The Dumfries and Galloway Charter group has been meeting since September 2016. People meet to share examples of how they are putting the Charter for Involvement into practice. They identify barriers to leading the kind of lives they want and share views on how to tackle these barriers.

Hello and Welcome

Hi I’m Paddy. I am helping the Dumfries and Galloway Charter group to make sure they are listened to and respected.


About us

We are a group of people from across Dumfries and Galloway who get additional support. We meet up every couple of months.

At meetings we talk about how we have been using the Charter for Involvement and what we think should happen next.

We are part of the National Involvement Network.

“We want to be involved in Speaking up Groups”


What we do

We raise awareness of the Charter for Involvement and promote inclusion of people who get additional support. We give each other mutual support and learn from each other. We also review local and national policies and make recommendations. Some of us get involved in campaigning and some of us have delivered training and given presentations on the Charter for Involvement. Sometimes organisations ask us for advice.

We want to take part in national and local campaigns”


How can I get involved

Anyone with additional support needs can join Dumfries and Galloway Charter group. You can phone or email Paddy for more information. You can ask whoever gives you support to contact Paddy.


Meeting Dates

Meetings are held every 2 months or so. We welcome anyone interested in coming along and finding out more about the group.

Meetings dates for 2020:

  • 29th January 2020
  • 11th  March 2020
  • 13th  May 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 11th November 2020

Venue:      Castle Douglas Community Centre, DG7 1AJ       12 - 2.30pm

Information from Meetings

Notes of meeting 11 March 2020

Local Involvement Networks

ARC Scotland brings supported people together in their local areas to lead change in their services and communities in Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, Edinburgh and Lothian, and North East and South Ayrshires.

Read more about Local Involvement