For the week commencing 6 July 2020 our bureaux are open for appointments and a drop in service from 10 am-12 noon and 2pm -4pm, Monday- Friday.

We must stress that we are expecting high demand and would request that if you can contact us by telephone or through our website then you should continue to do so. This will be a quicker way of speaking to an adviser.

We would ask clients who are experiencing symptoms associated with coronavirus or are living with someone who is to not attend any of our bureaux. Those that do will have to follow the procedures that have been put in place to maintain a safe and healthy environment.

We will of course continue to follow government guidelines and these arrangements will be subject to on-going review.

We are extra busy during these challenging times and appreciate your patience.

People can access our essential services:

Find out more about Coronavirus by visiting nhs inform.

For more information about what Coronavirus means for you, check out our COVID-19 page.

💙💛  We will give regular updates on our services. Best wishes from everyone from Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice💙💛

Close window
Call us: 0300 303 4321
Newton Stewart Sanquhar Kelloholm North West Resource Centre Midpark Hospital Kirkcudbright Dalbeattie Castle Douglas DGRI Drop-in-Clinic Cancer Information and Support Centre Moffat Langholm Annan CAB Stranraer CAB Dumfries CAB (Headquarters)
Kinship Care Publications UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS Contact us Eu Citizen feeling in the dark about Brexit? Helpline & Webchat Phone and email advice Request a home visit Book an appointment Drop-in Health Latest Volunteer for Us Fundraise for us Donate Get Involved Referrals Who we help Ways to get help Get Help Family Immigration Housing and Homelessness Law and Courts Work Debt and Money Consumer Rights Benefits Advice Subject Access Request Form Locations Who Funds Us Board of Directors Privacy and Cookie Policy What We Do Who we are Home
Smart Meter Adviser Vacancy ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT VACANCY I have been affected by Coronavirus, can I claim benefits? Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service Opens Bureaux Having problems getting your furlough pay? Do you want a refund because of coronavirus? Holiday cancelled due to COVID-19 Are you struggling to pay your rent? Struggling to pay your mortgage? Are you worried about being evicted? If you’re struggling to pay your bills Meet Alistair- Volunteer Solicitor Meet Irina- Volunteer Trainee Generalist Adviser Meet Kirsten- Volunteer Generalist Adviser Meet Derek- Volunteer Generalist Adviser Meet Stacey- Volunteer Generalist Adviser Meet Robert-Volunteer Generalist Adviser Meet Colin – Volunteer Generalist Adviser Meet Janice- Volunteer Generalist Adviser WE ARE HIRING Are you worried about working due to COVID-19? Do you need to be off work to care for someone? Help for domestic abuse May Bank Holiday (VE Day) Kinship Care and Coronavirus I’m an Eu Citizen, what does Brexit means for me? What if an employee has more than one job? Can they still be furloughed? Struggling to pay back money you owe? My employer has asked me to return to work after 3 weeks of furlough, do I have to return? I can’t go to work because I need to look after my child, but my boss is threatening to sack me if I don’t. What should I do? My boss is forcing me to go to work but I’m scared of coronavirus. What should I do? My employer has drastically reduced my hours? Can I be furloughed? Does your relative/neighbour/friend need advice and help? They don’t have a phone or access to internet? Going to work “Thank you for you help, we are now well on the road to getting my mum some much needed help” Do you think shops are acting unfairly? Support for those at high COVID-19 risk I am a trades person, can I go into a customer’s house to do emergency work? Claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Support for other forms of gender-based violence More Support for women, men, LGBT+ community, Ethnic Minority, Students and non UK citizens affected by domestic abuse… Press Release- 07/04/2020 Are you a young person? Are you worried about your health and well being? ⚠️ Warning Suspicious Email ⚠️ Managing money in the current crisis Struggling to pay your energy bills? Advice for businesses If you think shops aren’t acting fairly If you’re planning to travel abroad If you need to take time off to look after your children School closures and key workers Changes to benefits If you’re extremely vulnerable because of a medical condition Staying at home Watch out for coronavirus scams Health advice Caring for you mental health COVID-19 FAQ Furlough Staff Easter Break Is Coronavirus impacting your life? PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: COVID-19 SOUTH OF SCOTLAND MSP COLIN SMYTH PRAISES AMAZING WORK OF LOCAL CITIZENS ADVICE SERVICES AND CALLS FOR MORE PEOPLE TO CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING ARE YOU AN EU CITIZEN AND DO YOU WANT TO STAY IN SCOTLAND? PRESS RELEASE Scottish Gas (British Gas) Prepayment Keys / Cards Immediate Care Practitioner Course- Psychological First Aid Training 🎄🎄STEWARTRY FESTIVE SERVICE 🎄🎄 Our Christmas Opening Hours Energy Best Deal 💸🔌 Changing your energy supplier is easy and can save you money 💡💷💳 Eu Citizen feeling in the dark about Brexit? New Communications and Volunteer Manager for Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service Free Screening of “I, Daniel Blake” Help to Claim and Money Talk Team- Challenging Poverty! Annan Kinship Carers Support Group – New Members Wanted Challenge Poverty Week – Warm Home Discount Advice Session Information for ex-employees of Border Cars Volunteer For Us Susan Completes Generalist Training EU Citizens Support Scheme Glasgow Outreach – Kinship Care New Chief Executive Officer for Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service Debt Awareness Universal Credit Help to Claim Service Press release Best Start Grant
Home | COVID-19


