Integration Joint Board Update

The next meeting of the Integration Joint Board will take place as follows:

Thursday 1st February 2018 10am

John Niven College, Lewis Street, Stranraer DG9 7AL

Please note meetings of the IJB are public meetings with all invited to attend.             

A summary of the papers (prepared by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway), including a link to the full agenda and papers can be accessed here

Please forward any comments or questions to by 12 noon on Wednesday 31st January 2018


Property to Let





Property to Let

11 Church Crescent, Dumfries

Henry Duncan House.

Prestigious office premises over 2 floors.

Big World Final Report 2017

This annual event took place across the four secondary schools in Annandale and Eskdale.

SHAP would like to thank all partners involved in the organisation and facilitation of this successful event. They  are pleased to be approaching their 15th year and look forward to planning Big World 2018. This also coincides with the year of young person and they hope to involve more pupils at the planning stage.

Job Vacancies

Job Title:            Shop Supervisor
Post Duration:   Eighteen Months
Location:            Community Reuse Shop
Hours of work:  21 hours per week

Consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill

The proposals for the Education (Scotland) Bill say relatively little about CLD, but the Bill could have a huge impact on the future of our profession. The Standards Council will be submitting a response - it’s also time to make your own voice heard!

A Connected Scotland: tackling social isolation and loneliness - draft strategy open for consultation

Please note that the Scottish Government’s tackling social isolation and loneliness draft strategy is now open for consultation. The Minister for Social Security, Ms Freeman, launched the Scottish Government's draft strategy to tackle social isolation and loneliness for consultation. Stakeholders and community groups can respond to the consultation here, and there are also a number of events they’ll be hosting (details here). 

Community Justice Partnership - January Newsletter

The Community Justice Partnership have published Volume I, Issue 1 of their newsletter. 

Community Justice has changed! Since 1st April 2017 we have had a local partnership in place replacing the previous model where we were part of South West Scotland Community Justice Authority along with the three Ayrshire local authorities. 

Age Scotland Veterans’ Project

The Veterans' Project is a new initiative from Age Scotland that aims to boost health and well-being for veterans age 65 and older, and their families. They can visit your group and deliver an interactive talk about how to identify ‘hidden’ older veterans and direct them to support they are entitled to.

Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs in Dumfries and Galloway - Practitioner Survey!

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is working with Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership to understand more about the experiences of families affected by alcohol and drugs across the region.They know that many people are concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol use. However they also know that people can feel too embarrassed, ashamed or afraid to talk to anyone else about this. Working together, they want to identify and reach families who are affected by alcohol and drugs, in particular those who are not already in touch with services.