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Interfaith Buddy Scheme

Swindon Interfaith is looking for young representatives aged 18 to 30 of their respective Faith to buddy up with another young person from a different faith to spent some time together and then give a short presentation later in the year.

Participants will be invited to meet their buddy at an Interfaith Social involving Pizza, Music and good company on Wednesday 18th August 2021.

If you would like to participate, please contact us to register by Saturday 31st July 2021.

Interfaith Buddy Scheme

Avebury Visit

We are very excited to announce our first face-to-face event since February 2020!

This will be a visit to the Avebury Stones on Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 7pm.

Join Swindon Interfaith for a visit to the Avebury Stone Circle and Church, followed by refreshments, music and stories.

Meet at St. James Church, Avebury, SN8 1RF. Free Parking is available in the Village.

Please be aware that COVID-19 restrictions apply. Maximum 30 attendees. All attendees must complete track and trace and wear face coverings indoors unless they are exempt. All attendees must sign into and out of church with name and postcode.

Swindon Interfaith Poster – Avebury Visit 2021

2021 Census Support

Voluntary Action Swindon (VAS) is proud to deliver the Census 2021 Support Service for Swindon. During the current lockdown restrictions, this advice will initially be provided by appointment and over the telephone only.

If you have community members who may need help completing their Census by a trained advisor, please encourage them to book an appointment between 1st March – 4th May by calling 01793 466650 or by emailing census@vas-swindon.org.

A VAS-trained advisor will call them back at an agreed date and time from a confidential room based at Sanford House to help them complete their Census. It is hoped that people will be able to access digital and other support in a COVID secure way at Sanford House when lockdown restrictions ease.As well as English, VAS currently has trained advisors able to offer this help in Urdu, Punjabi, and Turkish languages with Nepali and Konkani to follow soon.

Please keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook and weekly e-news VAS id (you can sign up via our website here) for any expansion in our service and language offer and for further Census updates.

Language and other support is also available through the national Census Website https://census.gov.uk/.

The VAS website has a number of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Census which can be found here https://vas-swindon.org/news/census-2021/

Supporting the Swindon Equality Commission

Swindon Interfaith is proud to support the Swindon Equality Commission.

  • How do we celebrate Swindon’s different communities?
  • How equal and inclusive is Swindon?
  • How can we tackle discrimination?

What do you think? Swindon Equality Coalition wants to hear!

The coalition is open to everyone – we are here for you to share your ideas and experiences, and to take action.

Everyone is welcome to join the conversation – here is how you can get in touch:

Email: equality@vas-swindon.org

Post: SEC C/o 1 John Street, Swindon SN1 1RT

Twitter @SNequality #SwindonEquality

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/swindonequalityPhone 07912 487608