Putting People First

Putting People First (PPF) is a new multi-disciplinary team made up of Community Learning and Development, Community Social Work and Housing for the Kirkcaldy area.

Aim of PPF

Individuals put forward to PPF will have been identified by either Community Learning and Development, Community Social Work and Housing as someone who would:

benefit from a connection with the PPF team and a relationship with a trusted professional who can work alongside them persistently and intensively, to help them achieve self-identified goals.

What can the PPF Team offer?

The PPF Team can offer intensive wraparound support to people / households newly experiencing crisis, facing multiple disadvantages or experiencing recurring crisis to move beyond crisis. This can include exploring how to maximise income, practical help to manage tenancy, goal setting and social participation opportunities. This will include regular home visits and or telephone support.

Exclusionary Criteria

Individuals would not be likely to have children open to Children & Families Social Work,

Referring Criteria

Individuals may be invited to participate who are experiencing:

  • difficulties in more than one area of their lives e.g., poor mental health, social isolation, financial difficulties, domestic violence
  • are at risk of evictions or subject to enforced gas break ins
  • who have been offered tenancy support but who have not been able to engage with the support offered?
  • Individuals who have had contact with the team and are experiencing difficulties in more than one area of their lives e.g., young people who have reported home difficulties - with family relationships (and are not open to social work),
  • Isolation, financial difficulties, poor home conditions
  • difficulties in more than one area of their lives e.g. financial difficulties, fuel poverty, tenancy issues.

Putting People First is operational as a new programme for a year-long pilot.

For more information please email: puttingpeoplefirst@fife.gov.uk