Tag Archives: Wiltshire

Special School Provision – Salisbury Session on Friday 1st December

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

Zone Club in Salisbury

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 melanie@salisburyarts.co.uk Zone Club website.

URC Angel Festival

Visit the United Reform Church between 21st and 27th October 2017 to see the Angels. Free entry between 10am and 2pm.

4&More Club have entered an angel in memory of the late Sharon Haynes.

Monday 23 October – Young People’s Concert

A concert by local young musicians, raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Doors open at 6.30pm to view angels on display. Concert starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5, or family tickets £10. To include light refreshments.

Friday 27 October – Drama Production by The Progress Players

A light-hearted evening of entertainment with an angel theme, entitled ‘This is Your Life’. Brought to you by the URC drama group, The Progress Players.
Tickets are £5 and include light refreshments.

Click here to visit their facebook page. United Reform Church, 30 Fisherton St, Salisbury SP2 7RG

Swindon Dance – October holiday course


Swindon Dance will be running a 2 day holiday course on Monday and Tuesday 23rd/24th October from 10.30am-3pm.

Open to all children (boys and girls) aged 7-12 years old who have learning/ cognitive disabilities, the two days will be filled with movement, games and dance creation – no previous dance experience is needed.

Cost: £25 for both day. Venue: Swindon Dance, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QF

Led by The Swindon Dance Salto! Juniors team. Lots of fun and a live musician – Kieran Pocock

Supported by BBC Children in Need

MORE INFO/BOOKING: Email or Tel: Swindon Dance on 01793 601700 or visit their website


Supported Learning Courses 2017/18

Wiltshire College – Salisbury has two courses starting this September providing supported learning.

Creative Workshop
This course is designed for adults with a range of learning disabilities who wish to learn new craft skills and art techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. The focus will be on the doing rather than the finished product and the learners will make choices about their designs for art, craft and garden.

Passport to Independence
This course is designed for adults with a range of learning disabilities who wish to increase their independence. It will cover areas of learning that impact on daily living and will be geared to the needs of individuals, enabling them to gain confidence and increase independence.

Click here for more details.

Work Wiltshire – New Website

The new website, Work Wiltshire, is aimed at a range of people including, employers, young people, parents/carers.

Work Wiltshire (www.workwiltshire.co.uk) has vital employment and skills information all in one place. Along with young people it also advises employers, those who are vulnerable, have complex needs or disabilities and people who require financial support.

The website is a result of engagement with partners including local schools, Carer Support Wiltshire and Community First to ensure the website provides the most up to date and relevant information for users.

The site has generic information and links to other relevant websites and local support on 1:1 topics including:

Support for those with barriers to work
Young people’s next steps
Working in Wiltshire
Information for employers
Further and higher education
Financial support
Support for schools
Programmes run by the Wiltshire Council’s Employment & Skills Service
Policies and data
Local projects

Wiltshire Citizens Advice Carers Project

If you are a carer in Wiltshire and need information or advice about:

  • debt,
  • benefits
  • or money management issues

Wiltshire Citizens Advice can help you.

The advice we give is free and confidential and we will not discuss your information with anyone outside the bureau without your permission.

Download their Carers Project leaflet here.

Phone 01249 474064

Email carersproject@citizensadvicewiltshire.org.uk

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.

The Giant Jam Music Festival

Come and celebrate at The Giant Jam with Heart Beats music group!

Heart Beats brings you The Giant Jam; a one-day festival celebrating musical creativity in the local learning disability community.

The Giant Jam will host an amazing variety of musical performances, jamming and workshops, dancing and discos, rest and relaxation and of course plenty of tasty food.

The party will be taking place at the Ammerdown Centre, near Radstock on Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 12pm to 8pm.

Tickets are FREE! Get yours here while stocks last!

Heart Beats is a Mendip based music club for young adults with learning disabilities where they can explore their creativity, improvise with real instruments, collaborate with other musicians and have lots of fun.

Visit their facebook page to learn more.