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Men’s Shed

Men’s Shed

“One million people aged over 65 are often or always lonely.” – AgeUK A shed is a place where people come together to learn and share DIY skills and carry out repairs and build things for the community such as benches, bird hides, nest boxes, etc. In a nutshell: A Men’s Shed provides a communal place of skills sharing, informal learning, of individual pursuits & community projects, of purpose, achievement & social ...more

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Take a fresh look at fostering

Take a fresh look at fostering

Curious about fostering? Want to know more about what it is like to foster in Wiltshire? Now you can find out from the comfort of your own home by joining a live question and answer session this week. The session is on Thursday 21 May from 7:30pm via this link Join the Wiltshire Council fostering information webinar Cllr Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills said: “Wiltshire Council has improved the support ...more

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Wiltshire Council working to reallocate road space to prioritise cycling and walking

Wiltshire Council working to realloc...

Wiltshire Council is working on a series of projects to make significant changes to road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians, following recent guidance from the Department of Transport to reallocate road space in response to COVID-19.   As the number of cars on the road has fallen considerably in recent months, more people have been walking and cycling for exercise and to travel to essential work. Because of the reduction ...more

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Wiltshire Music teachers and schools...

We are delighted to launch the Wiltshire Music Education Awards – deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday 15 June 2020. These awards are designed to celebrate people and schools in the county who dedicate themselves to creating outstanding music education for children and young people. For 2020, there are 5 award ...more

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What’s your Covid-19 story?

  Healthwatch Wiltshire is looking for feedback from local people on how the coronavirus outbreak has affected the services they use. The independent health watchdog would like to hear your experiences of health and care services, good and bad, to help us identify how services are adapting and working well during ...more

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Help us inform the nation on what older people REALLY think about the COVID19 crisis

Help us inform the nation on what ol...

I am writing to ask if you might be might be willing to help with an important task we have been asked to undertake: to find out exactly how older people (50+) are being affected by the current crisis, their main concerns, and what support they think should be provided to those most in need. It is being run by EngAgeNet – you can check out more about us on www.engagenet.org.uk – a national coalition of seven of the regional forums ...more

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Council encouraging people to suppor...

With some residents left particularly vulnerable by the COVID-19 situation, Wiltshire Council is encouraging people to continue to donate to their local food banks if they can.  Some of the usual locations where people may have previously donated, such as schools and places of faith, are mainly unavailable at this time, ...more

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