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Local Contacts / Support:

Financial Inclusion and Welfare Support Team - D&G Council service for help with:

  • Benefit Advice for those aged 60 and over
  • Scottish Welfare Fund, Crisis and Community Care Grants
  • Welfare and Housing Options supporting people with rent and council tax arrears, along with budgeting advice
  • Financial Assessments for Care at Home and people going into Residential Care

Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre - Information, advice and support to anyone who cares for a relative or friend
DG Advocacy Service - A free confidential and personal independent advocacy service
Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Advice Services - Provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan,  Dumfries and Stranraer
Support4Life - Helps people with Long Term Conditions, illnesses and disabilities (including those with terminal illness) identify and claim the benefits they are entitled to.
Dumfries Welfare Rights - Information on benefits available to people living in Scotland
DG Voice - The voice of disabled people in Dumfries and Galloway


Useful National Websites:

The ME Association - Supporting people with ME/CFS/PVFS & Long Covid
Action for M.E. - Supporting people with ME
Fibromyalgia Action UK - Supporting people with Fibromyalgia
Tymes Trust - Supporting children and young people with ME and their families
#MEAction - A movement 'igniting a global revolution in ME care'
Phoenix Rising - Supporting people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Health Rising - Finding answers for ME/CFS and FM
Dialogues - A resource to increase understanding around ME/CFS


Other Support Organisations:

Breathing Space - A free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety
Counselling Directory - Connects you with professional counsellors and therapists near you to help you find the help you need.
NHS Inform Mental Health - Contains mental health self-help guides. 


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