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.

Contact us

Find out more about our service, how to become a volunteer or to make a donation.

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?

Volunteer for 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.

Donate to us

There are a number of ways that you can donate to support our work, including donating using a credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or cash – find out more on our Donations page. Or, just contact our Coordinator.

Become a 'Friend of Solva Care'

Become a Friend of Solva Care, or ask your business to become a Business Friend of Solva Care – it’s free! After all, you can never have too many friends…

Fundraise for us

Do think of us if you are hosting an event, having a raffle or entering a marathon!  We are a great cause and the money will go towards helping people who need it.

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.

 

 

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Find out more about what we doPlease donate

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!

  

Find out more about how we can help

“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!”

Find out more about volunteering

Solva Care updates!

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Healthcare survey for older people

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Solva Scarecrow Trail 2023 Results

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The Solva Scarecrow Trail is back this summer!

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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.

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.

Find out about our activities

We have something for everyone in Solva – young or old!  The mosaics columns in Parc y Capel were a 2022 Solva Care Project, with support from Solva Community Council. The mosaics were made by people in Solva, based on images chosen by relatives, to commemorate those who passed away during Covid 2020-2022. 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