This list of services and organisations is intended as a quick way to find information and services mentioned elsewhere in this website. A much broader list of services is available via the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council website.
Advocacy is the process of enabling people to: express their views and concerns, access information and services, explore options and choices, defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.
County Community Projects (CCP) provides free advocacy support to young people in Wiltshire.Close
County Community Projects (CCP) is our commissioned provider of advocacy services for children and young people in Wiltshire.CCP exists to transform lives. Their priority is to help people who have serious and immediate need, equipping them to meet the demands of an ever-evolving society.
All referrals for advocacy must be made through the CCP advocacy helpline: 0300 365 8300 or by emailing WiltsCYPAdvocacy@ccprojects.org.ukClose
Apprenticeships give learners the opportunity to earn while they learn, as they work alongside experienced staff members, acquiring job specific skills at their place of work and gain nationally recognised qualifications as they go. Apprenticeships also provide learners with the opportunity to progress onto higher level qualifications such as University or progress onto higher or degree level apprenticeships.
Barnardos is a charity that cares for vulnerable children and young people across the UK through the work of a number of services.
'We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence'
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The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) brings key professionals together to facilitate early, better quality information sharing, analysis and decision-making, to safeguarding vulnerable children and young people more effectively. Wiltshire MASH aims to initially provide a central point of contact for public and professionals for children's safeguarding concerns
Citizen’s Advice advisors are specially trained to offer personal, confidential advice on all sorts of issues and challenges. Including:
- Accessing benefits
- Help with debts or financial planning
- Help and advice about letters you receive that you do not understand or that worry you
- Legal concerns or challenges
Website: Citizen’s Advice
The Community Connecting team assists customers with a disability to find out more about their local community and how they can access some of the following.
- Finding voluntary work
- Joining a club
- Going to their local college
- Using their community facilities to do things that they enjoy
If you or someone living in your property is permanently disabled you may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) towards the cost of providing adaptations and facilities to enable the disabled person to continue to live there. Such grants are given by the council under Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and are means-tested except in the case of adaptations for children.
There are strict eligibility criteria for Disabled Facilities Grants.
Mandatory grants – include access into and around the property and the main rooms used by the disabled person, safety of the disabled person and adapting the heating and lighting controls
Discretionary grants – In certain circumstances this provides a top up if the grant exceeds £30,000. If you require further information about this please contact the Private Sector Housing Team (PSHT).
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The FIS has information on:
- Parent and Toddler Groups
- Activities and leisure groups for 0 to 19 year olds
- National and local support services for health, education, financial, legal and family issues
- Schools and Education
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Healthwatch Wiltshire gives people a powerful voice locally and works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services.
Local Healthwatch has taken on the work of the Local Involvement Networks and also:
- Provides information and signposting to people about local health and care services, how to access them and how to find their way round the system
Homes4Wiltshire is the place to find affordable housing in the Wiltshire Council area, plus information on other housing options available. Homes4Wiltshire is a Choice based lettings scheme for people in housing need seeking alternative accommodation
KIDS WISA is the SENDIAS service for Wiltshire run by the charity KIDS (Previously run by Action for Children). They offer free, independent and neutral information on Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and can give guidance to help young people with SEND and their parents/carers to make appropriate and informed choices relating to education, health and social care. An experienced team, based in Trowbridge, provides this individual support in a number of ways.
Wiltshire Supported Internship Programme is a study programme which is delivered by Wiltshire College in a partnership with Wiltshire Council. Supported internships are individualised Study programmes which are designed to equip students with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities with the skills they need to secure paid employment.
SWAPP is a partnership programme between parents and their child’s setting or school that aims to build an understanding of autism and the challenges and delights it can present.
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Wiltshire Council are running Triple P parenting groups around the county to help parents make small changes that will have a positive long term impact on a child’s behaviour. Triple P is a 7-week, free service for families with children up to age 16. Courses run in line with the school terms.
The WPCC also provides the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Service, which includes a wealth of information, as well as signposting to specialist services.
Website: Wiltshire Parent Carer Council
Address: Unit 1 and 2 Pentagon House, 51/52 Castle Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8AU.
Telephone: 01225 764647
The College is based on four main campuses in Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lackham and Salisbury and offers a wide range of apprenticeships as well as full-time, part-time and university level courses