Food Train introduce exciting new Meal Share Programme to Dumfries and Galloway

Food Train are delighted to be introducing our new community meal share programme, Meal Makers, to the older people of Dumfries and Galloway.  Meal Makers connect people who love cooking and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat. 

Ward Events - Have Your Say!

Ward Events are an opportunity for local residents to engage with the Councillors in their Ward about the issues that affect them.

Safeguarding and Notifiable Events - two key points for your next meeting

Safeguarding and Notifiable Events - two key points for your next meeting


The recent reports of abuses connected to some charities working in the international aid sector are deeply troubling and as a regulator we take such matters extremely seriously.

There are two key points that we would like to remind charities of in light of the reports.

Video: An update on safeguarding

Video: An update on safeguarding



In this video, Jude Turbyne (OSCR’s Head of Engagement) provides an update on safeguarding.

Jude discusses:

The role of the charity trustee

ideo: The role of the charity trustee


Charity trustees are our secret superheroes. They are the volunteers who run our charities – their commitment and passion is what drives the third sector and makes a real difference in our society. While it is a rewarding position, it is not always an easy job and running a charity comes with great responsibility.ideo: The role of the charity trustee


Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service is recruiting!

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service are seeking to recruit 2 x part-time Independent Advocates to be based in our Dumfries Office.  These posts are 21 hours per week with a salary (above the real living wage) of (£16,873 pro rata) £9,576.

Job Vacancy - D&G LGBT Plus

LGBT Plus are on the lookout for a new Self-Management Specialist to join their small but established team. £25,220 K pa pro-rata plus excellent leave package, 2 days (14 hrs) per week.  Working Pattern: to include some early evening and weekend working. Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 25th of April 2018. Interview: Thursday 3rd May 2018

Scottish Parliament Committee evidence session on access to greenspace

The Local Government and Communities Committee at the Scottish Parliament is holding a one-off roundtable evidence session on accessing greenspaces in Scotland. greenspace scotland will be providing written evidence in advance of the roundtable on Wednesday 9 May. The meeting will be broadcast on the Scottish Parliament website.

Scottish Government -Engagement Process of the Draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2018

The Scottish Government is seeking views on themes and draft actions for possible inclusion in a new Suicide Prevention Action Plan aimed at continuing the downward trend in suicides in Scotland. The themes and draft actions have been published in an engagement paper on 8 March 2018, and have arisen from discussions with a wide range of stakeholders, including people with lived experience, over the past few months.