District Management Committees (DMCs)
DGHP has four District Management Committees (DMCs) covering the regions - Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtown.
The function of our DMCs is to provide the opportunity for participation in decision-making about the overall management of DGHP as well as the delivery of services and investment at a local level.
The four chairs of the DMCs are:
One of the main roles of our DMCs is supporting community projects. 2013 saw DGHP launch the first Tenant Community Fund and is another way that DGHP and our DMCs continue to commit to working towards better communities in Dumfries and Galloway.
This new fund replaces the Community Pride Fund but the principles are almost identical, the Tenant Community Fund is in place to make sure our tenants get the most benefit out of the fund.
The Community Pride Fund had been in place for five years and issued more than £200,000 to community projects throughout the region and the Tenant Community Fund will continue to make sure that worthy groups and projects will continue to get support from DGHP to help our tenants.
DGHP’s DMCs have formed an excellent partnership with many communities across Dumfries and Galloway through their funding, with a range of projects benefitting from the backing from our DMCs.
The range of projects include: a local day centre which received £4500 to buy a new cooker, fryer and extractor hood to provide 250 meals each week for its elderly members; one school, for children with severe and complex learning difficulties, which received £1000 towards a vital mini-bus to transport the pupils as well as a childcare centre who picked up £3000 to improve their outdoor area for the children and to install a disabled access ramp.
The DMCs are involved in many other initiatives involving local communities. The members have been going out with technical inspectors on visits as well as carrying out an annual tour of DGHP’s housing stock, including the new-build sites.
They also host an event in each DMC area to embrace diversity and they link with a chosen community group which is under-represented e.g. the Polish community, people with disabilities, Adult Resource Centres and people from multicultural backgrounds.
Each DMC holds a meeting every two months, within their local area.
If you are interested in joining a DMC, click here to email Linda Nelson, our governance officer, who will guide you through the process.