The Care Campus Project is engaging with key stakeholders and communities across the region to find out what would make Dumfries and Galloway the best place to grow old and how this might be achieved.


What We Do

We are working with key stakeholders to ensure that the direction of this project is informed by ongoing consultation and by carrying out a comprehensive community engagement process.

We believe it is important for the success of this project that our community consultation is carried out on a region-wide basis so we can build a clearer understanding of the range of health and social care needs across Dumfries and Galloway.

Who We Are

The Care Campus Project Team consists of 3 part-time staff members – Project Officer, Community Engagement & Communications Officer and Project Administrator. We are part of The Crichton Trust and are based at their offices at The Crichton, in Dumfries.


Project Aim and Objectives


The aim of the project is:

To assess the feasibility of developing opportunities for a new rural care model, with links across Dumfries and Galloway.


The objectives of the project are:

  • To formulate a needs analysis based on demographic trends, planned service configurations and the continuing integration of health and social care provision for older people in Dumfries and Galloway;
  • To work with key stakeholders to formulate detailed ‘options’ for the delivery of a Care Campus;
  • To appraise these options through public and community consultation to establish a consensus statement on the preferred option, complete with stakeholder endorsement;
  • To select the preferred option and develop full business case through detailed discussions with key partners and stakeholders.

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