News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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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 15 September 2021
Building Bridges programme is available to support people into education or employment
Free support is available for people across Swindon and Wiltshire to get the confidence and experience they need to get into education or employment
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 31 March 2021
New team will champion voice of young people in Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council has created a new team dedicated to championing the voices of children and young people throughout Wiltshire.
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 29 March 2021
Don't miss out on free childcare for two-year-olds
Wiltshire Council is encouraging parents with children who were two years old on or before 31 March 2021 to apply for 15 hours free childcare.
Published 18 March 2021
Easter holiday childcare for parents working to support the COVID-19 response
Wiltshire Council has worked with local childminders and activity providers to create a childcare directory for use by critical workers during the upcoming Easter holidays.
Published 17 March 2021
Wiltshire Council joins forces with partners to help combat Child Exploitation
Wiltshire Council is adopting a wider approach to tackling issues around risks outside of the home for children and young people as it joins forces with partners to address issues of exploitation.