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SIL takes on 25,000 mile challenge to celebrate its 25 year anniversary… no, it’s not an April fool.  We really are going to be attempting to cover 25,000 miles (one thousand miles for each year) from April 1st 2021 to March 31st 2022! The whole SIL team, trustees, services users, families and supporters are invited […]

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SIL Yearbook 2020

Normally, we would take you through a round-up of all our events, trips, activities and best moments of the past year. We would celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and the whole of Services for Independent Living, our service users and friends, but… This has been anything but a normal year! 2020; the year when […]

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MS Society Wales – PONTIO Project

        The Pontio Project provides emotional, befriending and one to one support to people living with and affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Wales. We offer information and support on employment rights & welfare benefits (incl. PIP/ESA claims); ways to manage your MS; accessing treatments, health & social care services. Contact 0808 […]

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Free EPP Cymru Health & Wellbeing courses

Brought to you by Education Programmes for Patients and Aneurin Bevan University Health board are these virtual courses that are designed to help you manage long term health conditions.   Virtual Courses poster Living well with Diabetes  All EPP courses are led by trained tutors,  For more info or to book a place on a course, […]

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Inclusion Network Herefordshire – Online and offline Activities

Allinteractive is for all families with disabled children and young people in Herefordshire, funded by Herefordshire council and delivered by Marches Family Network. Allinteractive family bubble or small group sessions in Herefordshire, places to visit, online activities, stories, performances, training and places to get support all found in this handy newsletter AllinteractiveMFNInHEREDec2020fin from Marches Family […]

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SE Wales Carers Emergency grants

On Friday 27 November 2020 Carers Trust South East Wales launched the new Carers Emergency Grants scheme for unpaid carers. Carers can apply for a grant of up to £300 to address immediate winter pressures and emergency needs caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  The fund has been established to provide support for unpaid carers […]

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Mental Fitness for Men by Yeleni

Mental Fitness for Men by Yeleni

Yeleni Therapy & Support is a Complementary Therapy & Reiki training centre plus a charity providing free therapy sessions to anyone at any age, with any cancer at any stage in Herefordshire and surrounding counties. They are also open to the general public Whether you go through their door as a cancer patient or a […]

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Brain Tumour Support

Brain Tumour Support (BTS) has a range of support options for anyone facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. Find support on 01454 422701 or support@braintumoursupport.co.uk You can also join the Support Members Forum, a closed group on Facebook which provides peer to peer support through it’s members – search Facebook for ‘Brain Tumour […]

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£500 self-isolation grant

The Self -Isolation grant or Test and Trace support payment has been made available from 28 September 2020.  You can apply through your local council. You may be entitled to a £500 payment if you: Have tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus) or Have had close contact with someone who has tested positive on or after […]

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Hereford Times Health & Social Care Awards – The results

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 […]

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SIL Office Re-opening

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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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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Rejuvenation – Issue 3

Produced by REJUVENATE! A place for Carers to find creative inspiration, ideas and online support Rejuvenate! book Issue 3 is linked below and has a fantastic Garden theme throughout, it even includes a tasty recipe worth giving a go. Creative Carers’ Group Email: rejuvenate@creativecarergroup.co.uk

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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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Bring a smile – letter writing to older people

Calling all boys and girls! It’s time to write a letter or create a drawing to bring a smile to an older person; Age Connects Torfaen are launching a letter writing scheme to older people: Covid 19 has presented difficult times for many older people, especially those living alone who may not have anyone to […]

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