Shared Lives

On 18 October 2018, Iriss hosted a discussion about Shared Lives, a community based model of social care, where adults that need support move in with, or regularly visit, an approved Shared Lives carer. This is with the aim of supporting the individual to share family and community life. It also reduces social isolation and loneliness in adults

Participatory Budgeting

In September of this year the Council’s Communities Committee agreed to distribute a further £250,000 of Tackling Poverty funding to groups and organisations across the region by again using PB. 

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service announces new Stewartry Service from 3rd December


 27 November 2018

Media Contact: Sue Irving 0300 303 4321 ext. 6108

New advice services in the Stewartry area

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&G CAS) is today announcing new advice services that will start on Monday 3 December 2018 in the Stewartry area.  D&G CAS regretfully also announces that the Castle Douglas Citizens Advice Bureau will close its doors for the last time on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 5pm as a result of budget cuts.

Sue Irving, Chief Executive of D&G CAS said,

Care Training Consortium seeks Business Development/General Manager

Could you be the leader of our team and the face of the business?

  • Located in Dumfries
  • £30,000 - £40,000 (performance related)
  • Rewarding and demanding varied role


About Us

We are a small, successful training company looking to expand and diversify. We have an amazing talented team with ambition for our future. We can offer you great career development with the opportunity to ‘raise the bar’ and make your mark.

About You

You will be a strong, proactive leader with experience of business development/general management. You will demonstrate the professional skills to manage all the financial, commercial and operational aspects of the business.

South of Scotland Enterprise Bill Stakeholder Newsletter- November 2018

In their last newsletter The South of Scotland Economic Development Team announced the publication of the South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) Bill.
The Bill sets out the strategic aims for SOSE, namely furthering the economic and social development, and improving the environment and amenity, of the south of Scotland. The Bill provides the overarching powers for SOSE to achieve its strategic aims, whilst still providing flexibility to ensure it can deliver a tailored approach responding to the needs and challenges of the area.

Bakers Oven sold to the community for £1

During the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee (13 November 2018) Councillors agreed to the proposed Community Asset transfer of the Bakers Oven property located on the High Street in Dumfries for the sum of £1.00; continuing the positive uptake in community ownership of local facilities right across the region.

Dumfries and Galloway Council's Budget Simulator

Dumfries and Galloway Council is asking the public to take the budget challenge and tell us how they would create a council budget for 2019/20.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has already had to make £92 million of savings over the last six years. The council now needs to make another £30 million of savings over the next two years.