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Wheatley Group has 50 education bursaries available for tenants and customers to go to university and college.

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Dumfries and Galloway’s largest social landlord invested £10.44 million improving homes across the region in the last financial year.

Customers can request a free home fire safety check as part of the Stay Safe campaign

Tenants of Scotland’s largest housing association are being helped to ‘Stay Safe’ in their homes.

Alex Lamb Wheatley Homes South interim Managing Director

One of the biggest social landlords in Scotland has announced a new Managing Director.

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Residents and businesses in Lochside are being urged to come along to an event this month and view the latest regeneration proposals for the area.

The Leader of Dumfries & Galloway Council has praised a massive £22.9 million new-build development – the largest new affordable housing project ever seen in the region.

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A community in Dumfries and Galloway has benefited from a fund which they’ve used to install new picnic benches at a local park.

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Scotland’s biggest social landlord has helped tenants save more than £122,000 on their energy bills over the last six months.

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Over 2000 customers from across Wheatley Group communities have signed up to use their voice and help improve services with their social landlord.

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Almost 800 tenants across Dumfries and Galloway have been helped to claim more than £1.3 million in welfare benefits in the past six months, thanks to the region’s largest social landlord.

Residents in Heathhall are being urged to have their say on new-build proposals for unused land at Catherinefield Farm.

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More than 1500 tonnes of bulk waste has been collected and around 8000 stairwells cleaned by the environmental team of the region’s largest social landlord.

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A dozen new-build projects across Dumfries and Galloway will help deliver more than 800 new homes in the region.

Dawn Roberts, Dumfries and Galloway Council Chief Executive; Jo Armstrong, Wheatley Group Chair; Jo Boaden, Wheatley Homes South Chair; Steven Henderson, Wheatley Group Chief Executive; Alan Glasgow, Managing Director Wheatley Homes South; Councillor Malcolm Johnstone, Council Convenor; Lorna Meahan, Director Economy and Resources at D&G Council; Jamie Little, Team Leader Strategic Housing and Regeneration Investment.

Wheatley Homes South, the region’s largest social housing provider, has signed a milestone agreement with Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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The local economy in Dumfries and Galloway has been boosted by more than £40 million thanks to a massive investment programme by the region’s largest social landlord.

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We take your complaints, comments and compliments very seriously and we always try to learn from them and your feedback.

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More than 10,000 homeless people in Scotland will be provided with homes by 2026, figures from Wheatley Group have revealed.

Image of a heart with house icons, with text in the background reading Supporting Scottish Housing Day 13 September 2023

The importance of housing as a career is the focus for this year’s Scottish Housing Day which takes place today, Wednesday 13 September 2023.

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Customers of Wheatley Group have until 30 June to apply for an education bursary.

1000 residents have had their say on Lochside regeneration proposals

There is still time for the community in Lochside to have their say on the regeneration proposals for the area.

Bursary recipient Michael Gowran

An education bursary scheme to help tenants living in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities will reach a major milestone this year.

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A new website offering housing advice and available properties for let in Dumfries and Galloway has launched today [26 April 2023].

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A new website offering housing advice and available properties for let in Dumfries and Galloway is to launch this week.

Dumfries football academy is a winner with youngsters

Over 70 youngsters had a ball at a football academy in the north-west of Dumfries, supported by Wheatley Homes South and partners.

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We recently wrote to all existing Homes4D&G applicants advising them to complete a new housing application.

New Universal Credit study reveals impact on social housing tenants

A major new study into the effect of Universal Credit on social housing tenants has revealed the detrimental impact it is having on lives and how it is driving people into debt and poverty.

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If you haven’t already done so, be sure to claim your £400 energy bill voucher before time runs out.

Staff from Wheatley Group and Revive Scotland with Community Safety Minister Elena Whitham

Community Safety Minister Elena Whitham MSP has heard how Wheatley Group is supporting survivors of domestic abuse through an award-winning move-on service.

