Lochee Community Hub: Test of Change 2021
Lochee Community Hub (“Lochee Hub”) developed links within the community and service providers to enable them to complete discussions, questionnaires and consultations with others around the areas highlighted by the 2019 Drug Commission Report.
When doing this, Lochee Hub was also aware of the high number of deaths within Dundee, due to substance use, and the report that the University of Dundee (see Appendix) completed into the three Hubs. All of this information proved a greater need for more collaboration and service provision for mental health and substance use within the Lochee area.
From this information, Dundee Healthy Minds Network began to engage with clients of Lochee Hub and community member working in partnership with Lochee Hub to gather information regarding changes to the services that provided support in the area. Dundee Healthy Minds Network held weekly drop in sessions from Lochee Hub and completed questionnaires and client involvement meetings.
“Dundee Healthy Minds Network is an engagement platform for anyone in Dundee with lived experience of mental health challenges who have an interest in formally or informally getting involved in giving an opinion about statutory service running, planning and development. The network seeks to influence and change the design of mental health services and supports to reflect the views and wishes of those with lived experience of mental health challenges in Dundee”
Co-production @ Lochee Community Hub Report
Based on the evidence received, Lochee Hub developed links with services to expand on what they were delivering. For this, further questionnaires and discussions with clients were completed regarding what services they would like to see, groups etc. within the building.
This enabled us to have a greater understanding of the need and provide the services based on a needs basis. Discussions and meetings with services were completed and group work sessions and one-to-one support from Lochee Hub began.
This in turn developed a greater multi agency approach and a holistic approach to the provision delivered from Lochee Hub.
Read the full report: Lochee Community Hub Test of Change 2021
For more information about the work at Lochee Community Hub contact Pam McLaughlin [email protected]