Local Fire and Rescue Plan 2017 for Dumfries and Galloway.

Scottish Fire and Rescue are seeking views on their draft Local Fire and Rescue Plan 2017 for Dumfries and Galloway.  Priorities have been shaped by reviewing local service delivery activities and listening to local views and are therefore specifically tailored for Dumfries and Galloway.  If you wish to submit a response you can access the plan and survey using the following link https://firescotland.citizenspace.com/planning-and-performance/dumfries-and-galloway-draft-local-plan/

Community Justice Scotland - Video

We all want Scotland to be a place where we feel safe.
That’s why we need a justice system we can rely on.
But what happens when our approach to justice makes things worse?
What if the actions we’re taking now are just storing up problems for the future?

The Holywood Trust Vacancy - Grants Officer

The Holywood Trust has been operating in Dumfries and Galloway for over thirty years. It provides grant funding to individual young people as well as organisations working with, or providing opportunities for, young people across the region. The Trust is a registered charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

An experienced Grants Officer is required to join a small staff team delivering a grant funding programme across Dumfries and Galloway, which focuses on developing young people.

The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2017 - Deadline Monday 10th July

Scotland’s annual awards for achievement in social enterprise are open for entries - with just 3 weeks left to apply!

Social Enterprise Scotland is calling on all social enterprises to step up and demonstrate how they’re helping people or the environment - gaining real recognition for their many achievements.

Food Growing Strategy - Stakeholder Consultation

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Scottish Councils have a requirement to develop Food Growing Strategies in their areas which, once developed, must be reviewed every five years. In Dumfries and Galloway it has been decided to begin this process by inviting representatives from interested organisations to a half-day stakeholders consultation event. The event will take place at Threave Gardens in Castle Douglas on Thursday 22nd June 2017 between 9.30am and 1.00pm, after which lunch will be served.  There will also be an opportunity to take a look around the Gardens at Threave following the event, weather permitting.

Marie Curie Helper Service

Marie Curie offer a Helper Service, more information is available at www.mariecurie.org.uk/helper.

The criteria for accepting a referral are that person has a terminal condition (not just cancer) or they are a carer supporting someone with a terminal condition, over the age of 18, live in Dumfries & Galloway and would benefit from having a volunteer visit weekly to chat or maybe take them out somewhere if they are able.

The ladies locally are both drivers, and happy to travel 20/30 minutes to get to their matched person.

Susan Macrae would be happy to come along to any local groups to promote Helper, raise awareness for the service, attend any events which are appropriate. 

Compass Brain Injury Specialists - Recruitment Day

Recruitment Open Day, Friday 23 June 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Compass Rehabilitation Centre Afton Drive, Dumfries DG2 7RY.  All posts are subject to PVG checks.  We are an equal opportunities employer, for further information please contact 01387 261166.

Young Carers Allowance

Young adult carers are the focus of a new campaign between the Scottish Government and Young Scot to raise awareness of what support they could be entitled to. The Scottish Government and Young Scot are working together to raise awareness of what benefits young people with caring responsibilities could be entitled to.  A dedicated campaign page is available on the Young Scot website for young carers.

Launched this week, the social media and digital campaign will aim to reach carers aged 16-24 who may be entitled to Carer’s Allowance but are not claiming it. An estimated 49,000 people in Scotland aged 16-24 are carers


Scottish Co-Production Network Need Your Views

With the 2017/18 programme of work underway, Scottish Co-production Network want to hear your thoughts and ideas about co-production and the Network's role for the year ahead.

They want to find out about your interest in co-production: your level of understanding, what information you access and the barriers and opportunities you face in this way of working.

They also want to know about the work of the Network: what it does well, what it can improve and what its focus should be going forward.

Take the survey here

This year the Network is focusing on the development of the Vision for Co-production in Scotland, more learning events across the country and the second Co-production Week Scotland, to be held in November.