Latest News More services to tackle poverty in Dumfries and Galloway PRESS RELEASE 12 February 2018 Media Contact: 0300 303 4321 More services to tackle poverty in Dumfries & Galloway Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&G CAS) are delighted to announce the appointment of additional staff in Bureaux across the region to support people affected by poverty. They have also appointed a new Volunteer Development Officer based at their Dumfries HQ to support the Bureaux management teams across the region to recruit, develop and retain high quality volunteers. All of these new posts are funded through the Scottish Government and European Social Fund’s Aspiring Communities Fund. Sue Irving, Chief Executive of D&G CAS said, “We are very excited to have secured this funding. These are key appointments for the organisation as they add additional capability and value to our already broad breadth of issues we deal with. Poverty in all its forms is a very real and significant problem across Dumfries and Galloway. By having skilled and knowledgeable staff available across the entire region, we will support people to identify solutions to the issues they face. In addition our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. They are usually the first point of contact for the public to gain advice and assistance on the issues they face. To continue to provide an effective service we require more volunteers, not just as Advisers but in a variety of other roles. Our Volunteer Development Officer, Phil Stewart, who is based at our Dumfries Office, will support the recruitment of volunteers from right across the Region”. If you need advice on poverty issues or any other matter then please call into your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau or call us on 0300 303 4321. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our bureaux in Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas or Stranraer then please get in touch with us at [email protected], www.dagcas.org, www.cas.org.uk, call us on 0300 303 4321 or pop in to your local bureau.