Health Promotion Information and Resources Centre - Workplace Open, 30 September, Cameron Hospital
Working Together for Recovery - DAPL Open Day, 02 October, Leven
Sustainable Fair - St Andrews, 09 and 10 October, St Andrews
Fife Food for Fife Folk Event, 10 October, Kirkcaldy
Intro to Fragile X syndrome Workshop - One Stop Shop, 14 October, Dunfermline
KASP Birthday Event, 16 October, Kirkcaldy
The Chinese Cultural Day 2015 - Fife Chinese Cultural Society, 24 October, St Andrews
Unpaid Carers Information Event, 28 October, Glenrothes
Families in Trauma Launch, 28 October, Leven
AGM - Fife Young Carers, 29 October, Lochgelly
SAVE THE DATE - Fife Law Centre Seminar, 11 November, Lochgelly
Time for Me! Fund for Young Carers
Monitoring and Evaluation, 05 October, Glenrothes
Introduction to Autism, 07 October, Cupar
Preventing Gender Based Violence, 07 October, Glenrothes
See me not my mask: Understanding Individuals Reactions To Sexual Trauma, 12 October, Glenrothes
Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution, 14 October, Dundee
Sight Loss and Learning Disability Awareness Vision Champions (2 day course), 28 and 29 October, to be confirmed
Emergency First Aid at Work, 04 November, to be confirmed
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It's official! The Cabinet Secretary has signed-off Fife's Integration Scheme, meaning the Health and Social Care Partnership will become an official body on 03 October 2015. 

Today is the start of self management week. We have an exciting Forum lined up on Thursday 01 October where we will focus on self management. We'll be tweeting along with the hashtag #selfmanagement - why not join in the online conversation?

In other news the Scottish Government is driving a national conversation on 'Creating a Fairer Scotland'. We're happy to announce we're working closely with the Health and Social Care Alliance to bring the discussion here to Fife - Keep an eye on our website and e-bulletin to save the date. 

News to share? Send your content and/or suggestions to or call 08456 006 046.
Best wishes,
Christine Davison
Project Support Officer
Health and Social Care Forum

Our next meeting is on Thursday 01 October where we will welcome Sara Redmond, Partnership and Practice Development Programme Manager for Self-Management at the H&SC Alliance to present on Self-Management.

Please email Christine if you're planning to attend.


The November Forum will welcome Fiona MacKenzie and Heather Ford, Change Managers, H&SC Partnership to consult on the strategic plan for integration in Fife. Make sure to book this date in your diary to ensure your views are captured!

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We welcomed Fraser Mitchell and Mhairi Lochhead to our September Forum to discuss their partnership working around the support of carers in Fife. A note of the Forum can be found by clicking the title link. 
National News (click on title link for full information)

'Gaun Yersel' is the Self Management Strategy for Long Term Conditions in Scotland. Launched by The ALLIANCE and the Scottish Government in September 2008 the Self Management Strategy is informed by the lived experiences of people with long term conditions.

The Self Management Partnership and Practice Programme team produced a briefing on self management which may be of interest to anyone working in health and social care.  The briefing provides some key points about self management as well as outlining how to ensure self management is planned for locally.
Noncommunicable diseases global monitoring framework

Following the Political Declaration on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2011, WHO developed a global monitoring framework to enable global tracking of progress in preventing and controlling major noncommunicable diseases - cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes - and their key risk factors.

The Scottish Health Survey presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on various health conditions as well as general health. 

The WHO Regional Office for Europe publishes its flagship publication, the European health report, every three years.
The publication gives readers a vital snapshot of health in the WHO European Region and progress towards health and well-being for all. The report also shows trends in and progress towards the goals of Health 2020, the European health policy, and reveals some gaps in progress, inequalities and areas of concern and uncertainty, where action must be taken.
Personal wellbeing in the UK 2014/15

The Office for National Statistics have released data on personal wellbeing in the UK. The report shows that reported personal wellbeing has improved every year since financial year ending 2012 when data were first collected, suggesting that an increasing number of people in the UK are feeling positive about their lives.
Regional News

Fife Voluntary Action is delighted with the progress being made with Health and Social Care Integration in Fife and we're proud that many of our staff play a part in the ongoing work to bring the scheme into operation. We're looking forward to seeing what Health and Social Care Integration will look like for Fife, and will keep the public and the third sector at the heart of our work with the partnership. 
Fife Community Learning and Development Plan 2015 - 2018

Fife's Community Planning Partnership have launched the 2015-2018 Community Learning and Development Plan. Click the title link to learn more and for the full plan. 
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Thousands of Scots have had their voices heard in a national discussion about how to make Scotland a fairer and more equal country. Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil's journey around Scotland brought him to Kirkcaldy, where he visited Fife Voluntary Action's New Volunteer House, a 'hub' for Fife's third sector organisations. While on-site he met with a group of Fifers from various communities and backgrounds, and spent some time chatting about the issues that mattered to them.

Disabled Person's Housing Service (Fife) is pleased to announce that their new service SDS Options is open for referrals. SDS options provides independent information, support and advice on self directed support.
Fife Voluntary Action | 08456 006 046 |
Craig Mitchell House
Flemington Road
Glenrothes, KY7 5QF