

  • Voluntary carers;

  • Homeless;

  • Isolated older people; and

  • Living with other demonstrable significant needs.

The funding is for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest and can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.

The Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the community of interest.

Eligible projects should also be able to demonstrate that they have achieved at least one of the following Key Performance Targets for their beneficiaries:

  • Decreased social isolation;

  • Improved health and wellbeing;

  • Improved resilience/coping mechanisms;

  • Improved life skills; and

  • Improved opportunities.

The Local Community Projects Fund is administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain.  This is a highly competitive grant scheme with only 30% of eligible applicants receiving funding in 2016.  There are two funding rounds per year.

The deadline for round two applications is Saturday 24 June 2017.

To find out more or to apply click here.

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 13 April 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links

 

Time Out Grant - for those affected by Motor NeuroneDisease (MND)

13/04/2017

Time Out Grant - for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Created: 11/04/2017

This grant aims to help give carers and patients a break from their usual routine.

The grant could be used to give couples or families time together, or for the carer or person with MND to have time out to themselves.

Grants of up to £1,000 may be awarded and can go towards covering the costs of things like:

  • a holiday or short trip i.e. for accommodation, travel, insurance, meals;

  • regular time out to meet friends;

  • pursue a hobby, such as gym sessions or driving lessons; or

  • just to relax.

To find out more or to apply click here.

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 13 April 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links

 

Transform Foundation Facebook and Website Grants

13/04/2017

Transform Foundation Facebook and Website Grants

Created: 11/04/2017

The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams.

The Foundation has two funding programmes:

  • Facebook Grant programme - provides £5,000 of funding to spend on Facebook advertising, with potential scale-up funding of up to £10,000

  • Website Grant Programme - provides a funding package of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and training

The grant programmes are aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations.

There is a simple online form to check eligibility criteria and that the applicant has a clear, measurable plan for deploying the funding to generate income or impact.

To find out more and to apply for this fund click here.

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 13 April 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links

The Creative Breaks programme

13/04/2017

Creative Breaks Funding Programme Open Now - Grants for third sector organisations

Created: 05/04/2017

£500,000 funding for short breaks projects for carers -  apply now!

The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), carers of older people (aged 65 years and over), young carers (of children or adults), and those that they care for.

This funding is for third sector (voluntary organisations) operating in Scotland. You do not have to be a registered charity to apply, but your group must have a formal constitution that meets the OSCR charity test

Grants are for one year and will be awarded in October 2017.  For full details and to apply please click here.  Completed applications should be sent to applications@sharedcarescotland.com by 12 o'clock on Friday 26 May 2017.

For more information there are applicants workshops in April.  Or you can join an interactive online workshop.  To book your free place please visit the Creative Breaks website.

For full details on eligibility criteria, download our guidance here.

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 13 April 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links

 

Rehab 4 Addiction

20/04/2017

Rehab 4 Addiction is a free and confidential helpline for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in Scotland. Tel: 0800 140 4690 http://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

https://www.biglotteryfund
.org.uk/youngstartfund

22/04/2017

Big Lottery - Young Start (Improving opportunities for 8-24 year olds)

Created: 18/04/2017

Young Start aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24. Funding of between £10,000 to £50,000 available. 

The project distributes money from dormant bank accounts.

Young Start can support projects that meet one or more of these outcomes:

  • CONFIDENT - Children and young people have more confidence and skills.

  • HEALTHY - Children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional health.

  • CONNECTED - Younger and older generations are better connected and have more understanding and respect for each other.

  • ENTERPRISING - Young people are better prepared for getting a job or starting a business.

For more information and to apply, click here

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 20 April 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links

charisgrants.com

11/05/2017

charisgrants.com

I get my Gas and Electric at present from SSE and I have applied for and got £140 off my electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

I recently received a letter from SSE say that I had been successful in getting Warm Home Discount Scheme and that I might also be eligible for their Free Appliance Scheme which is run in conjunction with Charis Grants. This scheme officers a limited number of free A rated appliances to customers, which includes washing machines, cookers and fridges.

