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Friends Customer Forum

A number of our Friends customers (members) from across the D&G region attended our 6 monthly Customer Forum on 22 November 2017 in our HO in Dumfries to provided essential feedback and ideas on the service to staff on various subject headings which will assist us in planning the service next year and beyond. A BIG thank you to all who attended and contributed. The next meeting in May 2018 will be held in Newton Stewart. #customerengagement  

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Volunteer Training Workshop in the Stewartry

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We trained another seven new volunteer befrienders in the Stewartry in November 2017 at Castle Douglas Community Fire Station's training room. Pictured with local Development Officers Shelley and Isobel are our latest recruits. If you wish to join us and think you can help reduce loneliness and isolation with local older people, then please give us a call on 01556 288427 or email  

Colin Smyth MSP at Food Train's HO

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Colin Smyth MSP (left) popped into our new HO today to talk about the issues of loneliness and social isolation with our Friends Project Manager, Scott McGill (right).

Colin is very interested in this issue and is keen to assist in helping Food Train to raise awareness of the issue at both local and national level to ensure the appropriate level of support is provided long term.