Take 5- Stop Fraud.

Telephone fraudsters are targeting the elderly. Please speak to your family and friends so they know the police will never ask for their money over the phone. These scammers are currently active in Herefordshire, please talk to older family members, neighbours and friends and urge them not to give out personal information/bank details. If in doubt, hang up! and call 101 if you have any information regarding these incidents

Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

Could it be fake? It’s OK to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.


Track the Act

Number: 52/19                                                                          

11th November 2019                  

Track the Act

 Carers Wales has launched a new survey called Track the Act. The survey is aimed at all carers in Wales and gives people the opportunity to share their views and experiences of the Carers Needs Assessment.

The survey is open until January 2020 and after the findings have been collated the information will be shared with all 22 local authorities in Wales. All the surveys are anonymous but gathering as much feed back as possible is essential in helping shape the needs of carers in the future.

If you would like to contribute to the survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TrackTheAct5V

Below is the Welsh version of the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/dilynyddeddf1920


CEO recognised with Fellowship of RSA

Number: 51/19                                                                          

8th November 2019                    


CEO recognised with Fellowship of RSA

 Services for Independent Living (SIL) is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive, Euan McPherson, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in London for his contribution to social advancement through his involvement with health and social care services and work with disabled people.

The Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts is an award granted to individuals whom the RSA judges deem to have made outstanding achievements for social progress and development. Previous Fellows have included Stephen Hawking, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela.

The Fellowship is a network of people across the globe working together to resolve some of society’s most pressing issues. The RSA’s mission is to enrich society through ideas and action. Being awarded a Fellowship is considered an honour and indicates significant standing in established society in 80 countries. Fellows must have demonstrated a high level of achievement related to the arts, manufacture and commerce.

Upon his appointment, Euan said, “I am delighted to be appointed a fellow of the RSA, joining thousands of inspiring people with strong values to change society. Throughout my time in health and social care working with passionate and dedicated colleagues, I have strived to challenge stigma and discrimination and develop services which meet the needs and aspirations of those effected by disability and long term illness. I look forward to building new networks and relationships focused on creating a cohesive, just and successful society for all.”