Fife Centre for Equalities

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) was established in April 2014, as a joint initiative between Fife Council, Fife Voluntary Action and NHS Fife, to work with partners to develop more inclusive and responsive services for people in Fife, and to build a positive picture of Fifes modern and diverse population. FCE became an independent body on 1 July 2016.

FCE wants to build a collective voice to champion equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice. The centre provides practical guidance and support to everyone working to tackle inequality; here in Fife, and beyond. We want to:

  • Make equality a normal part of everyday life in Fife
  • Promote the rights of individuals, because everyones story is unique
  • Help communities make their voices heard, and have their say in the planning and delivery of local
  • Develop relationships with partners and stakeholders from public, private and third sectors to advance equality, diversity, social justice and community cohesion.

Current opportunity

ME60+ Companion Support project connects people from minority ethnic communities aged 60+. We encourage speakers of all languages (beginners as well!) to meet and make new connections in Fife. Volunteers will provide multi-lingual companion support to build meaningful connections, reduce social isolation and improve health and well-being for all involved. Companion Support will be offered on both a 1:1 and small group basis. Activities could include; visiting interest groups, cafés or shopping together. There will be opportunities for companions and members to collectively meet in small groups for their chosen health and well-being activities. We welcome anyone over the age of 18 years, who is confident, bilingual, good listener, can keep a confidence, has a sense of humour and can provide emotional support. Companions who want to make a difference to another person’s life and value the opportunity of working across diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds.