What new services are now available in the app?
All the local food services – they were always in Dundee, but they’re now on the map in their own category. Food larders are separate from food banks, which are also separate from drop-ins for hot food. This has been one of the biggest additions to the new version of the app as these are the services that change most often so it’s invaluable that we can update their details in real-time to show what’s open and where.
We’re adding new services all the time such as the Women’s Wellbeing Club which is a safe and confidential space for women to discuss mental health and get support from other women going through the same struggles (a similar charity, Andy’s Man Club, also runs in Dundee to support men’s mental health). The Women’s Wellbeing Club is a nationwide organisation and Dundee has now become the newest city to organise sessions – I host the events and we’ve now been going for 8 weeks.
What’s the feedback from users so far?
Really positive! We’ve had a lot of feedback to say how easy the app is to use and, now that I think of it, there’s been no negative feedback! Specifically from the service organisers’ perspective, as we’re signposting people and allowing them to search for specific services, it’s been a huge asset for the service providers as well. The feedback has been amazing and it’s also great for Parish Nursing Dundee as we’re a younger organisation.