The new Health and Social Care Standards (the Standards) set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld.
From Lochans to Langholm - Kirkconnel or Kirkbean this is your community. Your community for news, events, funding opportunities and more.
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Claire (Operations Manager) and Norma (Chief Executive) from Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway attended the first Borderlands conference on 18 June at Easerbrook Hall. It was the main consultation event for the Borderlands Partnership before it submits its bid to national government for region deal funding.
An animation has been launched by Maureen Watt, the Scottish Government Minister for Mental Health.
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN.
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions, with initiatives including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency.
Firstport is celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 by looking for individuals with the most exciting, innovative and enterprising new ideas for working with and for Scotland’s young people.
SSE has opened the third round of its Dumfries and Galloway Sustainable Development Fund, making £200,000 available to support ‘transformative’ community projects. The Fund is open to non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities across the region. Successful projects will have the potential to deliver transformational social, economic and environmental changes in the local area and support long-term community development.
Events and Training
Independent Advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives.
We need to develop a new Independent Advocacy Plan for Adults in Dumfries and Galloway and would like to hear from people who currently use independent advocacy services, those that have used advocacy services in the past and anyone with an interest in independent advocacy.
Drop in sessions will be held on:
Monday 25 June 10:30am to 12 noon at Newton Stewart, Activity and Resource Centre, King Street, Newton Stewart
Thursday 28 June 9am – 10:30am, New Board Room 1, Crichton Hall, Dumfries
Thursday 28 June 1pm to 3pm at Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Services, Church Crescent, Dumfries
Or by responding to an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/adultadvocacy
Community-led organisations from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond wanting to know more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) are invited to attend this Information Surgery.
Incredible Edible Dumfries have been working on a new plot ay the Museum these past 12 months. They would like to show those who live nearby what is growing, and to encourge you to get involved...both by picking and using the produce and finding out about their regular gardening sessions.
Saturday 23rd June 10am - 12 noon.
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