Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Community Spirit Action Group


This evening, I attended the February meeting of Community Spirit - the community group for the "north" part of West End Ward, covering Tullideph, Ancrum, Pentland and the Cleghorn area.

There was an excellent presentation by Natalie Stewart and Linda Wood from the Dundee Early Intervention Teama partnership of the 4 leading children’s charities in Dundee - Aberlour, CHILDREN 1st, Action for Children and Barnardo’s; all working in partnership with Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside and Dundee Voluntary Action.

The team supports families where the eldest or only child is aged between 5-12, and still in primary education, offering advice and guidance on all or any aspects of parenting and other support.    Natalie and Linda gave a very impressive and empathetic presentation of what is a really important service in supporting parents and families.  

After the presentation, we discussed a number of local issues and I was able to update Community Spirit members on a number of local matters I have progressed recently.