The Stewartry is bordered by the Wigtown area in the west and the Nithsdale area in the east of Dumfries and Galloway. East Ayrshire local authority also borders this part of our region in the north. The Stewartry covers and area of 166,357 hectares which is 26% of the total area of Dumfries and Galloway.

By 2037 we expect:
– 1 in 3 people to be aged over 65 years instead of 1 in 5 currently.
– The number of 85 year olds to double.
– Over 4300 people aged 65 and over to live along.
– The number of 15 to 64 year olds to have declined by 25%

Latest News

The final Stewartry Locality Plan for 2016-19 has now been agreed by the Integration Joint Board (IJB). You can find out more about your area and some of the things we will be working on here

For an easy read version of the plan, click here

Read the Spring edition of Stewartry Chatter Here

Public & Staff Engagement Feedback Booklet (Artwork Edition) Community Engagement Art Booklet

Locality Manager

Stephanie Mottram, Locality Manager

Stephanie Mottram

Stephanie Mottram is the Health and Social Care Partnership’s Locality Manager in Stewartry, responsible for taking forward health and social care integration in the area, shaping local services to meet the needs of individuals in their communities.

Stephanie has worked within the NHS for the past 16 years and extensive management experience spanning across both primary and secondary care. She believes the partnership has the potential to make a real difference to people’s everyday lives. For service users, it will offer seamless pathways of care, timely and effective support which is tailored to individual needs and for staff across the partnership there will be opportunities for career development and new career pathways.

Case Study

Men’s Sheds

Balmaclellan Men’s Shed provides a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects in the company of other men. A similar project has been launched in Dalbeattie, with both members of a region-wide Men’s Shed Network, allowing for greater links to be formed with other initiatives around Dumfries and Galloway.

“Being part of the shed therapy group has helped me a great deal to come out of my shell and the “teacher” is great and gives you so much confidence. I have also found it very therapeutic, it has been great and I would love to keep coming. I always looked forward to a Tuesday.” – Participant of Shed Therapy

ConnectionsSocial Prescribing (known locally as Healthy Connections Stewartry):

A formal process for primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a variety of local non-clinical services, which are often provided by the third (voluntary) and community sector.

Benefits for patients include:

  • Allows time to be heard
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved self esteem and confidence
  • Supports health and lifestyle change
  • More specialised local knowledge

Benefits for GP practice include:

  • Easy referral
  • Increased range of practical service
  • Encourages and supports self care
  • More appropriate use of GP time
  • Reduces frequent practice attendance

Useful Documents and Links

Easy Read Stewartry

The Living Well

The Living Well helps you to find activities and services related to improving health and wellbeing, in your community.