New Tenants Help

Getting the keys to your new DGHP home is an exciting time – but there is a lot to think about.

Finding a home, a new job and many other aspects of life can seem challenging when starting out in a new home or location.

Help is at hand – DGHP has compiled this information about everything from registering to vote to getting help finding furniture. It is our hope that this information should help make settling in a little easier.  We have ensured, where possible, these links reflect the needs and questions of tenants living in, or moving to, Dumfries and Galloway.

*Ex-service personnel may find these links helpful/of special interest.

AAids and adaptations

Antisocial behaviour

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Benefits advice

Bin collection

Blue badge scheme

Budgeting

Buying a house

CCadet Forces*

Civvy Street*

Citizen’s Advice

Council tax

Council services

Carer support
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Dentists

Doctors

Driving licence - changing address

E

Education

Electoral Registration

Employment

Events (local)

F

Freecycle

Funding and grants

GGyms
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Health

Health – Drug/Alcohol Issues

Homeless service

Hospitals

Household bills - search for best rates

IInsurance – home
JJoint Service Housing Advice Office* 
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Leisure facilities

Libraries

M

Mail redirection

Motability scheme

Money advice

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National Insurance

Noise nuisance

SSupported housing
TTV Licence
V

Vandalism

Veterans health*

Volunteering

Voting

W

White goods uplift

Who is my councillor?

Who is my MSP?

Who is my MP?