Solva-based Solva Care has been awarded Welsh Government LEADER* funding for the next steps in the charity’s programme for local residents.

The PIP Project – PIP stands for Prevention Ÿ Integration Ÿ Partnership – will be the first local, community-based project in the UK to combine domiciliary services with a voluntary service.  It aims to extend Solva Care’s work into the fields of prevention, promote well-being and self-help and delay members of the community’s dependence on services.

Solva Care currently supports local residents by enabling them to stay in their own homes and remain part of the community. It does this by providing extra support and activities through a network of volunteers.

To deliver the PIP project as part of the Solva Care programme, Trustees are looking to appoint a part-time Development Assistant to work with the Solva Care Co-ordinator.

Project Leader Mollie Roach said, “I am delighted that Welsh Government’s Rural Development Programme has recognised the importance, and ground-breaking nature, of Solva Care’s work to date, and have committed to support the next stages of our project”.

The job will be advertised on Monday 26 March so look out for it on our website, Facebook or Twitter feeds.

*  The LEADER programme is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.