Ten years after Greener Kirkcaldy began tackling disadvantage and inequality within their town, last week local people were celebrating the official opening of their new community hub. With purpose built premises, Greener Kirkcaldy can continue tackling food and fuel poverty in the town, but always with an eye to promoting Kirkcaldy as a greener and fairer place … Continue reading Why is this even tolerated?
It’s an annual tradition for the Edinburgh Festival or the Fringe or both to declare that once again all box office records have been smashed - thereby reaffirming the City’s right to call itself the festival capital of the world. But this never-ending growth comes at quite a cost. The explosion of Airbnb properties disrupting … Continue reading Citizen Power
ScotPHO have recently published a new Housing section on their website, which aims to highlight the important connection between health and housing. Housing affordability, housing quality, fuel poverty, and the role of housing as a home within a community, all have an impact on health and health inequalities. The section highlights data sources and provides an … Continue reading Home is where the heart is
Claire Ainsley suggests three ideas for reforming democracy. New plans have been published by the UK Government to give local residents more say in decisions affecting their lives, as part of a wider strategy to strengthen communities and introduce participatory democracy. These are long overdue: we know 14 million people are locked in poverty and a daily … Continue reading How can people who have been excluded from power play an equal role?
January 2018: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development found substantial variation in the inclusion of disability in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented at the 2017 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The groups released a report that present 13 case … Continue reading Advocates Find Varying Inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities in VNRs
Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) operates principally across the housing, community group and small business sectors to deliver on its mission statement. Describing themselves as working in close partnership with the local authority, the NHS and their Integrated Joint Board as well as community planning partnerships to help shape services throughout the Western Isles. TIG also … Continue reading Tighean Innse Gall
In 2018, Scottish Autism (SA) will mark 50 years since its founding. Established in 1968 by a group of parents, we are now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice. SA describe themselves as an organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with … Continue reading Scottish Autism