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Advicelink Cymru is a Welsh Government funded Citizens Advice service designed to help people who are most in need of advice services, particularly those who would not usually seek advice.

Advicelink Cymru offers quality assured advice on welfare benefits, debt, employment, education, housing, immigration and discrimination. The service aims to help people access the right advice, at the right time and make it easier for them to access services again if they need further help—whether that’s about the same issue or something new.

Call the Helpline  Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm: 0800 702 2020. More Information here:  Advicelink Cymru – Citizens Advice

Dementia Awareness Week at The Courtyard, Hereford

Dementia Awareness Week runs from Monday 16 – Sunday 22 May. The Courtyard, Hereford are hosting several activities to mark this:

The Courtyard’s Spectacular Tea Dance kicks off the week on Tuesday 17 May at 2pm. This nostalgic, dementia friendly event includes tea, cakes, music and dancing. Tickets cost £4 per participant and accompanying carers go free.

People living with Dementia can also join in with The Courtyard’s regular Playing Together session on Tuesday 17 May from 10.30am. Playing Together is an interactive play session for older adults and pre-school children, along with accompanying parents and carers. The lively and creative session supports participants to communicate through play activities, including music, movement, sand, puppets and visual arts. The session starts with a cup of tea and opportunity to arrive gently, before getting into full swing by 11am.

On Wednesday 18 May, Orchestra of the Swan will host their weekly Café Muse session. Café Muse is a music café for Armed Forces Veterans living with dementia.

Friday 20 May sees the return of The Courtyard’s Dementia Friendly Screenings, with Irving Berlin’s 1948 hit Easter Parade (U). The film will be shown in The Courtyard’s new Nell Gwynne studio set up with tables and chairs. The lights will be dimmed and the sound a little quieter for a dementia friendly experience. Tickets cost £5 and include tea and biscuits. Accompanying carers can attend for free and doors will open 30 minutes prior to the film starting to allow a gentle arrival.

Tickets for all The Courtyard’s Dementia Friendly events can be booked online at courtyard.org.uk or via Box Office on 01432 340555.

ILH Support worker vacancy walking

1-2-1 Support

Care for others, make a difference. Working in adult social care, you can make a real difference to peoples’ lives helping to support our service users in a variety of ways to live independently in the comfort of their own home.

What is the role?

Our Independent Living at Home (ILH) team support adults that have learning disabilities, physical disabilities and long-term health conditions.

As a support worker, you’ll not only make an incredible difference to the people you support but you’ll get to enjoy days out, activities and find it hugely rewarding.

We are looking for someone to provide care, companionship, and safety for a gentleman with dementia living independently in Leominster. He is a keen walker, well-loved in the community, and benefits from confident companions with a good sense of humour.

See what others think about the role: Zara Cook and Sam Gawler.

In return we will give you:

  • Hourly rate of £10.18
  • Paid mileage at 0.45p per mile.
  • Paid Comprehensive Induction, training and mentoring
  • Career Progression through continued learning and development opportunities
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits to include Maternity, Paternity and adoption pay
  • Paid Blue light discount scheme membership
  • Paid company sick pay
  • Paid DBS
  • 28 days Annual leave that increases with length of service
  • Company mobile phone
  • For the complete list of benefits go to: Benefits

You will get to work in an environment that promotes both personal and professional development, supports wellness in the workplace and a good work-life balance.

When and where?

Working on a 2-week basis we require: 3 days per fortnight, including at least one weekend day; or 3 weekend days per fortnight. We provide support to this gentleman in Leominster from 2:30 – 8pm, 7 days a week.

Whilst we are offering this position as a dedicated support post to an individual for those who would prefer a single work location, there are additional hours available with other service users if you are looking for them.

What are we looking for?

You don’t need lots of qualifications to start your career in care. All you need is the right values. If you are kind, honest, thoughtful, and could support others with compassion you’re the person we’re looking for. We will provide full training and mentoring to ensure you are confident in the role and responsibilities.

This particular Service User loves to walk so being outdoors and being able to walk a couple of miles is essential.

How do I apply?

For more information or to apply you can contact us in the following ways:

  • Submit your CV to jobs@S4il.co.uk
  • Call HR on 01568 616653
  • Don’t let completing the paperwork put you off – call us to discuss your suitability for the role.

Please note face to face interviews are subject to COVID19 Health & Safety guidance and safety measures will be in place.

Equality & Diversity

SIL is a member of the Armed Forces Covenant and will interview all veterans and family members of service personnel who meet the essential requirements.  Read more about how we live up to our commitment: Armed Forces Covenant

We are also a Disability Confident Leader; as such we will:

  • Interview applicants with a disability who meet the essential requirements on a person specification
  • Providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job

Read more about how we live up to our commitment: Disability Confident Leader

More about SIL

If you would like to learn more about our services, the work we do and what it’s like to work for SIL please take a look at our videos or find us on facebook

Head of Human Resources

We are looking someone to join our dynamic Senior Management Team to help drive growth, whilst maintaining and developing a supportive and engaging workplace culture.

What is the role?

The HR Manager post is a strategic post within SIL and is key to fulfilling SIL’s strategic objectives.

The HR Manager is responsible for:

  1. Promoting and maintaining the highest standards of HR management to maximize the recruitment and retention of staff across the organisation and thereby supporting SIL’s strategic objective to grow.
  2. Drafting and implementing an annual HR operational plan aligned to SIL’s strategic objectives.
  3. The development, updating and implementation of personnel policies and procedures in line with legal requirements and developments, and the cascading of knowledge to all personnel.
  4. Update own knowledge and liaise with the employment law advice service in order to provide HR advice to Managers.

