Author: Tim Kendrick, Fife Council

Date: 27 November 2014

Tim Kendrick, strategic lead for the Fife What Works Scotland case site area, explains what the collaborative work will focus on in his area.

In broad terms, we aim to look at how we can use local community planning to take forward effective preventative work with families and individuals.

Fife is rolling out an ambitious programme of local community planning (LCP) across seven areas in Fife with a focus on reducing inequalities and tackling poverty.

At the same time, Fife Council is investing £7.8 million over three years to deliver a change programme, the Family Nurture Approach, with the aim that all children in Fife get the best start in life. The team is keen to make the most of the opportunities provided by What Works Scotland to explore how we can effectively join up local service delivery to deliver agreed outcomes.