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CEO – 15th Anniversary

This week is my 15th Anniversary with Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service. I started in 2003 as a volunteer and then successfully applied for the post of Generic Advocacy Co-ordinator in 2005, this was a role which supported our volunteers as well as working with clients who had issues with social services, education, GP’s, hospital […]

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My Self Directed Support Story by Joe McGurk

On Wednesday afternoon Joe came along to our Support Group Meeting and spoke to us about his  experience of  his Self-Directed Support story. Joe is a 35 year old male, who, at the age of 9 was involved in an almost fatal car accident, which has left him with an Acquired Brain Injury and physical disabilities. […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018 Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time but the 10th of October is a great day to start looking after your own well-being. Remember that your mental health is just like your physical health and you need to take care of it. Mental health problems affect around one […]

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ADVOCACY SERVICE SET UP DROP IN CLINIC AT DGRI

ADVOCACY SERVICE SET UP DROP IN CLINIC AT DGRI Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service will offer its first ever drop in clinic at DGRI this month (26th September), sharing the space in the Support and Advice Centre with NHS Dumfries and Galloway Volunteering, Citizen’s Advice and DG Council Financial Advice services. The team already have […]

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

Dementia Advocacy is person centred by definition.  This is particularly relevant to dementia advocacy and dementia care which puts the individual and their needs foremost, recognising and supporting their unique personal history and personality.  Their dementia is secondary. There are two sides to advocacy which are particularly relevant to those with dementia: empowering and safeguarding. By empowering an individual, we […]

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Over 50 Information Fair

We will be at St George’s Church Hall, 50 George Street, Dumfries today for the 50 Plus Information Fair. All people aged over 50 are welcome to come and meet the organisations that Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group have invited to join them for this venture. Information will be available on many topics which […]

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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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