If you do not have one of these appliances or if yours is broken or over 10 years old this scheme offers a free replacement.

To find out more about the scheme and make an application please visits either of the following websites;

www.ssefreeappliancescheme.com

www.charisgrants.com/application-forms/

The below information is from the Charis home page

Charis provides expertly tailored financial relief programmes, facilitating corporate provision through a variety of solutions to individuals and families in financial hardship. We design, develop and deliver financial relief schemes that allow businesses to reduce their costs of helping vulnerable customers, achieve corporate goals and reduce their administrative burden.

Charis’ schemes support those who are struggling to pay their bills or have other essential needs. We help individuals by using our skilled assessment processes to ensure those most in need receive the most appropriate help and services.

Charis works with the following companies and Local Authorities to deliver a number of Charitable Trusts, Hardship Funds, (Welfare Schemes), Rebate Schemes and Social Tariffs:

  • British Gas

  • EDF Energy

  • E.ON Energy Fund

  • npower

  • Anglian Water

  • First Utility

  • Scottish Power

  • OVO

  • Business Energy Solutions

  • Cambridgeshire County Council

  • Utility Warehouse

We are a member of Advice UK and also work alongside other money organisations.

www.charisgrants.com/

The below is from the Charis individuals-families page

We Offer Help When You Need It Most

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, Charis may be able to help. Our schemes provide financial assistance as well as essential household items.

We also administer Warm Home Discount schemes – to sign up please contact your energy supplier.

The schemes operate within a ‘shared programme’, with a single application form and assessment process. Supporting documentation that must be provided under the guidelines for each scheme are detailed on the application forms.

Charis will automatically identify if you are eligible for help from any other scheme it administers, offering you maximum support.

www.charisgrants.com/individuals-families/

So I thought others might be interested in finding out if they might be able to for a grant for Free Appliance, so that why I have added the above information.

Robert Hunter

teachigo

About teachigo

Welcome to teachigo, the new way to find your perfect tutor. We provide a completely free service to find a tutor. We cover a broad range of subject and areas so you are certain to find lots of choices.

To get start please go to our Registration page to be able to communicate freely with our tutors.

Pagan Osborne Ltd

The Following is supplied by Pagan Osborne Ltd - Legal, financial and property specialists

TAKING CONTROL OF TOMORROW, TODAY

Sensible people plan for the future.

One quick and easy step is to sign a Power of Attorney, appointing someone you trust to help you with your affairs if for some reason you become unable to deal with them yourself.

What is it?

A Power of Attorney is a written document in which you give someone you trust power to look after your property and financial affairs and/or your welfare.
We liken it to a household insurance policy - you pay a premium (in this case one off rather than annual) for the peace of mind that you will be covered if something should go wrong.

Your Property & Finances

If you appoint an Attorney, they can help to deal with your property and finances whilst you are fit and well (for example if you are abroad or housebound), however they would have to involve you in any decisions.

If, however, your mental state deterio- rates, either temporarily or permanently, and you cannot make decisions about your property and finances, then your Attorney will step into your shoes and look after your affairs for you.

Your Welfare

We also recommend that you appoint a Welfare Attorney.
Your Welfare Attorney can make decisions about your personal welfare if you cannot. In other words, your GP would have to confirm that you were unable to make decisions about your welfare before the Attorney could act.
A Welfare Attorney makes decisions on matters such as where you would live and what medical treatment you should receive.

Why make a Power of Attorney?

If you prepare a Power of Attorney now, while you are fit and well, you have the advantage of:

Control and Choice

You choose the person you would like to help you in the event of you becoming incapable. That decision cannot be disputed if others do not agree with your choice.

Expense

Whilst there are costs related to creating a Power of Attorney, they are much less significant than the alternative process.

Peace of mind

Much like writing a Will, drafting a Power of Attorney brings peace of mind that, should the worst happen, your wishes will be upheld and your affairs looked after in the way that you would want.
Without a Power of Attorney in place, your assets would be frozen and your family faced with lengthy and expensive court proceedings to appoint persons of their own choosing to manage your affairs.

