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Together in Trowbridge summer 2016

The Together in Trowbridge Project’s aim was to help people gain confidence and get more involved in their local community by trying something new. We talked about what we do now and what we would like to try in the future and took part in workshops to help us find out more and feel more confident about how to go about doing something new. We finished each session by being creative and making a graffiti wall and design for a t-shirt.

“It was good fun.”

We were pleased to hear back from some of the people who had taken part. As a result of the project we heard that one person had joined a dance group and another had started going to PHAB club and that they were really enjoying it. Well done all!

 Chris and LouisePoppyPainting





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Summer Event July 2016

On 12th July Wiltshire People 1st members enjoyed getting together at our annual summer event. This year’s theme was the Paralympics. We all took part in workshops to get us thinking about what the Paralympics are all about and who the sports men and women are that will be taking part in Rio in September. We also talked about sports which we enjoy or would like to try in the future.

After a buffet lunch everyone got into the spirit as we enjoyed our very own mini-olympics including bean bag and welly throwing and a dressing-up race! We finished the day off with a sport-themed sing song and everybody went home with a hand made Olympic torch.

What a great way to celebrate 20 years of Wiltshire People 1st!

Sandra Rachel Niko and MichaelGroup






Bath University Student Conversations April 2016

In April, lots of Wiltshire People 1st members had the opportunity to meet social work students from the University of Bath. During 4 sessions, they told the students about themselves and their lives over a cup of coffee. The project’s aim was to help the students have a better understanding of how to communicate (talk to) with people with learning difficulties and to understand what is important to them.

Debbie Group

Our Lives, Our History launch event April 2016

On the 27th April 2016 we held a launch event for the Our Lives, Our History Project. We invited Wiltshire People 1st members and other people from the community who had been involved in the project, representatives of Wiltshire Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The event gave everybody the opportunity to look at displays, watch a DVD about the project and hear people’s stories.

“It was very interesting and presented well”.

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Our Lives, Our History filming day March 2016


As part of the Our Lives, Our History project some Wiltshire People 1st members had the opportunity to dress up as inmates of the Workhouse and be filmed around Semington village.  Those involved really enjoyed the experience.

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