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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 17 February 2021
Wiltshire Council's Chief Executive and Director of Public Health volunteer at Salisbury City Hall vaccination centre
Terence Herbert and Kate Blackburn spent an afternoon volunteering at the City Hall NHS vaccination centre in Salisbury
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 22 May 2020
Muslim communities urged to celebrate Eid safely at the end of Ramadan
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close this weekend (Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 May), Wiltshire and Swindon's Local Resilience Forum has issued an open letter to all Muslims in the county, reminding them of the social distancing rules still in place, despite the easing of the lockdown.
Published 22 May 2020
Mental health training supporting volunteers
Wiltshire Council has provided mental health and resilience webinars to volunteers who have been supporting residents during COVID-19.
Published 29 January 2020
Restaurant licences suspended due to illegal working on premises
Following applications made by the Home Office (Immigration Enforcement), two restaurants in Chippenham and Pewsey have had licenses suspended due to illegal working taking place on the premises.