It is often only when an Attorney is urgently required that their appointment is considered. Taking steps now to prepare the way for assistance will ensure that you limit the stress and anxiety experienced by loved ones should a time come when you require additional help.

Who to appoint as your Attorney?

Many individuals have two or more people appointed as their Attorneys. They tend to chose friends or relatives who live close by. Alternatively, if you would feel more comfortable with a professional person acting, then your solicitor can be your Financial Attorney.
If you only have one person appointed as your Attorney it's always a good idea to name a substitute - ie a person who could step in if your Attorney died or fell ill.

What would happen if I didn't have a Power of Attorney?

It is a common misconception that a close relative would be able to make decisions on your behalf, however that is not the case. Even a spouse would be unable to get access to bank accounts etc if they are held in your sole name.
If you are unable to make decisions about your finances and your welfare:-

  • Many of your assets could be frozen

  • Your family could have to go through a lengthy Court process to have a Guardian appointed to allow them to deal with the assets and make decisions regarding your care

  • The person appointed by the Court might not be the person you would have chosen

  • Court Applications are expensive and there are considerable ongoing costs.

What to do next? ..

Make an appointment with one of our specialist solicitors to discuss your individual situation.

Call us on 0131 624 6820 or visit us online at www.paganosborne.com

Pagan Osborne is a trading name of Pagan Osborne Ltd

Legal, financial and property specialists

Visioncall

Visioncall

We provide free (NHS funded) home eye tests to anyone in the UK who has a disability and cannot access their local opticians and feel it would be a very beneficial service for your visitors to know about.

The link to use to go to the free eye test section would be http://www.vision-call.co.uk/Book-a-Home-Visit/free-eye-test.html

Interactions Counselling & Support Services

Interactions Counselling & Support Services

InterActions strives to maintain a centre of excellence in the field of counselling and support services, helping to empower clients towards their own well being.

InterActions ensures the quality, efficacy and safety of the counselling process through implementation of a code of practice and ethics by a confident team working together.

Our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable setting where problems can be explored confidentially so that there is an opportunity for clients to focus on their issues. Clients may also explore thoughts, feelings and sensations which may have accompanied the experience of those issues. They can then work through the counselling process in order for them to feel more empowered to live life as they so desire.

George Davidson from I.C.S.S was a guest speaker at the FIDN`s network meeting in Balmullo on the 3rd March 2011 he hand over 4 leaflet to put the information in them onto this website. I have taken the text from these leaflets and put it onto PDF and MS Word documents for screen readers.

Coping with Loss or Bereavement in PDF "Click Here"

Coping with Loss or Bereavement in MS Word "Click Here"

Do You Feel Tired Isolated Frustrated Alone or Unhappy in PDF "Click Here"

Do You Feel Tired Isolated Frustrated Alone or Unhappy in MS Word "Click Here"

What is Counselling And Is It For Me in PDF "Click Here"

What is Counselling And Is It For Me in MS Word "Click Here"

Coping after A Traumatic Event in PDF "Click Here"

Coping after A Traumatic Event in MS Word "Click Here"

http://www.interactions.uk.com/

You can view a video of George Davidson who was a guest speaker at the FIDN`s network meeting in Balmullo on the 3rd March 2011 taking about Interactions Counselling & Support Services "Click Here" to view the video.

Pyramid Community Care Services

This link is not there own website but to another advertising them (I am told they are working on there own one. I will not be updating the above link unless P.C.C.S get in touch with me about it).

 

Pyramid Community Care Services

We believe people are unique individuals, respectively expressing their own values, opinions and choices. We seek to empower those we support and care for to maintain their individuality and ability to choose.

Our staff will always promote client independence, choice, dignity, privacy and confidentiality in providing services:

  • Personal care and tailored support with day to day living activities

  • Household cleaning/laundry

  • Support with convalescence, palliative care and nutritional needs

  • Valuable respite for Carers

  • Companionship, outings visits, appointments

  • Caring for Couples

Janet Walton from P.C.C.S was a guest speaker at the FIDN`s network meeting in Balmullo on the 3rd March 2011 she hand over a leaflet to put the information in it onto this website. I have taken the text from this leaflet and put it onto a PDF and MS Word document for screen readers.