Wheatley staff help tenants with millions of pounds of support

Wheatley Group has helped tenants across Scotland access almost £9 million in benefits and financial support.

Residents in Lochside are being urged to have their say on regeneration plans for the area.

Jamie Hepburn MSP welcomes 3000th Wheatley job and training opportunity

A Wheatley Foundation programme to tackle unemployment in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas has reached a major milestone – with its 3000th job and training opportunity created.

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Due to the recent freezing weather, our Customer First Centre has received a high number of calls.

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Wheatley Homes South customers over the age of 70 will receive drop-in visits from their housing officer over the winter months

The Scottish Child Payment has increased – and has been extended to include all children under 16.

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Wheatley Homes South’s environmental teams got top marks from a leading charity – just a year after they started working.

Wheatley helps tenants claim back more than £5m in benefits in just six months

Wheatley Group has helped tenants claim back more than £5 million in benefits they were entitled to in the past six months.

Wheatley Homes South recognised at national awards

Wheatley Homes South has been awarded the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation Performance Award for partnership working.

Council Co-Leader Stephen Thompson talks to tenants being helped by the Here for You campaign

The campaign will support 20,000 tenants across Scotland.

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We’re looking to redesign our online services – and we need your help.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council co-leader Stephen Thompson held an estate walkabout to hear how DGHP staff are creating cleaner, greener and safer communities.

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Families across Dumfries and Galloway enjoyed two community events held by DGHP last week.

DGHP’s green team celebrates its first anniversary

An environmental service which is keeping communities in Dumfries and Galloway safe, clean and tidy is celebrating its first anniversary.

Graduate campaign for housing leaders of the future launched

Dumfries and Galloway’s brightest and best university leavers are being encouraged to sign up to one of the country’s leading graduate schemes

Football academy

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) helped girls have a ball this Easter by supporting a football academy in the north-west of Dumfries.

Environmental week

Communities across Dumfries and Galloway are cleaner and greener thanks to an environmental week of action.

DGHP move in

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has completed the final phase of 32 new-build homes in north-west Dumfries.

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At Wheatley Homes South, we’re always looking at ways to improve services for tenants. We will be carrying out improvements to our online services to make it quicker, a better experience to use and to offer even more options.

Calling all families – helping us to help you. We’re looking to learn more about families who live in our communities ensure you are at the heart of developing our services to make them the best they can be.

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DGHP is encouraging tenants to contact their housing officer if they are worried about rising fuel bills.

City bid

National treasure and award-winning actress Dame Joanna Lumley is giving her backing to Dumfries being crowned the UK’s newest city.

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Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) staff are working with partners to create calm and peaceful communities in Lochside and Lincluden.

Christmas fun day

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has helped the Stranraer community get festive after donating £200 to support a Christmas family fun day.

New Child Disability Benefit introduced by the Scottish Government

A new benefit has been introduced by the Scottish Government to help parents of children with a disability or ill health.

New Child Disability Benefit introduced by the Scottish Government

A new benefit has been introduced by the Scottish Government to help parents of children with a disability or ill health.

DGHP advisors helped tenants claim back  £1.2m in benefits in the past year

MSP Oliver Mundell has praised DGHP for its ‘really positive lead role’ in helping tenants claim the benefits they are entitled to.

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Tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) will benefit from cheaper energy bills thanks to a new ‘net zero’ renewable energy system.

Do you have the spookiest carved pumpkin? Enter our competition for a chance to win.

Earlier this month, a new Housing First Pilot Project launched in Dumfries.

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Ambitious plans to transform Dumfries and Galloway’s largest housing estate are moving forward - and the views of the local community will be key.

Do you have the best-looking garden, veggie patch or flowerpot on your street? Enter our competition for a chance to win.

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Former school site is part of ambitious plans by Wheatley Group to build 5500 homes by 2026.

People living in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are being helped to go on to further education thanks to Wheatley Group.

