Agenda item

Dragon Cafe in the City - future funding

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.



Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services on the securing of funding for the next two years.Members commended an excellent City initiative, which had highlighted the work of the Community and Children’s Services Committee in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the City’s residents and workers.  Members had been given the opportunity to visit during the pilot and were encouraged to continue doing so.


Members noted that footfall into the library doubled on Dragon Café days and asked if they could have further supporting data.  Officers advised that this had been available in a review of the pilot and, whilst the proposal continued to be the best option for tackling mental health issues, they would be looking at longer term, alternative funding.  Members noted that future bids would require similar data sets to those acquired during the pilot.


RESOLVED, that - the report be noted and the efforts to promote Dragon Café in the City, to those living and working in the Square Mile, be supported.



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