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Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living Accommodation Survey
Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living are currently working with Wiltshire Council to look at accommodation in Wiltshire.
The following survey asks about people’s views and experiences of accommodation and what they would like for the future. We would like to hear the views of adults with a learning disability, people who are autistic, people who have physical or sensory needs and people who have mental health needs:
The responses to this survey will be used by Wiltshire Council to help shape and plan the Accommodation Strategy in Wiltshire.
If anyone you are working alongside would like support to complete the survey please ask them to telephone the User Engagement Team at on 0300 1233 442 and we can go through the survey questions with them over the telephone.
Wiltshire Children’s Centres have a brand new website packed full of information about all of our services and how to access them. www.wiltshirechildrenscentres.org.uk
Take a few minutes to browse through our dedicated professionals section - For Professionals - Wiltshire Children's Centres. We even have specific pages for Childcare settings and for schools
Please see the message below from JCP Wiltshire regarding a Twitter Festival on 18th Feb in support of mental health across Wiltshire.
Let’s Talk Wiltshire Festival
During these challenging times it is so important we all focus on our wellbeing and mental health.
We are excited to invite you to an online Twitter Festival - "Let's Talk Wiltshire" where you can hear from the experts in our community about how to manage your mental health and wellbeing and the support available locally for you and your family
Join us on Twitter on
Thursday 18th February 2021
11am – 12pm.
You could be entitled to £100s off your winter fuel bills.
You may be eligible for a Surviving Winter Grant towards your bills if you are on a lower income and worry about the cost of heating.
If you are over State Pension age you can apply through Age UK Wiltshire on 0808 196 2424.
If you are of working age and have a health issue made worse by the cold or if you are over State Pension age, you can apply through Wiltshire Warm & Safe on 0800 038 5722. The Surviving Winter grant will be running until about April-May this year.
Wiltshire children’s centres offer one to one support to families with children from 0-5 years to help with a whole range of topics including:
- Ideas around implementing routines and setting boundaries.
- Help to understand your child’s needs and build your confidence as a parent.
- Help around finances, housing applications, debt support and accessing benefits.
- Advice on local childcare and applying for funding.
- Support in volunteering and returning to work.
- Introductions to other services.
The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHIPPENHAM
Waste Not Want Not, the successful furniture recycling charity needs volunteers in their Hungerdown Lane showroom.
Hours and days are negotiable to suit your requirements and, if you prefer, a one to four week work placement is also available.
Come and work alongside a very friendly, dedicated group of volunteers under the direction of our manager, Phil Reade.
Waste Not Want Not, the successful furniture recycling charity is looking for new trustees to join the board.
What you bring – whatever your background, your skills are wanted. This includes customer support, shop knowledge, working with people, recycling, training, fundraising, marketing, finance, admin, delivering goods or just local knowledge.
What you get – experience of joining a friendly board, sharing ideas that make a difference locally, understanding how a charity can improve people’s quality of life, personal development
Join the local charity for local people and help make a huge difference in local lives.
WASTE NOT WANT NOT 303/305 Hungerdown Lane Chippenham SN14 OJJ
Home-Start Kennet understands how hard parenting can be!
Sometimes all families need is a little support to help them through a challenging time.
They could be feeling isolated or lonely, suffering poor mental/physical health, experiencing a relationship breakdown or coping with twins! They could just be feeling overwhelmed and not know which way to turn.
We help by giving free emotional and practical support. Our friendly volunteers will visit weekly for 2-3 hours or give support over the phone*. Our volunteers will listen and help find the best way forward. In difficult times, someone to talk to and a listening ear can often make all the difference.
To find out more about how we can help, please get in touch!
Home-Start Kennet, Unit 1, Fordbrook Business Park, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5NU.
(*during Coronavirus restrictions, phone support only. Home-visiting support will resume as soon as government guidance allows)
You may be interested to learn that the DWP has produced a range of British Sign Language videos on Coronavirus and benefit changes. These include new content for Universal Credit Coronavirus updates, and Statutory Sick Pay.You can view these videos on the DWP YouTube Sign channel.
It is planned to add videos regarding Access to Work, PIP, Carer’s Allowance and Child Maintenance in the near future. .
October 2019 Department of Work & Pensions