Tenants gather for Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership conference
Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership’s 2018 Tenant Conference took place last week with around 150 people in attendance at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries.
Tenants attended the event on Thursday from all corners of Dumfries and Galloway - from Drummore to Langholm and the feedback has been very positive. DGHP’s AGM also took place in the afternoon.
There were some prizes to be won on the day, including £100 of M&S vouchers, donated by Anglian; bed and breakfast for two at the Holiday Inn as well as tickets for a Christmas party night at the Easterbrook Hall and a “Bryan Adams” tribute night with dinner for four, kindly donated by the RAD Group’s Hetland Hall Hotel.
Throughout the day there were workshops taking place focusing on:
Throughout the day DGHP welfare benefit advisors were on-hand to have appointments with anyone looking for a benefit health check to see if they were receiving all the benefits they are entitled to.
A special thank you was extended to the tenant working group who helped put the event together, all of whom are volunteers. Thanks to Robert Kerr, from Dumfries; Eddie Atkinson, from Port William; Diane Currie, from Annan; Robert Hood, from Dumfries; Rab Davidson, from Dalbeattie and Jim Kennedy, from Kirkcudbright.
Thank also went to all of the exhibitors on the day including Home Energy Scotland, Solway Credit Union, DGHP contractors, Job Centre Plus, Thistle Insurance, Citizens Advice Bureau and many more.