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Free ‘Face Mask Exempt’ Badges Support Disabled People

NEWS RELEASE Number: 56/20                                                                                    6th July 2020  Euan’s Guide, the access review charity, is offering free ‘Face Mask Exempt’ badges to help support disabled people and people with hidden impairments. Whilst coming out of lockdown, face coverings are either compulsory or strongly advised in many public areas, including on public transport. Although facemasks are an […]

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Schooling and Social Care

NEWS RELEASE  Number: 55/20  11th June 2020                   SCHOOLING AND SOCIAL CARE Since schools reopened their doors to some children on the 8th June there have been concerns around the safety of individuals to whom care is being delivered by support and care workers. Services for Independent Living […]

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Welsh news – COVID19 – Services offered by supermarkets for elderly, disabled, vulnerable people, carers and key workers – May 2020

  This information is provided by partners at Welsh council authorities and is applicable in Welsh supermarkets only – we hope to be able to share similar information for English visitors to our site soon. COVID19 – Services offered by supermarkets for elderly, disabled, vulnerable people, carers and key workers – May 2020 Those who […]

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Gwent Integrated Autism Service – Virtual Sessions

Virtual Autism Advice Sessions Gwent Integrated Autism Service are working hard to find alternative methods of support in these uncertain times of lockdown and social distancing. Instead of our usual face to face drop in sessions, we would like to offer a Virtual Autism Advice Session. During the session you will be able to discuss […]

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Victim Support – Coronavirus: scammers and fraudsters

In neighbourhoods up and down the country people are pulling together and demonstrating a real sense of community, and that’s something we should all be incredibly proud of. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has also seen a rise in the exploitation of vulnerable people, and on the unease, uncertainty and anxiety that many of us are understandably […]

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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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Euan McPherson

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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