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The launch of a new environmental service at Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) is set to bring in 54 jobs for the region.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) customers have a new and improved website where they can report repairs and interact digitally with their landlord.

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Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) customers, with children under five, can now benefit from a reading project aimed at promoting family time.

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Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), as part of Wheatley Group, helped tenants in Dumfries and Galloway access almost £1.5million in unclaimed welfare benefits.

A Dumfries man, and board member of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), has joined the board of Wheatley Group’s award-winning charitable organisation.

The efforts of frontline staff at DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, during the pandemic have been recognised along with two other honours at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland Excellence Awards.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has given some support to a number of local groups to bring some festive cheer across the region.

Sixteen of Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers have joined Wheatley Group’s Ignite graduate training programme.

Tenants have praised the ‘brilliant support’ they have received from Wheatley Group’s housing officers in Dumfries and Galloway during the pandemic.

DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, is on the lookout for housing officers who can make a difference – as part of a commitment to bring 500 new jobs to the region.

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Please know we will do all we can to support you and your family through these extraordinary times.

An additional two graduate opportunities have become available in Dumfries and Galloway for Wheatley Group’s 2020 Ignite Graduate programme.

Wheatley Group is on the lookout for Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers to join its graduate training programme with 12 places available across the wider Group plus two graduates in the Dumfries and Galloway region.

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Are you worried or have questions about Coronavirus? Expert help and advice from health care professionals and the Government is available.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), part of Wheatley Group, has delivered more than 2,500 emergency food parcels to customers across the region during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Older customers in Dumfries and Galloway are getting extra security and peace of mind in their homes during the coronavirus crisis through a six-month 'OK Each Day' pilot of Alertacall service.

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Thanks for your patience as we continue to operate a restricted range of services, in line with government guidance.

DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, has been supporting customers through Wheatley’s Emergency Response Fund which provides extra help to those in financial hardship, who are ill or self-isolating to buy essential items.

DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, is now able to help make further education a reality for customers across Dumfries and Galloway through bursaries worth up to £1500 for full-time students and £750 for part-time studies.

Customers have praised ‘amazing’ DGHP staff for their help with benefits claims during the Coronavirus crisis.

DGHP’s new EatWell Service has now delivered more than 1000 emergency food parcels to customers in need across Dumfries and Galloway.

Universal Credit - with you all of the way

If you’re on Universal Credit, and claiming housing costs to pay your rent, make sure you let the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) know of changes to your rent.

A local Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) celebrated 80 years of a social housing estate in Dumfries recently with the unveiling of a new plaque at a memorial cairn in Dumfries.

Modern Apprentices at Wheatley Group

School leavers have the chance to become Modern Apprentices with Scotland’s largest housing, property and care organisation.

DGHP and Wheatley hold successful partnership event

Tenants have their say at engagement event

November is our Month of Engagement – and we want tenants to get involved.

Tenants can get accredited training with Keep Scotland Beautiful

We want you – yes YOU – to help improve your neighbourhood.

Tenants can get accredited training with Keep Scotland Beautiful

We want you – yes YOU – to help improve your neighbourhood.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) tenants are being urged to use their vote from this Friday (October 18) in a ballot to decide on partnership plans with Wheatley Group.

Pension Credits are changing

Think you might be entitled to Pension Credit – the benefit that tops up your pension?

DGHP’s new housing development in Dumfries has received a prestige award – the first of its kind in Dumfries and Galloway.

A new development of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) townhouses is complete in the centre of Dumfries.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) began another region-wide improvement programme for existing properties recently, with the first installations of the new energy efficient windows going into properties in the Annan region.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth almost £9million to invest in new windows for more than 2,000 properties.

Universal Credit: We spell out what it means

The UK Government is making important changes to the benefits system – and we can help you work your way through them.

Ian McMonigle with his artwork

The Roads to Success annual art exhibition is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart launches new homes in Castlemilk

Residents in a development of 130 new affordable homes in Castlemilk told Scotland’s Housing Minister today how their new houses had changed their lives.