Trustees’ Week 2017

Trustees Week is coming to a town near you.  To celebrate Trustees contributions, we are planning a series of events, based on the feedback we have received from the communities of Dumfries and Galloway.  This years events will take place 13th to 17th of November, we are planning workshops and seminars with a strong element of networking and coproduction.  Details coming soon  #trusteesweek  #tsdgtour

Help shape SCVO's future

SCVO’s Board of Trustees and Policy Committee are made up of committed individuals who help shape the future of SCVO and the third sector.  We’re on the hunt for two new board members, and six new policy committee membersDo you know someone who fits the bill?

Inclusive Play Includes More…

Initial results from Dumfries and Galloway Council’s recent consultation on Inclusive Play have been released by the authority.  Over 900 people took part in the online and paper survey, with a further 93 taking part in 6 focus group sessions, designed to highlight the views of those with a specific interest in the subject.

Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee, Andy Ferguson, said:

Free call blockers for people living with dementia

Rogue traders who bombard the elderly and vulnerable with nuisance phone calls are to be stopped in their tracks by a targeted government scheme designed to protect those with dementia.

Every year, thousands of complaints are made about nuisance phone calls and in February last year, one firm alone was fined £350,000 for making more than 46 million automated calls.

Do You Care? User and Carer Involvement seek Carers

Local charity User and Carer Involvement (UCI) is seeking out “harder to reach” Carers throughout Dumfries and Galloway. This work has been commissioned by the NHS and Regional Council through the Carers’ Strategy. They are concerned that so many Carers are unaware of their rights and the services that are out there to support them with information and advice, a few day’s respite or the financial support for which they may qualify.

Quarriers Family Support Service in Dumfries goes from strength to strength one year on from expansion

Quarriers Family Support Service in Dumfries goes from strength to strength one year on from expansion

- The service provides support for children, young people and families affected by disability throughout Dumfries & Galloway – 


Quarriers, one of Scotland’s leading social care charities, is celebrating the success of its Family Support Service in Dumfries a year on from its move to bigger premises.

Community Learning Needs Assessment

The Community Learning Needs Assessment is now live… we need your help of your service / organisation

The Council’s Community Learning Team are undertaking a needs assessment exercise in order to inform our future delivery.  The purpose of this is to find out the sort of courses needed by your service users, volunteers, employees, or another individual or group, and how to best deliver these.

BE United, Champions Tale UK Tour 2017 - Sponsorship Opportunities

BE United is a platform to showcase & develop talent, connect communities & inspire discussion. We believe sharing & expressing creative talent leads to increased self-belief and confidence & improved understanding of other cultures. We use creativity to challenge social norms that divide & limit societies. Our core values are: inclusion, connection, understanding, learning.

BE United brings you 'Chamion's Tale' an exceptionally unique and invigorating show combining performance art and dance with interactive discussion.

Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership Strategy 2017- 2020 - Consultation

Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) was established in 2009 to bring together a range of agencies and organisations working together to tackle the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.

Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) has just finalised its draft Strategy for 2017-2020 and is now welcoming feedback from individuals, services, community groups and organisations.  The closing date for responses is 15th September 2017.





THURSDAY 24th AUGUST from 10am – 1pm at the Fire Station in Dumfries