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Friday Club on 20 September

Friday Club on 20 September

Join us for Friday Club, 2-4pm at Solva Memorial Hall for Ceri’s Craft and Gentle Movement with Helen.

Call for Pavement Parking Ban

Call for Pavement Parking Ban

The Commons’ Transport Committee has called for a new law and an awareness campaign on the impact it has, especially for those with mobility or visual impairments. Pavement parking is already banned in London – with those who flout the rules facing a fine. The Scottish government has already banned pavement parking in its Transport (Scotland) Bill, and the Welsh government has set up a task force to look at the issue.

The committee spoke to people with visual and mobility impairments, as well as carers and parents, who suffer as a result of pathways being blocked – being forced into the road with wheelchairs, pushchairs or small children, for example. It said in its report: “Pavement parking can have a considerable impact on people’s lives and their ability to safely leave their homes. “People are at risk of social isolation if they feel unable to leave their homes safely or are physically prevented from doing so. “While pavement parking can be a necessity in some areas, it should not be allowed to happen where it has a significant adverse impact on people’s lives.”

Read more the full report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49635176

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash

 

Friday Club Returns!

Friday Club Returns!

Next week on Friday 6 September, do join us for the return of Friday Club!  There will be Helen’s Gentle Movement, and Tom Thumb the magical magician.  Solva Care is always on the look out for volunteers, so if you are interested in helping with our work, or specifically in helping out at Friday Club, give Lena a call on 07805 717556.

Can you “Take Me Too!”?  Drivers wanted for new  lift share project

Can you “Take Me Too!”? Drivers wanted for new lift share project

Do you ever make a journey with empty seats in your car?  Do you care about making Pembrokeshire a friendlier, better connected place to live?  A local community transport charity is looking for 500 drivers to join its new community lift sharing network, Take Me Too!, which is set to launch in Pembrokeshire this summer.  This exciting new project will allow drivers to offer spare seats in their car in return for a contribution towards expenses and the “feel good factor” of helping people in their community who would otherwise struggle to make their journey.  Sharing journeys is also a greener way to travel, so you’ll be doing the planet a favour too! Find out more about Take Me Too!

 

P am Pobl / P is for People

P am Pobl / P is for People

The Welsh Senate of Older People has recently re-launched its P is for People campaign for public toilets. They are hoping to collect as many responses to their questionnaire as possible in order to produce a report for Welsh Government and local authorities.  As public toilets are an issue for all ages – and particularly in Solva given the recent closures – the Welsh Senate would like to collect responses from people of all ages. Here is the link to the survey https://www.c3sc.org.uk/news/6039-welsh-senate-of-older-people-s-p-is-for-people-campaign.
Image by Zorro4 from Pixabay 

Solva Care in the Press

Mynewsdesk

10 November 2014
‘Doing different things’ in care and support in Wales / ‘Gwneud pethau gwahanol’ mewn gofal a chefnogaeth yng Nghymru

BBC News

28 August 2019
Solva Care volunteers ‘plugging the gap’ in Pembrokeshire

BBC News

23 November 2016
Funding fears over Solva Care project in Pembrokeshire

BBC News

23 October 2015
Pilot project to ‘keep care local’ in Pembrokeshire village

County Echo

30 September 2016
Village hosts conference on community and home care

BBC News

27 April 2017
Solva Care project in Pembrokeshire secures funding

Coop News

13 November 2014
Welsh Government examines differnt approach to social services with pilot projects

County Echo

7 December 2015
Health Minister visits community care project

BBC News

23 November 2016
Solva Care project ‘makes a difference’, says volunteer

Tivy-Side Advertiser

9 November 2015
Solva pilots local care project

County Echo

14 February 2017
Molly wins anti-scam quiz

BBC News

28 August 2019
Volunteers ‘ease the loneliness’ for Solva’s elderly people

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