Lochee Mini Hub Proposal01/12/15
A new community mini hub could be established in Lochee High Street if proposals are agreed by Dundee City Council’s policy and resources committee on Monday December 7.
The initiative is intended to try and tackle local drink and drug problems, with specialist substance misuse services to the fore.
As part of a drive to bring public services closer to communities, a hub has already been established in Whitfield and developments are progressing for Coldside and Menzieshill.
Plans for a Lochee mini-hub have emerged to fulfil the needs of the local community until a permanent facility for the area can be delivered in a few years’ time.
Policy and resources convener Councillor Ken Guild said: “This is an innovative way to connect directly with communities and ensure services are on literally on the High Street.
“There has been some excellent work ongoing in Lochee to help people and give them new opportunities.
“With the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, third sector organisations and the NHS, we are all committed to supporting families and assisting people facing challenges in their lives.
“I am sure that the facility in Lochee High Street will become a vital part of the community.”
A report explains that the concept of the hub is to have a highly visible, one stop shop in the heart of the community that can serve as an information point for families and communities, a co-location centre for services and workers and a community facility for the people of Lochee.
This community resource would mean a better integration of a range of services responding to the needs of the Lochee community. It would include a wide range of services for children and families, employability, health & well being, welfare benefits, housing and more.
Dundee Voluntary Action would take responsibility for the development of the hub to try and meet the aspirations of local people and get them involved.