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News

D&G Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan - comments invited

Dumfries and Galloway Community Justice Partnership has drafted their Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan for 2018-21 (Just Communities - Strengthening Relationships, Building Resilience and Reducing Reoffending) and annual action plan for 2018.  

Comments are welcomed from organisations and individuals across Dumfries and Galloway. Closing date for comments is 31st May 2018.

D&G Queerier - Volunteers needed

The Queerier is a new local magazine full of articles, news, art and literature, produced by the LGBT+ community in Dumfries and Galloway

Funding

Sustainable Development Fund

Maximum Available: £200,000
Closing Date: 01/08/2018 - 12:00

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.

Post Office - #CommonUnity Bursary (New Fund)

Maximum Available: £1,000 bursary
Closing Date: 07/05/2018 - 09:00

Through #CommonUnity there is a chance to win one of 100 £1,000 bursaries to contribute to a community that is important in your life. This could provide new equipment, a space to meet or support a volunteer group. The community can be online or geographical.

Events and Training

FREE TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICE MULTI AGENCY TRAINING

Date / Time: 23/05/2018 - 09:00 to 13:00
Venue: Dumfries Fire Station, Brooms Road, Dumfries

There is not only a known association between experiencing trauma and poorer physical, social and educational outcomes, we also now understand that people affected by trauma can be less likely than others to seek or receive the help or support they need for a range of reasons.

Transforming Psychological Trauma: A knowledge and skills framework for the Scottish workforce, advocates a tiered training approach to Trauma training (NES 2017).

Trauma Informed Practice: First Tier Training

This training is not designed to treat trauma related difficulties. Its focus is to address the barriers that those affected by trauma can experience when accessing the care, support and treatment they require for a healthy and fulfilling life.

Good Conversations Training - 3 day workshop

Date / Time: 29/05/2018 - 09:00
Venue: Crichton Hall, Dumfries

The course will help practitioners build that core set of skills which will enable them to orientate towards what matters most to people and what they want to achieve.

This is a 3 day practice based workshop to help staff embed a personal outcomes and asset based approach in how they work.  You must be able to commit to all three days (29th May, 12th June, 26th June).

 

Third Sector mPower Learning Event

Date / Time: 30/05/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Venue: Burn's House, Stranraer, DG9 7RD

You are invited to attend our Third Sector mPower Learning Event from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday 30th May in Burn’s House, Stranraer.