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  • Free Online Training Resource on Community Empowerment and Welfare Reforms

    Created: 29/08/2019

    An exciting opportunity is now available to FVA partners, FREE online training through Fife Council E-Learning. Detailed below are two very important and current topics that we are sure you will find extremely useful:

    Community Empowerment

    This introductory course is designed for staff working in local communities.  This course is a result of creative collaboration over several months between Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth and Kinross

    After completion of this course learners will have knowledge and understanding of:

    • The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
    • What Community Planning is?
    • What asset transfer is and how to apply
    • What a participatory request is and what it can be used for
    • How participatory budgeting works and;
    • What support is available to community groups in Fife and Tayside

    Welfare Reform 2019

    This short course will help staff from NHS, Health & Social Care and partner organisations in the voluntary sector understand the changes that have been made to the welfare system and how they affect people in Fife.  This module was produced as part of Fife's commitment under the Fairer Fife commission to ensure staff were fully equipped to understand the issues of those facing poverty and to feel confident when giving advice and referring to specialist agencies.


    • to have an understanding of the recent and future changes to the benefits system
    • to recognise how these changes impact on individuals and families
    • to assist individuals and families to access support and assistance
    • to be able to identify when to refer to specialist advice and support agencies

    Access to the above courses can be found by clicking on the link below:

    Click on the “Do you belong to a Fife Council Partner organisation” banner. This will give you access to both the welfare reform and the community empowerment module.

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