Join DGHP and the Langholm Initiative at the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm Monday June 10th for an interactive open event … come and see what is going on in your community any time between 11am – 2pm. Drop in for answer to your questions on: Our investment programme in your area Repairs works Training opportunities Getting […]
Do you live in/around the Summerhill area? Vicki and Sonia – your Neighbourhood Managers – are holding a tenants’ meeting on Wednesday May 22nd starting at 1pm in the Summerhill Community Centre. Local issues such as flytipping (of unwanted household items/rubbish), fire safety and more will be discussed. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway’s […]
There have been some exciting changes here at DGHP lately including the introduction of our 4 Tenant Liasion Officers (TLOs) – Eddie, Neil, Susan and Mandy. They will be a “in between” for you and our contractors helping to make the process as smoothly and efficiently – and stress free – as possible. They have been in […]
Do you thrive on helping to improve services? Do you have strong problem solving skills and adapt easily to complex situations? Are you driven, self-motivated and have strong communications skills? We have an exciting opportunity to join DGHP as a HR Operations Manager based in Dumfries. You will be a chartered member of the CIPD, with strong interpersonal skills, […]
DGHP and The Stove Network have unveiled the last in a series of four public artworks in a new housing development in Dumfries. The Lochside Public Art Project was commissioned by DGHP and created in partnership with McGowan Miller, who employed The Stove to co-ordinate and commission the works. Friday (May 10) saw the unveiling of the last of […]
Work has begun to improve an area of Gretna after a group of community-minded individuals have joined together to make a real difference to an important local landmark. We’ve linked up with the local Tenants and Residents Association (TARA), the local primary school, and The Devil’s Porridge Museum up to bring a fresh new look […]
⚠️ Universal Credit rules changing on 15th May 2019 ⚠️ Changes are coming to the rules which affect mixed age couples from next Wednesday, May 15th … If you live with a partner and one of you has reached pension age, but the other hasn’t, then this change in rules could affect you. If you are not already […]
Meal Makers currently has Cooks looking for Diners across Dumfries & Galloway. If you know an older person (55+ years) who could benefit from a home cooked meal and some company once a week then please call them on 0800 783 7770. They’re particularly looking for Diners in the following areas: Stranraer (Ardwell, Stoneykirk), Newton Stewart […]
DGHP’s Spring Open Door went out this week and should be arriving with you shortly – in the meanwhile, here’s an electronic copy of your Open Door for you to read. Inside this edition you’ll find updates on events and days out, helpful tips about Universal Credit, investing in your homes and more … Please […]
A quick reminder as we head into the bank holiday weekend – we will be closed for the Bank Holiday this coming Monday May 6th. We hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend but our emergency repairs service will be running should you need us on freephone 0800 011 3447. Don’t forget – if […]
Are you job hunting? Looking for work experience? Dumfries and Galloway Developing the Young Workforce and Jobcentre Plus (Dumfries) are presenting another of their careers events on Wednesday May 22nd from 10am – 12.30pm at the JobCentre Plus in Dumfries. Please see the poster attached below for more details.
