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Torfaen MIND – Announcement

Announcement from Torfaen & Blaenau Gwent Mind they are following the government’s current guidelines on the coronavirus & have sadly had to close their doors in both Pontypool and Brynmawr to the public, however all staff are working from home.   They are unable to deliver the recovery courses, activities or offer face to face […]

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Coronavirus – Latest Update

Following national guidance and to help delay the spread of the Covid-19 virus we will be closing our Leominster Office from, Tuesday 17th March, for the foreseeable future. All staff will be working from home during this period and will have full access to our systems. Therefore, all services will continue and be unaffected at […]

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News Flash – Torfaen CAB

Sent on behalf of Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau   To reduce the risk of coronavirus for staff and clients Torfaen CAB have suspended their face to face advice service. All services are available on the telephone .   For Advice:   Call 01633 876121 and they will arrange a telephone call back appointment  

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SIL gains employment bronze

NEWS RELEASE Number: 54/20        27th January 2020                        SIL GAINS EMPLOYMENT BRONZE 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 […]

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SIL’s Wheely Ready for Winter Weather!

                          News Release Number: 53/19              20th December 2019                     SIL’s Wheely Ready for Winter Weather! Services for Independent Living (SIL), the local charity which provides support to elderly and disabled people in their homes, recently became the proud owners of a four-wheel drive vehicle. The Mayor of Leominster, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Euan McPherson SIL, launches a group for men facing Mental health problems. SIL provide care for elderly, dementia, learning disabilities

Men, are you having miserable Mondays, SAD or just struggling? – HMMH…..

Two likeminded individuals with lived experience of mental ill health have come together to launch a monthly social group for men in Herefordshire who suffer with mental ill health, or at risk of becoming ill. Councillor Paul Stevens, Deputy Mayor of Hereford and Euan McPherson, Chief Executive of Services for Independent Living, have joined forces […]

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SIL Support Worker Scoops Top Award

NEWS RELEASE Number: 50/19                                                                           13th September 2019                           Services for Independent Living (SIL) saw success at the 2019 Hereford Times Health & Social Care Awards when Support Worker, Gary Meddings, not only won the Care Hero award, but also scooped the best-of-the-best award for his Outstanding Contribution to Health & Social Care. Gary, who is […]

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We Need Your Skills

Number: 49/19                                                                                   3rd September 2019                    We Need Your Skills   Have you ever thought you might like to be a trustee of a charity but feel a disability or family carer commitment would stand in your way? Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a user-led charity which supports disabled and older people within the […]

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SIL Annual Report and Accounts 31.03.19

We are pleased to provide our Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2019.  Not only do we provide all the important facts and figures that we are obliged to provide but also a quick run through of all the other work we do. S4IL-Annual-Report-Accounts-31.3.19.pdf

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Herefordshire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership survey

Herefordshire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is committed to improve the support available for Armed Forces veterans in Herefordshire. By completing this survey, you’ll be helping to make sure that they work more effectively to ensure the right support and services are available, in the right places at the right time.  They are keen to hear […]

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SIL pledges support to Armed Forces

Number: 48/19                                                                                   19th August 2019                   Services for Independent Living (SIL) are delighted to announce that they have become the 47th organisation in Herefordshire to pledge its support and sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant. To become part of the Covenant SIL has pledged to uphold […]

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Changes to Blue Badges

Number: 45/19                                                                                   20th June 2019                             Changes to Blue Badges    Blue Badges are a lifeline for disabled people, giving them the freedom and confidence to get to work and visit friends independently. The scheme already means people with physical disabilities can park […]

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Learning Disability Week 2019

NEWS RELEASE Number: 44/19                                                                                                                  19th June 2019                                                                                                                                                                            Learning Disability Week 2019   Learning Disability Week 2019 focuses on Sport and inclusion; in a survey of over 300 18 to 35 years olds with a learning disability 49% responded to say they would like to spend more time outside their house and 18% feel alone […]

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Community Based Personal Resilience Planning Project

This is a project jointly run by St Michaels Hospice, Aspire and Services for Independent Living. The project started at the end of April 2018 and will be completed at the end of March 2020. Personal Resilience Planning in practical terms is about adopting a thinking ahead approach that supports people to plan for an […]

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Health & Social Care Awards – The results!

Number: 40/18                                                                                         28 September 2018 Health & Social Care Awards – The results!   Nominees from Services for Independent Living (SIL) enjoyed a wonderful night out hosted by the Hereford Times, to mark the first ever Health & Social Care Awards. SIL, which was a finalist in five categories of the Awards, was […]

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