Welcome to the Dunfermline Advice Hub blog. We’re going on a journey and we want you to be part of it. The Dunfermline Advice Hub is a great community asset where lots of different organisations and partners work from. The benefit of bringing different people and services together under the one roof, in the town centre, means an improved coordination of services; one place for people to go, get early advice and stop things from getting worse. We’re also a resource in the centre of Dunfermline for you, your community and for local organisations.
Talk to us. We’re open to new ideas. Let’s see what’s possible! Even if you just want a quick chat and a cuppa, pop in. Our doors are open to you.
But we know we can do more. Preventing a crisis is easier said than done and every situation is different. Our services have to be adapted and redesigned to make them more responsive to what you need. That’s why we’ve created this blog. We want to improve how we do things, and we want to work openly as we go. And we want you to be involved. If you haven’t already, come along and join in – we really want you to be part of our journey too.
Its finally happened! We’re please to announce that we will be open again from Monday 28th March.
Some of our specialist advice sessions may take a couple of weeks to get back into the swing of things. Keep up to date by checking our Calendar!
Thank you all for your patience – we’ll be back to normal soon!
The joiners are finished, the carpets due to be fitted on Thursday and the furniture delivered Friday! We’re so excited to be back in our own place again!
We’re so grateful for the support from Dunfermline Delivers, who have allowed us use of the upstairs office at 1 Douglas Street, its been invaluable to be nearby to help those in need, and let in all the contractors who needed to fix the floor.
Keep an eye out for updates on when our advice sessions are restarting!
We’re pleased to say that building work as started at our Douglas Street Premises! The floor has been removed and soon, our contractors will start laying the concrete for our new floor.
We appreciate all your patience with us – keep up to date with our progress by signing up for our newsletter or checking our social media pages!
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:
Any other problems, issues, or difficulties, call Katie on 07496 283 666
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com, or follow us on our Twitter, https://twitter.com/dunfermlineAH, or our Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/dunfermlineadvicehub
Cheerio the noo!