Welcome to Edition 19 of Community.
Yesterday (Monday), our second council service restarted, seeing our youth work service operating from 14 youth work spaces across Dumfries and Galloway delivering a range a face-to-face group work and support to young people aged 12-18 years (S1-S6).
Programmes are flexible to each group and the youth workers responsible for the delivery of sessions are trained to deliver workshops surrounding bereavement and loss, risk-taking behaviour such as alcohol and drug use, relationships, confidence and esteem, sexual health, online safety and various other issues experienced by young people.
We continue to respond to the needs of business and the economy, and so far we have supported 3,500 local businesses with grant-aid totalling over £36.7M.
More information on phase three of the Scottish Government’s small business grant scheme and the repurposed Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund, which is particularly important for our small bed and breakfast enterprises, is available at supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk
In our bulletin, enjoy the local community stories from across Dumfries and Galloway.