#Support DG: COVID-19
A message from Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader, Councillor Elaine Murray and Depute Leader, Councillor Rob Davidson
During this unprecedented health crisis, we would like to reassure you that you, our residents, remain this Council's first priority. We continue to provide support for our most vulnerable, our communities, our local businesses, as we always do, but even more so during this pandemic.
We are working with our partners across all services, and 150 community organisations who already provide community resilience and basic needs support in communities right across Dumfries and Galloway.
We are also working with Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, and already have 1,000 volunteers signed up to become involved, helping to respond to the emergency at a local level.
We are responding, and responding quickly, to the emerging situation. We are a rural region, but we know from experience that our Communities are strong, and we will support you to help each other. It's what we all do best.
If you are experiencing difficulties, and we can help, please get in touch
A message from our Chief Executive
Communities across our region will understandably be concerned about the emerging situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Our Council is working with partners at a local and national level to ensure the right support and information is available to support our citizens and communities.
Communities are at the heart of everything we do within our Council and we know that it is at times like these when every citizen across our region wants to help. We want to support our voluntary organisations, groups and individuals to best help and support the most vulnerable in our society, as well as our family, friends and neighbours.
Given the advice coming from the Scottish and UK governments, many of our most vulnerable citizens will feel especially isolated at this time, and it is important that as a community we work together to look after each other and recognise when either a neighbourly ear or professional help is required.