Communities and Wellbeing PartnershipCommunity Learning & DevelopmentDelivery Plan2018 – 2021Community Learning & Development makes apositive difference to the lives of individuals andthe health & wellbeing of communities1
IntroductionThe Fife Partnership is Fife’s community planning partnership, and the Plan for Fife is Fife's new community plan. It sets out our vision for Fifefor the next ten years. The plan focuses on creating opportunities for young people and families, as well as on creating thriving places whereeveryone has opportunities to play a full and active part in Fife's social and economic life. A big part of what we plan to do is to involve localcommunities in designing places and services, and if they want to, in helping to deliver their own improvements. This could mean communitiestaking on responsibility for some local assets, such as community halls, libraries and open spaces. Wherever community groups want to play abigger part in community planning and delivery, we’ll do our best to support them.Over the next ten years, we will put people and communities at the heart of everything we do as a partnership. The CLD Plan 2018 - 2021 isone of the key delivery plans for the Plan for Fife. It outlines how community learning and development activity will contribute to Plan for Fifeoutcomes over the next three years.Community learning and development in Fife is characterised by strong partnership working across public sector agencies, third sectorproviders and with communities. Its key priorities are to deliver: Improved life chances for people of all ages through learning, personal development and active citizenship; andStronger, more resilient and inclusive communitiesNeeds Assessment and PrioritiesOur Plan for Fife and CLD Plan come from a broad base of evidence that has been gathered using local and national information. TheFife Strategic Assessment provides an overview of Fife for organisations that are planning and providing services. It uses local andnational research to help us to understand different aspects of life in Fife. We have also carried out a number of local assessments tolook at issues affecting each of Fife’s seven local committee areas.As well as this, Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership has developed local profiles to work with people to plan and measure servicesin Fife’s seven areas. Together with local trend data and feedback from communities, we have a wealth of information with which to planCLD delivery: 2Demographic changes present major challenges, especially the growing number of people aged 75 and over, and the decliningratio of working age people who help support the wider population.
Mid Fife presents a number of challenges. It has some of the poorest outcomes in Scotland in areas like jobs, health anddeprivation. Population groups that aren’t doing as well as expected include people living in rural areas and people in hard pressedcircumstances. Inequality continues to increase and this is a major risk for Fife. Welfare reform is having a major impact on many people in Fife and on the local economy. Making better use of assets provides an important opportunity to improve outcomes.There are a number of key challenges that CLD partners, working collaboratively, seek to address:3 Too many children in Fife live in poverty. Many people in Fife are unable to manage financially and suffer from significant insecurity and lack of control as a result. People's life chances and ability to participate are being affected by physical and mental wellbeing and health inequalities. We need to ensure that people have the digital skills to fully participate in society. Too many homes in Fife are of poor quality and Fife has high levels of fuel poverty. Many of our community facilities and amenities are in poor condition and do not meet the needs of local people. Travelling around Fife to access work or services can be difficult and the cost of travel can also be a barrier. Many communities feel excluded from key decisions that affect their everyday lives. A great deal of public spending currently goes on dealing with the consequences of problems, rather than their causes.
GovernanceThe Communities and Wellbeing Partnership Group will ensure a strengthened commitment to excellence across the CLD sector by promotingthe use of the How Good Is the Learning and Development in our Community self-evaluation framework. Support will be provided on projectplanning and evaluation approaches through staff from Fife Voluntary Action and Fife Council’s Communities and Neighbourhoods Service.Support will focus on: Outcome focused planning and evaluation; Gathering evidence and measuring Impact; Management information and performance improvement; Peer review; Use of the Knowledge Hub to share good practice, information and resources; Workforce development.Over the three years of the Plan we will monitor our progress against the agreed actions by:4 producing monitoring reports at six-monthly intervals for the Communities and Wellbeing Partnership Group; holding an annual partner conference to review progress and priorities; producing an annual progress report outlining progress against Plan for Fife outcomes; sharing case studies and impact statements from learners that illustrate outcomes and demonstrate progress; using the Knowledge Hub to share good practice, case studies and evaluation materials.