Pyramid Community Care Services in PDF "Click Here"

Pyramid Community Care Services in MS Word "Click Here"

You can view a video of Janet Walton who was a guest speaker at the FIDN`s network meeting in Balmullo on the 3rd March 2011 taking about Pyramid Community Care Services "Click Here" to view the video.

Disability Grants - Your Guide to Grants for the Disabled

Disability Grants - Your Guide to Grants for the Disabled

Do you have a Disability?

Are you a parent or carer of a Disabled child or adult?

If so, use this website to save time finding Disability Grants.

Charities and Trusts provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out.........in fact anything above and beyond the normal costs of everyday living.

Over the past 15 years my family has used grants to help fund trikes, wheelchairs, adaptations to our home, medical equipment and specialist holidays for my disabled son.

With this support, my son was able to cycle back from school with his friends, join us for a family meal in the kitchen and experience the exhilaration of wheelchair abseiling.

His new wheelchair funded by one of the charities on this site not only increased his independence and mobility but also his street cred - Absolutely essential for a teenager!

Searching for extra funds takes time - in between work, hospital appointments, caring, therapies........and the hundred and one other things we all have to juggle every day.

So lets save time by sharing our Knowledge, Information and Resources..........

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

We are disabled people leading change to:

  • Mobilise disabled people’s leadership and control – in our own lives, our organisations and society

  • Achieve independent living in practice

  • Break the link between disability and poverty

  • Put disability equality and human rights into practice across society

Our Mission

We strengthen the voice of disabled people to make our rights real, as an effective national organisation led by people with a wide range of impairments or health conditions. 

Counselling-Directory The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.
Concessionary travel - how to apply & who is entitled

Fife Council Concessionary travel

From 23rd May 2010 there will be changes to the rail concession scheme.  From this date, concessionary rail travel will only be available for journeys made within Fife.  Please click here for further details.

Circle Network

Circle Network, based at 6 Pentland House, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes – 01592 772220

fife@circlesnetwork.org.uk

http://www.circlesnetwork.org.uk/

Fife Law Centre

Fife Law Centre is a registered charity which aims to improve access to justice and legal advice in the local Fife community for those who either have difficulty accessing legal services or who cannot afford other forms of legal representation.

The Law Centre opened on 4 November 2009 and is headed by Afshan Rathore, its Principal Solicitor. It currently has offices at BRAG in Crosshill  near Lochgelly (open Monday – Friday) and at the Adam Smith College ‘Our Space’ Centre in Leven (open Tuesdays and Thursdays).  The Centre has links with various local voluntary organisations such as Frontline Fife and Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) and so our solicitors can travel to see potential clients at a variety of locations throughout Fife.

The current core areas of the Law Centre’s work include:-

  • Employment Law

  • Housing Law

  • Child Law issues

We can also offer general legal advice in other areas however, if an issue is out with the remit of the Law Centre’s work (e.g. criminal law, divorce, wills and executries) or is a matter which requires more specialist advice, we will endeavour to refer the enquiry to another law firm or relevant organisation for further assistance (as appropriate).

The Law Centre also anticipates holding a series of legal seminars throughout the year for both local law firms and voluntary organisations and separately can provide more specialised advice/presentations to individual organisations on request.

To Contact Us:
Tel:   01592 860503   

Email  :info@fifelawcentre.co.uk

Fife Elderly Forum

FIFE ELDERLY FORUM EXECUTIVE

Fife Elderly Forum Executive is a Voluntary Sector Advice & Information Agency dealing with older peoples issues.

We provide information and advice on issues which affect older people and their relatives. We also provide a professional independent advocacy service to older people.

As well as providing this service we also act as a voice on older people's issues, consulting with older people and feeding their concerns and issues to the statutory providers. We represent older people on a number of groups including The Older Peoples Framework Group, The Older Peoples Strategy and Implementation Group, Fife Rights Forum and the Equality Forum.

