News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 30 September 2021
Disruption to PCR test booking site tonight (30 September)
The disruption is due to the portal being upgraded
Published 28 September 2021
Wiltshire Council free Summer FUEL programme
Wiltshire Council successfully delivered the Government's Holiday Activity and Food programme to over 1,800 young people during four weeks of the summer holidays. The programme, which aims to provide children eligible for benefits related free school meals with free access to high quality activities and nutritious meals, was delivered across Wiltshire using the brand FUEL and was funded by the Department for Education.
Published 27 September 2021
Wiltshire Year of Reading is launched
Wiltshire Council is launching a year-long campaign involving schools, libraries and communities to encourage people of all ages to delve into reading. The Wiltshire Year of Reading starts today (27 September 2021) encouraging everyone from very young children to older adults to enjoy the written word.
Published 22 September 2021
Wiltshire Council encourages "empty nesters" and those who fancy a change in direction to think about fostering
The council is encouraging these people to consider fostering and help meet the demand for more people to foster with Wiltshire Council
Published 10 September 2021
Wiltshire Council explains how helping Afghan families will not impact on affordable homes for local people
Wiltshire Council is explaining how a call out for private rented properties to help Afghan families will not impact on the affordable homes to house Wiltshire households.
Published 29 July 2021
Winning combination: Wiltshire social workers achieve national awards
Wiltshire Council social workers have achieved national recognition for their outstanding dedication and commitment to children and families at a prestigious awards ceremony this week.
Published 28 July 2021
New Youth hub leads the way with advice and support for young people
A new youth hub has been set up to offer face to face advice and signposting for 16 - 24 year olds to support with next steps into employment, apprenticeships or further learning.
Published 27 July 2021
Social workers shortlisted for top national award
Social workers from Wiltshire have been shortlisted for prestigious awards in recognition of their outstanding work in supporting children and families.
Published 21 July 2021
Statement on care home numbers being released
Wiltshire Council has joined with the Wiltshire Care Partnership to respond to the publication of figures today (21 July) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into care home deaths related to COVID.
Published 21 July 2021
Additional funding agreed to meet rising demand for SEND support
Wiltshire Councillors have agreed to fund additional posts to meet rising demand and provide effective ongoing support for children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).