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Published 24 February 2021
People urged to sign up to social care training and a potential new career
Wiltshire Council is encouraging people who may have time to spare or thinking of a new career in social care to join a government scheme that will support care provision across the county.
Published 23 February 2021
Statement on Furlong Close
At Full Council on 23 February, Wiltshire Council Leader Cllr Philip Whitehead said a rapid scrutiny review will go ahead around issues surrounding Furlong Close where Wiltshire Council has a number of residents.
Published 9 February 2021
Shared Lives Wiltshire introduces new day support service - Shared Days!
Shared Lives Wiltshire is broadening its reach so more people can benefit from its ethos of building meaningful relationships with a carer and their family and connecting with their local community.
Published 8 February 2021
Wiltshire ready to help eligible unpaid carers receive their PPE following government announcement
Wiltshire's eligible unpaid carers will be able to receive PPE following updated government guidance published on Friday (5 February).
Published 2 February 2021
Residents asked to consider new proposals for additional care support while living independently
Residents at four Extra Care Housing sites in Wiltshire are being asked for their views
Published 18 September 2020
Wiltshire Council receives government support to help fund vital work with rough sleepers
More than £47,000 will be spent on a range of measures
Published 15 June 2020
'You've got a friend in me' Wiltshire Council supports Mencap's Learning Disability Week friendship campaign
Long walks, chats over the phone, visits, newsletters and exchanging craft ideas are just some of the many ways the Wiltshire Council Inhouse Learning Disability Team has been keeping in contact with adults they care for during COVID-19.
Published 10 June 2020
Inspirational Wiltshire carers hold virtual tea parties for Shared Lives Week
Inspirational Shared Lives Wiltshire carers who open up their homes to support young people and adults, will be hosting virtual tea parties and sharing their heartwarming stories online this month.
Published 8 June 2020
Carer Support Wiltshire Gears up for Carers Week 2020
Carer Support Wiltshire is running a series of virtual events and activities for this year's Carers Week. Running from 8-14 June, Carers Week shines a light on the thousands of unpaid carers there are in the UK. Across the UK today an estimated 6.5 million people or 1 in every 8 are carers and this includes many thousands who live in Wiltshire.