In 2006 the Fife Elderly Forum Executive went through the Fife Rights Forum Quality Standards Scheme. We are happy to say that we achieved a level 2 award, confirming that the information, advice and advocacy which we provide meets quality standards. This standard was renewed in July 2009. 

Fairness Race Awareness & Equality, Fife

FRAE Fife was established as a thematic SIP in 1999, with the aims of building the capacity of and empowering the Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Fife, tackling social exclusion and improving service delivery to these communities. The organisation's primary purpose is to promote racial harmony across all races and eliminate racial discrimination. The 2001 census identified 4,426 BME residents in Fife, nearly a 50% increase on the previous census and constituting 1.3% of Fife's population.

The key factors affecting BME communities, that drove the establishment of FRAE Fife and the focus of its work included:

  • Communities are dispersed across Fife and there was a lack of support structures and services specifically targeted at meeting their needs.

  • Llinks between public agency service providers and communities were poor. This affected service design, delivery and uptake of services.

  • There was a lack of community development support and capacity building opportunities for community members.

  • Between 1990 and 1997 the number of reported racially motivated incidents in Fife rose from 3 to 53. Community safety was highlighted as a key issue to be addressed.

  • Despite higher average levels of educational attainment, people from BME communities were between two or three times more likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts. Little use was made of job clubs, employment services and careers guidance by members of BME communities.

  • Research indicated that many families were experiencing overcrowding and were less likely to rent accommodation from social landlords.

  • NHS Fife and Social Work Service research into the needs of older people from BME communities not using mainstream services indicated that many were isolated.

Lead Scotland Linking Education And Disability

Lead Scotland, Linking Education and Disability, is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland. Find the Lead Scotland mission and vision.

The Lead Scotland Approach

Guidance and support for learners and volunteers: we really listen to what people want to learn.  We know everyone has different aspirations, for example, employment, volunteering, skills or self development.  We are flexible about where we meet learners and in the way we offer our services.

Personal touch: each learner is supported to develop their own action plan with us, which results in a tailored and unique service from Lead.  Some people may find their own answers and solutions quickly after a few meetings with their Organiser.  Some people might find they need more time and support to get things in place, including the support of other organisations, and continued support to be able to learn.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice guide to your rights
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice, and by influencing policy makers.

The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

  • To provide the advice people need for the problems they face
  • To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives
CVS Fife - Supporting the Voluntary Sector in Fife

CVS Fife, Volunteer Centre Fife and VONEF have merged to form Fife Voluntary Action. We launched a new FVA website on 08 November and will be moving content from the old website to the new site during November.

So the website address I have on the Left may not work

CVS Fife is the Council for Voluntary Service Fife which promotes local community and voluntary action. We provide voluntary, community, social enterprise and charitable organisations with advice, information and one-to-one support. We also help the Voluntary or Third Sector to network, and to take part in Community Planning processes. We can provide access to training and a range of information resources.

CVS Fife is a member of the Scotland-wide CVS Network, which comes under the umbrella of Voluntary Action Scotland.

DisabledGo In Fife DisabledGo produces fine-grain, pan-disability access guides to locations and venues across the UK and now in Europe too. Every venue is surveyed in person. Every venue is subject to the same standard of surveying which means users can rely on the information in their town and city and in the towns and cities they would like to visit which have taken part in the DisabledGo Access Initiative.
BrowseAloud... Making Websites Talk Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.
Shaping Our Lives networking website This website will support Shaping Our Lives' vision of an equal and fair society where people have the same opportunities, choices, rights and responsibilities. A society where people have choice and control over the way they live and the support services they use.
Fife Rights Forum Fife Rights Forum is the umbrella body for Fife's advice and rights agencies. The remit of Fife Rights Forum includes helping to improve the quality of advice services, promoting co-operation between agencies and increasing community involvement across the sector. The Forum has a co-ordinator, meets every quarter for networking and information-sharing and elects an executive, which guides the development of the forum.
FifeDirect Fife Councils website:
Welcome to Fife Council`s home page. These pages will help you find out what you need to know about the Council and its structure, as well as our aims and objectives.
The Disability Law Service (DLS)

