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Volunteers needed as friends for children in care

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Research shows many children in care would like to be offered the support of an independent adult in their lives; an extra person who can spend quality time with them, listen to their day to day concerns and take a special interest in their lives. Wiltshire independent visitor scheme is expanding, and as a result read more…

Walking volunteers celebrated at special event

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More than 120 volunteers from all over Wiltshire attended a special walking event and lunch in Lockeridge near Marlborough on Friday (2 February), to celebrate their work as Get Wiltshire Walking walk leaders. The day began with a chance for the volunteers to meet and chat, before a short speech from Chris Williams, portfolio holder read more…

UKYP elections


Young people are being encouraged to ensure they have their say on key issues for Wiltshire by voting on their phone during the youth elections. Fifteen candidates from across Wiltshire with ages ranging from 12 to 17 are standing for nomination for the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections this month. UKYP representatives sit on a read more…

New service to support children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health

mental health

The views of children, teenagers, parents, carers and healthcare professionals have helped to shape a modern service for children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health problems.  The Child and Adolescent Mental Service (CAMHS) provides targeted and specialist mental health and wellbeing support to children and young people aged 0-18 years.  The contract read more…

#CleanUpWilts: Wiltshire-wide roadshows

Clean Up Wilts

There will be a series of roadshows across Wiltshire this month (12 to 20 February) to encourage everyone to stop dropping litter, to switch to reusable, to recycle and to sign up for the Great British Spring Clean. #CleanUpWilts is a countywide litter campaign sponsored by Landmarc Support Services, which aims to reduce the £2.5million read more…