South Wilts Mencap: News

South Wilts Mencap news along with local and national stories relating to people with learning disabilities.

Fairfield Farm College Summer Holiday Programme 2017

Fairfield Farm College offer a range of courses over the summer holidays. open to young people with learning disabilities aged 14-25 years. Price includes all materials, food and drinks. There is a reduction if you are accompanied by your parent/carer to support you.

Courses include;

Pony Camp Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July

Nail art, face painting and tattoo designs Wednesday 26 July

Outdoor workshop Friday 28 July

PE Extravaganza workshop Tuesday 1 August

Caring for Animals Friday 4 August

Holiday Fishing Wednesday 16 August

Caring for Animals Monday 21 August

Cost £30* including lunch/refreshments
*£5 reduction if accompanied by carer (subsidised by Friends of Fairfield)

Download and complete the application form and email to Janet OR call 01373 823028 to book. Please liaise with Janet before sending in the form.

Community Child Health Service Q&A

In response to the commitment made at previous sessions, the WPCC has worked with NHS Wiltshire CCG, Wiltshire Council and Virgin Care to arrange these Question and Answer sessions. The sessions are for parent carers of a child or young person aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND), providing an informal opportunity for parent carers to ask questions of commissioners and representatives of the Community Child Health Service, and to review and give feedback.

Sessions will take place on 4th July in Salisbury and 7th July in Calne.

The Salisbury venue is Salisbury & South Wiltshire Sports Centre, Wilton Road, SP2 9NY. The session will run from 10am to 12pm.

Any parent carer can submit questions in advance of the sessions whether they are able to attend or not (full details on flyer).

For more details view the flyer here. To book a place, please click here. or call WPCC on 01225 764647 or email.


Jack and the Beanstalk at Salisbury Playhouse

Book Now for Jack and the Beanstalk Relaxed Performance 4 January at 2.30pm With a less formal atmosphere, the Relaxed Performance is designed to welcome anyone with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or those who otherwise might feel excluded from the opportunity to experience theatre.

For more information and to book, call the Salisbury Playhouse Ticket Office: 01722 320333.

Salisbury Playhouse Young Company Pantomime Auditions 2017/18

Salisbury Playhouse are looking for young performers aged 12 – 17 to create two teams of 6 young company members. ​The role will primarily involve dancing and acting but you will be required to sing in the larger ensemble numbers.

This year’s auditions will take place on Saturday 15 July in the Community Room at Salisbury Playhouse.

For more information click here and to apply download and complete the application form and return by email.

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Monday 10 July 2017.