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Published 31 March 2021
Wiltshire's Amazing Social workers given national recognition
Twenty of Wiltshire Council's adult and children's social workers have been recognised in the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) national awards.
Published 4 March 2021
Breath of fresh air in Bradford on Avon as levels of particulate matter fall in the town
The air quality in Bradford on Avon has improved, as levels of particulate matter have fallen below the objective set in air quality law that originally led to the town's Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) order, and as a result this part of the order has now been lifted.
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 24 March 2020
Wiltshire Council publishes directory of volunteer groups
Wiltshire Council has published a directory of community volunteer groups that have been set up throughout the county, in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Published 13 March 2020
Preparation work to start on Melksham Community Campus site
Work to prepare Wiltshire Council's Melksham House site for the modern multi-use community campus will start next week.