Following the success of the first session held at Catherinefield Court, Dumfries a few weeks ago, some of our residents at Daar Lodge, in Kirkcudbright, have had had the first of their sessions taking a trip down memory lane thanks to storytelling brought about through a partnership initiative aimed at health and well-being. We’ve teamed […]
There’s a new benefit for low income families opened today for applications. The new Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment is £250 for children aged two to three and a half, and will be available to families that get certain benefits or tax credits. The Early Learning Payment is part of Best Start Grant, a package […]
DGHP staff and tenants have transformed a disused garden area into a fun and unique space for people of all ages. The area behind flats and shops in Lincluden had become a magnet for antisocial behaviour over the years and families were no longer using it as a place to enjoy… One of DGHP’s neighbourhood […]
Do you have strong communication skills? Thrive working in challenging environments to provide excellent customer service? Do you have experience working in the building trade/housing? Keen to be involved in helping to provide a top level repairs/maintenance programme and be involved in planned investment works/projects? Technical Inspectors carry out a comprehensive service to support the […]
Please note that we will be CLOSED on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22). We hope you have an enjoyable Easter weekend but if you do happen to need us over the weekend, our emergency repairs will be running on Freephone 0800 011 3447. Any messages sent to our customer service email […]
A Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) tenant is looking forward to benefitting from her new heating system, installed in her DGHP this month. Jean Anderson, known as Doris, lives in Eastriggs and this week she welcomed representatives of DGHP and contractors in to her home to celebrate the successful installation of the 2000th boiler […]
Sheltered residents of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) have been recreating yester-year thanks to a partnership initiative aimed at health and well-being. Residents of some of DGHP’s sheltered housing complexes in Dumfries and Kirkcudbright have been benefitting from the sessions, which will run until the end of the year. DGHP teamed up with Wigtown Book Festival Company and Open […]
** Direct Debits – Easter Weekend Bank Holidays ** Do you pay your rent by direct debit? Please keep in mind that the upcoming Easter weekend bank holidays could affect when your direct debit comes out of your account. Any payments due to be taken on the Friday (April 19) or Monday (April 22) will […]
Following the success of the Big Christmas Dinner last year, the Fed Up – Community Cafe (in Stranraer) is running an Easter Feast on Friday 19th April. Dinner will be served at 1pm at the Baptist Church Hall, Bellavista Road, Stranraer. Due to demand, booking your place is required to avoid disappointment. You can do this in […]
More changes to Universal Credit rules are changing on 15th May 2019. If you live with a partner and one of you has reached pension age, but the other hasn’t, then this could affect you. Questions? Our Switch team is here to help – get in touch on 0800 011 3447.
Around 800 tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) will soon benefit from better energy efficiency and lower heating costs thanks to investment of around £4million over the next year to insulate and render their homes. Miss Margaret Reid, of Annan, is one of those already benefitting and she said this week that she […]
Two Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) sheltered housing developments have been voted among the best in the UK. The estates have been praised for helping older people with the recognition of a national award. (from left) Audrey Scott, DGHP visiting officer Sheila Campbell and May Thorburn at Heatley Court Heatley Court, in Annan, and Park View, […]
Do you claim Universal Credit? You will need to keep an eye on your online account for any ‘To Do’s’ as you will receive one regarding your rent increase. Universal Credit have just advised us that:- From 3rd April 2019, those claiming Universal Credit will be sent an action called a “To-Do” via their Universal […]
Important changes are coming to the way in which Homes4D&G allocates homes… To find out how these changes may affect your application or list positions please read the latest Homes4D&G newsletter with more information on the proposed changes and provide your feedback using the form on the Homes4D&G website by 8 April 2019. Click here to […]
Looking for something to do this weekend? The BigDoG festival returns from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March has a programme of exciting events taking place in Dumfries. You can find more information on the children’s festival here : http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/blog/big-dog-is-back Tickets are available free of charge to DGHP tenants – simply select your tickets at www.wigtownbookfestival.com (use discount […]
Customer Service Centre closed for training – Tuesday March 26th – emergency repairs service running
Our Customer Service Centre (CSC) is closed for training today – Tuesday March 26th – for staff training. Our emergency repairs service will be running as usual – if you do need to speak to us about an emergency repair, please get in touch on freephone 0800 011 3447. The CSC will reopen tomorrow Wednesday March […]
Not long until the Easter holidays are upon us – are you looking for something to do with the family? Lots of activities right across the region – click here or visit the Council’s website here for more information.
Don’t miss out on your chance to call The Meadows home – final homes available from only a 60% share
Thinking about buying one of the new build properties at The Meadows, Dumfries? They’re going fast – don’t miss out! There’s only two 2-bed & two 3-bed homes left! Contact DGHP on 0800 011 3447 or visit https://www.dghp.org.uk/buy-new-home/ for more info.
** Customer Service Centre CLOSED 10 – 11.30 ** Please be aware that our Customer Service Centre will be closed today March 20th from 10 – 11.30 am for a team meeting. Our emergency repairs service will be available as always on 0800 011 3447. Please wait with any non-emergency calls until after 11.30.