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Together for Change: Pembrokeshire Communities Working Together

Together for Change: Pembrokeshire Communities Working Together

Following on from the successful Solva Symposium held earlier this year, Solva Care will be hosting an online event for all community groups – or community-minded individuals – to find out more about how they could participate in this Pembrokeshire-wide partnership project.

Together for Change is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to bring community groups together in Pembrokeshire to network and provide mutual support so that as many communities as possible can benefit.

The event is hosted by Zoom on Tuesday 30 June at 10am. For more details, see our project page Together for Change page.  To register email Project Coordinator Jessie Buchanan on research@solvacare.co.uk before the 26 June giving the following information: your name, organisation and number of volunteers (if applicable), contact details, and area of interest in community development. Please let Jessie know if you would like to participate but have trouble with accessing  Zoom and we will see if we can help.

A letter about bunting to Solva…

A letter about bunting to Solva…

Dear Solva Resident

We hope you are managing to feel well and safe during this difficult time. One way of taking your mind off things for a little while could be to join us in making bunting for your windows or garden. It’s a simple, fun activity and a way of helping you feel connected. If you would like to get involved but don’t have anything you could use, then get in touch. We could supply you with a bunting making pack or we have bunting buddies who could make some for you. Please contact Becky from St Davids to make a request. The communities of St Davids, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Pembroke Dock and beyond are all joining in this challenge too and it’s even travelled as far as Swansea! We look forward to the time when we can join our bunting together in our streets and celebrate life and our wonderful community spirit.

Kind regards

Becky Lloyd 07788633719

Affordable Housing Survey by the Solva Community Land Trust

Affordable Housing Survey by the Solva Community Land Trust

Did you know that the electoral ward of Solva and Brawdy has been identified by Pembrokeshire County Council as an area in need of housing? And that a Community Land Trust, called Solva CLT, has been set up by Solva Community Council to take a community housing project forward to meet that need?

The new houses would be for the current residents and future generations of Solva and Brawdy. They would be environmentally friendly, affordable to rent, and looked after by the CLT in partnership with a not-for-profit housing association.

Solva CLT has already run two discussion groups about the project and would now like to hear from more people living in Solva and Brawdy. An online survey has been launched which we would like as many people to complete as possible. If you would like to express your views, and interest in, this exciting project, please complete the confidential survey:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SolvaCLT2020/

If you would like any further information about Sova CLT or the survey, please contact Sue Denman on kthdenman@aol.com or Ifor Thomas on Ifor.Thomas@gmail.com

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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.

Image by kalhh from Pixabay 

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 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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