The Solva Care Toolkit
Solva Care have produced – as part of a Knowledge Mobilisation Project, supported by the Public Health Department of Hywel Dda University Health Board – a Toolkit. Its aim is to share the experience of setting up Solva Care by synthesising the knowledge gained from the success of Solva Care for other communities wishing to set up and run similar initiatives.
The Toolkit was created by members of our community in 2018, and will shortly be published in hard copy. In the meantime, links to all the chapters are below, as well as a page of useful resources.
So, all that remains is to introduce you to Long John Solva who will guide us through Solva Care’s journey…
Introducing Long John Solva
In our harbourside village (a haven for smugglers down the ages) we believe that our greatest ‘hidden treasure’ is the local community and its people – and who better to guide us in how best to use this treasure trove than the Solva Care pirate, Long John Solva?
He’s lived to a ripe old ages, with a few scrapes along the way, just like all of us – whether a Landlubber or Old Sea Dog. But a hook here and an eyepatch there just make him all the more determined to make the best of all that senior life in Solva has to offer.
“I’m bowled over by how comprehensive your Toolkit is!
I like the personal narrative, quick wins, and generous spattering of weblinks to other organisations – made me want to explore.
And I love the suggestion that Solva Care is not an organisation, but a way of working. Love it!”
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