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Have Norovirus symptoms? Stay at home advises Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group


Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people who have symptoms of the winter vomiting bug Norovirus, which is extremely contagious and spreads rapidly, to stay at home and call NHS 111 for advice. When Norovirus affects patients in hospitals, wards are often closed to visitors to stop spread within the hospital, but we know that read more…

Council recruiting foster carers


Parent and Child Fostering Wiltshire Council are recruiting approved foster carers to look after a child and (one or both parents) in their own home, for an agreed period of time. This is to ensure a child is looked after while checks are being done on the proposed parents, to see if they are able read more…

Heartbreaking impact of domestic abuse heard at event


With more than 3,000 domestic abuse incidents reported in Wiltshire in 16/17, a host of professionals attended an event yesterday (6 December) to promote a worldwide awareness campaign and hear about the work being done to highlight this important issue. There were more than 60 people at the event in County Hall, held to coincide read more…

20th anniversary concert marks a year of celebration


A concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the Wiltshire Music Centre starts of a year of celebration and a campaign to raise £100,000 to make improvements. The concert starts at 6.30pm on Saturday 9 December. Led by Gwilym Simcock, the Centre’s 2017 Nimmo Jazz Artist in Residence, the concert will feature professional musicians, 40-strong read more…

Extra help for rough sleepers during prolonged cold weather


With the temperature due to fall below zero for three nights, we are providing severe weather emergency provisions (SWEP) to anyone who is sleeping rough. As a result, we are offering overnight accommodation for those affected, and people should attend our housing options hubs as soon as possible for help and support. We have advice read more…

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