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DGHP’s Annual Report 2018-19 now available

Our 2018-19 annual report and report card is now available online under the ‘Downloads’ section of the DGHP website or by clicking here.

DGHP Wheatley Proposed Partnership – Drop-in Session with TPAS Scotland today at the Miners Memorial Hall, Kirkconnel

As you may have read in your recent Open Door, the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Scotland have been appointed as the independent tenant advisor to provide DGHP tenants with free and impartial advice and information about the proposed partnership with Wheatley Group. They are hosting informal pop-in sessions where you can come along and […]

Drop-in events this week for ‘Warmworks’ battery project in Newton Stewart & Kirkcudbright

Do you want to save money off your electricity bills and make your home more affordable to heat? Warmworks Scotland is working alongside DGHP to install a free Tesla Powerwall battery in around 150 off-gas homes in Dumfries and Galloway. The target properties are owned by DGHP, electrically heated and have been identified as potentially […]

‘Open Doors’ Careers Event – YMCA Dumfries, Sept 11th

Are you job hunting? Looking for work experience or a Christmas job? Dumfries and Galloway Developing the Young Workforce and Jobcentre Plus (Dumfries) are presenting another of their careers events on this coming Wednesday 11 September from 10am – 4pm at the YMCA Dumfries (formerly Lochside Primary). Please see the poster attached below for more […]

Project aimed at saving money off fuel bills is launched

New battery project now live which aims to save customers money off their fuel bills and make homes warmer Warmworks Scotland has secured funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund to deliver an innovative battery storage project to help reduce energy costs for as many as 150 homes in Dumfries and Galloway. The £1.25million […]

DGHP & Wheatley Partnership Proposal – find out more

As mentioned last week, the documents for the proposed partnership between DGHP and Wheatley Group are now out. The document, which contains more details around the proposed partnership, also contains a feedback card for all tenants and everyone is encouraged to give their views. The proposal marks the start of the formal consultation – make […]

DGHP & Wheatley Partnership Proposal documents out to tenants

Documents for the proposed partnership between DGHP and Wheatley Group have arrived with tenants this week. The document, which contains more details around the proposed partnership, contains a feedback card for all tenants and everyone is encouraged to give their views. The proposal marks the start of the formal consultation – make sure and read […]

Coffee morning in Kelloholm

DGHP tenants Janet Mercer, and her husband Eddie, are putting the finishing touches to plans for their charity Coffee Morning, planned for this Friday (August 30). The enterprising couple are hosting the coffee morning at the Bowling Green in Kelloholm from 9.30am-12noon – everyone is welcome. Janet said: “We have held the coffee morning for […]

** Direct Debits over the August Bank Holiday **

Please be aware – due to the August (summer) Bank Holiday, any direct debits due to come out on Saturday 24th August, Sunday 25th August or Monday 26th August will be taken the following week (Tuesday 27th). The Direct Debit processing dates for this period are as follows: Payments due be collected on Friday 23rd […]

Vacancy – Join DGHP as a Temporary Property Officer (Factoring)!

Are you detail-oriented? Do you have strong networking skills and an ability to use initiative while working with minimal supervision?  Do you have experience in a social housing environment? Do you have strong communication skills and strong problem solving skills? Sound like you? We have a temporary vacancy within our Factoring team. We are looking for […]

Come & See DGHP! Community Gathering – Wigtown County Buildings, today from 11am – 2pm

It’s today! Come and join us at the Wigtown County Buildings from 11am – 2pm.  Come along and find out about upcoming investment works planned for your DGHP homes as well as have the chance to meet your Neighbourhood Manager, Technical Inspector, Tenant Liaison Officer, Community Participation team and Investment team. Questions or concerns about the […]

Social Security Scotland – Best Start Foods – applications now open

Social Security Scotland launched a new benefit – Best Start Foods – on 12th August 2019. Best Start Foods is a new payment that will replace UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland. You can apply for Best Start Foods if you live in Scotland and get certain benefits or tax credits and are pregnant or […]

Have Your Say – DGHP staff starting visits about proposed partnership with Wheatley Group

  **Have Your Say ** Your latest newsletter, Open Door, should have reached you at the end of last week – hopefully you’ve had a chance to read through it. As you know, DGHP is proposing a partnership with Wheatley Group which will enable us to bring a number of benefits, including accelerated investment in […]

Open Door Summer 2019 newsletter

DGHP’s Summer 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 the proposed partnership with Wheatley, events and days out, helpful tips about Universal Credit, investing in your homes […]

Summerhill Fun Day – Sunday 18th August

The annual Summerhill Community Fun Day is fast approaching on Sunday 18th August 1 – 4pm – pop along for an afternoon of dance, music, entertainment, and loads of free inflatables, Buckin Bronco, Wipeout, sports challenges, mini circus, puppet show, games, and mega fun activities. See the poster below for full details.

Vacancy – Join DGHP has a Technical Inspector Team Leader

Do you have experience in delivering property based services in a customer focused environment, including maintenance and grounds maintenance? Are you self-motivated, and performance driven, committed to providing an excellent customer service? Do you have experience managing a small team? We currently have an exciting opportunity to join DGHP as a Technical Inspector Team Leader, part of […]

DGHP’s Annual Garden Competition – extended to Aug 21st!

Lots of you have sent us your garden competition entry already for this year’s garden competition but since spring and summer took time arriving this year, we’ve decided to extend the deadline for entries until Wednesday August 21st to give you keen gardeners another couple of weeks to submit your entries! How to enter stays […]

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 – […]

Reminder – 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 […]

Tax Credits – Renewal Deadline Approaching on 31st July

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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