Dundee Community Transport – new wheelchair dedicated service

As many residents will already be aware, Dundee Community Transport is a local charity that provides an affordable and accessible transport service for Dundee’s over 65 community.
 
It has secured funding to trial a wheelchair dedicated service as part of its very popular Community Cars project and yesterday, I was delighted to attend the launch event and official ribbon cutting ceremony at the City Chambers.
 
Amongst the speakers was Jan Goodall (pictured right at the event) – Jan was Dundee Community Transport’s first chair when it was formed back in 2005 and she has been a tireless and effective campaigner for community transport in Dundee.
 
You can read more about Dundee Community Transport here.
 
Later yesterday, I attended the latest meeting of the Jericho House support group, a regular meeting at which a number of us discuss fundraising and other projects to support this important facility in the West End Ward, that assists those recovering from alcoholism.    
 
We had an excellent discussion about a number of matters including Jericho House participating in “Drink the Musical!” now taking part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the house obtaining a new minibus and the successful improvements to the house’s back garden/seating area.

Busy Tuesday …

This morning, I was very pleased to attend and do the welcome and introductions at Jericho House’s Open Day for partner organisations working in the alcohol and drug fields.     
It was an impressive showcase for the vital work that Jericho House undertakes and to listen to the personal journeys the service users told.    I have served on the Jericho House Support Group that assists the work of the house.
 
You can read more about Jericho House in Dundee here.
 
I also attended the official opening of C Gate, the new home for the Dundee Carers’ Centre (spookily enough, situated in the Seagate!)
 
There was a great turnout to the opening – the photo below is of Fraser Patrick, Chair of the Carers’ Centre’s Board, addressing the audience.
This evening, I attended the May meeting of West End Community Council where there were very positive discussions on a number of local issues including supporting our local shops and parking issues locally.

Busy Wednesday!

Earlier today I had the pleasure of visiting Heart Space Yoga and Bodyworks in Scott Street to see round the impressive facilities and meet Ian Alexander and Finlay Wilson who have, over the past five years, built up services aiming to improve quality of life by increasing physical activity levels and offering numerous services for well-being.
 
Here’s a couple of photographs from my visit :

 

Later, I attended the latest meeting of the Jericho House support group, a regular meeting at which a number of us discuss fundraising and other projects to support this important facility in the West End Ward, that assists those recovering from alcoholism.   
 
We concentrated our discussion of final arrangements for the impending Open Day at Jericho House aimed at local organisations working in the alcohol and addiction fields, to showcase the work of Jericho House.  
 
This evening, I attended the latest Harris Academy Parent Council, which commenced with another joint meeting with Menzieshill High School Parent Council.    The working together of the two school communities in coming together is impressive and there was very positive discussion over a number of subjects – visits to the new school building for pupil year groups, parents and the wider community and school uniform being just two.

Jericho House Support Group

Yesterday, I attended the latest meeting of the Jericho House support group, a regular meeting at which a number of us discuss fundraising and other projects to support this important facility in the West End Ward, that assists those recovering from alcoholism.
 
We had a further discussion on a number of matters including the April Open Day at Jericho House aimed at local organisations working in the alcohol and addiction fields, to showcase the work of Jericho House.     We also had a very positive update on the work of the Jericho House Social Committee and also discussed funding for gardening projects.

Jericho House Support Group

Yesterday, I attended the latest meeting of the Jericho House support group, a regular meeting at which a number of us discuss fundraising and other projects to support this important facility in the West End Ward, that assists those recovering from alcoholism.
 
We had a useful discussion on a number of matters including the proposed Open Day at Jericho House aimed at local organisations working in the field, to showcase the work of Jericho House.     This will take place in April.