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.
Together for Change
Together for Change is a Pembrokeshire-wide partnership project funded by the National Lottery COVID-19 Response Fund, Wales. The project was founded by Solva Care – the fund holder – with partner organisations PAVS and PLANED. The COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for society has revealed the importance of community level organisations at a critical time, with communities responding dynamically and compassionately to the challenges they faced.
Together for Change will bring together third and public sector organisations to establish a positive legacy from the experiences of COVID-19 and build on the important contribution of community-led action to the health and wellbeing of people in Pembrokeshire.
How can you support us?
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?
- 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
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.
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Registered Charity Number 1172878