The Fife Providers Forum:
- Provides a regular forum for Care and support providers to discuss common issues
- Provides a representative forum which nominates members to sit on working groups with Fife Council
- Shares experience, skills, knowledge and good practice to enhance services in Fife
- Promote active partnership working
- Collectively address and/or resolve shared provider issues with Fife Council
- Actively engages in discussion with Fife Council to address future agendas and need
- Promotes and contribute to service development in Fife
- Engage and responds to National consultation processes
Any organisation which provides services to Adults in Fife can be represented in the forum.
The Forum sets a workplan each year, outlining the priority areas that members want to work on and the outcomes they would like to achieve. This is reviewed and updated regularly at meetings. The Forum also invites speakers on issues of relevance and on occasion organises workshop and events to allow for fuller discussion and learning and development around specific issues. The Forum also seeks to work closely with self advocates across the area.
Agenda with the Facilitator, identifies guest speakers to be invited, attends other groups and meetings and takes other appropriate action on behalf of the Forum and its membership as required.
The Forum is chaired by one of the members of the group, who is elected by Forum Members. The Chairperson, Pam Butter chairs Forum meetings, help to draw up the Agenda with the Facilitator, identifies guest speakers to be invited, attends other groups and meetings and takes other appropriate action on behalf of the Forum and its membership as required.
The Forum is facilitated by an ARC Scotland team member – Robin Paris. They are responsible for: organising meetings, inviting guest speakers, taking minutes, maintaining a list of members and circulating information and papers to the members and other appropriate people connected to the Forum.
While we can’t meet in person, Fife Provider Forum are currently holding meetings on Zoom. These meetings are usually every 3 weeks. Robin shares the zoom meeting links and agendas for these meetings by email.
If you are interested in attending these online meetings please get in touch with Robin.
Venue: KY6 2PY 2pm - 4pm
Information from Meetings
ARC Scotland Report Published 2015:
The Provider Forum keeps up to date with local and national information and activity around key Government policies:
The Keys to Life
The Keys to Life is the Scottish Government’s Strategy for improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. For more information visit: keystolife.info
Self Directed Support
The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 places a duty on local authority social work departments to offer people who are eligible for social care a range of choices over how they receive their support. More information at: