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The latest news, campaigns and press releases from Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service.

Third Sector Graduate Job
26th July 2021

💻Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway are looking for a graduate intern to support their digital inclusion work. 💻The successful Graduate will work with third sector organisations to gather information from individuals who are in the groups most likely to be…

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Changes to Employment Law - Press Release

Media Contact: Jess Benzie 0300 303 4321 ext. 6108 Update on Changes to Employment Law from Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service The Westminster Government, who are responsible for Employment law, made what we consider to be some significant changes…

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D&G Health Board Endowment Fund
14th July 2021

Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund are running their annual grant programme in support of the region’s third sector and community organisations. Find out more here.

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We are looking for volunteers
8th July 2021

At Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS), we are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help keep our service a thriving one. Full training is given, and there are roles beyond advice-giving, such as administration and social…

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Job Start Payment
5th July 2021

Young people aged between 16-24 years old are being urged to apply for the Job Start Payment if they are starting a new job after a period of unemployment. Eligible 16-24 year olds, who have been on certain benefits for…

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COVID-19 Vaccination Drop-In Clinics

Drop in clinics, during the week beginning Sunday 4th July will be open to anyone over the age of 18 who has not yet received a first dose of vaccination and for anyone who has waited more than 8 weeks…

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Civil Partnership News

The Scottish Parliament passed a new law which will make civil partnership available to mixed sex couples from 30 June 2021.You must give notice to the registrar at least 29 days before the date you’d like to enter your civil…

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YES, late night Thursdays are back.
15th April 2021

As from 29th April 2021, Dumfries Bureau will be open for face-to-face drop ins and appointments until 7.00pm every Thursday evening.  Opening hours from the 29th April 2021:  Mondays- 9:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30-1:30pm)      Tuesdays – 9:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30-1:30pm)     Wednesdays – 9:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30-1:30pm)     Thursdays 9.30am – 7.00pm (closed 12:30-1:30pm)      Fridays- 9:30am-4pm (closed…

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Having problems getting your furlough pay?
18th February 2021

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…

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I have been affected by Coronavirus, can I claim benefits?

You might be able to claim benefits or get more money on your current benefits if your work has been affected by coronavirus. This might be because you:  are earning less than usual – including if you’re self-employed have lost your…

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Coronavirus - being furloughed if you can’t work
2nd February 2021

Your employer might be able to use the government Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to pay you while you’re not working. This is known as being a ‘furloughed worker’. If your employer uses the scheme, you’ll be paid 80% of your…

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25th January 2021

Launch date: 25 January 2021 Media Contact: Christine Sinclair 0300 303 4321 ext. 6130 Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service provides fuel voucher top ups to the most vulnerable Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS) with support from Dumfries…

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