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  • Kind hearts…

    By Tricia Smith on October 2, 2020
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    As we approach the weekend to spend time at home with family, please think about the vulnerable in our Communities who live alone and often have no-one in their lives other than professional staff.   As an organisation that partners Volunteer Citizen Advocates with vulnerable adults in West Fife, we are always working to recruit volunteers.   This quote says […]
  • Virtual Cuppa for our Citizen Advocates – 1st July 2020 from 3 pm till 4 pm

    By Tricia Smith on June 24, 2020
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    Come and join us for a virtual cuppa on Zoom on Wednesday 1st July 2020 from 3 pm till 4 pm. Great opportunity to catch up with other Advocates and share your lockdown experiences To take part please contact hannah@dunfermlineadvocacy.org for details of the meeting link and password. If you need any assistance with using Zoom Hannah can talk you […]
  • Tackling Social Isolation, One Partnership at a Time

    By Tricia Smith on June 19, 2020
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    My name is Gemma and I am one of three Development Workers in the Friendship Changing Lives Project here at Dunfermline Advocacy. During recent years there has been an increase in awareness around the detrimental impact of loneliness and social isolation, both on people’s physical and mental health. Not only are the outcomes poor, this doesn’t just affect a small […]
  • What is 2 Metres

    By Tricia Smith on June 15, 2020
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      What is 2 Meters? Easy Read also available as a PDF Document by clicking this link What is Two Metres
  • Virtual Cuppa for our Citizen Advocates

    By Tricia Smith on May 27, 2020
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    Virtual Cuppa for our Citizen Advocates Come and join us for a virtual cuppa on Zoom on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 from 11 am till 12 noon. Great opportunity to catch up with other Advocates and share your lockdown experiences To take part please contact hannah@dunfermlineadvocacy.org for details of the meeting link and password. If you need any assistance with […]
  • Important Information COVID-19

    By Tricia Smith on March 18, 2020
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    Important Information Following the latest developments in the spread of the COVID-19 and taking into account the guidelines and directions from Fife Council, the Scottish Government and Westminster, Dunfermline Advocacy will move to working practices which minimise the risk of spreading infection within the organisation and beyond until further notice. We are adopting the following measures from 1pm on 18th […]
  • Welcome back Hannah

    By Tricia Smith on January 7, 2020
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    We are happy to share that Hannah has returned from her Maternity Leave and we are glad to have her back in the office – we missed you.
  • Citizen Advocacy in the Community- Friendship Changing Lives

    By Tricia Smith on September 10, 2019
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    New worker starts at Dunfermline Advocacy to support new Project! Pictured: Paul McKee, Development Worker, Friendship Changing Lives Project   Paul McKee joined the Team at Dunfermline Advocacy during the summer, and is now out and about in the Communities of West Fife getting the work of the Friendship Changing Lives Project underway. Rachel Annand, CEO, stated that “Dunfermline Advocacy […]
  • 20th Anniversary at DA!

    By Tricia Smith on August 30, 2019
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    As the weather starts to change to feel more like autumn, this year the end of August marks a special anniversary for myself and Dunfermline Advocacy. My journey with Dunfermline Advocacy began on the 31st of August 1999 when I took up a post of Citizen Advocacy Development Worker, before becoming the lead officer in March 2001. Thanks so much […]
  • Happy 1st DA Anniversary Gemma!

    By Tricia Smith on July 10, 2019
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    Our Citizen Advocacy and Younger People Project Development Worker Gemma has been in post for one year this month!  And what a quick year it has been.   We asked Gemma to note down her thoughts on her first year at DA and he is what she had to say:   “One year already!  I can’t believe how quickly the […]