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Keep up to date with all of the latest news from DGHP.

Bursary recipient Michael McMillan

Customers of Wheatley Group have until 30 June to apply for an education bursary.

Wheatley Group offers 300 homes to support Ukrainian refugees in Scotland

Wheatley Group has today (20 June 2022) pledged to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion by offering 300 available homes to local authorities across Scotland.

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Wheatley Group has launched a high-profile campaign which will tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and create peaceful communities across the country.

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UK Cabinet member meets tenants on Wheatley’s Changing Lives scheme

Bursary recipients

People living in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are being offered life-changing help to go to university or college.

Alan Glasgow

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has announced Alan Glasgow as its new Managing Director.

Working? You may still qualify for UC

Some people of working age may be entitled to claim Universal Credit for the first time.

Football academy

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) helped girls have a ball this Easter by supporting a football academy in the north-west of Dumfries.

Environmental week

Communities across Dumfries and Galloway are cleaner and greener thanks to an environmental week of action.

DGHP move in

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has completed the final phase of 32 new-build homes in north-west Dumfries.

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At DGHP, we’re always looking at ways to improve services for tenants. We will be carrying out improvements to our online services to make it quicker, a better experience to use and to offer even more options.

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DGHP is encouraging tenants to contact their housing officer if they are worried about rising fuel bills.

Calling all families – helping us to help you. We’re looking to learn more about families who live in our communities ensure you are at the heart of developing our services to make them the best they can be.

Artist's impressions of new Dunedn Canmore homes to be built in West Craigs, Edinburgh

Dunedin Canmore is to transform a site in the west of Edinburgh by building 300 new affordable homes.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council leader Elaine Murray meets trainees who are being supported to get into work.

Wheatley are planting trees in their communities

Scotland’s largest social landlord is joining in with celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting more than 1500 trees in communities across Scotland.

City bid

National treasure and award-winning actress Dame Joanna Lumley is giving her backing to Dumfries being crowned the UK’s newest city.

DGHP partnership

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) staff are working with partners to create calm and peaceful communities in Lochside and Lincluden.

Christmas fun day

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has helped the Stranraer community get festive after donating £200 to support a Christmas family fun day.

Wheatley is helping tenants claim all the welfare benefits they're entitled to

Wheatley Group has helped tenants claw back over £11million in unclaimed benefits in the past year.

Dumfries City bid

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) is backing the official bid by Dumfries to become the UK’s newest city.

New Child Disability Benefit introduced by the Scottish Government

A new benefit has been introduced by the Scottish Government to help parents of children with a disability or ill health.

DGHP advisors helped tenants claim back  £1.2m in benefits in the past year

MSP Oliver Mundell has praised DGHP for its ‘really positive lead role’ in helping tenants claim the benefits they are entitled to.

Dumfries housing

Tenants will benefit from cheaper bills, warmer homes and help the environment thanks to 150 new energy-efficient properties being built by Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP).

Battery storage technology

Tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) will benefit from cheaper energy bills thanks to a new ‘net zero’ renewable energy system.

Do you have the spookiest carved pumpkin? Enter our competition for a chance to win.

Earlier this month, a new Housing First Pilot Project launched in Dumfries.

Maureen Dowden

Ambitious plans to transform Dumfries and Galloway’s largest housing estate are moving forward - and the views of the local community will be key.

Do you have the best-looking garden, veggie patch or flowerpot on your street? Enter our competition for a chance to win.

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Former school site is part of ambitious plans by Wheatley Group to build 5500 homes by 2026.

People living in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are being helped to go on to further education thanks to Wheatley Group.

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The launch of a new environmental service at Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) is set to bring in 54 jobs for the region.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Pension Credits are changing

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

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.

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

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.

Ian McMonigle with his artwork

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

GHA new-build homes at Kingsway Court in Scotstoun

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our consultation on how we let our homes.