The Disability Law Service (DLS) has provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 30 years.
DLS is run by and for disabled people as an independent, national registered charity.
Disabled people and their families, carers and advocates, are all welcome to get in touch with our helpline for advice.
DLS only provides advice and information in these six areas of law:
Disability Discrimination
Consumer
Community Care
Further and Higher Education
Employment
Welfare Benefits (Greater London Area)

For these areas of law DLS also provides a casework service, and support at any level of the legal system.
If you believe your legal problem fits our remit then please call our helpline staff. It is advisable to have read the online resources within this site, to mke the most of your call.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society (Scotland) The Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland is Scotland's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis. We are part of the MS Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. About 10,400 people in Scotland have MS.
We are a membership organisation and you can find out how to join on the membership page
The Society has a network of 36 branches in Scotland, with a National Office near Edinburgh. The UK National Centre is in London and there are also Centres in Northern Ireland and Wales (contact details to the right of this page).

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland) The Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
Social Security Agency Disability Living Allowance

Who is entitled?

  • because of illness or disability you have developed care and/or mobility needs before the age of 65 and claim before then.; or
  • you have needed help with personal care or getting around for at least three months and the need is expected to exist for at least a further six months. If you are terminally ill and are unlikely to live longer than 6 months you do not have to satisfy this qualifying period, this rule applies to all customers, including babies under 3 months old.; or
  • you use a kidney machine at home or in a self care unit two or more times per week.
ENABLE Scotland ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members . We campaign for a better life for children and adults with learning disabilities and support them and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.
We run a growing range of flexible person-centred services
We make sure that children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers are at the heart of everything we do. Read our statement of beliefs and principles.


Fife Rights Forum  
The Independent Living Funds The Independent Living Funds (ILF) provide cash payments to over 21,000 disabled people across the UK, allowing the choice to live inclusive and independent lives in their communities rather than residential care.  Click here to find out how to apply.
Volunteer Centre Fife's We have information on hundreds of volunteering opportunities throughout Fife. Use this website to search for voluntary work or to find information on volunteering.
Capability Scotland The Work We Do:
Capability works with disabled people of all ages and their families and carers throughout Scotland. 
In addition to providing a range of modern, flexible services we are also a campaigning organisation, committed to using the influence we have to ensure disabled people achieve the same human and civil rights as the rest of society.
Inclusion Scotland Inclusion Scotland (IS) is a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals. Through a process of structured development we aim to draw attention to the physical, social, economic, cultural and attitudinal barriers that affect our everyday lives as disabled people in Scotland. We aim to encourage a wide understanding of those issues throughout mainstream thought in Scotland. In short, we want to reverse the current social exclusion experienced by disabled people through civil dialogue, partnerships, capacity building, education, persuasion, training and advocacy.

RADAR is now "Disability Rights UK"

R.A.D.A.R. (The Royal Association for Disability Rights) has changed. In January 2012 through the merger of Disability Alliance, National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL). R.A.D.A.R. is now "Disability Rights UK".

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) We are the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss.
Service-Call ServiceCall is a system designed to make it easier for a person with limited mobility to use petrol stations, banks, supermarkets, shops and many other services. You simply aim a small infrared transmitter to activate the ServiceCall receiver fitted in thousands of service providers' windows
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation Welcome to The Bladder and Bowel Foundation, (formerly Incontact and the Continence Foundation) the UK’s leading charity providing information and support for people with bladder and bowel control problems, their carers, families and healthcare professionals. 
Volunteer Development Scotland As Scotland's Centre for Excellence we provide a leadership role which supports decision makers in identifying ways in which volunteering can help them achieve their objectives. Our knowledge, tools and services seek to continually enhance the quality of the volunteering experience. By adopting an evidence based approach we can assist others in maximising the impact and opportunities of volunteering.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national body representing the voluntary sector. There are over 45,000 voluntary organisations in Scotland involving around 130,000 paid staff and approximately 1.3 million volunteers. The sector manages an income of £4.1 billion.
Scottish Government This link will take you to the Scottish Government Website
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