Research has taken place across various church based initiatives in Dundee known as the Dundee Drop In Network and this report reveals the situation of people who are at risk of homelessness in the city of Dundee. These initiatives provide crisis support for people who need access to food, a place to meet and access to information and advice. Over recent times the demands on such services has increased due to the welfare cuts and the impact of benefit sanctions.
Developed as a partnership between Dundee Drop In Network, Faith in Community Dundee and the University of Dundee, active collaboration between volunteers from the drop in services and students from the University resulted in the completion of the research data.
The final report can be viewed here
This pilot-project used photography as a tool to increase self-awareness and self-esteem among people from stigmatised and marginalised backgrounds. The focus was a self-reporting approach where the participants had the opportunity to portray and reflect on their reality as a means to achieve a better understanding of their life challenges and the ways to overcome them.
To find out more about this project please visit the website at http://www.newroutesofdiscovery.uk/
A further seminar ‘The production of socio-symbolic marginality and the politics of disposability. Challenges for professionals working with marginalised groups’ will be presented by Dr Fernando Fernandes who is a Senior Lecturer in Inequalities at the University of Dundee. This seminar will be held on Thursday 4th December at 3pm and will be held in Room 2S15, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. All are welcome to attend this FREE seminar.
For further information please see the flyer