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This intervention offers 1:1 individualised support for participants nearest the labour market, it is designed to be flexible to suit client need, which is ascertained at an initial 121 call.

Do you have any spare Warm Winter Jackets, Jumpers, Boots, Hats, Scarves or Gloves which you no longer need which could be used by others this winter? Dumfries and Galloway Council together with project partners in each of our areas are appealing for donations which will help...

The Dumfries & Galloway Employability Framework forms the basis of the Dumfries & Galloway Workplace Skills Award which as recognised by SURF in the youth employability section in 2019. 

It is a flexible, work based qualification wich builds employability skills and provide...

Scottish Government: Self-Isolation Support Grant
A new £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant will help people who would lose income if they are asked to self-isolate.
Applications will open to those on certain benefits...

10,000 Voices in Action Applications are Open!

The 10,000 Voices in Action fund launched this week and is now open for youth groups, schools and organisations working with young people to apply for a share of the fund! £5000 of funding will be...

Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme

The Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme funded through Magnox and delivered by Dumfries and Galloway Council offers a discretionary grant of up to £5,000 to SMEs within Annan & DG12 post code area....

Are you 16-24, on certain benefits and just been offered a new job?

Job Start Payment is a new one-off payment of £250 to help you buy the things you may need like clothes, travel or tools.

For more information and to apply now visit: ...

The Youth Work Service and the Youth Council have worked alongside a range of statutory and third sector organisations to develop a local survey to capture the views of young people across Dumfries and Galloway in relation to COVID-19.

The findings of the survey...

Lewis’ Story


Lewis self-referred to the Employability and Skills Service after health conditions had prevented him continuing along the education route. At the time he was undertaking a time limited work-experience placement at DWP and wasn’t...

Saphrone's Story: Developing Confidence

Saphrone was referred to the service in October 2018.  At that point Saphrone  had recently left school, she had been unable to complete her 5th year. Saphrone had been diagnosed with mental health issues.  She...

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