Workforce DevelopmentIt is important that staff and volunteers across Fife are able to access high quality, relevant and role appropriate training and developmentopportunities. We’re committed to encouraging and nurturing a learning culture and we’ll do this with support from the Tayside and Fife CLDProfessional Learning Alliance (the Alliance) and the CLD Standards Council for Scotland.In 2017 the Alliance commissioned research from Dundee University to identify future professional learning needs in the sector. This shouldhelp us to plan continuing learning opportunities for staff and volunteers. The research identified six priority themes: Community Empowerment Act Information Technology Leadership Professional Development Specialist Areas AwarenessThe Alliance will develop briefings and training opportunities for the sector. These will reflect the ambitions in Growing the Learning Culture inCLD, the professional development strategy published by CLD Standards Council for Scotland.Learning activity will also be supported through the Fife Partnership’s Innovation and Learning Network which promotes culture change and anengaged workforce, both of which are key priorities for successful delivery of the Plan for Fife. The Network will provide opportunities forcollaborative learning and working which can be embedded within daily working practices across the Partnership.Over the course of the next three years the Council’s Communities & Neighbourhoods Service will work with the South East ImprovementCollaborative to transfer professional learning support from the Tayside and Fife Alliance into a new partnership group within the Collaborative.5
Implementation PlanOpportunities for AllOpportunities for All is about ensuring that no-one is left behind. We aim to ensure that every Fifer can access opportunities ineducation, training, jobs and wider society, and that all Fifers have equal access to the support and advice they might need tosupport a fulfilling and decent life.Expected changeAll community based adult learners haveimproved skills across the four thematicareas of family, work, community andpersonal skills.CLDOutcomeAL1AL2AL3AL5Actions for 2018- 2021 Families experiencing poorer outcomeshave more positive attitudes towardslife-long learning and greater socioeconomic resilience.Educational disadvantage is reduced.6AL2AL3AL5AL7 Partners InvolvedTarget community based adult learning(CBAL) activity within Fife’s SIMD areas.Target CBAL funding at areas with thepoorest outcomes in order to addresspoverty and inequality.Refresh digital skills programmes in linewith the needs of learners.Attract additional funding to support adultliteracy developments through aconsortium based approach, ensuring abroad range of agencies are involved inliteracies developments.Implement a refreshed approach tocommunity based ESOL delivery anddevelop pathways to further educationusing college administered funding and arevised memorandum of understanding.Use social media and other online tools topromote the learning offer in local areas.Reporting Partner:Communities and Neighbourhoods (AreaTeams)Implement a revised approach to jointworking on family learning across FifeCouncil Education and Children’sServices, and Communities andNeighbourhoods.Implement new arrangements for jointlyfunded family learning activity.Reporting Partner:Family Support ServiceContributing Partners:Fife CollegeWest Fife EnterpriseGingerbreadCommunities and Neighbourhoods (ESOL, ABEand Community Food teams)HomestartEconomy, Planning and Employability(Employability team)RathboneLEAD ScotlandFife Cultural Trust (Libraries)Contributing Partners:Communities and Neighbourhoods (AreaTeams)
People have the information and supportthey need to cope with welfare changes.Claimants are better able to meetbenefits conditions.AL1AL2AL5 Young people’s learning achievementsare fully recognised.YW3 7Use the agreed outcomes framework tojointly report on activity.Support family learning programmes andactivity through continuing professionaldevelopment for staff.Deliver enhanced welfare reform adviceand support in local communities.Support job seekers to engage withemployability services.Support Community Job Club users totrain and support others to learn digitalskills.Increase partner delivery of initiatives thatcomplement or increase the offer of jobclubs e.g. mental health support, clothesexchanges and food initiatives.Build on the current model to enhancecommunity led approaches maximisingopportunities for local solutions to theneed for welfare support.Convene a short life working group toimprove reporting on young people’slearning achievements.Agree and promote a shared definition of‘young people’s achievements’.Implement joint tracking of young people’sachievements.Implement joint protocols to enableservices and agencies to regularly reporton young people’s achievements.Reporting Partner:Communities and Neighbourhoods (AreaTeams)Contributing Partners:Education Service (Support and Connect Team)Department for Work and PensionsCARFGingerbreadFife Law SocietyRevenue & BenefitsScottish Welfare FundReporting Partner:Youth 1stContributing Partners:Communities and Neighbourhoods (AreaTeams)Education ServiceFife CollegeFife Voluntary ActionFife Cultural Trust
Expected changeImproved health outcomes andreduced health pmentActions for 2018- 2021 Reduced food insecurity in line withthe principles of the Dignity Report.CD3CD7AL7 8Develop the role of the FVA led Healthand Social Care Forum in promotingjoint approaches to improving healthand social care.Further develop the role of Health andSocial Care stakeholder groups andcore planning groups in all seven localityareas.Support Fife’s seven Health and SocialCare locality groups to address localpriorities identified through evidence andstakeholder engagement.Develop ‘The Well’ as a single point ofaccess to information in a Health andSocial Care locality, which links peoplewith the right service or communityactivity when needed.Following piloting of ‘The Well' conceptin Kennoway, roll out in all sevenlocalities across Fife.Develop an ‘app’ to provide easy accessto information for partners staffing theWell in order to facilitate referral forsupport.Deliver co-ordinated action on foodinsecurity and support the work of the ‘AMenu for Change’ project in Fife.Map food provision across Fife(including school holiday provision,community cafes, and food banks).Pilot new approaches to reducing foodinsecurity.Through the Fife Community FoodTeam, work with low-income individualsand families to develop skills andPartners InvolvedReporting Partner:Health and Social Care PartnershipContributing Partners:Health and Social CareNHSFife Voluntary ActionGP Cluster LeadFife CouncilFife Fire & RescuePolice Scotland (Fife Division)University of St AndrewsCommunity / Third / Voluntary andIndependent Sector repsReporting Partner:Food Insecurity GroupContributing Partners:Communities and Neighbourhoods(Community Food Team, Area Teams)Education & Children’s ServicesScottish Welfare FundFood BanksNHS FifeCARFFrontline FifeCLEAR Buckhaven
Reduced fuel poverty and better healthand wellbeing across all housingtenures Young people make a successfultransition from school and beyond.knowledge on preparing healthy,affordable food.Train and support Community FoodChampions to work in theircommunities.Deliver a programme of home visits tooffer practical and affordable ways tosave energy.Provide advice on income maximisationand debt.Provide a handy service to eligiblehouseholds to install LED bulbs, draughtproofing and radiator reflectors. Deliver a 16 Opportunities for Allprogramme focusing on Stages 1-3 ofthe Fife Employability Pathway. Deliver first step activity programmes forschool leavers assessed as needingadditional support. Provide key worker / mentoring supportfor referred young people.YW1YW2YW3YW4YW7Health and Social Care PartnershipGreener KirkcaldyReporting Partner:HousingContributing Partners:Greener KirkcaldyCosy KingdomFrontline FifeHousing AssociationsReporting Partner:Opportunities for All Partnership.Contributing Partners:Communities and Neighbourhoods (AreaTeams)Skills Development ScotlandEducation (16 Keyworkers)APEXEconomy, Planning and EmployabilityServices (Supported Employment Service)FVA (Volunteering)Thriving PlacesThriving Places are safe, well designed and maintained places that promote wellbeing, where people are proud to be, and wher