Through 2006 and 2007 local people and local professionals from across targeted regeneration areas were involved a study which sought to find out more about the health and wellbeing of the people of Fife.
While much of the data reported here is specific to the lives and experiences of the people of Fife we hope that the creative and inclusive mixed method approach to gathering information proves of interest to everyone with an interest in enhancing the link between community regeneration and health and wellbeing.
The study which is reported on here used both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
The quantitative work presents the findings for a series of indicators of health and well being in the targeted regeneration areas as well as for Fife as a whole. The indicators are derived from a large Community Survey as well as from the Fife Public Health Dataset.
The qualitative comes from the contributions of local people, facilitated by local workers, who met regularly and considered key questions about health and wellbeing, sent to them by the study team. As well as reporting on what contributors have told us the study team have used findings to generate a number of key questions for agencies involved in Regeneration which ask them to consider what implications there are for regeneration activity, either in terms of policy or services, as a consequence of what local people have told us.
Project design, management and text: Colin Morrison (The TASC Agency) and Jim Patton (Hexagon Research and Consulting)
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Posters and Visuals: Joanna Boyce Creative Artworks www.creativeartworks.co.uk and Scott Simpson TASC Agency