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The Dundee Safe Zone busDundee Safe Zone is a local charity. Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 4am, the Safe Zone Bus can be found in Dundee City Centre, providing a safe zone for whoever may find themselves in trouble. In this friendly and warm environment, the team within the Safe Zone Bus provide people with a refuge, as well as advice and support.

From our point of view, we wouldn’t have a Safe Zone Bus if it wasn’t for the incredible work of ACD. We were hopeful when we bought the bus that the community would step forward to help, but the transformation of the bus was a bigger task than any of us could have imagined. John didn’t give up on us and delivered us an incredible conversion of the new bus, ready to use from Fresher’s Week onwards. Everyone knows that the Safe Zone Bus will help people who need to sober up, find a safe place to wait for friends or even get first aid, but between September and December, we performed 11 mental health interventions on people who were distressed or suicidal.


Alexander Community Development overhauls key community space – Maxwell Centre

ACD’s Trades for All programme recently completed our largest project to date, which was a complete overhaul of the kitchen and bathroom facilities within MAXwell Centre, Dundee.

This project was carried out with a group of 4 young adult volunteers, who recently completed our Transition to Trade programme (where they gained multiple qualifications and site experience), 3 tradesmen who volunteered their time and our Trades for All trainer.

Alison Goodfellow, Centre Manager @ MAXwell Centre – “We secured some funding for a much needed and long overdue kitchen refit but really did not know where to start. We were put on contact with ACD and they have been amazing from the start. They completed the job to a fantastically high standard given our limited budget. They have really gone the extra mile to source superior quality materials and equipment. The volunteers and tradesmen were hardworking, polite, and friendly. We are SO grateful and would highly recommend ACD to other community projects ”

Trades for All Renovation of St. Mary’s Shops

We were contacted by the Strathmartine Community Larder to renovate Units 24 and 26 at St. Mary’s for a Community Larder and Community Shop. The units at St. Mary’s were in a bad state when work began on 15th November 2021. The project timeline was over a period of six weeks, excluding the two weeks break for Christmas.

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