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Katie : 28th June 2017 5:00 pm : The Hub Blog

Keeping up to date information is a key aspect of what we do here at the Hub.  There’s nothing worse than trying to find out what’s on, only to find out the information is out of date or wrong!

Keep in the loop with everything that’s happening in the Hub with our monthly newsletter.  When you sign up with your email address, we’ll only send you an update once a month, and you can unsubscribe at any time.  We also don’t share any information with third parties, so your personal information is safe with us!

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May 2017 Report

Katie : 2nd June 2017 2:48 pm : Monthly Reports, The Hub Blog

Here’s our report on everything that’s been happening at the Hub in May 2017.  We’ve seen over 200 people access the Hub for various reasons, and we’ve seen a huge increase in Housing enquiries.  We’re still seeing a dip at the start of the month, and a week-on-week increase peaking at the end of the month.

For further information, get in touch with Katie, Advice and Information Coordinator.

 

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April Report

Katie : 2nd June 2017 11:49 am : Monthly Reports, The Hub Blog, Uncategorized

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 the month.

For further information, get in touch with Katie, Advice and Information Coordinator.

 

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March Report

Katie : 24th April 2017 2:31 pm : Monthly Reports, The Hub Blog

Here’s our report on everything that’s been happening at the Hub in March 2017.  We’ve seen nearly 200 people access the Hub for various reasons, and again, we’re noticing a sharp increase in people needing emergency food and clothes.

For further information, get in touch with Katie, Advice and Information Coordinator.

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Re-opening and New Event Plans

Katie : 13th March 2017 4:33 pm : The Hub Blog

Its been an exciting month at the Hub!

Since the start of the year, we’ve been asking on our Talking Wall: “How can we make the Hub better?”.  The feedback from this has really helped us determine what users of the Hub wanted, and how the space could be used for a greater range of purposes.

We’ve been open for 18 months, and we’ve incorporated more and more ideas and functions as we’ve gone along.  This resulted in us having a bit of a “hotch-potch” layout and furniture, with no consistency or flow.  From our feedback, it was clear that we weren’t making the best out of the assets we had:

So, we closed for two days, and working with a team of volunteers and partners, we got to work straight away.  After we redecorated the walls, we set about creating a better flow and designated areas for each aspect.  Our retail partners at Sew Yarn Crafty donated stands and helped create a retail area at the front of the Hub.  Volunteers from Furniture Plus moved furniture and created our advice and community areas.  Finally, Fay from Furniture Plus finished off by redecorating and furnishing the meeting rooms to make them more therapeutic and nicer places to be.

The finished product:

If you’d like more information on the facilities at the Hub, and how we can help you, send us an email, call or pop in anytime we’re open.  We can also let you know about all our up-coming events, just click here.

Big thanks to our volunteer team from Sew Yarn Crafty and Furniture Plus, who put in two days of effort, and make this all happen!

 

 

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February 2017 Report

Katie : 3rd March 2017 2:31 pm : Monthly Reports, The Hub Blog

Our February Report shows a slight decline in footfall – we put this down to February being a short month, plus we closed the Hub for a few days for the refurbishment, and the Coordinator had a few days annual leave, meaning some of the data would have been lost.

If you’d like to get more information on our February stats, please get in touch with Katie, Advice and Information Coordinator.

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Working Group Update: Marketing & Layout

Project Hub : 2nd February 2017 4:00 pm : The Hub Blog

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 of our project.  Even though we’re not strictly a business and don’t make any money, they’re interested in our work, and have been networking on our behalf to all the local businesses in their area.  They’ve also donated 3 PCs, so that we can have open access to the internet for anyone in the community.

One our new contacts is the Sew Yarn Crafty at Dunfermline Sewing Machines.  Aileen and Tristan took over the business in 2016, and have been working hard on refurbing their shop, basement and workshop area.  They’ve kindly donated their old shop fittings – rack shelves, basket units and hanging gondolas, as well as a day of their time to fit, sort and merchandise all the stock from the Fife Children’s Clothing Bank.  At the moment, the Clothing Bank is located in the back corner of the Hub, not many people know about it, and due to the amount of stock, its not inviting for people to have a look.

With the Community Engagement Working Group developing a range of events and activities, and interest from retail partners to install a shop area, is the current layout fit for purpose?  From the doorstep, the feedback from our market research in July was that the Hub wasn’t inviting, or clear as to what it is that we do.  Therefore, its clear that we need to change our layout to better reflect our aim:

We are creating a local, welcoming and comfortable space for everyone

We have a clearer idea of what we need to do now, so plans are afoot!  Our Sew Yarn Crafty friends are coming on the 10th February, after they finish their own revamp (keep up to date with progress on their facebook page!), and they are planning to spend the day fitting the shelving and helping the volunteers to merchandise the stock to make it look its best.  One of our partners, Furniture Plus Ltd, are lending us a few heavy-lifting folks to move the office furniture, redecorate and revamp the back rooms, and upcycle some of the more tired-looking furniture.

So keep an eye on our social media and newsletters on our re-launch.  We’ll be closed Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, and back open on Monday 13th February, with all our new facilities for the community use!

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Working Group: Update on Community Engagement & Citizen Involvement

Project Hub : 2nd February 2017 3:21 pm : The Hub Blog

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 plan together.

Since our last meeting, Katie has been meeting with several potential members, to widen the expertise round the table, and get more organisations involved.  And now, the group appointed two leads, one Fife Council employee and one community member, to administrate the group.  We had members from Fife Centre for Equalities, SAMH, Dunfermline Foodbank, and Fife Council: Community Learning, Digital Skills, and Community Capacity Building.

It was decided that we need to priorities particular target groups.  With so much potential and flexibility in the Hub, it was hard to get a firm idea of what we should do.  In our discussions, and taking account the feedback from the Talking Wall, we drew up a list of potential ideas to take forward.  From these ideas, we can plan our next steps – not only for events and activities in the Hub, but also marketing, layout, and the potential partnerships we need to forge to make things happen.

 

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January 2017 Report

Katie : 1st February 2017 2:47 pm : Monthly Reports, The Hub Blog

Feeling a bit deflated after Christmas, we started quite quiet at the start of January, but it soon picked up!!  We also were privileged to host a Peer Support Open Space Event, where local organisations and service users discussed the value of peer support groups, workers and representatives in the community.

 

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December 2016 Report

Katie : 24th January 2017 3:14 pm : Monthly Reports, The Hub Blog, Uncategorized

It was really busy in December – we were assisting lots of Christmas schemes, designed to help anyone who was vulnerable over the festive period.

If you have any enquiries about our stats, please contact Katie, Advice and Information Coordinator.

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