Introducing the Solva Care Toolkit

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.

The Toolkit has been created by members of our community and will be released as a series of papers, articles, videos and sound clips on the Solva Care website from August 2018 through to October. Watch out for alerts and do comment; if there is something that you really want to know about how Solva Care came into being, do let us know. Or, if you would like to share your experiences, we would love to hear from you. So, all that remains is to introduce you to Long John Solva who will guide us through Solva Care’s journey…

In our harbourside village (a haven for smugglers down the ages) we believe that our greatest ‘hidden treasure’ is the local community and its people – and who better to guide us in how best of use this treasure trove than the Solva Care pirate, Long John Solva?

He’s lived to a ripe old age, with a few scrapes along the way, just like all of us – whether a Landlubber or Old Sea Dog. But a hook here and an eyepatch there just make him all the more determined to make the best of all that senior life in Solva has to offer.

1 - Solva Care: not the only model, but our model - Part 1

2 - Solva Care: not the only model, but our model - Part 2

3 - Solva Care: the Coordinator's story

4 - Solva Care: getting started

5 - Solva Care: a communications guide - Part 1

6 - Solva Care: a communications guide - Part 2

7 - Solva Care: volunteers and volunteering

8 - Solva Care: finances

9 - Solva Care: data protection

10 - Solva Care: governance