We’ve got lots for you to get involved with here at the Hub. We couldn’t do our work without our community coming together, and we want to do more!
We need your help! We have lots of opportunities, such as: one-off jobs, volunteering positions, events for you to attend, and opportunities to have your say! Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter, Calendar or Sign Up to our e-newsletter for events and opportunities that interest you!
And if there isn’t anything of interest to you, pop in to the Hub Monday to Friday, 10-4pm, and let us know what you’d like to see happen here. We’re always looking for new ideas and inspiration!
This month we are still seeing an increase in footfall – partly due to the increasingly popular Fife Law Centre and Community Job Club Sessions. For our full report, click on the box below:
We are still seeing a lot of people who are needing emergency food, and F3 and the Foodbank have seen increased demand. This is partly due to the holidays – children not getting their free school meals means parents have to meet the increased cost, plus keeping the kids entertained throughout the holidays can be expensive. We were able to support F3 by providing a pick-up point for families to get extra fresh food, which created opportunities for families to access further support, such as getting an extra school uniform from the Fife Children’s Clothing Bank.
We also held two events – Introduction to E-Banking with HBOS, and Signposting – What’s it all about?. We were pleased that both events were well attended and received good feedback.
If you have any questions about our July Report, please contact usor call 01383 432483 and speak to Katie
We have clothing shop in the Hub? There’s no prices: pay, donate or create (a display or tidy a stand for us!).
We have clothes for children 0-16 years, boys and girls, school uniforms, plus some smart adult clothes, if you need something for a new job or a job interview!
All funds and donations go to the Fife Children’s Clothing Bank, who help any child in Fife who needs clothes in a crisis.
We support our partner organisations and local charities by providing a great venue to meet with clients. Due to our central location, and the wide variety of services we provide here, our partners can benefit from having a discreet and private space to meet with clients on a one-to-one basis.
Call us for more information – 01383 432483.
From our feedback on the Talking Wall, you said it would be helpful to have computers for anyone to use. So, when we were planning our refurbishment, we included an area for computers! Anyone can come in and use them – you just need to register your name and contact details, and make sure you sign in every time you come in.
And if you struggle to use a computer or don’t know where to start with computers, pop along for a one-to-one session with our Digital Skills Volunteers!
Its all about YOU at the Hub – and we need your help to make it a better place for everyone! Our Talking Wall is here to listen to your ideas, suggestions, inspirations and aspirations. Have your say on what matters to you, and we’ll do our best to make it happen!
Come to the Hub today and put your thoughts on the Talking Wall – it takes two minutes and a sticky-note, but it makes a massive impact on your community and to the Hub! And we need EVERYONE to take part!!
We don’t give advice ourselves, but we bring the right organisations to you! We’ve got lots of advice sessions every week: mental health, credit union, debt, housing, legal, employment, benefits, and we have the local MP coming in too!
June brought challenges for many, especially for those trying to get emergency food. We sent 20 vouchers to the local foodbank, as many people are really struggling to make ends meet. However, we noticed a massive decrease in the amount of people requiring help with housing advice, and our partners at Frontline Fife have reported the same. For the full report – click below:
Overall, we’ve noticed an increase in footfall, with the addition of the Fife Law Centre, Community Job Club and Digital Skills Advice sessions. Wednesdays are proving to be busy, along with Mondays and Fridays, but Tuesdays and Thursdays proving to be quieter.
We also started a Pop-Up Hub in the Dunfermline Foodbank on a Friday from 4-6pm. Those who attend the foodbank are getting further signposting help from our workers, and if needed, a referral or appointment with one of our partners in the following week.
If you have any questions about our stats, please contact the Hub Coordinator, Katie Thomson, on 01383 432483, or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Its important to us that you can find the right support that suits you. That’s why we’ve located ourselves right in the town centre of Dunfermline – we’re just down from the Bus Station and Kingsgate Centre, and up from the High Street. And we’re open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm!