As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Dundee City Council is taking steps to support people and communities through this challenging time.
A network of Community Support Centres has been established at the following locations across the city:
- Balgarthno Campus
- Claypotts Castle Primary
- Coldside Campus
- Grove Academy
- North East Campus
- Rowantree Primary
- St Paul’s Academy
- Tayview Primary
View a map showing the locations of the centres
These Community Support Centres will provide a range of coordinated support to assist people during the crisis, starting on March 30 with the provision of childcare for key workers and vulnerable children.
None of the centres will be open to the public apart from the essential childcare provision as the council is asking people to follow national advice and stay at home to save lives.
Members of the public continue to be encouraged to use online services wherever possible, as well as email and telephone (contact 01382 433129 for general enquiries or 01382 431205 for Council Tax, Council Tax Reduction or Housing Benefit enquiries).
This website signposts many sources of support during the Coronavirus outbreak, and provides a portal for online payments and services.
The Community Support Centres will serve as focal points for distribution and outreach services for people who face challenges due to the continuing pandemic, and also allow the council to identify where intervention is needed.
Staff will offer a telephone and email-based advice and information contact service on a range of issues, including financial advice and applications, as well as signposting to other services.
The city council is also working with Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action to co-ordinate the recruitment and deployment of volunteers from the centres (see below).
Childcare provision at the centres will be available from 8am to 6pm from Monday. It is only for the children of key workers who have secured places for their children through an application process, and vulnerable young people who have been identified by the council.
Work at the Community Support Centres will develop as the coronavirus situation continues and impacts on individuals and communities.