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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:

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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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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’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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Echo day opportunities – Hereford & Leominster

At ECHO we are proud of the wide choice of projects on offer. Here are the current places available in our day opportunities. Studio Mirai Furniture up-cycling project based at Bridge Street, Leominster. Learn design, woodworking and painting skills to create finished pieces to sell to the public. No previous experience needed. 9.00 – 3.30 […]

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Take 5- Stop Fraud.

Telephone fraudsters are targeting the elderly. Please speak to your family and friends so they know the police will never ask for their money over the phone. These scammers are currently active in Herefordshire, please talk to older family members, neighbours and friends and urge them not to give out personal information/bank details. If in […]

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SILs Christmas Jumper Day – Save the Children

Don’t forget SIL’s annual Christmas Jumper Day will be held on Friday 13th December with food, games, raffle and the prestigious award of Best Christmas Jumper 2019!  Please feel free to be as creative as you like with your jumper, in recent years we have seen lights, tinsel and even our Chief Executive dressed up […]

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