Minority Communities


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We are committed to identify and remove existing and potential barriers to DAGCAS’ services being used by all the Minority Communities across the region in Dumfries and Galloway. We are based in Dumfries but provide outreach services in Stranraer, Castle Douglas and Annan.

Our service is

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Impartial, and
  • Independent

What we provide

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We provide following services on issues related to

  • Immigration Issues
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Housing Problems
  • Employment Issues
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Money Matters
  • Education Issues
  • Legal Matters

We also aim

  • To develop links and actively engage members of the Minority Communities with local support agencies and community groups.
  • To raise awareness to main services available in the region to the Minority Communities.
  • To remove language barrier in accessing services provided by DAGCAS by providing interpretation services.
  • To improve understanding of workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities.
  • To provide opportunities for the members of the Minority Communities to volunteer with DAGCAS to be trained as Volunteer Advisers.

How?

We will:

  • See you in the bureau and make further appointments if needed
  • Accept phone and email enquiries
  • Offer home visits if necessary
  • Take referrals from any voluntary and statutory organisation

Where?

Annan CABCastle Douglas CABDumfries CABStranraer CAB
19a Bank Street3 St Andrew Street81-85 Irish Street23 Lewis Street
AnnanCastle DouglasDumfriesStranraer
DG12 6AADG7 1DEDG1 2PQDG9 7AB

Time to volunteer

If you would like to train to become a Volunteer Adviser and/or Specialist in Minority Community Issues, please contact one our bureaux for further information.

What’s in it for you?

There are many reasons to consider volunteering in the CAB. Some of these are:

  • training and skills development
  • put your existing skills to use
  • meeting people
  • helping clients, helping the community
  • working for change
  • improving health and well being – volunteering is good for you

Contact information:

Project Development Worker: Sitki Nalci

Telephone

0300 303 4321

Email

sitki.nalci@dagcas.org

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