Monday - Cost of Living
Times are hard and getting harder, for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. A rising flood of living costs is pulling more and more people towards poverty.
During Challenge Poverty Week 2022 we want to start to #TurnTheTide on the injustice of poverty in Scotland.
DAGCAS and the support they can offer
DG Locator App
DGLocator was created by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway to map useful services across the region.
The free to download and use mobile app is available for both Apple and Android devices and online as a website, it contains services that can provide support to combat cost-of-living increases and boost your mental health and wellbeing.
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Tackling the cost-of-living increases is the number one policy priority of a new leaders Panel in Dumfries and Galloway Council. Councillors are clear about the need to support all our stakeholders - citizens, customers, staff and partners during these difficult times.
Further information on the support available can be found by clicking on the link below:
Benefit advice and financial assessments
Dumfries and Galloway Council have specially trained advisors who can give you confidential benefit advice and help you get what's rightfully yours. We'll also help complete benefit application forms.
Benefits advice and maximisation
The Team can advise you which benefits you and your family may be eligible for and maximise your income. They can give you more information and help you fill in forms.
Contact the Team if you need a financial assessment for care at home or residential/ nursing care. We'll also check your receiving all the benefits your eligible for.
For more information, contact the team by calling 030 33 33 3008 or email them at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare and Housing Options team
The team provide help and advice to people who are struggling to budget and pay bills or those who have a threat to their tenancy due to rent arrears. They can help with personal budgeting plans and can assist with accessing welfare benefits and hardship funding. Contact the team on 030 3333 3008 or email email@example.com
Scottish Welfare Fund
The Scottish Welfare Fund helps people and families on low incomes who are in crisis or need help to set up home or remain in the community.
Apply online at www.dumgal.gov.uk/scottishwelfarefund or by calling 030 3333 3007
Food Banks within Dumfries and Galloway
Food Banks are a vital support mechanism in our fight against poverty within Dumfries and Galloway. Food Banks offer emergency food supplies in the form of Food Parcels for between three days and a week depending on the needs of either the individuals or families who need their help. Food Banks offer non-judgemental support and free food to those who are struggling and who have fallen into poverty, generally through no fault of their own. These supplies are either packaged up and passed on through Food Parcels of in some cases the food is cooked into prepared ready meals which can be easily warmed up.
There are a number of foodbanks located throughout the Region, if you are in need then please get in touch with your local food bank who can help you.
If you would like to make a donation to the food bank, please contact them and they will be very grateful.
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