Safewise Wroughton | Wiltshire
Who are we?
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and SafeWise have an impressive track record in preventing people of all ages [KC1] from coming to harm in the home, on the road and in the community. We recognise however that still too many people come to harm from accidents or, from the actions of others or, because of their own choices – the centre looks to provide the skills, knowledge and promote safety awareness to visitors to help keep them safe.
Our new safety centre based at Wroughton near Swindon will take our work to a whole new level for the communities in Wiltshire.
The centre will be located in the north of Wiltshire at Wroughton Airfield; at the site we will be able to offer a full size indoor village with RoadWise (an outside road network) both areas will provide a totally interactive safety training environment.
SafeWise Wroughton will be joining two existing SafeWise safety centres located within Dorset at Bournemouth and Weymouth. The new facility in Wiltshire will bring together elements from both centres dedicated to public safety. Visitors of all ages will learn about staying safe and healthy at home, on the roads and at play. The unique life-sized environments will help people to spot the potential for danger, learn about risk and consequence and how to take responsibility for their actions – all in a safe and controlled environment.
The centre is still in the planning stages; we will post updates on programmes available once the centre has been finalised
The new centre will come under SafeWise which is a registered charity and is funded in a number of different ways from Local Authority agreements, Grants and Trusts, Corporate sponsorship, Fundraising events and Income generation from various sources. Governance is by way of a board of Trustees. The Trustees include representatives from Police, Fire, Ambulance and Local Health Board amongst others.
Any other facilities?
The new centre will have a number of meeting rooms and will offer a professional environment with meeting, training and conference facilities to meet a range of different requirements. Free parking will be available on-site.
Contact Safewise Wroughton:
Wroughton Safety Centre Project Team
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre