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Could you volunteer to help children in care?

Could you volunteer to help children in care?

Wiltshire Council’s independent visitor scheme is looking for volunteers to help children in care. Research shows that many children in care would like to be offered the support of an independent adult in their lives. Independent visitors are volunteers who can spend quality time with a child or young person in care, listen to their… Read More…

Search to find Mrs Claus with the X-Factor

Search to find Mrs Claus with the X-Factor

A west country tourist attraction is launching a search to find a traditional Mrs Claus to run it’s Festive Cosy Cottage this winter. Puxton Park, in Hewish, is searching for a person to fill the role of a jolly Mrs Claus, who has the festive X-Factor to bring some Christmas cheer to it’s young visitors.… Read More…

Council faces difficult decisions in tough financial climate

Council faces difficult decisions in tough financial climate

Despite already making significant savings and capitalising on opportunities to earn income, Bath & North East Somerset Council says it will have to make difficult financial decisions over the coming years as it seeks to continue to balance its budget. Almost three quarters of all councils in England that deliver social care are struggling to… Read More…

Making the “Bank of Mum and Dad” work for you

Making the “Bank of Mum and Dad” work for you

We often hear about the difficulties faced by first-time buyers trying to take that first step on to the property ladder. In many respects, the property market has adapted over time in recognition of this, but whether you feel that options including shared ownership, the Help to Buy initiative and specialist mortgage products go far… Read More…

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton’s children’s book ‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation. Bipolar disorder affects thousands of people in the UK, and many of them are parents. Sophie and Katie’s Mummy is one of them. Discover some of the highs and lows of having a Mummy with Bipolar from a child’s perspective, in this… Read More…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1st Oct – 31st Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1st Oct – 31st Oct

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Breast Cancer Awareness Month aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month.… Read More…

Grants available to help sports stars of tomorrow

Grants available to help sports stars of tomorrow

Wiltshire Council, in partnership with local businesses, is looking to help support the next generation of sports stars with the launch of 2018’s Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians sports scholarship grant. Established in 2014, these grants have already helped to support 27 future sports stars, with many of these young people going on to achieve… Read More…

Children in Care offered a helping hand by Bath restaurant

Children in Care offered a helping hand by Bath restaurant

Children in Care offered a helping hand by Bath restaurant Children in Care in Bath and North East Somerset are being offered an entrée into the world of work by a fresh addition to Bath’s thriving restaurant scene. Frampton’s Bar Café & Kitchen gave a warm welcome to an approach by Bath and North East… Read More…

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year (and beyond) Sugary treats are everywhere we turn, so it’s no surprise that it’s hard to avoid consuming too much. Children are especially susceptible to temptation. While the occasional treat can be part of a healthy and enjoyable diet, overconsumption of the sweet stuff can lead to serious health… Read More…

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