Community Development & Engagement
Whitfield Community Hub
We are currently awaiting a launch date for our new location for the Whitfield Community Hub. Until then we still have several clubs who meet up in the area.
Our Hub exists to support community members to come together and create groups and clubs that people can participate in and have fun, get to know different people, and help each other.
All of the groups and activities that we currently support started with either a small group of people or an individual who had an idea that they wanted help with in their local area. We are here to provide all the necessary support, training and development to establish the groups, for as long as they need us!
We have various groups and activities on offer at the moment including Camera Club, Mens Group, Recovery Drop In, Walking Group and many more!
We also work with community members mainly in Whitfield and Fintry to build their capacity to work towards becoming community leaders. We want to help them to address issues they see in their community and help find solutions for these. We have already set up a small steering group of local people who have identified many issues, this has already resulted in the development of a community food larder and also an ASN Parent Support Group.
We are always keen to take new volunteers on board and if you have some time to spare and would like to get involved, with any of the Link Up services please download our Volunteer Application Form or contact Pamela McLaughlin on 07985187241 or email email@example.com
Older People’s Engagement
The role of the Older Peoples Services Development Officer is to promote the active involvement of older people and older peoples groups in the planning, development and delivery of services across public/statutory sectors which reflect the views of older people in Dundee.
Tel: 01382 305745
Older People Engaging Needs (OPEN) have activity equipment including Boccia which can be borrowed by older peoples groups from DVA for free. Equipment can currently be loaned for a maximum of 2 weeks at present although this will be subject to review depending on usage. Please see flyer below for information.
OPEN Application Form 2022 – 2023
Lochee Community Hub
The Lochee Community Hub was established in 2016 as a result of a review of the services and support responding to substance misuse that was undertaken by the Dundee Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (ADP).
Located at the heart of the community, the Lochee Hub offers non-stigmatising, easily accessible services and support to the whole community delivered from the one location. A range of front-line staff and volunteers are able to respond to the needs of individuals and families immediately, effectively and in an integrated approach. As well as supporting the whole community by offering a range of activities, the Lochee Hub engages with vulnerable individuals (including substance misuse, mental health, homelessness and housing issues) and offers support to vulnerable families. The Hub supports individuals to progress with their recovery through meaningful activities, life-skills support and by offering a welcoming venue for mutual aid activities.
The project’s core vision incorporates a place-based approach, which enables effective work with people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing. Place-based working is carried out in a person-centred, bottom-up approach to meet the unique needs of people in the locality; by working together, we use the best available resources and gain local knowledge and insight. From this information we deliver one to one sessions and group work such as afterschool groups, job clubs, benefit advice, mindfulness etc. The Hub aims to build a picture of the system from a local perspective, taking an asset-based approach that seeks to highlight the strengths, capacity and knowledge of all of those involved.
This approach acknowledges the complexity of people’s lives by working in direct partnership with a range of services and provides a way of uncovering the needs and strengths of local communities.
We post a weekly Planner on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you are interested in providing services from the HUB or booking a room please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01382 436704.
Discoverin’ Families works in Fintry, Whitfield and Mill o Mains.
We support student or working parents/carers to use their skills and talents to build new forms of free family activities that suit family down time and income. These include monthly activities as well as our Grow Your Own project and Foods Around The World.
If you are a parent/carer and want to be more active in your community then please contact Discoverin’ Families on 01382 690950 or find us on Facebook.
Do you need more information about starting a community group or project?
Chat to one of our team at one of our weekly Online Drop-Ins.
Check out all the current volunteering opportunities in Dundee.
You can also give us a call on 01382 305705 to talk to a team member about what you would like to do.
Did you know you can also volunteer with us?
If you have additional skills and experience which you feel would benefit our organisations, such as supporting us in our offices, marketing or fundraising or with one of our projects then please get in touch.
I love blethering with people. It’s amazing how a friendship develops with someone, who you have never met, develops over the phone.” Dial-OP Blether Buddie Volunteer
Link Up Whitfield
From Camera Club to Walking Group we are always keen to take new volunteers on board if you have some time to spare and would like to get involved