Community and Wellbeing
Are you concerned about getting supplies through a cold winter?
The Pantry Partnership collects ‘too good to waste’ surplus food from a variety of local food businesses and creates meals and food bags for individuals in need.
If you, or someone you know, is elderly, disabled, shielding and/or isolating and would benefit from this service of a stopgap of fresh fruit and veg and/or home-cooked meals, then please get in touch on 01722 632 455 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have no “referral criteria” so please do get in touch if you’d like to know more.
We are able to offer this service free or subsidised to individuals with thanks to funding from WRAP and Defra, as well as the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund; with thanks also to the Government for making this possible.
A typical delivery would contain frozen meals to cook through and a selection of fresh produce, as our food is all from donated surplus we cannot guarantee what these items will be from delivery to delivery but we hope it may just help a little as a service for people who would benefit from a few extra items or meals throughout the winter.
ArtCare - Wellbeing materials online and free to use
ArtCare are pleased to launch our free, online creative and wellbeing activities to enjoy anywhere that you are! Visit our new Wellbeing page on our website for a range of things to uplift and inspire you. Link: https://artcaresalisbury.uk/wellbeing/
Listen to music from our Elevate artists at home, try an art activity, discover poems and stories, take an audio garden tour, explore our online art gallery and more. We have also teamed up with Odstock Health and Fitness, the hospital’s Leisure Centre, to bring you some online workouts.
New content to support the wellbeing of hospital staff, patients and the wider community will be added each week. We’d love to know what you like the most and what you’d like us to include. You can send your feedback to email@example.com
Leave your boredom or stress behind and explore the page today! All of this has been made possible thanks to Stars Appeal Funding.
Celebrating Age Wiltshire - free online performance
Celebrating Age Wiltshire is launching its first online performance for Phase 2 with Silver Salisbury.
We commissioned local singer/songwriter and historian, Louise Jordan, to create a very special storytelling one-woman show with original songs for everyone to enjoy. Louise recorded the show at the Wiltshire Music Centre on 23rd September 2020. We hope you enjoy it…
If you'd like to know more about Louise's work, please go to www.louisejordan.co.uk
Craig from Engaging Activities runs weekly, virtual sessions for older people. More details can be found here: www.engagingactivities.co.uk
SWAN's Community Money Advice
Are you or your clients and contacts struggling with money or in debt ?
SWAN are launching a new service in South Wiltshire offering free, confidential advice to help people resolve financial worries, prepare and manage a budget and break free of debt. CMA professionally trained advisors will help people to work out a manageable budget to relieve immediate pressure, negotiate with creditors to plan affordable repayments and give ongoing support to manage money efficiently and avoid getting into more debt.
CMA South Wiltshire will be accepting referrals from Monday 2nd November.
People wishing to contact us should
email CMASouthWilts@swanadvocacy.org.uk or
telephone 07710 031 454 and let us know contact details.
Be assured that we are responding to emails and telephone calls regularly. We will be in touch to advise of the times of our regular advice sessions and an appointment can be made at a time most suitable for you.