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Jo Armstrong Wheatley Chair

Wheatley, Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management organisation, today announced Jo Armstrong as its new chair.

Please remember we are here to support you and your family during these extraordinary times.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) customers have a new and improved website where they can report repairs and interact digitally with their landlord.

Modern Apprentices at Wheatley Group

Up to 60 Modern Apprenticeships places are up for grabs at Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management organisation, Wheatley Group.

Ensemble workshop

The first album from award-winning music collective Ensemble, set up to support young people, is released today.

Smiling staff gather around DGHP Better Homes Better Lives banner

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) customers, with children under five, can now benefit from a reading project aimed at promoting family time.

Open notebook with calculator and coins on top next to house-shaped block and a pen

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), as part of Wheatley Group, helped tenants in Dumfries and Galloway access almost £1.5million in unclaimed welfare benefits.

A Dumfries man, and board member of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), has joined the board of Wheatley Group’s award-winning charitable organisation.

The efforts of frontline staff at DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, during the pandemic have been recognised along with two other honours at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland Excellence Awards.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has given some support to a number of local groups to bring some festive cheer across the region.

Sixteen of Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers have joined Wheatley Group’s Ignite graduate training programme.

DGHP Housing Officer Lesley Henry and Housing Officer Victoria McDonald

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has introduced a new way of working which will further transform customer services for thousands of tenants across the region.

DGHP senior management team

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has announced a new senior team who will push forward investment in homes, communities and services across the region.

Tenants have praised the ‘brilliant support’ they have received from Wheatley Group’s housing officers in Dumfries and Galloway during the pandemic.

Bursary

“It was like magic”: Wheatley Foundation gives people the chance to study at college and university with 80 new bursary awards.

DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, is on the lookout for housing officers who can make a difference – as part of a commitment to bring 500 new jobs to the region.

DGHP starts work on 49 new homes

Work to provide more affordable DGHP homes for rent has started across Dumfries and Galloway as part of an £11million project.

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Please know we will do all we can to support you and your family through these extraordinary times.

Wheatley homes

Wheatley Group, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group, has now provided more than 400 empty homes for local authorities to use as temporary accommodation for the homeless during the pandemic.

An additional two graduate opportunities have become available in Dumfries and Galloway for Wheatley Group’s 2020 Ignite Graduate programme.

Cab Sect Aileen Campbell MSP meets Wheatley on Zoom

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities has seen for herself how Wheatley is supporting thousands of vulnerable people across Scotland combat Covid-19.

Wheatley Group is on the lookout for Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers to join its graduate training programme with 12 places available across the wider Group plus two graduates in the Dumfries and Galloway region.

Wheatley Ignite graduates from 2019

Wheatley Group is on the lookout for 12 of Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers to join its graduate training programme.

Coronavirus door handle image

Are you worried or have questions about Coronavirus? Expert help and advice from health care professionals and the Government is available.

Kevin Stewart

Open letter from Housing Minister Kevin Stewart to Council, Housing Association and Housing Co-operative tenants in Scotland.

Olly the dog helps mark 25000 EatWell parcels

Wheatley Group has delivered more than 25,000 emergency food parcels to people at crisis point as a result of the pandemic.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), part of Wheatley Group, has delivered more than 2,500 emergency food parcels to customers across the region during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish Government logo

IF you’re on certain benefits and your child is starting school in August you can get cash help from the Scottish Government.

Customer standing on front doorstep

Older customers in Dumfries and Galloway are getting extra security and peace of mind in their homes during the coronavirus crisis through a six-month 'OK Each Day' pilot of Alertacall service.

NETs staff working in community

Thanks for your patience as we continue to operate a restricted range of services, in line with government guidance.

DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, has been supporting customers through Wheatley’s Emergency Response Fund which provides extra help to those in financial hardship, who are ill or self-isolating to buy essential items.

Bernadette Hewitt

The tenant chair of Scotland’s largest social landlord has renewed calls - as the coronavirus crisis continues - for “urgent and radical” change to Universal Credit (UC).

Response fund

More than 2000 vulnerable households across Scotland have been helped by an emergency fund set up by Wheatley Group.

DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, is now able to help make further education a reality for customers across Dumfries and Galloway through bursaries worth up to £1500 for full-time students and £750 for part-time studies.

Tevhide received a bursary

Wheatley Group is helping make dreams of going to university and college a reality for people across Scotland.

Customers have praised ‘amazing’ DGHP staff for their help with benefits claims during the Coronavirus crisis.

Staff member on phone

Tenants have praised ‘brilliant’ Wheatley Group staff for ‘fighting their corner’ in helping them with benefit claims.

Martin Armstrong

Wheatley Group has announced a significant boost to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

UNISON praises Wheatley staff

Generous Wheatley contractors and suppliers are doing their bit to support vulnerable people across Scotland during the pandemic.

DGHP’s new EatWell Service has now delivered more than 1000 emergency food parcels to customers in need across Dumfries and Galloway.

Wheatley has provided more than 10,000 EatWell emergency food parcels

Wheatley Group has now delivered over 10,000 emergency food parcels to people in need across Scotland through its lifeline EatWell service.

Universal Credit - with you all of the way

If you’re on Universal Credit, and claiming housing costs to pay your rent, make sure you let the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) know of changes to your rent.

