Dumfries & Galloway
The Young Person's Guarantee is a commitment to Scotland's
Every young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland will have
the opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and
ambitions, of going to university or college, an apprenticeship
programme, training, fair employment including work experience, or
participating in a formal volunteering programme.
The Guarantee will ensure that young people have access to and
understanding of the opportunities that can best support them,
delivered by a network of support in schools, colleges,
universities ,employability programmes, third sector support,
apprenticeships or training programmes.
For more information on how local authorities and partners are
supporting the Young Person's Guarantee in your area please
- Population: 148,800
- Area: 6,427 km²
- Location: Scottish Borders
Of the 32 local authorities in Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway
has the 14th highest population, with 58.8% of residents being of
working age between 16-64 years old.
As of June 2019, 68,900 Dumfries & Galloway residents
were economically active, with resident earnings around £85.90
below the national weekly average.
Between January and December 2018, there were 8,200
workless households in Dumfries & Galloway
This data and more detailed information on topics like,
Economy, Health, Housing, Crime, Safety and Education within
Dumfries and Galloway Council can be found at
Dumfries & Galloway Area Profile - 2019 and
Regional Skills Assessment - Dumfries and Galloway
Community Planning Partnership Aims
The Dumfries and Galloway Community Planning Partnership
is made up a variety of local organisations and agencies; including
a full range of statutory partners, local partnerships and third
sector organisations. The Community Planning Partnership
work togther to plan and deliver better services throughout
Dumfries and Galloway.
The five main partnership groups are:
- Local Authority
- Local NHS Board
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
- Scottish Enterprise
An introduction to community planning can be found here.
Further information to Community Planning Partnership can be
found at Community
Planning in Dumfries and Galloway.
City Region Deals
The Borderlands Partnership works across and brings together
five local authorities: Carlisle City Council, Cumbria
County Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland
County Council and Scottish Borders Council. The partnership was
formed to develop the potential for sustainable and economic growth
across the South of Scotland and the North of England.
Further information on The Borderlands Partnership can be
Management Information System
Dumfries and Galloway currently use Hanlon - features include
client tracking, employer and vacancy details, performance
Employability Strategies / Council Plans /
NOMIS Local Authority Labour
Dumfries & Galloway Labour Market Profile brings together
data from several sources, and includes information on employment/
unemployment, economic inactivity, employment by occupation,
qualifications, earnings by residence, out-of-work benefits and
jobs (total jobs/ employee jobs).
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland have prepared local labour market
information and intelligence for each of the unitary authorities in
Scotland that includes:
- Employment rates
- Claimant count unemployment
- Top 10 vacancies by occupation
- Youth unemployment
Link to the LMI profiles can be found
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
SIMD provides detail of small areas of multiple
deprivation in Scotland. This data allows for effective targetting
of policies and funding , where the objective is to target clusters
of multiple deprivation.
Community Health Partnership Profile
Here you can read case studies giving details of different
programmes and success stories in the area:
Story- Ian was made redundant from his job as a
metal salvage worker, his wife also passed away afte a short
illness leaving him a single parent of two teenagers. He was able
to find employment the help that he recieved from the
Emloyability and Skills service.
Story - Kieran was referred to the Employability and Skills
Service whilst he was in School as he didn't know what he would
like to do after finishing school. He recieved help from different
services available to him and was able to successfully complete a
Modern Apprenticeship and sustain employment.
Story - Rachel has been recieving help from the Employability
and Skills Service since 2018. She suffers from anxiety and
depression and had very low confidence and self esteem. With the
help she has been getting with these services, her confidence and
skills set have grown and has provided her with the necessary tools
to enter into employment in the near future.
Will be added here...
A directory of local services can be found at DG Employment TAP
- Directory of Services.