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The Fife Regeneration, Health and Wellbeing Study

Finding out more about the health and wellbeing of the people of Fife

Central Fife Regeneration Area

The most significant findings emerging from the Fife Regeneration Health and Well Being Study for the Central Fife regeneration area are presented below, with comparisons with the position across Fife as a whole. More detailed findings will be found in the Central Fife ROA Health and Well Being report, available shortly.

  • Employment – the Central Fife ROA area has a level of unemployment that is almost twice the rate found across Fife as a whole.

Households claiming Job Seekers Allowance

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  • Poor health – The proportion of households with a long standing illness, health problem or disability is among the highest of the five regeneration areas and significantly higher than across Fife as a whole

Households with longstanding illness, health problem or disability

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  • Access to Services – the area recorded the highest level of dissatisfaction with information and advice services as well as dental service. High levels of dissatisfaction were also recorded for activities for teenagers and leisure facilities

Proportion of households dissatisfied with information and advice services

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  • Community safety –Central Fife recorded the highest proportion of residents with serious concerns about drug misuse or dealing and groups of individuals intimidating or harassing others

Proportion of residents with serious concerns about drug misuse or dealing

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  • Poor physical environment – almost half of all ROA residents are dissatisfied with the appearance of shopping areas in the area, the highest level across all of the regeneration areas (shared with Dunfermline). Dissatisfaction with play areas and open spaces is also significantly higher than across Fife as a whole

 Proportion of residents dissatisfied with play areas

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