MSP pass Carers (Scotland) Bill

MSPs have passed the Carers (Scotland) bill following a debate in the Scottish Parliament on 4th February. Once enacted the legislation will require councils to plan how they support adult and young carers, with more people falling under this category. According to...

New resource highlights capacity building in the Third Sector

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has launched a new resource exploring capacity building. Created in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), the Scottish Co-Production Network, and the Scottish Council for...

Health and Sport Committee call for evidence on mental health

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee have launched a call for evidence on mental health services, support and strategy ahead of the new Parliamentary session. The committee has issued a series of questions focused on Child and Adolescent Mental...

Capability Scotland: D&G Integrated Newsletter July 2016

Capability’s Integrated Service is a support service for people aged 16-65 years with a physical disability that live in our region. Our service provides free advice and support to help people find out about social, leisure, employment, volunteering, training...

Opportunity to train in Self-Harm awareness

A multi-agency partnership has been created to develop, co-ordinate and deliver self-harm training in Dumfries & Galloway and ensure a consistent delivery approach across all sectors. Responding to self-harm is a national priority. In 2011, the Scottish Government...

Your link to the Integrated Joint Board

Iain Boddy, Dumfries & Galloway’s third sector representative on the Health & Social Care Integrated Joint Board (IJB), invites you to take part in an informal gathering ahead of the next meeting of the IJB. Iain is keen to hear the views of those working in...