Initiative set to expand its integral role in helping out communities
AN award-winning project aimed at providing advice on welfare and financial issues is set to be extended in Dundee.
Dundee City Council scooped the Chairman’s Award at the 2017 Cosla Excellence Awards last week for a scheme that sees welfare rights advisers based i n five city GP surgeries.
The advisers have become an integral part of services provided to patients, addressing socio-economic concerns and allowing GPs and other health professionals to concentrate more on clinical needs.
The scheme has proven so successful that there are plans already in place to take the service to further GP practices in Dundee.
While the actual locations are still not being disclosed, Craig Mason, senior manager for the council’s advice services, said they would be in place no later than March — perhaps sooner.
Mr Mason said the council was
Welfare rights adviser Fay Costello and the team with their award.