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Wiltshire council and its communities run many projects, follow one of the projects below to find out more.

Repair cafe

“The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single year, less than 50% is recycled.” In a nutshell: We throw away vast amounts of stuff.  Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair.  Climate change, rising CO2 levels and plastics in the ocean are all ...more

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Community Litter Picks

“It costs Council Tax payers in Wiltshire over £3m each year to pick up litter.” Local volunteers come together to clean up an area of land or open space in a village, town or neighbourhood. In a nutshell: Local litter picking groups aim to clear litter from open spaces, improve the local environment and encourage ...more

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Community Choir – seniors tea ...

In a nutshell: This project developed out of a group of residents desire to sing. They found themselves a Musical Director and launched in June 2013, with very little idea whether the community would be interested. They held two free open evenings in the town hall which were swamped with eager participants, totalling 160 ...more

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Contact the Elderly

“Knowing I can refer some clients on to a group, once we’ve completed a piece of work and their mood and self esteem have improved, can be a real protective factor in their ongoing psychological well-being and quality of life. These friendship groups are particularly relevant as social isolation can be such a risk ...more

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Memory Dances

“Dance has long been recognised as providing a therapeutic benefit, a form of release and a means of expression. Using simple creative movements allows people to express something of their individuality.”  Memory Dances are a simple way of helping people with early onset dementia to experience a sense of fun and freedom ...more

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Library Memory Group

“Relax and listen to stories and poems in a small friendly shared reading group.” People living with dementia and their carers do not need to be alone. A shared reading memory group is where people can come together to read and discuss literature in an open and supportive environment.” In a nutshell: A shared ...more

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Care and Connect

“The older people attending ‘care and connect’ sometimes come looking sad, lost and lonely. The transformation achieved from the regular period of contact, care and support is heart warming, and so vital .” Care and Connect is a simple concept of a monthly opportunity for older isolated people who have, whether ...more

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Wordfest

A passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.’ (Roald Dahl) A festival of events and activities celebrating literacy and story telling for ...more

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