2020-10-15 • • Dundee
We want to introduce our Support Cafe on Wheels. Due to the current circumstances, all of our operations have come to a pause apart from our Foodbank. With council community centres being closed we are unable to open all 5 of our support cafes, therefore we are planning to run our Support Café on Wheels – we will take a free hot lunch to the most isolated clients who were attending our support cafes.
We will deliver this to their door, ensuring social distance measures and guidance is in place. This not only provides them with a hot meal once a week but helps tackle social isolation and improve mental health and well-being by engaging with them directly. We’ll take time to listen and chat, so they know they’re not alone. We will focus on the regeneration areas where our support cafes were based, these are areas where people are faced with higher unemployment and lower incomes. Because we have built a wide range of partnerships with many other organisations across the city, we will be able to refer clients on to them, if they are experiencing difficulty or require support.
2020-09-30 • • Dundee
The project is the ongoing development of an outdoor community event space in Menzieshill, that will be used for different community events and celebrations, as well as being available for other community groups to utilise when hosting events or BBQ’s. The space is also being used currently to facilitate food provision and children and youth work as we move through the different exit stages of lockdown. The facility consist of an outdoor area with picnic benches and feston lighting a covered outdoor Kitchen area and a 6mx9m proefessional Marquee with fully functioning electrical supply and lighting. The space is highly innovative and diverse and will enable the community to come together in different ways.
For example the space will be used to facilitate a Santa’s Grotto, in line with Scottish Government guidelines, at this year’s Menzieshill Countdown to Christmas, Easter family fun day and BBQ, Summer BBQ’s are to name a few of the events that will be hosted in the space. The facility is based on the grounds of Menzieshill Parish Church and therefore has access to toilet facilities and the Church halls.
This project is and will continue to be a great resource to the community for many years to come.
2020-09-30 • • Dundee
The main aim of the project is to bring people together in the community of Charleston through a shared interest in different types of gardening. Whether it’s growing flowers for pleasure or vegetables to eat or simply getting a hand to maintain your own home garden, Charleston Community Gardeners can provide experienced and enthusiastic volunteers and equipment to get the job done.
CCG already has a core group of three volunteers who are keen to increase their numbers from the local community who would have their base at the Church to meet and plan community activities.