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Threading the Needle - Layers of support

Last Updated: Tuesday 4 September 2018

This pictorial illustration of 'the layers of support in our society' was developed during the Threading the Needle work in Fife. 

It suggests society could be depicted as being made up of three layers of support: the wider community, then the third sector, and finally the public sector.  Each in turn acting as a safety net for people who need more support than the layer above can provide.

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