Friday Club

The next session will be on Friday 23 November and will feature Brenda’s Sporting Circuit and Christine’s Crafts.green splash

Solva Community Event

We are having a community event in Solva Memorial Hall to inform about Direct payments (for Social Care) amongst other things, and have invited a number of organisations to come and have stands with information. There will be a few talks too (National Parks, Paul Sartori, Campaign for Loneliness etc). The Fire brigade will be checking electrical blankets. The Police and Red Cross will be there along with Shalom, Bws y Bobl, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and others. The idea is to bring local services together under one roof. The date is Tue 27 Nov and it will run from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be coffee, tea and a buffet lunch. For more information, call Lena on 07805 717556

Solva Care Announces Innovate to Save Success

Solva Care is delighted to be one of the organisations chosen to participate in the second phase of Innovate to Save; Welsh Government’s £5M research and development fund to help support public and third sector organisations to deliver services in Wales differently. Their programme is supported by Y Lab (a partnership of Nesta – the global innovation foundation – and Cardiff University) and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Led by Solva Care’s Project Manager Lesley Robertson-Steel, the project will investigate how Direct Payments can be organised in a way to provide people with greater choice, more personally-appropriate care and support to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The project will also investigate how Solva Care, a community-led charity, can support the creation of a Care Cooperative to achieve this aim.

Solva Care will work closely on the project with project partners Hywel Dda University Health Board, Pembrokeshire County Council, Rural Health and Care Wales, and Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS).

Solva Care’s chair Mollie Roach said, “We are very excited to have been selected for this prestigious project, and look forward to working with our partners to find new ways of empowering older people in Pembrokeshire to take positive action to secure their health and wellbeing”.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services Tessa Hodgson said, “We are delighted to be able to partner Solva Care on this ground-breaking project. The potential opportunities for the wellbeing of the people of Pembrokeshire – given the constraints on the finances of local authorities – are really exciting and we look forward to working together”.

Solva Care is a community-led charity focusing on care, support and wellbeing. It was set up in 2015, and made permanent following a successful pilot phase. Direct payments are payments made by local authorities to people wanting to organise, commission and pay for their own personal care.

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; and
 providing extra support for those who are caring for relatives.
 Running activities to connect the community and enhance well-being.

For further information about Innovate to Save, please contact Solva Care’s Project Manager Lesley Robertson-Steel on 07722 091664 or lesleyrs.solvacare@gmail.com
Solva Care in action
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Friday Club

This week’s Friday Club will be a celebration to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. What better way to do that than with Becky and Thea of MamGu Welshcakes!

Friday Club

On Friday 26 October, Friday Club welcomes back the Solva Ukulele Pirates and Craft with Nadia.  2-4pm at Solva Memorial Hall.  Everyone welcome!

Friday Club

This week’s Friday Club on 19 October features Solva Craft Group and Fran’s Memories!

 
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The Mosaics are Back!

Following the success of the Great Mosaics Steps Community Project a new series of workshops will be held in Solva Football Club this autumn. Solva Memorial Hall will soon celebrate its centenary and this project, supported by Solva Care, plans to enhance its planter and buttresses in time for this event.6 workshops will be held weekly from Thursday 18 October – 22 November.  One session will be held in the afternoon between 2-4pm, and one in the evening between 6.30-8.30pm.

Cost will be £5 per session to cover materials for personal pieces which can be taken away. The leaders will again be Maddie Janes and Penny Dafforn. To reserve a place phone 01437 720901 or email penzdafforn@gmail.com

 

Raise the Roof for Solva Care!

Singing for Fun invites you to ‘Raise the Roof’! A feel-good hour of readings, well-loved songs and more – you can even join in. Free admission, retiring collection and a raffle. Friday 5 October at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall.