SIL marks a significant milestone this year; 2021. 25 years of delivering care and support in Herefordshire. SIL started way back in 1996 when a group of disabled people and carers decided that they wanted to be part of a pilot scheme that was being introduced by the government for Direct Payments (DP) . This […]
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Carers Week will run from Monday 7 until Sunday 13 June 2021 and its theme is to Make Caring Visible and Valued. About Carers Week Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face. It also works to get recognition of the contribution they make to […]
It’s 2020 and the party pooper, that is Covid 19, has meant that we have had to cancel all of our events this year, no Summer Garden Party, no Macmillan Coffee Morning and no Easter Bonanza but we will not let our Christmas spirit be quashed. Oh no, after the success of our virtual AGM […]
Hosted by Dr Hilary Jones, star of Good Morning Britain, the Hereford Times H&SC Awards were broadcast live from the news provider’s Facebook site on Thursday night. Despite not being able to hold the usual glitzy ceremony this year, they pulled off a star studded event with appearances from celebrities such as Beverley Knight, Mr […]
Services for Independent Living are celebrating more successes this week. After our run down of our internal awards last week we are delighted to be able to share our achievements on the bigger stage; the Hereford Times Health & Social Care Awards 2020. From the 250 nominations, 33 finalists and 12 categories; SIL have 5 […]
At our AGM in October each year we also hold our prestigious Care Awards presentation. These awards, nominations for which are from our Service Users and Team Leaders, are presented to members of our team to recognise the fabulous work they do. First up is the Judy Phillips Memorial Award, awarded to the Support […]
We would like to advise you that SIL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday, 1st October, starting at 1.30pm. As you are aware this year SIL has had to cancel all its events due to Coronavirus and regretfully this is also the case with the AGM. However, while we cannot host our […]
We are pleased to provide our Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020. 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. SIL Annual Report & Accounts 2019 – 2020
NEWS RELEASE Number: 57/20 7th August 2020 Do You Have What it Takes? Services for Independent Living (SIL) has been supporting disabled people and those who need care in their homes since 1996 and is constantly adapting to respond to the challenges thrown up by changes in social care. We now want to expand our […]
On Tuesday 1st September, after what seems a very long time, the Services for Independent Living office team will be repopulating their headquarters in Leominster. We were extremely fortunate to be have been able to deliver all our services from home so even if we were a bit more difficult to get hold of or […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SSAFA Gwent is part of the national SSAFA armed forces charity which covers the whole of the UK. It helps Serving Personnel and Veterans, as well as their dependants who are in need. Nationally it has over 5000 voluntary caseworkers and last year it dealt with over 35,000 requests for assistance. This meant SSAFA was […]
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 […]
Covid-19: National Business Response Network launched to bring business support to local needs As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on towns and cities across the UK intensifies, the need to link business support to community need in the right place, at the right time and at the right scale has never been more urgent. […]
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 […]
The below information is based on the most recent government update and was correct on 23/03/2020. We will continue to add other useful information as it becomes available.
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 […]