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We're a team from Scottish Government Social Justice and Regeneration department. Between us, we have a vast experience of working the Third Sector and Local Authority, and we're here to help the Dunfermline Advice Hub to reach is fullest potential. Our team consists of: Dave Kilgour, from Aberdeen City Council, Martin McAulay, from COSLA and Edinburgh Council and Stephanie Plotnikoff from Glasgow, various Third Sector Organisations.

Working Group Update: Marketing & Layout

Initial meetings with the Working Group have determined a direction, and since the last meeting, we have been busy getting new partners on board.  Dunfermline Delivers is the BID (Business Improvement District) company, and Lisa and Chris have been constant supporters more »

Working Group: Update on Community Engagement & Citizen Involvement

After a really busy December, it was great to get started on some new projects for 2017.  The first meeting of the year was with the Community Engagement & Citizen Involvement Group, and our priority was to get an action more »

Workshop 3: Marketing & Layout

In the early days of the Hub, we hit the ground running, and very quickly acquired a logo from a local graphic designer.  In our meetings with the designer, we talked about the Hub, what our vision was and what more »

Workshop 2: Partnership Working, Collaboration, Vision and Values

Going forward from our stakeholders event in June, it was clear that there is an appetite for better collaboration and partnership working in the Dunfermline area.  In this current climate of decreasing availability of resources, cultures are changing and we more »

On the Doorstep – Market Research

So, armed with our interview feedback, draft actions from our stakeholder event and a list of willing volunteers, we re-grouped to consider the first of our themes – community feedback. There was lots of great ideas shared and a real more »

Evaluation and Monitoring

Gathering statistics and making reports is a crucial part of what the Hub does.  Not only do we need to report our successes, we need to reflect, adapt and improve after our failures. Because the Hub is sometimes the first service more »

Going Forward…

We reviewed our progress on the 3 workstreams identified from the Stakeholders event in June – since June, we’ve met in working groups on each of the main topics: Community Engagement & Capacity Building, Partnerships, Collaboration, Shared Vision & Values, more »

Talking Wall

It became clear from a number of earlier conversations, that we could do a lot more to involve the community in developing the way the Hub works. This issue became apparent during the 1:1 interview stages, as well as during more »

Stakeholder’s Event

On Wednesday 29th June 2016 we held a stakeholder event for existing and potential Hub members.  Not every service will use the Hub on the same day, so this was a rare opportunity to gather everyone together in the one more »

Speaking to People

Over the course of a few weeks this month, we spoke to a number of different stakeholders and partners who have had some involvement with the Hub. These Stakeholders may have been instrumental in getting the Hub up and running; more »