Our exciting new website and online community for young adult carers has gone live. YACbook is a safe space for young people to find information, advice and links to support. Topics and resources include mental health support, building your confidence, studying and employment. Read all about it here.
Our new online digital tools are here to make your caring role a little easier. Connect with other carers on the Forum, a friendly and supportive online community, or use the Jointly App, to store essential need to know information for everyone in the caring role. Find out more here.
Congratulations to Corsham Print and Dorothy House who were awarded Outstanding Employer Accreditations at our recent Working for Carers network lunch. Read more.
Recycled laptops for carers
Bristol Computer Reuse.org work with stocks of laptops that are no longer required by the council, local businesses and organisations, and CSW will be donating our unwanted laptops to them. Reuse.org then sell them at a reduced rate to those most in need from as little as £99. The scheme is limited to one laptop per household for people who are either
- have a child that receives free school meals
- have a child that needs access to a computer for educational purposes
- are in receipt of means tested benefits
Applicants should fill in the Online Form or print and complete the form and send to; Bristol Computer Reuse, Byteback IT Solutions Ltd, Unit 1 Brewery Court, North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JS. In where did you hear about us please state ‘Other’ then Carer Support Wiltshire.
Apply online or download application form
You can also ring 0117 3706 375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carers Week with CSW
We had an amazing week celebrating and recognising carers during Carers Week with events all over the region. The week finished with a wonderful afternoon of cream teas and rounders at beautiful Westonbirt School.
Thank you to the staff and students for making us so welcome.
Have your say with the Wiltshire Vision survey
Local system leaders in health and social care invite anyone living in Wiltshire to take part in the development of their vision for the way they provide health and care services in the county. Your views will help them to build and develop their health and wellbeing strategy. You can complete the survey here.
Inspired by the World Cup?
But not able to do all that running around? Why not try walking football instead? Or walking hockey if football isn’t your thing? Hockey is Wednesday 10.30am – 11.30am and football is on Thursdays at 10.30am – 11.30am at Trowbridge Park MUGA. For more information call Hayley Bell on 01225 765072.
Music Group for Carers
Music has the power to heal and transport you somewhere else. Our friends at Soundwell Music Therapy Trust are running a carers music group in Trowbridge. Why
not give it a go and discover your musical side. No experience needed. The next session is on 20th July. Ring 07938 679667 to book your place.
Are you a male carer looking for a group with shared interests? Share and learn new skills every Mon, Wed and Friday 9.30 – 12.30 at the Forest Community Centre, Melksham. Call Chris on 01225 920400 for more information.
Support Groups and Carer Cafes
You can find information on the next support group and café cafe near you on our website.
To find out more about our services, or how to get involved with fundraising or volunteering, visit our website at www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
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