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City Shopmobility Supporting Christmas Shoppers

NEWS RELEASE Number 036/17 17 November 2017 City Shopmobility Supporting Christmas Shoppers Hereford City Shopmobility will be opening late on Wednesday evenings from the 22nd November until the 20th December to support people with mobility difficulties who want to enjoy the late-night shopping experience in the city. The Service, which usually closes at 4.30pm, will […]

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WISH – Change in Opening Hours

NEWS RELEASE   Number 035/17 18th October 2017 WISH – Wellbeing, Information and Signposting for Herefordshire Change of Opening Hours   WISH is changing its opening hours with effect from the 23rd October.   The new opening hours will be 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and during this time you can speak to an […]

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Take a step on the road to well-being

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is currently running the “Road to well-being” programme throughout the Gwent area.  In this programme two classes are offered – Stress Control and ACTivate your life.  The classes are free and open to anyone.  No assessment or referral is required and there is no waiting list. The courses are […]

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Learning Disability & Dementia

Alzheimers Society – Learning Disability & Dementia 12 month innovation funded project The aim is the raise awareness and increase understanding of dementia and people living with learning disability Explore ways to help sustain and maintain chosen lifestyle, wherever home is. Support planning for changes that become necessary while it is easier for the person […]

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Assistive Technology – Find out More

        NEWS RELEASE Number 034/17 12 September 2017 Assistive Technology – Find out More A showcase of some of the latest assistive technology (AT) will be on show in Saxon Hall, Hereford, this October as part of an event being hosted by Services for Independent Living (SIL). SIL, a Herefordshire based charity […]

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SIL Part of Welsh Minister Visit

NEWS RELEASE Number 032/17 25 August 2017 WELSH MINISTER MEETS SIL Sam Morgan, Torfaen Direct Payment Support Service (DPSS) Manager, was invited by Torfaen County Borough Council to be part of a group meeting Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, to discuss among other things, direct payments. Sam, who works for […]

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Building Business Confidence

START2GREAT is a FREE package of business support provided by the Marches Growth Hub.  It is for anyone who wants to set up a business and includes individual coaching, masterclasses and workshops. Working with SIL the Hub will support any disabled people in Herefordshire who have a business idea by offering free support to help […]

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SIL achieves Disability Confident Leader

NEWS RELEASE Number 030/17 27 July 2017 SIL achieves Coveted Disability Confident Leader status Services for Independent Living (SIL) is pleased to announce that the organisation has been recognised as a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ in the UK and is one of only 25 organisations in the country to have achieved this accolade. SIL, which ensures […]

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Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire

WISH office closed on Monday 10th July 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WISH OFFICE, BASED AT HEREFORD LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017. The team will be based at Moorfield House Surgery, 35 Edgar Street between 2pm and 3.30pm, alternatively you can call 01432 383880 between 9.30am-5pm. The office will reopen as usual on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 9.30am. […]

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CQC Survey June 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is encouraging disabled members of the public to participate in their ‘Share Your Experience’ (SYE) initiative.  The aim is to gain and use people’s experiences of services regulated by CQC to improve the overall quality of care in England.  This consists of five questions which can be answered anonymously and […]

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SIL Year Book 2016-2017

  We are excited to present our first ever Yearbook. Find out what we do behind the scenes and learn more about some of the extraordinary things we get up to! We hope you enjoy our review and if you would like to attend some of our events, please contact us for information on what’s […]

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Future of Shopmobility

Due to a funding shortfall it has been decided to reduce the number of days that Shopmobility will be open. From the 1st April 2017, we will be running the service each Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The times of opening remain unchanged.

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Community Mental Health Advocacy Service

Dewis Centre for Independent Living are providing a free of charge advocacy service for adults aged 18 and over (or 16 and over in transition) who are ordinarily resident in the ABUHB area who: Have a mental health issue Are at risk of developing a mental health issue Are caring for someone with a mental […]

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Food Banks at Blaenau Gwent

Since Christmas Gwent’s Foodbank supplies have drastically depleted.  They are in need of a variety of items.  If you would like to donate something please drop it into the box at the Wellbeing Centre 24 George Street Pontypool NP4 6BY or alternatively items can be taken to the Phoenix Project in Brynmawr. Please click on […]

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WISH starts a new chapter as the library reopens

It’s an exciting time for the Wellbeing Information and Signposting in Herefordshire (WISH) team as they look forward to saying goodbye to the hub in St Peter’s Street and moving into their new accommodation in the refurbished library in Hereford’s Broad Street at the end of January.

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Christmas Comes Early to Shopmo!

Hereford City Shopmobility Service received an early Christmas present thanks to the generosity of the Herefordshire Masons, who gave a much needed boost to funds. In recent years the Shopmobility service has struggled to make ends meet and has been reliant on the generosity of local businesses and external grant funding to enable it to […]

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