News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 24 March 2023
Move to foster - new campaign to encourage more foster carers is launched
As clocks go forward this weekend Wiltshire Council will be launching a new drive to encourage more people to spring into action and foster with Wiltshire Council.
Published 20 March 2023
Wiltshire Council encourages experienced social workers back into the workplace during Social Work Week
Wiltshire Council social workers have been sharing their experiences of being a social worker and the benefits of working for the council as they celebrate Social Work Week.
Published 10 March 2023
Shared Lives carers help people regain the skills and confidence to return home from hospital
Wiltshire Council has launched a new support service to help people that are medically fit to leave hospital and continue their recovery in a safe environment while regaining the daily living skills and confidence they need to return to their own home.
Published 7 March 2023
LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week - Make the call to be a foster carer
Wiltshire Council needs an additional 30 foster carers this year to help provide homes for young people
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 in-house 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.
Published 2 March 2020
LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week
"Rewarding," "providing a warm friendly home" and "making a difference" are just some of the ways Julie and Clare describe their role as foster carers.