What is Solva Care?
Solva Care is a registered charity set up by the community residing in the parish of Solva and Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
We are committed to building and sustaining a vibrant, strong and connected community, by working closely with our Community Council and other local groups and organisations.
Our aim is to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of our community by enabling our residents to stay in their own homes and remain part of their community. We do this by running a volunteer service to provide assistance where needed, as well as running social events to counteract loneliness and isolation; we also provide extra support for those caring for their relatives.
Find out more about our service, how to become a volunteer or to make a donation.
How can you support us?
Be part of our support service. Organised by our Coordinator, you can help our residents in all sorts of practical ways. From providing lifts to the local surgery, assisting with shopping, walking dogs or helping with paperwork.
Solva Care's aims
The aims of Solva Care are to maintain and improve health and wellbeing by:
enabling residents to stay in their own homes and remain part of the community;
offering a way to counteract loneliness, isolation and social disadvantage,
providing extra support for those for have caring responsibilities, be they relatives or carers; and
running activities to connect the community and enhance wellbeing.
How can we support you or your relatives?
If you are finding that …
- you would like to get out and about more,
- some chores are getting too much,
- your carer needs a little support, or
- your spend too much time on your own
…then support services from Solva Care may be the answer!
“I volunteered for Solva Care because, as well as doing something for others, it makes me feel better myself.
The things I do are small, not arduous and not particularly time consuming. There is no pressure and it certainly appears to make a difference to lots of people.
From a purely selfish point of view – I may need a little help myself in years to come!”
Reseach and Evaluation
Solva Care is innovative project, and we have built in research and evaluation from the start to shape our activities, and gauge how well we are doing. If you are interested in hearing more about our plans, or getting involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Solva Care have produced – as part of a Knowledge Mobilisation Project, supported by the Public Health Department of Hywel Dda University Health Board – a Toolkit. The aim is to share the experience of setting up Solva Care by synthesising the knowledge gained from the success of Solva Care for other communities wishing to set up and run similar initiatives.
Find out about our activities
We have something for everyone in Solva – young or old! The beautiful mosaics adorning the steps between Capel Ucha’ and St Aidan’s were a 2017-18 Solva Care Project. Why not join us in the afternoon for Friday Club? Or there is Thursday’s Coffee Morning or Wednesday’s Luncheon Club? If you need a lift to get there, just contact our Coordinator.
Registered Charity Number 1172878