SIL gains employment bronze


Number: 54/20       

27th January 2020     



Services for Independent Living (SIL), the local charity which provides support to elderly and disabled people in their homes, has been recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) for its work in recruitment amongst veterans and families of serving personnel.

Because of this SIL now has the Bronze Award within the AFC Employer Recognition Scheme.

SIL signed up to the AFC in 2019 and part of its commitment is to ensure that anyone applying for a job with the organisation, who is a veteran or family member of serving military personnel, will automatically be guaranteed an interview.

Euan McPherson, CEO, said: “SIL provides care and support to people across the county and because of Herefordshire’s strong links with the military, it seems only right that we do what we can to enable service personnel and their families to secure employment.

“We know that often family members are discriminated against because they may need to take time off due to circumstances beyond their control, so we offer a supportive and flexible working environment, which enables them to do this.

“Not only do we have a number of employees who are part of a military family, but we also support a number of veterans in their own homes.”


Pobl – Torfaen Vulnerable adults service

Join us at the launch of the Torfaen Vulnerable Adults service!
You will have a chance to meet the team and find out
what support we are able to offer you.
Everybody is welcome!
Let’s have a chat over tea and cake.
Date: Saturday, 1st February 2020
Time: 11am until 12:30pm
Location: Cwmbran Stadium
The Conditioning Suite (upstairs)


Full details on the attachment below

Marches Family Network – 25th Anniversary

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We have booked Withington Village Hall & the event will be running from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  We would like to invite other charities, organisations, funders, service providers, entertainers, staff, volunteers – and most importantly, our families & friends. Please spread the word & share on social media, within your newsletters etc.

If you would like to attend, provide an information stand, help or entertain us all on 6th April, please email me:

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Charity support group

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Find their timetable of programmed activities below:

Courtyard’s Spectacular Tea Dance – dementia friendly event

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As the UK’s first Dementia Friendly arts venue, The Courtyard, Hereford, is committed to providing regular workshops, performances and screenings for those living with dementia. The arts venue also offers free monthly Dementia Friends Information Sessions where members of the public can find out more about dementia and the little ways they can help. All Courtyard staff have also been trained as Dementia Friends.

The next Courtyard’s Spectacular Tea Dance will be in The Courtyard’s Studio Theatre on Tuesday 28th January between 2pm – 4pm. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit