You might need to pay for some of the services identified in your care and support package. The amount you pay is based on your financial situation.
First Base are a small independent charity, their emergency food project gave away 4000 food parcels last year. They support any foreign nationals in Dumfrieshire who find themselves in need.
Clothing, furniture and other necessaries for refugees and others in need.
Most Mondays and Fridays 10 – 12.30pm
A Multicultural and Multi Faith Region
There are people from many different countries living and working in Dumfries and Annan. Some have lived here for many years and have contributed to the economic, social and cultural development of the region.
To create more friendly and welcoming communities there are several helpful groups:
Dumfries and Galloway Interfaith Group
The Interfaith group provides opportunity for people from different religions and beliefs to meet with one another and discuss topics that matter to all people. These help to develop bonds of friendship and create peaceful communities.
We also run interfaith workshops in schools and encourage young people to learn about other cultures and religions and to discuss the common links between all of us.
Our main events include celebration of the Ineternational Women’s Day in March, International Day of Peace in September, The Interfiath Week in November and participation in local events and other major events in the Interfaith calendar.
For information and involevment ininterfaith activities please contact:
Venus Carew, Phone 07796893500 or email email@example.com
For general information about interfaith, publications and events please access Interfatih Scotland website: www.interfaithscotland.org
Local faith groups
There are several faith groups that meet regularly in Dumfries, Annan and further affield:
Dumfries Islamic Society
243 Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3HB Phone:07817906969
Prayer meeting Friday lunch time
For information about other events held at the mosque contact Mr Muhammad Usman mobile number: 07817906969
You can find more information on Islam and working with those from Islamic background on Muslim Council of Scotland www.mcscotland.org
Or Interfaith Scotland www.interfaithscotland.org/resources/useful-links/
Dumfries Northwest Church of Scotland
Lochside Road, Dumfries DG2 0DZ, Phone 01387 249964
Sunday services at 11 am.
They offer a free meal every day, Monday to Friday at 16:30 and food parcels on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00.
For information about other regular community events please access their website: https://www.facebook.com/dumfriesnorthwest/
St. Andrew’s Parish Church of Scotland
Bank Street, Annan, DG12 6AA, Telephone 01461 202626
Sunday Service at St. Andrew’s 11.15am
Range of family activities throughout the week. For further detials access the website: www.asabpc.org.uk
Dumfries Quaker Group
Meets on the 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays of the month, at 10.30 am at the Cumberland Street Day Centre, Dumfries
Phone Jan Lethbridge, 01387 860 319, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dumfries Baha’i Faith Community
Meets 2.30 pm Sundays in Georgetown, Dumfries
Peacemaker club for children, Saturdays in Georgetown
Phone Venus Carew 07796893500 or email venus.carew@gmail.
Samyling Buddist Monestry
Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir DG13 0QL
Range of activities and events.
Further detials from their website www.samyeling.org/
Allanton Peace Santuary
The World Peace Prayer Society, Auldgirth
Dumfries, DG2 0RY
Range of activities including woodland walk and an annual flag ceremony
Further detials from their website: www.worldpeace-uk.org
Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association (DGMA)
The aim of the group is “to welcome and integrate people from all around the world to scottish society and make everyone aware of the benefits of diverse cultures living together”.
DGMA is open to everyone from any ethnic, religious and cultural background as well as individuals keen to promote greater inclusivity and understanding.
DGMA works to prevent discrimination and to make everyone aware of the benefits of diversity of faith and culture in Dumfries and Galloway.
Services offered include:
- English language classess
- Children and Youth group
- International women’s group
- Community shop
- Translation and interpretation
DGMA, Multicultural Centre, Holywood Building, Dumfries DG1 2PH
Training, learning or volunteering, building your confidence, form filling, CV writing, interview skills, getting into work.
Customer Service Centre
St Mary Street
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm by appointment only
For basic bank or building society accounts, for advice about setting up a monthly direct debit, open a savings account
Bank of Scotland
12 Main Street
Wed 10.15am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.45pm
Training and volunteering, building your confidence, form,filling, CV writing, interview skills, getting into work, applying for a loan at an affordable rate. Taking a job or increasing hours if you’re already in a job.
Applying for benefits.
The benefits and job centre system is complex and it’s a good idea to have someone with you who can speak English at least the first time you go.
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 9am – 5pm
Wed 10am – 5pm
0345 604 3719
Accessing a computer, working with a computer.
Tues 10am – 7pm
Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat 9am – 12 noon