The Ordinary Life Project Association (OLPA)

The Ordinary Life Project Association (OLPA)

OLPA a registered charity that provides a range of housing and support options for people with learning disabilities across Wiltshire. Our services include a number of small registered homes, supported living accommodation and outreach services. Funding for our projects comes from a combination of community care and supporting people grants. OLPA currently employs 110 staff and supports...

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Trowbridge Social Work Students Get Involved In Community Projects

Trowbridge Social Work Students Get Involved In Community Projects

The first year students presented on their 30 day practice placements, where they have been undertaking projects negotiated with a range of agencies within the region. The 20 minute presentations were delivered to other students on the programme, agency personnel, service users, professional social workers and the programme team. The projects took place at a range of local services – Julian...

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Sensory Garden complete

Sensory Garden complete

The staff team at St Georges Rd in Semington have worked hard to create a sensory garden at the home.  Plants have been carefully chosen for their shape and texture, colours and scent, giving stimulation of touch, sight and smell.  The sensory area is part of the larger garden at the house, and work continues to make the most of the outside space, which at approximately a quarter of an acre...

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Major conference on protecting vulnerable adults

Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse is the subject of a major conference taking place in Wiltshire tomorrow, Wednesday March 10. Over 230 social care workers, health workers, police officers, inspectors from the National Care Standards Commission and representatives from voluntary and community groups from across Wiltshire and Swindon are attending the conference at the Corn Exchange in...

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