Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal - Progress Update - September 2018

Since the Borderlands Conference in June 2018, The Borderlands Partnership have been working with partners to refine the ideas and proposals, taking on board your comments and using evidence to help shape their business cases. They have worked with civil servants from both UK and Scottish Governments and other partners to co-develop our business cases and the overall Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal proposal.

Key notes of IJB meeting

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway's key note of meetings of the latest Integration Joint Board meeting held on 27th September 2018 are now available. 

Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd recruiting Chair of Board of Trustees

General responsibilities

To contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets 

In particular, it shall be the Chair’s responsibility to advise and help guide the Board in its task of:

•             ensuring that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document; 

•             ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives; safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation;  

Survey: A Charter for Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Scotland

The Scottish Community Development Centre would like to hear your thoughts on what the underlying principles for the Participatory Budgeting Charter should be. This survey will give you the opportunity to contribute to the draft text. The current draft principles are based on discussions which took place at the Glasgow and Dundee Charter workshops and 2 webinars in August 2018. 

D&G Citizen's Advice Service




Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&GCAS) is urging local people to take part in a national survey on issues relating to food, including cost, choice, access and quality.

Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards 2018

2018 will see the first annual Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards take place.


The awards are being held in recognition and celebration of the involvement, dedication and incredible achievements of young people across Dumfries and Galloway.

Take a two-click digital health and care survey

The Scottish Government’s long awaited Digital Health and Care Strategy was published at the end of April 2018. This national strategy contains clear recommendations for the development of digital health and care going forward and sets timelines for achieving this. Making the best use of technology is also one of the ten priority areas of focus in the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Board Joint Strategic Plan.

In response to the publication of the national strategy, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership are developing a local Digital Health and Care strategy and implementation plan. As part of this process we are keen to hear what people who work in Health and Care services in Dumfries and Galloway feel is important to them around the priority areas of work that the national strategy promotes.

People-led Policy Panel - Adult Social Care Support

If you know people affected by adult social care support can you share this voluntary role with them, and encourage them to apply? Inclusion Scotland is recruiting applicants for a new People-led Policy Panel to give their views and ideas on adult social care support to the Scottish Government, using their experience of accessing adult social care services or trying to, for themselves or someone that they care for.

Applicants can find out more information about the project by following this link  . Here they can find a Role Descriptor to tell them more about what they would be doing in the project, and an Application Form to download and send to Inclusion Scotland, or an online form, to complete. All applications need to be returned by 12pm on Wednesday the 3rd of October.

Summerhill FareShare Meeting

The next FareShare meeting has been rearranged, this will now take place on Tuesday 9th October at 10:30am.