October has seen the return of a some partner agencies starting to use The Hub after being closed for 6 months due the current Covid – 19 restrictions. A full risk assessment has taken place in order to adhere to the government guidelines, and sessions are appointment base only. The following partners who have returned are –
Fife Voluntary Action, FASS, ABE, Welfare Reform Workers and ADAPT. I have also been in discussions with DWP, CARF, DAPL, Linkliving and Fife Council Housing regarding future use of The HUB.
Dunfermline Advice Hub is now a referring agency for the new Dunfermline Children’s Clothing Bank this will give local people access to new and pre-loved clothes to families in need in Dunfermline and surrounding areas for children up to and including 18 years of age. I am also in discussions with New4U children’s clothing banks who are based in South West Fife.
Dunfermline Heritage Partnership – Heritage and wellbeing project .The project will use local heritage to improve wellbeing for people in Dunfermline and West Fife. It will build a sense of connectedness and belonging in neighbourhoods, supporting individual confidence and self-esteem, providing opportunities for people to be active and to give back to their communities. DAH have been asked to be part of the steering group to develop this initiative and I have already provided feedback on their consultation paper and looking forward to encouraging community members to being involved in this project.
And in other news, I have the pleasure to announce that Katie Thomson had a beautiful baby girl and both mother and daughter are doing well. We congratulate the family on their new arrival and wish them all the very best in the future.