As part of our commitment to continuous improvement we are excited to announce that we are moving premises. The move will take place over the weekend of 15/16th July 2017 and we are working hard to minimise any disruption to our service. However there is always the risk of a temporary outage of our telephone and IT systems while lines are being moved across. While our telephone number won’t change from 01387 253113 and should be tried in the first instance, we are also offering a temporary emergency mobile contact number for anyone experiencing difficulty getting through to us during this transition.

The number is 07542135927 and is available during working hours 9am-5pm up until Thursday 20th July.

Alzheimer Scotland, Dumfries Locality – Practice Team Leader

We are looking for a unique person who can manage the day-to-day activities of our day care service and who will ensure high quality practice in service delivery.  The Practice Team Leader will assist the Service Manager to develop and support personalised, flexible, creative and responsive community based services for people with dementia and their carers.  The Practice Team Leader will deputise in the absence of a Service Manager.

Commission Opportunity – Volunteer/Training Coordinator

Annan Harbour Action Group seeks an independent contractor to deliver volunteer coordination and training services for its ‘Ebb and Flow; the fisheries of Annan’ project. This will be a temporary part-time contract running between July and November 2017.

Commission Opportunity – Writer and Project Coordinator

Annan Harbour Action Group seeks an independent contractor to deliver writing and project coordination services for its ‘Ebb and Flow; The fisheries of Annan’ project. This will be a temporary part-time contract running between July and November 2017.

Office Space to Let - Alzheimer Scotland, Gordon Street, Dumfries

An office and a small meeting room on the 2nd floor in Alzheimer Scotland, Dumfries Resource Centre, 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries is now available for let.

The office is 4.83m x 4.3m in size (excluding bay windows) and has 4 double sockets, 2 radiators and network boxes.  We also have a small meeting room 3m x 2.3m which has 1 double socket, 1 radiator and a network box. 

Both rooms are fully carpeted and will be cleaned/bins emptied once per week.  All utilities (gas and electricity) included.  Own telephone line required.  Included is a buzzer call system, as there is a locked door policy with secure entry.

For more details and prices please contact Paula Cochrane, Service Manager on 01387 261303 or email

Scotland's Social Way - Tourism for the common good

Scotland’s Social Way is part of a global effort to transform our economy towards the common good. To promote Scotland’s social innovation culture, in order to inspire people to do the same, people like you and me, by giving a clear vision of what is happening and what kind of ideas and opportunities these organisations offer. They will also promote ethical tourism in the area, signposting enterprises investing in the community and proposing micro-adventures to visitors.

D&G General Youth Work Training Programme Consultation

A message from Kerry Riddell on the D&G General Youth Work Training Programme 2017.

I’d like to introduce myself, I am Kerry Riddell and I work for LGBT Youth Scotland at their Dumfries office.  D&G Council has allocated funds for D&G General Youth Work Training Programme this year and I will be co-ordinating this.  The aim is to commencing the training in the autumn.

In order to make sure that the training programme is as useful as possible, I would like to speak with / be in  contact with all organisations working with young people across the region to find out,

NHS Volunteer Recruitment Day

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are recruiting volunteers to help support patients and visitors following the move to the new hospital in December 2017. A Volunteer Recruitment Day is taking place on Friday 30 June 2017 between 11am – 7pm, and interested members of the public are invited to drop in anytime at the Welcome Desk at the current Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Bankend Road.

Cooperatives UK Reimagine the Economy

The co-operative economy 2017 

'There’s a point at which we need to say that enough is enough. People’s working lives are more precarious than ever. Local communities feel out of control. Home ownership is at 1980s levels. A growing split between the have and have nots is dividing Britain.'