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We are the Poverty and Inequalities Partnership in Dumfries and Galloway.

Help Us to Help You - Cost of Living Website Survey -

Prices are up, especially food. Fuel costs fluctuate while domestic bills skyrocket. This affects low-income families and everyone in Dumfries and Galloway. It's a global problem, not just in Scotland or the UK. But help and support are available.

In November 2022, the Poverty and Inequalities Partnership launched the Cost of Living DG website to help Dumfries and Galloway residents with cost-of-living increases.

The site is a one-stop shop detailing help with money and benefits, household bills, finding work, health and wellbeing, and support for families, young people, older adults, and disabled people. 

A year after the Cost Of Living DG website launched, we would appreciate it if you could complete our short survey, which aims to gather feedback on its effectiveness in providing information on cost-of-living support in Dumfries and Galloway.

Everyone's perspective is valuable, and we'd like to hear from as many of you as possible. Your input will help us improve the website's features and ensure that it continues to serve as a useful resource for our communities right across the region.

The survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes, and your responses will be kept completely anonymous.

Help Us to Help You - Cost of Living Website Survey -

The survey is open from Tuesday, 5 December 2023, to Monday, 5 February 2024.


In 2021 the Community Planning Partnership Board established a Poverty and Inequalities Partnership, comprising a number of organisations including public sector, third sector and individuals.  It aims to progress local work to address some of the challenges people are facing due to the increases in the cost of living.

This website has been developed by partners to help those in need easily find information on the support available.

For more information on the Poverty and Inequalities Partnership, including details of the members and their remits, please click here.

Cost-of-living increases

Prices of most goods have risen; food costs more. Petrol/diesel is fluctuating dramatically and domestic fuel bills are rocketing. People have less money as their disposable income is being eroded.

This issue is not only affecting low-income families but also everyone living and working in Dumfries and Galloway, with many being unaware of what help and support is available to them.

This is not just a challenge for Dumfries and Galloway, it affects people across Scotland, UK-wide and throughout the world.

We have created this website as a one-stop shop for our local residents to access a wide range of information, help and advice to ensure they get the support they need to help them through this challenging time.

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