Carers Week

It's Carers Week,  Dumfries and Galloway are promoting the Carers Charter (Scottish Government 2018). This document sets out the rights of Adult or Young Carers in Scotland.

Working with Scottish Communities - Survey

Working with Scottish Communities 2018 is a national study of the CLD workforce from Education Scotland and the CLD Standards Council. The online survey is now live and will be open until Friday 10th August.

Easterbrook Hall - Carpets Available

Due to redecoration at the Easterbrook Hall, carpets are available to third sector organisations who might need these or have a use for them.  The reason for the carpet replacement is more to do with carpet seams rather than actual wear and tear.

If you might be interested in these carpets, please contact Gordon Clark, Head of Property Services on 01387 702213 or

Self Management Reflective Practice

The ALLIANCE now offer a free training resource to frontline health and social care staff who support individuals to self manage.

The Self Management Reflective Practice session is an opportunity for frontline health and social care professionals to explore how to support individuals living with long term conditions and carers to self manage.

CoH Sync Launch Event - Information Only

CoH Sync - short for Community Health Synchronisation - aims to synchronise the efforts of the community, voluntary and statutory sectors in order to impact positively on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, empowering and supporting local communities to manage their own health needs. 

In D&G the project will sit within the Health and Social Care Health and Wellbeing teams working very closely with third sector organisations, communities and public health.

The launch will take place next week and we will keep you updated in the coming weeks.

Vacancy for Food Strategy- Kate's Kitchen

Kate’s Kitchen - Annan                

20 Hours per week @ £12 per hour Monday – Friday with a degree of flexibility.

This post is funded by Scottish Government Fairer Food Transformation Fund and will end 31st March 2019.

Closing date: Thursday 21st June

Interviews:     Wednesday 27th June

Start date:      As soon as possible

CAWT EU INTERREG VA CoH-Sync Project Worker

Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) is the cross border health and social care partnership, comprising the Health Service Executive in the Republic of Ireland and the Southern and Western Health & Social Care Trusts, Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. Formed in 1992, CAWT's focus is on improving the health and social well-being of the resident population, through strategic and practical cross border collaboration. 

The Coh Sync project worker post offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a new cross border innovative project in Dumfries and Galloway. The Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) a cross border health and social care partnership, based in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland, is now working with NHS D&G to develop the Coh Sync project. 

The Project Worker will support the development and implementation of the CoH SYNC project and be responsible for delivering an accredited Health Training Programme for Health Facilitators. A key element of this post is about fostering positive working relationships between all service providers from all sectors.

Closing date: Thursday 21st June

For more information on the post see here.

Community Choices 2018/19 - Applications for funding now open

The Scottish Government has announced the latest round of the Community Choices Fund, giving community organisations and community councils an opportunity to run their own participatory budgeting (PB) events.

With £750,000 available, groups can apply for £20,000 - £100,000 to disperse using PB, as well as for support costs to help run the process.

Community-led, small grants events have shown to be a vital element of PB, bringing local people together to make better decisions for their communities.