England Rugby have worked closely with Premiership Rugby to create a 12 week, school rugby programme aimed at engaging young people who are 16 years old and above with special educational needs. The aim of the programme is for more young adults with special educational needs playing rugby regularly by being part of mixed ability rugby teams.
Bath Rugby Foundation is working hard to develop opportunities for disabled people to engage in various forms of the game with the above project being a FREE opportunity. The project is aimed at local groups who engage with a post 16 audience with Bath Rugby looking to attend a block of already existing sessions to raise interest.
The main aim of the Project Rugby sessions is for young adults aged 16+ years to transition across to the new Mixed Ability Rugby team Bath Rugby are looking to set-up in this area.
This is a great opportunity to try a new activity within the Salisbury area.
Anyone interested in finding out more information should contact Becks Toan at Bath Rugby Foundation directly by email
Exeter House, St Mark’s Junior and Wyndham Park Infants’ Schools are running groups where parents and carers can come along to chat with each other, to share information, for support, to hear guest speakers and to get help and advice with SEN issues.
From November 24th all sessions will now take place at The Hub, St Mark’s CE Junior school, Somerset Road, Salisbury SB1 3BL
All sessions run from 9.00am – 10.30am and refreshments will be available.
Please contact George Cooper, Parent Support Advisor Exeter House for more details on 01722 334168 or email
Other dates: 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 20th April, 18th May, 22nd June and 20th July
The WPCC is organising a series of sessions for parent carers to talk about planning for developing and expanding special school provision in Wiltshire.
The local authority has identified that by 2026 there will be a need for 220 extra special school places. There are a lot of issues involved in deciding how to create these new places, while at the same time making sure that provision for all children and young people with SEND continually improves. Click here for the flyer.
Who is this for?
These sessions are for parent carers only
We would like to invite you to join us at one of our sessions so that you can join the discussion, talk to the local authority and consider together how you think these issues might be addressed. We would like the sessions to consider a range of discussion topics that will inform future council decision making.
By getting involved now, you will be more informed and be better prepared to contribute to final decision making.
All sessions to run from 10am to 2pm
Arrive from 10am to sign in and grab a tea or coffee (refreshments provided)
Sessions start at 10:15am
Lunch at 1:00pm (lunch is provided)
Friday 1st December 2017 Salisbury City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL You can book online
Alternatively call WPCC on 01225 764647 or email
Booking closes on Tuesday 28th November 2017
Elevate has commissioned Hoodwink to create a sequence of events that unfold around a patient, the ward and the hospital. With funding from Arts Council England and Salisbury Independent Hospital Trust, Hoodwink in Hospital is touring Salisbury District Hospital and 4 other hospitals with a one-to-one special experience for patients.
As part of the whole learning experience of creating immersive theatre work for hospitals, we would like to invite you to one of 2 seminars to experience a little of the Hoodwink in Hospital magic and learn more about how the Elevate programme has supported patients’ well-being and recovery over the last 5 years.
Tea and cake will be served part way through the seminar, in Elevate vintage tea party style.
Seminar dates: Tuesday 5th December or Thursday 7th December
Times: 1.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Level 5, Salisbury District Hospital, SP2 8BJ
These seminars are free, but booking is essential. To book please email or call 01722 336262 Ext 5613
Elevate brings live music, poetry, dancing, singing, theatre and vintage tea parties to the wards of Salisbury District Hospital 3 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
Pluss provides Work Choice throughout Wiltshire as a subcontractor to Working Links. Work Choice is designed to support jobseekers with disabilities and long-term health conditions who face significant barriers when it comes to looking for and keeping work. It helps people who wish to work at least 16 hours a week.
Referrals to Work Choice are made by
- Disability Employment Advisers at your local Job Centre Plus
- A range of Specialist Referral Organations (SROs). Please contact the Salisbury office for details of SRO organisations in your local area.
Pluss also deliver employability workshops on behalf of Wiltshire County Council through the ‘Steps2Strides’ programme. This is a DWP Future Support Fund contract for people who are considered furthest from the labour market.
Office: Cross Keys House, Suite 5, 2nd Floor, 22 Queen Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1EG
Telephone: 07407 733804
Work Choice is the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) specialist disabilty
employment programme.Work Choice is designed to support jobseekers with disabilities and long-term health conditions who face
significant barriers when it comes to looking for and keeping work.It is a flexible programme that is individually tailored to each individuals needs. It will help individuals to
reach their full potential so they can move into independent, unsupported employment.
Work Choice is part-financed by the European Social Fund for customers referred to the programme prior to 25th April 2017.
Visit their website for more information.
Wiltshire Mind provides a range of services to support anyone in Wiltshire suffering from Mental Health issues.
Please Note: Their services are primarily for adults 18+ years but their 1.1 counselling sessions are for 16+ years as they recognise there is a high demand for this vulnerable group of young people.
The Salisbury Group meet every Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm at SP2 Coffee Shop, 159-161 Fisherton St, Salisbury SP2 7RP
Services offered include:-
- 6 Peer Support Groups across Wiltshire
- Evening Peer Support Group
- Polish Counselling Service
- 1-1 Counselling Service
- Mental Health Awareness Training for organisations and businesses
- Telephone service
- Charity Shop
Wiltshire Mind do not receive any funding from the National charity Mind and are not commissioned to provide any services in Wiltshire. This means that every penny they need has to be raised to continue their services.
For more information please contact their offices: 01225 706532 or email
Please also see their website: Wiltshire Mind and their information sheet
Are you caring for someone who has mental health problems? Come along to the Rethink support group for advice and support in a friendly, safe environment.
For more information please contact Clare Druett via email
Location: Tindall Room, Sarum College, Cathedral Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm
Dates: Thursday 9 November and Thursday 14 December 2017
Zone Club is a music and film-making club for young adults aged 16 and over with learning disabilities. Activities are participant-led and past sessions have seen the creation of a musical kung fu film and road movie about a car that runs on funk music!
Zone Club takes place at Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, SP1 3UT and usually happens on the last Saturday of every month from 10:00am – 2:30pm, and costs just £18 per person.
Zone Club dates are:
Saturday 25 November
For more details, including how to book a place, please contact Melanie on 01722 321744 or email email@example.com Zone Club website.