News and Updates (Archive)

Fife Council open Library Consultation

Publication date: 31st August 2015

You may be aware that Fife Council are looking to change the way in which libraries are operated across the Fife area.  At present in Fife we have 51 library branches and 3 mobile libraries in service making our library provision the largest ...

CARF Offers Free Pension Wise Appointments

Publication date: 21st August 2015

Citizens Advice and Rights Fife is delivering Pension Wise appointments across the region, giving people access to free and impartial pension guidance in their local area. Following pension reforms on April 6, people approaching retirement...

Rachael’s story: Support from CARF reversed benefits decision

Publication date: 21st August 2015

Rachael had physical and mental health problems and had also experienced sexual and domestic violence. She phoned CARF for help when a Work Capability Assessment found she was not entitled to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Our tea...

Edward’s story: Keeping a roof over his head by managing his debts

Publication date: 21st August 2015

Edward had substantial mortgage arrears and credit card debts, together totalling over £13,000, which he was unable to pay after becoming unemployed. Despite finding new employment Edward learned that his house was going to be reposs...

Richard’s story: CARF takes the worry out of benefits after a stroke

Publication date: 21st August 2015

Richard suffered a stroke at the age of 58. Due to a pre-existing heart condition he couldn’t work, and was living in temporary accommodation. Richard’s stroke left him both unable to walk without support and u...

Elsa’s story: taking the heat out of keeping warm

Publication date: 20th August 2015

Elsa contacted the CARF general advice line about her high energy bills where she was referred to our Healthy Heating Project. Recently widowed and with a number of serious health issues, it would have been difficult for Elsa to come into our offi...