Wiltshire Voices is a project that aims to find new ways of reaching out to people who do not, or cannot, attend the council’s meetings. Wiltshire Voices aims to do this by talking and listening to local people and recording their stories.
There will be a total of 12 projects with each project focusing on a specific group of people who normally struggle to get their voices heard.
- Army wives
- Older people
- People with learning disabilities and autism
- People affected by stroke
- Boaters living on the Kennet and Avon Canal
- Migrant workers
- Gypsies and Travellers
- Rural families on low incomes
- Living with Dementia
- People who are blind or partially sighted
- Young people not in employment, education or training
- Residents of the Friary Estate, Salisbury
- Carers in Wiltshire
- Young carers in Wiltshire
What will be the outcome of this project?
The results of each local project will be presented in a 30 minute film and a magazine style article. There will also be a guide to accompany the DVD and magazine article. This will be used in group situations to stimulate discussion and action by schools, organisations and the council’s area boards.
Who can be involved?
If you work or volunteer with any of the people listed above, you might be interested in joining a group of stakeholders. At the start of each project we bring together the stakeholders to give us the benefit of their knowledge and experience and to help make sure we are identifying the key issues. You might be a health or social care professional, voluntary support group, specialist leisure or support service provider.
Why do we need your help?
- To pool knowledge and expertise
- To identify the right issues and reach the right people
- To identify participants for the focus groups
When is this project happening?
This project is running from September 2011 for two years.
How has this project been funded?
The funding for this project was awarded by the Wiltshire Public Service Board as part of the Performance Reward Grant funding from central government.
Find out more:
If you would like to find out more please contact Mary Cullen on firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 16 February 2016