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Monday 12/18 10%
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Partly cloudy. Low 0C.
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Tomorrow 12/19 10%
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A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Turning warmer. High 7C. Winds light and variable.
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Wednesday 12/20 20%
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Cloudy skies with some morning fog. Not as cold. High 11C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Lyneham Library

What’s on at Lyneham Library

Songs and Stories for under 5s
Last Tuesday of the month 2.15 – 2.45pm
Come along to your library and join in with FREE sessions.
Actions songs, rhymes, bouncing. clapping and stories for under 5s.

Adult Reading Group
Love reading? Why not join our friendly informal reading group.
Bringing people together who enjoy reading and sharing their views
on what they have read. Interested? Leave your details with us and
we’ll be in touch. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, 6.30pm
in the library, meetings last for about an hour.

Lyneham Library Opening Times

2.00 – 7.00pm Mondays
2.00 – 5.00pm Tuesdays
2.00 – 5.00pm Thursdays
10.00 – 1.00am Fridays
10.00 – 12.00am Saturdays

Tel: 01249 890230

It is free to join Wiltshire Libraries, all you need is proof of ID e.g. a driving licence or utility bill. All new members will receive a voucher for a free audio book or DVD. We offer a range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages including large print and audio book formats, information about your local area, free computer access to the internet and other online resources including e books.

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Reading
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Libraries

The library is manned by volunteers from the community. To volunteer, please
contact the library.

Wiltshire Good Neighbour Service

Welcome to Wiltshire Good Neighbours — a free service for the older residents of Wiltshire.

My name is Ellen Blacker and I am your local
Good Neighbour Co-ordinator.
Please contact me on:
Telephone: 07557 110414 or
Email: rwbcrickladegnc@communityfirst.org.uk

So what is Wiltshire Good Neighbours?
Wiltshire Good Neighbours is aimed at older people in rural communities across the county. This Scheme seeks to build a bridge between older more vulnerable members of our communities and the services that can improve the quality of life they have. This can make life easier and enable individuals to stay in their own homes with a greater sense of wellbeing. It does this through a local Good Neighbour Co-ordinator who will listen to clients and give them information and support to access a range of services such as:

Help with personal
care befriending service
Advice on benefits
Healthcare needs
Social activities
Financial concerns
Transport
Heating costs

(If you are a younger person who has health concerns or a disability that proves challenging, I may be able to help you, please contact me to discuss)

As your Good Neighbour Co-ordinator, what can I do?
There are a huge number of organisations and services available to help older people, this in itself can be a significant problem as it is not always easy to identify where best to go for help. By visiting clients in their home and listening to what they have to say about their needs, I can identify which organisations are best suited to deal with each individual client’s situation and we then refer or support a client to access that service. I will always follow up the referrals made to ensure that clients have received the service they needed. I work flexible hours, so can be available at a time that suits clients and their families – including evenings and weekends if necessary.

Remember: No question too silly; no problem too trivial

What can you do to help?
As Good Neighbour Co-ordinator for this area, I am increasingly aware of the hidden needs among older members of our communities and the incredible support network that is available to them. We all have contact with older members of our villages so please bear “Good Neighbours” in mind and let them know about the service we can offer and encourage them to use what is on offer.

So who runs Wiltshire Good Neighbours?
The Good Neighbour Scheme is a signposting service managed by Community First, a registered charity who seek to strengthen our rural communities. This Scheme is funded by Wiltshire Council.
For more general information visit our website: www.wiltsgn.org.uk

Childminder Co-Ordinator

Please call Mrs Kathy Lucky on 07758 730 783 if you are looking for a local Child-minder. Kathy is the Co-ordinator for Lyneham and Bradenstoke. She can also tell you more about option for pre-school throughout our villages.

HELP Counselling Services

From Monday to Friday, week in, week out, a team of volunteers dedicate their time to offer people from your parish a lifeline.

As professionally trained counsellors they support people through times of crisis or major change, offering free counselling sessions that help people face the problems created by issues such as childhood or domestic abuse, long-term or life limiting illness, family dysfunction, relationship breakdown, bereavement and loss, or poor mental health, and help alleviate distress, anxiety, trauma and overwhelm.

One of our clients told us recently, “I had been repeatedly let down, feeling there was nowhere to turn. I am not sure what would have happened to me without your service.” It’s something we hear time and time again because the people we support are not able to access or afford this help themselves because alongside the difficulties they are facing, they are often low waged, unemployed, elderly, disabled, lone parents or in poor physical or mental health.

Unresolved trauma produces wide ranging symptoms such as depression, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, addictive behaviours, chaotic lives and relationships, self-harming, sleeping problems and an inability to handle feelings like rage. Living with any of these behaviours or conditions is not good for them, their families or the community they live in.

The good news is that our results show that with counselling they are able to improve self-confidence and self-esteem and build the resilience to deal with difficult situations. The benefits are clear as they learn to manage their feelings, adapt to change, build strong relationships, participate more fully in family life, return to employment and function more confidently in the workplace and the wider community.

HELP Counselling Services
As a community charity based in Trowbridge, we have a team of 10 professional counsellors who volunteer their services free one day a week, enabling us to keep our costs as low as possible and make the project sustainable long-term.

Over the course of a year, each counsellor will deliver a minimum of 150 sessions to people over the age of 16, providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment in which they can explore areas in life that are too painful to talk about with anyone else and start to deal with the impact it is having on them.

Each counsellor costs a total of £3,600 to provide the meeting rooms and facilities for their counselling sessions, admin support, supervision and travel costs, but to provide this vital support we need to raise the full cost of the service each year. We also need to expand to meet the huge rise in demand that we’ve seen this year.

Can You Help Us?
Help Counselling has been operating for 30 years now, and the rapid growth in the number of referrals to our service, which has more than doubled in the last year, is clear evidence that this project is still needed.

Social Services, Probation, GP surgeries and other local charities regularly refer people to us because our reputation has made us a trusted place and people are also able to self-refer through our website. Unfortunately our lists are so full now, that we’re having to tell people there is a 6-month waiting list. That’s a hard thing to do when we know they desperately need help now and that early intervention can stop a downward spiral into depression, hopelessness and longer-term problems.

Please help us by making a donation to our work so that we can offer the support residents of your parish need, at the time they need it. You will be helping them and their families to lead happier lives and developing a more resilient local community.

Amanda Wilkes
Service Manager
HELP Counselling Services
Kestrel House
7 Mill Street
Trowbridge
Wilts
BA14 8BE
01225 767459

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Our Family Support Team aim to provide a service that meets the family’s needs, providing emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.  We offer the whole family support.  Support can be given in the home or in the hospital.

Contact us:

Charlotte Sturgess
Family Support Manager
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
12a Cavalier Court
Bumpers Farm
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6RZ

DDI: 07825601354
Main/Fax: 01249 705881 | 01372 363101
www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

Lyneham Community Centre

The Centre is open to everyone

Monday – Friday 9.00 – 15.00

Saturday 9.30 – 12.00

Exciting new under 5’s soft play area, gardens including sand pit, fun variety of toys and much more.  Centre is suitable for children of all ages.

Refreshments available to purchase.

Pop along for a natter with friends whilst the kids enjoy themselves.

THERE IS ALSO NOW A HAIR PLACE

Opening Hours:9.00 – 5.00

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

07472 023036No appointments needed