Building Bridges Programme: free help to find work or get into education

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. Taking part in the programme is entirely voluntary and all of our advice and support is offered free of charge.

The programme is a partnership of local organisations who are experts at supporting people and giving them the skills and confidence they need to move forward. We work with people on a one-to-one basis to help them address the challenges and barriers they are facing and develop a personalised plan to help them achieve their goals at a pace they are comfortable with.

Each participant will have someone who works with them as a mentor, helping them to access support from across the partnership. These mentors can also work with family members, carers, key workers or other people supporting the participant if permission is given.

We understand that there are many different factors which affect whether people feel ready to take the next step forwards – this is why we also offer specialist help and support in a number of areas including developing physical and mental wellbeing, accessing debt and financial advice and help with issues such as transport.
The programme is jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. You can find out more about our funding and our programme partners on The Building Bridges Programme website.
Phone us on 01380 732821 Email us at hello@buildingbridgessw.org.uk
Register Online to fill out the online form.

Trainline: For Information

Our goal is to help your visitors plan their rail journey and get live train running times, accessibility, and facility info.
Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. We work with 270 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe.
It would be great if you would consider linking to our page https://www.thetrainline.com/ with the anchor text to ‘Trainline’.
Thank you for your support, we’re extremely grateful.
If you have any questions, just let me know.

Kind Regards,

Helen Sheldon

Publisher Partnership Manager

Dorset & Wilts Fire and Rescue Authority, WLP Scrutiny Committee – meeting dates

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Below are the dates to all our upcoming LPS Wiltshire meetings throughout the year:

Wiltshire Local Performance & Scrutiny Committee Meetings
Date Time Meeting
3 March 2022 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
8 June 2022 Weds 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
1 September 2022 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
1 December 2022 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
2 March 2023 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
1 June 2023 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire

Please find the link to download the Agenda and papers for our meeting on the 3 March 2022:  https://www.dwfire.org.uk/fire-rescue-authority/meetings/local-performance-scrutiny-committee-wiltshire/

Art installation, Tom Lawson’s ‘Wonder’ 5 March – 3 April, Avebury Great Barn

Art installation, Tom Lawson’s ‘Wonder’ 5 March – 3 April, Avebury Great Barn

With the Great Barn now cleared of the former museum infrastructure, we are very excited to launch the building as a multi-purpose space, with the exhibition of a stunning piece of art by Tom Lawson, called ‘Wonder’. This is a unique piece of constantly rotating sculpture, designed to “bring an ethereal and calming presence to space, creating an atmosphere and focal point for relaxation, contemplation and mediation”.

INVITATION – Avebury residents are invited to the preview event of ‘Wonder’ on Friday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, to meet the artist and enjoy some refreshments.

RSVP: janinka.diverio@nationaltrust.org.uk

Janinka Diverio is also handling invitations for the Josh Pollard talk on 15 March at 18h30 in the Manor tea room, for which you need also to reserve a place or places.

For our full offer and opening times please see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

Free Fraud Safety Webinar – 24 May 2022 – Book Now

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL FRAUD PROTECT ADVISOR – SOUTH WEST REGIONAL ORGANISED CRIME UNIT

Hello,

As you may be aware, instances of fraud and financial exploitation have been growing at a ferocious pace in recent years, to the point that fraud has become the most commonly encountered crime in the UK, with some 4.5 million offences being reported over the last 12-month period.

Knowledge and prevention are the key factors in protecting yourself and others, from becoming the victims of these insidious crimes. To that end, I offer a range of protective services that will support you and your wider organisation from financial abuse.

If you represent an organisation or community group, or any size, that would like an in-person, or virtual fraud safety presentation, I would urge you to get in touch via email or telephone and I will be delighted to arrange a session in the near future – All the services I offer are entirely free, as they are a public service.

ONLINE WEBINARS ~ These 1-hour sessions are available to any person, who seeks to enhance their awareness of fraud and financial exploitation regardless of age, job, responsibility. Attendees of this session will have an understanding of the threat caused by fraud, as well as an insight into the most common frauds affecting the South West Region and will be offered fraud protection advice and resources, that will be invaluable in the fight to stay free from fraud in all aspects of daily life.

If I can assist in any other way with regards to reducing the risks of fraud in your life, please do not hesitate to get in touch (DETAILS AT FOOT OF THIS EMAIL)

BOOK HERE FOR ONLINE FRAID SAFETY WEBINARS:

Link to book place on webinar 24 May 2022 at 10:00 GMT: 

Follow link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/266604129127

Link to book place on webinar 23 June 2022 at 14:00 BST:

Follow link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/266626175067

Link to book place on webinar 21 July 2022 at 10:00 GMT:

Follow link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/305513437917

 

Ashley Jones

Regional Fraud Protect Advisor

South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Contact Phone No: 07889660015

ashley.jones@avonandsomerset.police.uk

SW ROCU, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8QJ