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Summer at Friday Club

Friday Club started the new term with Helen’s expertly delivered musical quiz, bird sound identification and gentle movement. The following week Tom Thumb enthused and amazed us with his incredible magic tricks and piano playing. The Solva Ukulele Pirates also serenaded the audience once again enabling everyone to sing, play musical instruments and join in the locomotion in the snake.

Next month members of Solva Care will be visiting on Tuesday 4th May, The Pharmacy Cafe for tea and scones. On Friday 7th June, Ceri’s craft and Helen’s gentle movement. On 14 June, Rosita will entertain us singing with her guitar followed Helen again. Christine will be making coasters with us on 21 June and Carol-Ann’s Beetle Drive will take place in the second half. Solva Ukulele Pirates will perform again on 28 June along with Brenda’s line dancing.

Everyone is welcome to Friday Club.

We’re Hiring!

Would you be interested in helping Solva Care extend its work in the local community? The Solva Care Trustees are looking for a person with good local knowledge and an interest in helping and supporting our community. We are appointing an Activities Assistant to work with – and report to – our Solva Care Co-ordinator, to develop a programme of leisure and recreational activities for members of our community to become more involved in village life. There will also be an opportunity to conduct community action  research and assist on our Research programme.  Salary: £12 per hour.  Hours: maximum 46 hours a month.  Location: Solva.  Closing date for applications: 14 June 2019.  Expected start date: July 2019.

For further details on the position, contact Solva Care Finance Officer Bruce Payne by emailing contact@solvacare.co.uk or calling 07890 987 259. Or, for an informal chat, call Chair Mollie Roach on 01437 721 580.

Care and Repair Cymru

Care & Repair Cymru is a national charitable body and actively works to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs. Read the leaflet for some useful advice, or contact their local office at Meyler House, St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest SA61 1QP. Opening Times: Monday to Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm, Friday – 9:00 – 4:30pm. Telephone 01437 766717

Solva Care Trustees Recognised

Our Chair Mollie receiving an award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Solva Life’ and Trustee Carol-Ann Jones for being an ‘Outstanding Community Volunteer’ at Solva Community Council’s AGM last night. Well done to them and all the other winners!

Become a Solva Care Trustee

Solva Care works to counteract isolation and help people with practical problems.  The Board manages the strategy, development and on-going work of the charity, working with its employees and volunteers in the Solva and Whitchurch areas.  Ideally, Trustees should live in the locality and have an interest in health and wellbeing.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and can be flexible with meeting times if you work or have other commitments.  If you feel that you could contribute, we would love to hear from you.

To express an interest, call Solva Care Chair Mollie Roach on 01437 721580 or Treasurer Bruce Payne on 07890 987259, otherwise email contact@solvacare.co.uk. For an informal chat about the role, either speak to Mollie, or any of the Solva Care Trustees; see our website for their names.  Further details on the aims and work of the charity, and the role of the Trustees, are on our website: solvacare.co.uk, and Twitter and Facebook pages. Closing date: 3 June 2019

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

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

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

Tivy-Side Advertiser

9 November 2015
Solva pilots local care project

County Echo

14 February 2017
Molly wins anti-scam quiz

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