News

Here is a list of excerpts from news articles published on our website. Simply click on the ‘headline’ link to read the article in full.

Keeping Active – Seated Exercise!

Staying active during this difficult time is important. Being physically active helps lower blood pressure and can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It also helps maintain muscles and bones and it can help boost your immune system. As well as this it can reduce stress and anxiety. See our Resources Page to download a copy of our Gentle Seated Exercise Easy Read.

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Warm up exercises during the recent Happy Hearts Dance Project

Coronavirus – What It Is & Looking After Yourself

There has been lots of information on the news about Coronavirus or Covid -19.

It affects people a bit like the flu and when you cough it spreads the virus. Most people if they have it will get better quickly, but some other people like older people could become very poorly with it and need to go to hospital.

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Summer Event 2017

Wiltshire People Firsts’ 2017 Summer Advocacy Event took place at Trowbridge Rugby Club on Tuesday 11th July.

The day was a celebration to mark the 21st birthday of Wiltshire People First and supporting self advocacy in across the county.

Despite the damp weather, over 50 members and invited guests attended.  We were pleased to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Trowbridge Town Council, Councillor Dennis Drewett.   Continue reading

Cheque from Asda

We would like to say a big thank you to Asda and to everyone who voted for Wiltshire People First with their green tokens in store recently.

We were lucky enough to receive a £200 donation from the scheme, which will enable us to continue with our fantastic Makaton Choir who will next perform at the Wiltshire People First Big Event in December.

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Visit from the Bobby Van May 2017

 

On the 2nd May 2017 we had a visit from the Bobby Van Trust. Doug (an ex-policeman) gave us a very interesting talk about how we can keep ourselves, our belongings and our property safe and secure from criminals.

 

He had a display table full of items to help with this such as key safes, door chains and window latches.  He passed items around, and answered everybody’s questions. We also found out that anybody who lives in Wiltshire can request a free home visit if they are worried about their security at home.

 

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Lynette Bobby Van