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Published 27 June 2020
Support for care homes to prepare for visitors
We've worked with care homes throughout the pandemic
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 11 June 2020
Funding could help to unlock potential of Bradford on Avon site
Wiltshire Council has secured funding from the government's One Public Estate (OPE) programme to explore future possibilities for a new community facility in central Bradford on Avon.
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.
Published 5 June 2020
Partners mark National Volunteers Week
Members of Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum have marked National Volunteers' Week by paying tribute to all those who have given their time and expertise for free during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 29 May 2020
Street markets back selling full range of products
Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council's street markets will be open from Tuesday 2 June 2020 with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods.
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 21 May 2020
Local voluntary organisations working with Wiltshire Council to support vulnerable residents during COVID-19
In addition to all the work that local community groups have been undertaking to support their communities, Wiltshire Council's Wellbeing Hub has been working with specific partner agencies to provide additional support to residents who are 'shielding' or are highly vulnerable during COVID-19.