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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Monday, 29 October 2018

The National Autistic Society - North Wiltshire Branch


The NAS North Wiltshire Branch offers support and information for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or autism spectrum condition (ASC).


To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Marriage Allowance


Does the non-serving partner in your family earn less than £11,000? If so, you could pay less tax by applying for the Marriage Allowance.
The allowance lets couples transfer a proportion of the amount you can earn tax-free each tax year between you. To apply you must be married or in a civil partnership, one of you must earn less than £11,000 and the other must be a basic rate taxpayer.
To find out more, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Wiltshire Sexual Health Service


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To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Helping Your Baby To Sleep


Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night, while some don't for a long time.

For helpful advice please CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Wiltshire Council Health Trainers


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To find out more about the free Health Trainer service,

Alternatively to see details of the library drop-in's in Corsham, Chippenham and Malmesbury, CLICK HERE

Directorate Children & Young People (DCYP) Pages On GOV.UK



The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) pages on GOV.UK are now live-to access these pages, CLICK HERE
DCYP was established in 2010 to provide a single Ministry of Defence (MOD) focus for all issues related to service children and young people. Service children are the children of serving service personnel but DCYP also has a responsibility for the children of MOD UK based civilians and sponsored organisations serving outside of the UK.
The work of DCYP falls in to the 6 broad areas of responsibility listed below:
-strategic direction and policy

-provision of high quality education in MOD schools and settings

-safeguarding children and young people

-supporting the Armed Forces Covenant

-direct support and advice to service families with advice on a wide range of education matters

-educational psychology and social work services


 A full explanation of these and any other aspect of education that falls under the DCYP remit can be accessed from the GOV.UK website.


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Be Aware Of What You Share


Thanks to the internet it’s easier than ever to share: what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, your likes, dislikes, passions and interests. As well as information and updates about yourself, family and friends. In other words, keeping everyone up to date about your life.But take a moment to consider if what you share doesn’t have the effect you intended it to because it’s oversharing … giving away too much information.

Please CLICK HERE for tips on how to avoid oversharing

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Finding The Right Childcare With Families Online


Finding the right childcare for your little ones can be tricky! On the Families Online website you’ll find everything from nannies to Au Pairs and Childminders, helping you to find the perfect childcare solution.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Get A Free First Aid Guide


This pocket sized guide gives you essential first aid advice. Keep it handy – you never know when you might need it.
The guide covers six key first aid techniques:
  • -Choking
  • -Severe bleeding
  • -What to do when someone is unresponsive
  • -Recovery position
  • -CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation)
  • -Heart attack
This guide is only available to UK residents and we can only send one per request. 
Alternatively you can download the free lifesaving app or visit the website to download posters and other resources.
The website also have tips, information and advice including:

-First Aid for Parents
-First Aid techniques
-What to do as a First Aider
-Illnesses and conditions
-Loss of responsiveness
-Head injuries

To download the guide and visit the website,


Cardiac Arrest - What To Do


The thought of stepping in to help someone having a cardiac arrest is, for many people, extremely daunting. 


The shocking reality is that only one in 10 people will currently survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, but we firmly believe that if more people were trained and confident in giving CPR, this statistic would improve.



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To visit the St Johns Ambulance website, CLICK HERE

Monday, 15 October 2018

Setting Up A Device Safely For Kids And Using Your Apps Safely & Securely



For more information please CLICK HERE

Safeguarding Concerns?


As parents – or relatives, teachers and other adults responsible to children’s safety – we want our children and those we look after to be healthy and happy … and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want kids to be safe.


Please CLICK HERE to visit the "get safe online" website.

If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact:

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

IN HOURS - Phone: 0300 4560108
Monday-Thursday 8.45am-5pm

Friday 8.45am-4pm


OUT OF HOURS - Phone: 0845 6070 888


IMMEDIATE DANGER - 

Phone the police or emergency services on 999


For less urgent enquiries - emailmash@wiltshire.gcsx.gov.uk

Ask For Angela - Saying No To Sexual Violence


Available at participating venues throughout the county, the 'Ask for Angela' initiative aims to reduce sexual violence and vulnerability by providing customers with a non-descript phrase they can use to gain assistance from staff members in order to be separated from the company of someone with whom they feel unsafe due to that person's actions, words or behaviour.

For more information about 'Ask For Angela' please CLICK HERE

Head Lice & Nits - Prevention & Treatment


Head lice and nits are very common in young children. They don't have anything to do with dirty hair
and are usually picked up from head-to-head contact.

Please CLICK HERE for advice

Help From Your Amey Accommodation Officer


For further information and contact details, please
CLICK HERE

Friday, 12 October 2018

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)



Defence Medical Welfare Service is an independent charity providing practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces community when they receive medical treatment, to ensure no one goes through the worry of illness and injury alone.

For 24 hour support call 0800 999 3697 or to find out more please CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Find Help For Stress, Anxiety Or Depression


Did you know, you can refer yourself direcetly to a psychological therapies service without seeing your GP?

These services offer therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

To find out more, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 4 October 2018

AFF - Improving Mental Health Support


AFF, along with other Service charities, has provided evidence as part of a consultation into mental health provision for children and young people.

To read more on this consultation, CLICK HERE


Isolation, separation and mobility can all impact on Service families’ mental health and emotional wellbeing, so AFF is working in partnership with various organisations to promote awareness of these issues. We are also asking for some specific research to be done around families’ mental health and wellbeing with a particular focus on children’s mental health and the support available.

To visit the Mental Health webpage, CLICK HERE

Mental Health Organisations - Where To Go For Support

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For further information, CLICK HERE 

Getting Married?


For a useful Q&A Fact Sheet