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A Scotland where we all have enough to live a decent and dignified life.

Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability and Skills Partnership

Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability and Skills Partnership (DGLEP) funds and develops support to help families and individuals in the region gain the skills and experience to take their next step towards work, education, volunteering or training. Support is available in a number of different ways, for example,  through 1-2-1 support from a Key Worker, training programmes or courses or paid work placements to name a few.

DGLEP funds programmes to help families and individuals make informed choices about their next steps.  They fund support to help you understand why you might be financially better off in work.

If you are considering your next steps or if you are thinking about training for your next move, please get in touch using the details below.

Phone us: 01387 260035

Email us:

Click here for more information.

Third Sector Employability Assistance

Poverty is alleviated by having sustainable well-paid employment. Helping people to becoming employable, to avoid under-employment, and to stay in work is a priority for Third Sector in Dumfries and Galloway.

As a member of the Local Employability and Skills Partnership, we support the aims and objectives of its strategy and those of No One Left Behind. Our employability team - funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council and South of Scotland Enterprise - works to build the capacity of third sector providers in the region to support this goal.

Work for us

Are you looking for work?  Click on the icons below to take you to each of the organisations current vacancies.

Benefits advice for people aged 60 and over

Dumfries and Galloway Council have specially trained advisors who can advise you and your family which benefits you may be entitled to. 

This could give you extra money to spend, to help with daily costs you have, such as cleaners, gardeners, taxis or anything else that improves your health an wellbeing. 

They provide confidential advice and can help you complete benefit application forms.  For more information, please click here.

Financial Inclusion & Welfare >> [PDF - 670KB]

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service is an independent charity who provide free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.

Their volunteer advisors are trained to help with a wide range of issues, including Benefits advice, Consumer rights, debt, employment, court appointments, housing and homelessness, immigration, NHS complaints and relationships.

For more information, visit their website.

Social Security

Social Security Scotland is part of the Scottish Government and is the agency which delivers a range of benefits to residents within Scotland. With specifically designed services so that as many people as possible understand what they do and how they can communicate with them and access their services in the way they want to, they offer a range of benefits and support to families at this very challenging time.

Click here to find out more about what family benefits Social Security Scotland deliver.

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You can access a range of accessibility features to customise this website via the 'Speak / Translate' link in the site menu at the top of each page. The Recite Me toolbar provides a Screen Reader, reading support tools, changes to website styling and real time translation.

Click 'Speak / Translate' at the top right of the page to get started

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Page last updated: 04/10/2023
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