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Changes to Advice Sessions due to building works

Katie : 13th January 2016 12:54 pm : 2016, The Hub Blog

It is with a heavy heart that we have to temporarily close our Douglas Street premises due to ongoing building repair works.

It is a devastating blow – our Advice Hub project has been going now for 7 months, and we’ve made significant progress in getting people the right support and help to get them out of crisis.  We appreciate everyone’s patience at this time, and we’ll keep you all up to date with any progress.  We hope to get the site fixed and up and running soon, but until then, our partner organisations have made alternative arrangements for the planned advice sessions:

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Any other problems, issues, or difficulties, call Katie on 07496 283 666

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Getting set for Christmas!

Katie : 4th December 2015 3:45 pm : Christmas 2015, The Hub Blog, Uncategorized

Christmas is a busy time, and whilst most find Christmas enjoyable, some find this time of year stressful and difficult to access services.

The Christmas Guide to Support Agencies is a booklet designed to give you all the information you need on most frontline agencies in the Dunfermline area, when they’re open, and emergency contact numbers for most situations.  If you’re needing help, or know someone that does, use this guide to find a service that can help, and when its open.  Download this guide here, and pass it on!

We all need a helping hand sometimes, and this time of year can be especially tough.  No one should have to suffer through crisis alone, so get the help you need, so that 2016 can be brighter and happier!

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Find out what’s happening!

Katie : 10th August 2015 3:06 pm : Advice, The Hub Blog

Its getting busier here at the Hub! And we want to make sure you’re kept up-to-date with all the goings on here at the Hub.

Once a fortnight, we can send you an email, giving information on the sessions we’re running, and the times and days we’re running them.  If you would like to receive these emails, subscribe here, and we’ll start emailing you soon.

Don’t worry, we won’t use your information for anything else, and we won’t give your information to anyone else. And you can unsubscribe at any time – just click the link at the end of the email you get from us.

Stay informed and keep in the know about what’s happening in your community!

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We’re finally open!

Katie : 28th July 2015 3:13 pm : Opening, The Hub Blog

We are pleased to announce that we are now open, full time!  We’ll be working here, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.  Keep a look out on our events page to get details of our up-coming drop-in sessions.

We have advisers here full time to help you get the support you need – no referral needed.  So pop in during our opening hours and see what we can do for you.  If we can’t help you here, we’ll give you the details of someone who can!

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DAH is Wireless!

Katie : 23rd July 2015 11:52 am : Opening, The Hub Blog

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New phone number – 01383 423483

Today is an exciting day! At long last, the final hurdle has been overcome, and we now have internet, WiFi and landlines!

From Tuesday next week, we’ll be at the DAH full time – if you’re needing support and not sure where to go, come along and we can refer you to the right agency.  We have a wide range of contacts, some of which you might not be aware of or know that they can help.  Don’t just “cope” – get help and support BEFORE it becomes a crisis.

We all need a little helping hand sometimes.  Our philosophy is that a wee bit of help today can prevent a big bit of help needed tomorrow.  Come along to the DAH today and see what we can do for you.

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We’re almost there!

Katie : 3rd July 2015 8:53 am : Opening, The Hub Blog

Its been a really fast week this week!  We’ve been working hard, getting in touch community organisations and telling them about the Hub. We’re getting more and more excited about the Hub, and hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to open!

Next week will be another quick week – lots to do for the Hub premises.  The carpet is hopefully going in on Wednesday, phonelines installed on Thursday, and finally, we can get our furniture in!  We’ve managed to source some excellent furniture from a furniture recycling project in Alloa, called ACE Recycling Group – http://recycleit.org.uk/.  They have a marvellous set-up, much like our own Furniture Plus, and are really enthusiastic about reusing furniture.  Its a great way to save waste, and you can find some really unique pieces to brighten up your home or office.

We’ll be back soon, to show you more of our progress.  In the meantime, please give us feedback on what you’d like to see at the Hub, or to register your interest.  Email Katie, Hub Coordinator at katie@dunfermlineadvicehub.org.uk, or follow us on our Twitter, https://twitter.com/dunfermlineAH, or our Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/dunfermlineadvicehub 

Cheerio the noo!

Katie

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Launching the Dunfermline Advice Hub Website!

Katie : 23rd June 2015 1:12 pm : Opening, The Hub Blog

Today, we launched our website, a way for you to get in the know about all that’s happening at the Dunfermline Advice Hub and the community as a whole! This is where we’ll keep you updated about what our plans are, the events we’ll be holding and anything that is going on in the Dunfermline Community.

So what’s been done so far?  Well, we’ve secured a location, a brilliant spot right in the centre of Dunfermline. We’ve a few things we need to get sorted, like getting the phones in, getting furniture and the like, but its all coming together nicely.

Our next step is to get moved in, get some events planned and get our name out there so that we can bring more partners on board!  We have some exciting plans already, but we’ll reveal them once we’ve got it set in stone!

Let us know if you have any questions, we’d love to get your feedback on what’s happening!

katie@dunfermlineadvicehub.org.uk
07496283666

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New Beginnings!

Katie : 22nd June 2015 3:23 pm : The Hub Blog

We’re making so much progress!  Its been an exciting roller coaster ride, with lots of new challenges.  We’ve appointed a full time Coordinator to undertake the every day running, and we’ve acquired a shop premises.

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We’re anticipating some interesting challenges along the way – the Hub is looking so sparse at the moment, that its hard to imagine it as a community venue.  But we’ll get there!

The first thing we’ll do is make this space a warm and welcoming place to be.  Furniture Plus have already promised us any furniture we need, and put us in touch with another reuse charity, ACE Recycling, who specialise in office clearances.  Hopefully we’ll get a bargain or two!

Secondly, we’ll need help to develop our marketing materials.  Its important, especially for new, ground-breaking projects, to have a recognisable, distinct logo.

And thirdly, we’ll need to work hard to establish good relationships with local organisations.  We can open the shop, but if we don’t have the services, then there’s no point.  Our Coordinator, Katie, will be working hard to meet up with local organisations, and working to develop a programme of advice sessions to get us started.

Keep checking back on our progress – we’ve got so much to do and its moving along so quick!

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