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Independent Advocacy Engagement Sessions

Independent Advocacy Engagement Sessions – Health & Social Care D&G are developing a new Independent Advocacy Plan for Adults and would like to hear from people who have used, or are using independent advocacy services as well as those with an interest in independent advocacy. There are drop-in Sessions taking place across the region w/b […]

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Best Practice Award for Valuing Volunteers

We are delighted to announce that Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service have won the Best Practice Aware for Valuing Volunteers! Pamela Deans, Chief Executive, said “We were recently awarded the Best Practice Award for Valuing Volunteers by Third Sector D&G and we are thrilled. We could not run this service without our wonderful volunteers who […]

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How Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service can help

At Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service, the core of our service is to defend your right to be heard.  We believe that all people who are faced with vulnerability have the right to an advocate who can assist them in saying what they need to say when seeking access to advice or services. Advocacy is […]

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New Website – Now Live!

We are excited to announce that our new website is now live!  The updated site includes changes to navigation, with  rearranged drop down menus and improved content structure so you can find what you are looking for quickly. Our website is now fully responsive and will adapt to the device you are viewing it on.  […]

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What the new GP Contract will mean for Dumfries and Galloway

A NATIONAL ballot has seen Scottish GP’s vote to accept a new contract – but what does it mean for Dumfries and Galloway? The new contract is aimed at allowing general practitioners to focus their attention on providing care for the patients most in need, as responsibility for delivering services such as blood tests, repeat […]

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How to Beat the January Blues

For many, January can be the first page of a new adventure; a fresh start filled with resolutions, for others it can be the most depressing time of the year. January is a cold and (usually) wet month and the festivities leave us feeling sluggish and tired after over indulging and not enough sleep.  With […]

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The Importance of Advocacy

Advocacy is so important and can help people have a voice and understand what is happening when they are at their most vulnerable. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-42081861

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Mental Health Treatments in Scotland hit highest level in 15 years

The number of compulsory mental health treatments in Scotland has hit its highest level in at least 15 years. Over the last 10 years the use of these certificates increased by 26%, with the most marked rises in Dumfries and Galloway and Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. At D&G Advocacy Service we support our […]

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My First Year As An Independent Advocate Volunteer

At Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service, we would not be able to carry out the work we do without the help of our wonderful volunteers. The role of a volunteer is not only crucial to our charity work but it is also an incredibly fulfilling and interesting role that allows you the opportunity to meet […]

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