News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 25 May 2021
Furlong Close update
Residents at Furlong Close will continue to access care and support as usual while the future provision at the site is determined.
Published 18 May 2021
Foster Care Fortnight - meet the team behind the scenes
To find out more about fostering with Wiltshire Council you can talk to the friendly team behind the scenes and hear from foster carers by joining a series of online events.
Published 5 May 2021
Foster Care Fortnight - Foster a teenager
Young people in care have been sharing their thoughts on what makes a good foster carer as Wiltshire Council launches a new campaign to encourage more people to consider fostering.
Published 24 February 2021
People urged to sign up to social care training and a potential new career
Wiltshire Council is encouraging people who may have time to spare or thinking of a new career in social care to join a government scheme that will support care provision across the county.
Published 23 February 2021
Statement on Furlong Close
At Full Council on 23 February, Wiltshire Council Leader Cllr Philip Whitehead said a rapid scrutiny review will go ahead around issues surrounding Furlong Close where Wiltshire Council has a number of residents.
Published 10 February 2021
Information evening will help explain the valuable role of supported lodgings carers
Published 9 February 2021
Shared Lives Wiltshire introduces new day support service - Shared Days!
Shared Lives Wiltshire is broadening its reach so more people can benefit from its ethos of building meaningful relationships with a carer and their family and connecting with their local community.
Published 8 February 2021
Wiltshire ready to help eligible unpaid carers receive their PPE following government announcement
Wiltshire's eligible unpaid carers will be able to receive PPE following updated government guidance published on Friday (5 February).
Published 2 February 2021
Residents asked to consider new proposals for additional care support while living independently
Residents at four Extra Care Housing sites in Wiltshire are being asked for their views
Published 29 January 2021
Southwick Country Park is formally declared a Local Nature Reserve
The park has been declared a Local Nature Reserve and recognised for its local importance to wildlife and education