Find out more about SIL https://www.s4il.co.uk/about-us/videos/ 

For the full job description continue to Downloads

In return we will give you:

  • Salary £36,835 (£22,101.30 pro rata)
  • Career Progression through continued learning and development opportunities
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits to include Maternity, Paternity and adoption pay
  • Paid Blue light discount scheme membership
  • Paid company sick pay
  • Paid DBS
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Supportive and flexible work environment
  • Social events program – Christmas Hampers, Quizzes, Raffles
  • Free parking onsite at office
  • Free tea and coffee in office
  • Pension scheme
  • Charitable events
  • Regular salary reviews
  • Monthly staff newsletter
  • Friendly modern office environment (role dependent)
  • 28 days Annual leave that increases with length of service
  • For the complete list of benefits go to: https://www.s4il.co.uk/vacancies/what-we-can-offer-you-2/

You will get to work in an environment that promotes both personal and professional development, supports wellness in the workplace and a good work life balance.

When and Where?

22.5 hours per week.  Blended home remote and office based working at SIL HQ in Leominster Occasional additional travel will be required to staff and service user homes, for meetings and events.

What are we looking for?

Are you a self-motivated professional with a minimum of a level 5 CIPD qualification, do you have excellent interpersonal skills backed by a sound knowledge of employment law and best practice? If so, you could be the person we are looking for. 

See the job description and person specification for the full list.

How do I apply?

For more information or to apply you can contact us in the following ways:

  • Submit your CV and covering letter to demonstrate your suitability for the role to jobs@S4il.co.uk, please include the Equal Opportunities form found in downloads.
  • Call Euan McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, on euan.mcpherson@s4il.co.uk or 07432 019404 for an informal conversation about the role and what the organisation can offer you;
  • Alternatively contact jobs@s4il.co.uk or phone 01568 616653 for an application pack.

Deadline for application 5pm Friday 20th May.

Please note face to face interviews are subject to COVID19 Health & Safety guidance and safety measures will be in place.

Equality & Diversity

SIL is a member of the Armed Forces Covenant and will interview all veterans and family members of service personnel who meet the essential requirements.  Read more about how we live up to our commitment: Armed Forces Covenant.

We are also a Disability Confident Leader; as such we will:

  • Interview applicants with a disability who meet the essential requirements on a person specification
  • Providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job

Read more about how we live up to our commitment: Disability Confident Leader

More about SIL

If you would like to learn more about our services, the work we do and what it’s like to work for SIL please take a look at our videos  or find us on facebook

Downloads


Job Description and Person Specification

Equal Opportunities

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Orange Button Community Scheme

The Orange Button Community Scheme is launched in Herefordshire. If you are having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about a friend or family member, you can talk to someone wearing an orange button.

The scheme is a way of identifying people that have undertaken suicide prevention training. That they have the confidence to talk to others about suicide. It is a way of showing others in your community who are having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about somebody else, that you are:

  • Comfortable to say / hear the word suicide
  • Can listen without judgement
  • Can inform people where to find help and support

SIL Yearbook 2021

Our yearbook is published each year to bring to focus the amazing impact we have, to remind us whey what we do is so important and to celebrate the achievements of our team, service users and their families.

2021 didn’t turn out to be the much improved year we all hoped for with new tighter restrictions being enforced as the new year began; Covid-19 continued to have an impact with many restrictions lasting well into the year and continuing to put us all at risk of serious illness.

But, yet again we have shown that even a global pandemic won’t stop us doing what we do best and we will take you on a round-up of all our events, trips, activities and best moments of the past year with PRIDE.

Look out for awards, personal triumphs, successes and joyfulness.

Click on the image to our view Yearbook

Please email us for a paper copy at contactus@s4il.co.uk or call 01568 616653.

Courtyard Hereford Spectacular Tea Dance

https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/the-courtyards-spectacular-tea-dance-3/

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Tuesday, 17th May at 2pm the Courtyard, Hereford’s SPECTACULAR TEA DANCE

This fun and nostalgic dementia friendly event will brighten up anyone’s day. Full of music, tea, cakes and dancing. Tickets £4 including refreshments. Accompanying carers free. Call the box office on 01432 340555

Calling all Golfers!

Services for Independent Living Charity of the Year Megan Baker House are hosting a Golf Day at Leominster Golf Club on 25th June.

This annual event is a popular one and promises to be a fun day once again whilst raising money for MBH . Contact Lee@meganbakerhouse.org.uk for more details or to reserve your place.

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Mind Herefordshire for Ukraine

Due to the current situation in Ukraine, Herefordshire MIND want Herefordshire based Ukrainians to know that they are there for you. If you are struggling and need someone to talk to Safe Haven can help. They also have access to interpreters, if required, who will be able to help. Please find the Safe Haven service contact details below.

01432 372407

safehaven@herefordshire-mind.org.uk

Safe Haven is open 5pm-10pm 7 days a week.

Frozen Light Theatre presents: 2065

A new production is coming to the Courtyard next month, Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 March at 11am and 1.30pm.

Frozen Light Theatre’s production of 2065 is a futuristic, sensory production for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

Frozen Light is renowned for creating engaging and high-quality theatre for audiences with PMLD through combining multi-sensory moments, live music, signing and poetic language.

Frozen Light Artistic Director, Lucy Garland, says; “Although set in a dystopian world, 2065 is ultimately a story of the power of people to change the world for the better. It holds a lot of joy and celebratory moments and this felt important to share during the pandemic. It is the ultimate privilege to be able to join our audiences on stage and share the magic of theatre with them once more.” 

For more information or to buy tickets, call the box office on 01432 340555. Tickets are £9, concessions £6.50