Maureen Dowden

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has appointed Maureen Dowden, one of Scotland’s most experienced housing professionals, as its new Chair.

Wheatley's EatWell service delivers food parcel

Wheatley Group’s lifeline EatWell service has delivered more than 5800 food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past month – and is on course to distribute thousands more.

Wheatley's Emergency Response Fund helped the Schofield family

Vulnerable families across Scotland are receiving extra help to combat the coronavirus crisis by Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group.

Social Bite praises Wheatley’s £100,000 emergency food donation

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, property management and care group, is pitching in to provide emergency food to homeless people during the coronavirus crisis.

Staff at Wheatley Group's EatWell service

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group, has delivered more than 1600 emergency food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past two weeks.

100th home handed over to Housing First partnership 2

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group, has provided more than 100 empty homes to local authorities as temporary accommodation for homeless people.

A local Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) celebrated 80 years of a social housing estate in Dumfries recently with the unveiling of a new plaque at a memorial cairn in Dumfries.

Modern Apprentices at Wheatley Group

School leavers have the chance to become Modern Apprentices with Scotland’s largest housing, property and care organisation.

100th home handed over to Housing First partnership 2

Wheatley Group has handed over its 100th home to Scotland’s Housing First partnership to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

DGHP and Wheatley hold successful partnership event

SmartSpending app

Saving money using MySavings is now even easier – thanks to a new smartphone app.

DGHP and Wheatley Chairs welcome new partnership

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has been formally welcomed into Wheatley Group.

Scottish Gas are making changes to locations where people can top up prepayment cards

The places where people can top up their Scottish Gas key or card are changing.

our environmental teams are hard at work over the winter

Steven Gray, Wheatley Group's neighbourhood services manager, explains what your environmental teams do when the winter sets in.

DGHP logo

Tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) have voted in favour of partnership plans with Wheatley Group.

Tenants have their say at engagement event

November is our Month of Engagement – and we want tenants to get involved.

Tenants can get accredited training with Keep Scotland Beautiful

We want you – yes YOU – to help improve your neighbourhood.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) tenants are being urged to use their vote from this Friday (October 18) in a ballot to decide on partnership plans with Wheatley Group.

Jamie Hepburn launches Wheatley's graduate programme

Graduates on a new graduate training scheme in housing got to work as the sector celebrated Scottish Housing Day.

Brian Cox is supporting Suicide Prevention Week

Hollywood actor Brian Cox is joining forces with Wheatley Group to help prevent suicide.

Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell helps mark the first year of Wheatley Works

A pioneering programme to tackle unemployment in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas has created nearly 800 jobs and training opportunities in its first year.

Wheatley news page logo

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has confirmed it will progress plans to form a constitutional partnership with Wheatley Group.

Wheatley's Home Comforts provides free furniture to tenants

If you’re keen to get rid of unwanted furniture, help keep communities clean and support your fellow tenants – why not donate to Home Comforts?

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Wheatley Group has launched a search for 22 graduates to join its new two-year programme – and kickstart a great career in housing.

Modern Apprentice Nicole Tait

Wheatley Group is making a last call for young people looking for a Modern Apprenticeship.

Bursaries Thomas Johnstone GHA tenant

Disadvantaged families who can’t afford the costs of studying offered cash support by housing group.

Pension Credits are changing

Think you might be entitled to Pension Credit – the benefit that tops up your pension?

Online services

We’re carrying out an update to our online services from 6pm tonight (Friday) until Sunday at 4pm.

Modern Apprentice Nicole Tait

School leavers have a fantastic opportunity to get their career off to a flying start – thanks to Wheatley Group.

DGHP’s new housing development in Dumfries has received a prestige award – the first of its kind in Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) began another region-wide improvement programme for existing properties recently, with the first installations of the new energy efficient windows going into properties in the Annan region.

A new development of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) townhouses is complete in the centre of Dumfries.

Housing Minister backs new employment programme

Scotland’s Housing and Communities Minister Kevin Stewart came face to face in Glasgow with unemployed people being supported to get 'work ready'.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth almost £9million to invest in new windows for more than 2,000 properties.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon backs Wheatley's £185m funding deal

Wheatley Group has unveiled £185 million of new funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help build and improve thousands of affordable homes across Scotland.

Leigh-Anne Finnigan

Young people from some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are being offered life-changing support to help them go to university or college.

Doorstep crime

What does ‘doorstep crime’ mean to you?

Universal Credit: We spell out what it means

The UK Government is making important changes to the benefits system – and we can help you work your way through them.

Scottish Employability and Training Minister Jamie Hepburn launches Wheatley Works

Wheatley Group is on target to create 2500 new jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities by 2020 for people in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities.

Jeane Freeman My Great Start group

A pioneering service run by Wheatley Group to support new tenants make the most of their new home has helped more than 1500 people in the past year.

Ian McMonigle with his artwork

The Roads to Success annual art exhibition is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer.

Modern Apprentices

Time is running out to apply for an apprenticeship with Wheatley Group.

Wheatley Group's Eat Well scheme helps people in food poverty

A tenant, 56, from the south side of Glasgow, talks about the support he got from Eat Well, a Wheatley Group service which helps people in food poverty.