At the end of November, 3 Commissioners and the community worker went through to Edinburgh to take part in the Fairer Scotland Gathering – an opportunity for people from the Edinburgh Poverty Commission Glasgow Poverty Truth Community North Ayrshire Fair for All Commission Shetland Voices for Equality Dundee Fairness Commission to come together and share what they think are the key themes for the Scottish Government to talk about in their next Fairer Scotland Conversation. Th
DFFF was shortlisted for a Scottish Public Service Award, in the community engagement category. Andrew and Jacky attended the awards ceremony in the Scottish Parliament. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but it was great to be nominated, to make the final 3, getting to attend, meeting people and networking.
Last week, the Fairness Commission chose the 3 themes that they want to invest in over the next 10 months and produce recommendations for how Dundee can be fairer in these areas There were 7 themes that have been consistently brought up over the past 6 months that they chose from: Treatment from Staff – the DWP and other organisations Childcare and the Cost of Family Activities Access to Appropriate Work Universal Credit Disability – informed by stories about ESA/PIP/DLA, ass