I have been affected by Coronavirus, can I claim benefits?
3rd July 2020

If you’ve been affected by coronavirus, you might be able to claim benefits or get more money on your current benefits.  This might be because you:  are self-isolating because you have coronavirus or symptoms of coronavirus – find out more about…

Read more
Having problems getting your furlough pay?
1st July 2020

There are things you can do if you: haven’t had any furlough pay yet but think you should havethink you’ve been paid the wrong amountthink your employer is keeping your furlough pay and not giving it to you It’s a…

Read more
Do you want a refund because of coronavirus?
16th June 2020

If something you were planning to do has been cancelled because of coronavirus, there might be things you can do. For example, if you had travel plans or were going to an event. You should check the website of the…

Read more
Holiday cancelled due to COVID-19

If you’re planning to travel abroad Government advice is not to travel right now unless you really have to – you can read the latest travel guidance on GOV.UK. If you were meant to travel  If your booking is cancelled because of…

Read more
Are you struggling to pay your rent?
4th June 2020

You should explain the situation to your landlord straight away – they might give you more time to pay. You still need to pay your rent. If you’ve fallen behind with your rent, you should start dealing with rent arrears. You…

Read more
Struggling to pay your mortgage?

If you ask your mortgage provider, they might agree to pause your mortgage payments for 3 months. This is called a ‘payment deferral’. You can ask for a payment deferral for somewhere you live or somewhere you’ve bought to let.…

Read more
Are you worried about being evicted?

Unless you live with your landlord, they can’t evict you without following the correct legal procedure in either the sheriff court or the First-tier Tribunal, depending on the type of tenancy you have. If your landlord changes the locks or…

Read more
If you're struggling to pay your bills

This includes things like your rent, mortgage, energy or council tax. Check what help you can get if you’re struggling to pay your bills.  You might be able to claim benefits, or get more money if you’re already getting benefits. This…

Read more
Are you worried about working due to COVID-19?
7th May 2020

If you’re worried about work because of coronavirus, there are: things your employer should be doing to make sure you’re safeways you might be able to keep getting paid if you decide not to work You might still have to…

Read more
Do you need to be off work to care for someone?

You might be able to get help if you’re off work caring for someone who is normally looked after another way. This might be because your child’s school is closed or an older person’s carer can’t come. You might be…

Read more
Help for domestic abuse

Click here to exit this page quickly If you’ve been threatened or feel unsafe Call the police on 999 to get protection immediately.  Ask the police to refer you to specialist domestic abuse support or phone Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline…

Read more
Kinship Care and Coronavirus
27th April 2020

What is Kinship Care? All across Dumfries & Galloway, grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends look after children because their biological parents are unable to do so. People who look after children in these circumstances are known as ‘Kinship Carers’.…

Read more
I'm an Eu Citizen, what does Brexit means for me?

Our EU Citizen support project is still actively helping EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme via telephone and email. Our Free Helpline remains open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, 0800 916 9847. Our EU Advisers will provide advice over the phone…

Read more
This site uses cookies.
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.