Community Fair at TWIGS
This year's Community Fair will be held at TWIGS Community Gardens on 16th March 2016 from 11am to 3pm. The fair will present a great opportunity to meet a wide range of groups in Swindon all of which provide key services to support both individuals and families.
Groups attending include:
Big Breakfast + which provides the homeless of Swindon with a hot breakfast and access to outreach workers who give advice on housing, health, drugs and alcohol abuse, mental health and benefits.
Enrych Swindon & Wiltshire enables adults with a physical disability across the Swindon Borough enjoy leisure and learning activities through volunteer partnerships.
Swindon Advocacy Movement is a user-led independent advocacy service which empowers people with learning disabilities in Swindon.
Small Charity Week 2016
Small Charity Week aims to raise the profile of small charities and will take place between June 13th-18th. Now in its seventh year, Small Charity Week has become one of the major features of the UK charity calendar. Events will be happening around the country to engage policymakers, the media and the general public to support in the work of the UK’s vibrant small charity sector.
How to Get Involved
Do You Need Help With Your IT Issues?
A local business is piloting a scheme to provide local charities with IT support and is looking for charities to take part. The scheme will provide an electronic mailbox through which charities can submit questions and queries. These will be passed to a volunteer with skills to help.
The range of skills potentially available include computer support, databases, website creation and design, software development, plus many more.
Library Services in Swindon
Libraries are a valued community service in Swindon. However, the way that people are using libraries is changing. Swindon Borough Council wants to make sure that the residents are able to access the best possible library service in the context of a very challenging financial climate.
The Council wants to hear your thoughts, ideas and priorities for libraries in Swindon to help develop new approaches to library service that responds to the needs of local residents within the financial constraints.