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Pension Credit Changes – will you be affected by changes in August? Speak to our SWITCH team today

Do you live with a partner and one of you has reached pension age before 15th May 2019, but the other has not?  And you are NOT already receiving Pension Credit or Housing Benefit?   Do you know that the rules changed on 15th May 2019 and you may have to claim Universal Credit instead – […]

Annan Office – Open 9am – 1pm Thurs July 18th

Planning on stopping by the Annan office this week? Please note the temporary change in times when we’ll be open … Our Annan office will be open this coming Thursday, July 18th in the morning (9am-1pm) rather than the afternoon as usual – we’ll be back open at 9am Friday morning. Can’t make it into town […]

Wheatley chosen as DGHP’s preferred constitutional partner

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has confirmed that it will progress plans to form a constitutional partnership with Wheatley Group. Earlier this year DGHP invited expressions of interest from other housing organisations to form a partnership and three submissions were considered. DGHP’s Board met and agreed recently that Wheatley, Scotland’s largest Registered Social Landlord […]

Tax Credits – Renewal Deadline Approaching

Receiving Tax Credits? The renewal deadline is approaching … If you’re claiming tax credits, you should have been sent a renewal pack. It will tell you how to renew your tax credits.  You must renew your tax credits by 31 July 2019 if your renewal pack has a red line across the first page and […]

DGHP’s Annual Garden Competition – still time to enter!

There’s still time to get those entries in – post your entry in the post or give us a call on Freephone 0800 011 3447 before July 31st! ** It’s that time of year again … know a garden which is looking beautiful and deserves to be featured? DGHP‘s annual Garden Competition is now open! We […]

Learn more about our investment plans: Come and meet DGHP in Lochside/Lincluden this Tues July 2nd & Wed July 3rd

Come and meet DGHP in Lochside July 2nd & Lincluden July 3rd to learn more about plans for work taking place in Lochside & Lincluden, Dumfries! Come and meet us at Lochside Community Centre tomorrow Tuesday, July 2nd between 12noon – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm or at Lincluden Community Centre on Wednesday July 3rd  from 12noon – 2pm and 4pm – […]

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey

Have your say! It’s that time again – our tenant satisfaction survey will be underway shortly. You may receive a knock at the door over the next six weeks from a representative of Research Resource, who will be carrying out the surveys on our behalf. This survey will ask about your views on the services that […]

Spare School Uniforms? Donations requested for ‘School Uniform Bank Project’

Do you have school uniforms or stationary which you no longer need and could be used by others?  As another school year winds up, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Free School Uniform Bank Project will be running again across the region. See below for locations where you can drop off donations – as well as locations […]

Have Your Say – Social Security Scotland is looking for feedback

Do you want to help make a change in how benefits are delivered in Scotland?  Social Security Scotland are looking for people who have experienced the PIP application process to give them their views. Interested in helping? Please email to let them know that you want to take part. Someone from their research team […]

Electrician Vacancy – our repairs contractor, Morgan Sindall is hiring!

Our repairs contractor Morgan Sindall are hiring! They are looking for an Electrician (Multi-Skilled) to join their team, based in Stranraer and the surrounding area. If successful, you will be predominantly working on the smoke alarm programme, fitting new smoke alarms and completing EICR test on completion bringing properties in line with current regulations. Do you […]

Applications for Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grant Funding 2019/2020 now open

Do you work with a community/voluntary organisation to specifically tackle poverty within your local area? Applications for Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grant Funding 2019/2020 for Dumfries and Galloway have opened recently… Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated £200,000 in 2019/2020 to Area Committees within the region to distribute to community and voluntary organisations to specifically tackle […]

Our Repairs Contractor, Morgan Sindall, is looking for apprentices …

Looking to get into a trade? Interested in becoming a joiner or a plasterer?  Our repairs contractor, Morgan Sindall, is hiring!  They are looking for an Apprentice Joiner to work in the Annan area and an Apprentice Plasterer to work in the Dumfries area. Find out more about these positions here : Apprentice Joiner Apprentice Plasterer […]

DGHP holds successful Langholm event

We had another successful community event in Langholm on Monday (June 10).The event, in the Buccleuch Centre, was held in partnership with Langholm Initiative, and saw more than 30 tenants and residents attend throughout the day. In addition, 23 secondary school pupils attended and gave their input into what we can do to get young […]

Vacancy – Join DGHP as a Procurement Manager

VACANCY – Procurement Manager Do you have experience working with a number of teams on large and small scale projects? Do you have strong communication skills, are performance driven, self-motivated and have strong negotiation skills? We have an exciting opportunity to join DGHP as a Procurement Manager who will provide procurement and contract management governance, advice […]

Next Carers Allowance Supplement payment date announced

Social Security Scotland has recently announced that the next payment of Carers Allowance Supplement will be paid on 24th June 2019.  All eligible carers will receive a payment of £226.20 if they were getting a payment of Carers Allowance from the DWP on Monday 15th April 2019. You can find out more about the Carers Allowance […]

Stock Condition Surveys now underway

You may remember reading in your recent Open Door that we were going to be starting a Stock Condition Survey on all of our properties over the coming months. This has now begun – you will receive a letter from our contractors, Savills UK, ahead of time letting you know the day/time of your survey […]

Come & Meet DGHP and The Langholm Initiative – Mon June 10th

Join DGHP and the Langholm Initiative at the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm this coming 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 […]

Looking for a new home?

Are you looking for a new home? Is it time for a change of scenery? If the answer is yes make sure and check out our current properties to let. Each week we update our available to let properties – you can view full details and register interest for any of the properties here If […]

Hetland Hall Tribute Night Competition – entries close Friday May 31st

We’ve teamed up again with Hetland Hall for another fabulous wee prize – this time 4 tickets to a tribute night taking place Friday June 14th. This promises to be a fun-filled night complete with a 3-course meal, live entertainment and more with a theme of ‘Dirty Dancing and The Movies’. Just a reminder – […]

Tenant Meeting – Summerhill Community Centre, Wed May 22nd

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 […]

Getting to know …. DGHP’s Tenant Liaison Officers

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 […]

Vacancy: HR Operations Manager

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, […]

Public artwork complete in North-West Dumfries

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 begins to bring a new look to ‘The Barracks’ in Gretna

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 […]

Reminder – Universal Credit rules are changing on 15th May 2019

⚠️ 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 […]

Food Train MealMakers looking for Diners

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 […]

Open Door Spring 2019 newsletter

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 […]

Bank Holiday Weekend – DGHP closed Monday May 6th

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 […]

‘Open Doors’ Careers Event – Dumfries JobCentre Plus, May 22nd

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.

Storytelling at Daar Lodge – a trip down memory lane

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 […]

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