June Report

Click below to see our report for June. We’ve been busy! We’re delighted to welcome a new advice session from the Fife Migrants Forum. They’re here to help people who have moved to the UK to be able to access services, find jobs and integrate in to their local community. We also welcomed Shirley Anne Somerville MSP, who came to …

Movin’ On Up

We’ve outgrown our venue at 7 Douglas Street, and we’re moving to 31 Chapel Street, in with our partners Conduit Scotland. And aside from the logistics of moving and the practical aspects of sharing a space, we’re working hard to try and establish new agreements, based on strong principles of collaboration. The Dunfermline Advice Hub has been more than just …

Christmas Fairy Spotlights: Welfare Support Sessions

Throughout December, we’re going to be bringing you information on local events, meals and initiatives over the festive period.  Today, we’re putting the Christmas Fairy Spotlights on the Welfare Support Sessions The Welfare Support Workers will be hosting an open session at the Del Farquharson Centre on Thursday 27th December, and Thursday 3rd January from 10am to 1pm.  They can help …

August Report 2018

Coordinator’s Report Our numbers increased this month, perhaps due to the schools going back, and the weather turning more autumnal.  We saw a few more people requiring information, particularly about emergency food aid, benefits entitlement, and information about the Kingdom Credit Union.   One thing we didn’t make too much of a fuss of is that we celebrated our three year …

June 2018 Report

June was a little quieter than last month, and we saw a lower number of people needing fuel, food and clothing assistance.  We’ve also been working to try and highlight recurring themes as to why people have to access crisis services, which has allowed us to see that benefit changes, delays and changes to circumstances have been the biggest reasons.  …

Be Safe this Christmas!

Dunfermline SafeZone is back this year!  The SafeZone is based here at the Hub, and is a partnership with Police Scotland, FASS, Street Pastors, Scottish Ambulance Service, British Red Cross and Furniture Plus. If you’re on your night out, lose your friends or your money, or have a minor injury, get help at the SafeZone!  They’ll make sure you get …

September Report

This month has been quieter, with lower attendance at the Community Job Club.  However, we’ve seen a huge increase of people asking about Credit Unions.  This will be likely due to the increased promotion of credit unions lately, and the recent developments in plans for Kingdom Credit Union to take over Dunfermline & District Credit Union. We also had a …

April Report

Here’s our report on everything that’s been happening at the Hub in April 2017.  We’ve seen over 200 people access the Hub for various reasons, and again, we’re again noticing a sharp increase in people needing emergency food and clothes.  We’re also noticing a dip at the start of the month, and a week-on-week increase peaking at the end of …