Support for local businesses
We're doing everything we can to help local businesses of all sizes during this crisis
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The Scottish Government has introduced extra rates reliefs (discounts) to help owners of non-domestic properties deal with the impact of Coronavirus.
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Grant support is now available to help business deal with the impact of COVID-19. The purpose of these grants is to help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic recovery.
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There are new schemes available to help support self-employed people adversely affected by COVID-19.
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A variety of temporary measures have been introduced at various levels to support businesses through this period of disruption.
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Support for communities
Details of how we're working with communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Every Tuesday and Friday we publish a community bulletin which provides an update on COVID-19 related matters.
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Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway (TSDG) are co-ordinating volunteers across the region.
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Covid-19 is a difficult time for everyone and during this time the Council and its third sector partners are keen to ensure that people requesting emergency food parcels get the support they need.
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Information on what you could claim to help you financially during the Coronavirus pandemic
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Support for Employment
We're doing everything we can to help support local employment during this crisis.
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Dumfries & Galloway's local employment partnership website regularly updates local skills and employment news, information, and job opportunities during the Covid 19 crisis.
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Across Dumfries and Galloway, public, private and third sector partners work in partnership to offer training, upskilling and support with CV's, job applications and interview preparation.
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The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Guarantee aims to ensure that every young person in Dumfries and Galloway is offered training, education, a job or apprenticeship opportunity.
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Support is available for parents and carers to help address challenges including health, money worries, motivation or childcare that may be making it difficult for you to get in to work or improve your circumstances and options if you are in work.
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Schools and childcare
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams
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School hubs, private childcare providers and childminders are open to provide essential childcare for Critical Key Workers during the current school closures.
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Our Council is committed to supporting families throughout the year but in particular during COIVID-19.
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Can you help? Life under lockdown - surveys for families during school closures
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Service delivery changes
Details of changes to the way we're delivering services at this time.
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Please be aware that our main council office is currently not open to visitors but that we are able to take phone and email enquiries.
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We'll continue to collect your wheelie bin and Council-issued purple bin bags as usual but some amendments have been to waste collection services.
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Changes to the way Care at Home Services are delivered will mean that the levels of support currently available will be severely restricted.
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Our Council has closed all the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) until further notice to safeguard local residents and staff.
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