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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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