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Community Empowerment Allotment Guidance - consultation

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, was brought forward with the aim of empowering our communities by boosting the rights of community bodies and placing new duties and functions on public sector authorities.
The implementatio of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 will help empower communities across Scotland and will increase access to land for food growing purposes, be that on allotments or any other Grow-Your-Own initiatives.
 

NHS Out of Hours Service - consultation

The NHS Dumfries & Galloway is going through some exciting changes, including a move to the new DGRI site in December 2017. As part of these upcoming changes we would like to review how we can improve our Out of Hours Service. We would like to ask for your support in this. We have attached a link to a short survey that will help and inform future Out of Hours service provision in Dumfries & Galloway. We would be very grateful if you could take 5 min to complete this survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5W6FYHV

Relationship Scotland - Child contact centre positions

Dumfries Child Contact Centre provides support to Parents and children who are going through separation or divorce by providing safe, friendly, neutral child-focused environment for children to have contact with the parent and or extended family member they no longer live with.  Relationship Scotland are currently looking to fill four vacancies - Weekend Child Contact Centre Assistnat, Bank Staff, Midweek Child Contact Centre Assistant and Child Contcat Intake Worker.

Befriending Opportunities in the West with the FoodTrain

National Befriending Week is 1 – 7 November.  Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. Some of our older people are isolated because of ill health, disability or social disadvantage, and having a befriender fills a big gap. Food Train Friends provides befriending for older people through phone calls, home visits, or group outings.

We have a high demand for volunteer befrienders, drivers, organisers and helpers.  Or tell us if you know someone who would benefit from befriending. Check us out on Facebook or www.thefoodtrain.co.uk. For more details contact Alan in Stranraer 01776 704831 or Karen in Newton Stewart 01671 401346”

A New Events Strategy for Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Council has adopted a new Events Strategy for the region.

The new Strategy follows on from the inaugural Major Festivals and Events Strategy and will cover the period 2018-2021.

The Council has calculated that the new regional events strategy will provide an economic stimulus in excess of £30m for Dumfries and Galloway over the next four years. This boost to the economy can be secured through investment in a series of events that have developed sustainably over the past four years or have strong growth prospects.

CHest Heart and Stroke Scotland - seek Stroke Recovery Support Volunteers

Many people following a stroke feel isolated, lonely and frustrated.  Your support will help people to regain condence and overcome their anxieties at what can be a very emotional time in their  stroke recovery journey.  Your help will support them in dierent ways; at CHSS we provide Rehabilitation Support Services that are tailored to the needs of the individual whether that is in their own home, in hospital or in the community.  Your help will make a huge dierence to someone’s stroke recovery, helping them to achieve their goals while offering support and encouragement.

To find out how you can make a difference please contact:
Morag Halliday
Rehabilitation Support Co-ordinator
Dumfries and Galloway
Mobile: 07918 690 619

Email: morag.halliday@chss.org.uk