FUEL is a free holiday activity and food project that offers participants the opportunity to take part in a range of fun activities during school holiday periods in 2023.
The FUEL programme a bespoke provision for school aged children from reception to year 11 who receive benefit related free school meals.
Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.
- The FUEL programme is also available to children that meet any of the below:
- Children that are refugees
- Children that are currently in the care system
- Children that are referred into the programme by a professional service (eg. Local authority, schools, social service)
Participants will be able to enjoy a variety of high quality activities when attending the a FUEL camp, including a range of enriching activities such as festive arts, football, dance, drumming workshops, team games and fun healthy eating workshops. All participants will also receive a nutritious meal on each day they attend the programme.
BBC Radio Wiltshire Make A Difference Awards 2023
The BBC Radio Wiltshire Make a Difference Awards are back for 2023! These awards are a way to say “Thank You” to those who are really going above and beyond.
Whether it’s caring for someone in need, being a brilliant neighbour, or taking on an incredible fundraising challenge, if you know someone who is really making a difference to our lives then you can nominate them for an award. Nominations are now open and will close on Sunday 5 March 2023 at 11:00pm.
Nominate and find out more information on the BBC Radio Wiltshire Make A Difference Awards 2023
TeenTalk Support Information
Please see some information about TeenTalk, our Early Help and Support Service for young people aged 10-25 in Wiltshire.
Our service is free and offers counselling either face to face or via telephone/teams.
Referrals can be made either by professionals, parents and young people themselves.
All referrals are made via our website, a counsellor will then make contact to ensure that our service meets the needs of the young person and to explain how our service works.
We are also holding an information session for parents in conjunction with YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) which offers a 75 minute gaming and gambling awareness session for parents, grandparents and guardians. The session covers:
- Gambling: exploring the influences on children and young people
- Gaming: discussing the benefits and concerns of gaming, including microtransactions
- Understanding the blurred lines between gaming and gambling
- Recognising the signs of harm and where to go for support
This information session is free to attend and is being held at our Melksham Youth Centre which is The Canberra Centre, 56a Spa Road, Melksham, SN12 7NY, please follow the link below to book a space.
https://parents.ygam.org/bespoke-parents-workshop/?crb_workshop=16.02.23 Bespoke F2F Parent Awareness. 4Youth. 17:30
Wiltshire College & University Centre
Spurgeons Childerens Charity Dates