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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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Leisure Credits

10.6 % of young people under 20 across Wiltshire live in low income families. Some of these young people have limited opportunities to get involved in the community. In a nutshell: Leisure credits is a project which involves young people going out and doing practical work in their local area, which benefits their community. ...more

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Christmas Community Lunch

This community group’s purpose is to help, empower and provide local support to those in poverty and those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. It enables individuals and families to make a positive change through access to local services. Working with individuals and families on a one to one, free and confidential ...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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