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Oops! We’re not hiring (yet)

Oops! We’re not hiring (yet)

Our apologies – an advert for the post of Activities Assistant was advertised, briefly, yesterday.  The post was scheduled 2 weeks ago before the Coronavirus situation escalated; Solva Care subsequently decided to postpone the appointment.  Watch this space as it will be re-advertised in the coming months.

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Stay at Home to Stop Coronavirus Spreading!

Stay at Home to Stop Coronavirus Spreading!

Everyone myst stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres (6ft) apart from anyone outside of your household.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Changes to Bay View Stores Opening Hours

Changes to Bay View Stores Opening Hours

Bay View Stores will be closing from 5pm from today and will be open daily from 7am – 5pm.  This is so the staff can focus on deliveries to the community.  If you could like a delivery, message them on Facebook or call on 01437 729554.

Solva Care and the Coronavirus

Solva Care and the Coronavirus

Solva Care understands that this is a worrying time for you and your families.  We have suspended our regular activities and events, although – with Solva Community Council – are co-ordinating volunteers to help with shopping, delivering food, dog walking or picking up prescriptions.  If you could help with this, please email solvacommunity@gmail.com or call Lena on 07805 717556, and if you would like some assistance to cope with staying home, let Lena know too.

Our News web page will continue to provide information about community services such as our local shops and surgery who continue to operate, often in a different way, as will our Facebook page.

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Solva Surgery Update

Solva Surgery Update

In order minimise footfall and therefore reduce the risk of transmission, Solva Surgery has decided to keep their door locked and patients are asked to ring the doorbell. Anyone wishing to collect a prescription are asked to do so between the hours of 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
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Be Part of Our New Community Blog!

Be Part of Our New Community Blog!

We have started a community blog where we can all share positive stories about what we are doing over the next few months, when many of us are stuck at home. The idea is to spread the word about things we can do from home, be it baking, reading, learning a new language, watching a musical online or trying out a new recipe!

There will be different sections, such as keeping active (exercises), keeping busy (books, quizzes, films etc), a kids’ corner along with poems and stories BY YOU. Anyone can contribute by emailing their suggestions, photos, links and other ideas to solvastories@gmail.com The only rule is that it should be uplifting.

Who knows this could become a historical document as we live in unprecedented times! Just follow the link and please spread the word.

https://solvastories.wixsite.com/community

Clap for Our NHS

Clap for Our NHS

Pleased to hear the ripple of applause across Solva this evening. Thank you from everyone.

Solva Surgery Information

Solva Surgery Information

Information on Solva Surgery arrangements during the Coronavirus. Prescriptions can only be collected between 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm. If you would like your prescription collected and dropped off to you, Lena is co-ordinating volunteers who can do so, and is on 07805 717556.

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BAY VIEW STORES INFORMATION

BAY VIEW STORES INFORMATION

Please see the message from Gwyn of Bay View Stores:

Based on the most recent government advice we will now limit the number of customers INSIDE the shop to 2 at any one time. This is for the safety of you and our amazing staff. Please space yourself outside the shop and you’ll be invited in. (I hope you’ll understand why we are doing this)

For the safety of others and our staff we would encourage you to place you orders for delivery, simply message us or call us on 01437 729554 and we will get the order to you as soon as we can.

Thank you again for your support and let’s all work together to help those who need it. We may look at closing a little earlier going forward to help us out so keep an eye out on here for updates.

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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