Join us for Friday Club, 2-4pm at Solva Memorial Hall for Ceri’s Craft and Gentle Movement with Helen.
There are loads of things happening at Friday Club this autumn – download the programme to find out more.
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.”
This week on Friday 13 September, join out favourites, the Solva Ukulele Pirates at Friday Club. 2-4pm – call Lena is you’d like to go on 07805 717556.
Great to see the positive difference Solva Care volunteers are making in Pembrokeshire being highlighted by BBC Wales: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49475078
Two Solva Care volunteers shared their experiences as part of our series of Ageing Well Stories, which you can read here: http://www.ageingwellinwales.com/…/Do…/Solva-Care-A4-eng.pdf
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.
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!
Solva Care in the Press
10 November 2014
‘Doing different things’ in care and support in Wales / ‘Gwneud pethau gwahanol’ mewn gofal a chefnogaeth yng Nghymru
13 November 2014
Welsh Government examines differnt approach to social services with pilot projects
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