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Children and Families Minister launches Care Leaver Covenant

2018-10-29T10:06:05+00:0030th October, 2018|Categories: All News|

Businesses including Amazon, Rolls-Royce and Barclays LifeSkills have pledged to support care leavers through a landmark government scheme launched to raise their career aspirations and improve their life skills. More than 50 businesses, charities and every government department in England have signed up to the Care Leaver Covenant, which commits to provide work based [...]

Archive to Survive – Building Bridges Blog

2018-10-23T15:42:23+00:0025th October, 2018|Categories: All News|

My name is Annette and I am an Employer Engagement Officer with Wiltshire Council working on a program called Building Bridges. Building Bridges is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. 7 weeks ago, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre & Building Bridges set out on a [...]

Care Leavers Week – Abdul’s story

2018-10-15T13:17:50+00:0024th October, 2018|Categories: All News|

Greatwood is a charity organisation based in Marlborough that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN). They were kind enough to share their story with us of Abdul who is a care leaver, during Care Leavers week we are raising awareness and sharing success stories of [...]

Year of Engineering Case Study – Gas Engineer

2018-09-04T14:52:13+00:0022nd October, 2018|Categories: All News|

Vikki is on a 4-year apprenticeship programme comprising of 2 years plumbing and 2 years gas installation training with Devizes based Aster Group; a landlord and developer of new homes. Aster Group build homes for open market sale and shared ownership, and reinvest their profits into developing the business, its people and local communities. [...]

Support for care leavers as they move onto the next stage in life

2018-10-15T09:27:00+00:0016th October, 2018|Categories: All News|

Young people who are moving on from care to leading independent lives are being offered a package of support to make the transition easier. Wiltshire Council is creating a Care Leavers' Covenant which helps those leaving care to be supported to find work, housing and transport. The council has also pledged to ensure its [...]

100 free activities for Family Learning Festival in Wiltshire

2018-10-08T16:26:11+00:0011th October, 2018|Categories: All News|

Families in Melksham, Tidworth & Warminster community areas will have the chance to participate in 100 free activities and workshops this October & November as the Family Learning Festival returns to Wiltshire. The festival aims to stimulate family learning at home and further learning within the community by inspiring children to develop their learning [...]

Government mulls measures to help parents and carers in the workplace

2018-10-04T09:46:57+00:009th October, 2018|Categories: All News|

People Management wrote on the 3rd October how the government is considering whether it should impose a duty on employers to think about whether jobs could be done flexibly and to publish details of policies that affect parents. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy revealed yesterday that it would consult on whether [...]