Sil building sign clearly visible after ground maintenance work

The Big Garden Makeover

When the signage for Services for Independent Living (SIL) disappeared from view behind an abundance of greenery, it was agreed that action was needed to bring the garden at their Leominster office into tip top shape, ready for their annual summer event.

A local contractor was hired to do the work and now, not only does the garden look neat and tidy once again, but visitors to the site can also actually see where they are, because the signs have appeared as if by magic!

Tucked away on the Leominster Enterprise Park, SIL regularly entertains its service users, friends and family to events across the year and this summer is looking forward to hosting an Afternoon Tea Party to mark the Paralympics.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 21st August from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. There is a small charge of £5 for each individual tea box, with all profits going to the Marches Family Network, SIL’s Charity of the Year. If you would like to attend simply ring the office on 01568 616653 to book your space. You will also be given details about how to make your payment.

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Staff from Services for Independent Living and members from Vixens rugby team celebrate at the top of Eryri/ Mount Snowdon

Snowdon Conquered for SIL!

After months of training an intrepid team of climbers from Services for Independent Living (SIL) has successfully climbed Mount Snowdon, along with friends from the Vixens Rugy team.

The idea of the challenge came from Millie Davies, SIL’s HR & Business Support Administrator and Lydia Lawrence, SIL’s Homecare Care Coordinator. The pair who run together agreed they would like to do something which would benefit the people who use SIL’s services.

They were joined by Jade Perks, SIL’s Homecare Deputy Manager who, as Captain of the Vixens, roped in fellow players to be part of the climbing squad.

The trio secured sponsorship from local businesses 7One7 Engineering, Frank H Dale Ltd and The Rotary Club, and set up a Just Giving page. Training not only included weekend treks up hills of varying heights, but also sponsored cycles on static bikes in Morrisons, Leominster. Preparation took place throughout the winter, hard work in the dark, but giving way to spectacular sunrises on the peaks.

Thanks to the teams’ commitment and hard work Walk with SIL raised £3, 467.19. All the money raised will be spent on activities for SIL’s service users.

The team would like to thank all the sponsors and everyone who supported the challenge, including Simon the mascot, who was with them every step of the way!

Staff from Services for Independent Living celebrate at the top of Eryri/ Mount Snowdon
Jade, Lydia and Millie with Simon the Mascot on Snowdon May 2024

Care and Support Assistant – TWW

Looking for a job where you are paid to have fun? hours are 3 per week or can be arranged to be 6 every other week.

Support is to take me to the park, activities etc.

Hours will be after school or at weekends

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to  Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

About Me

I am 13 years old and live with in Leominster with my Mum and siblings. I love football being sociable. And enjoy going to places like flip out and the cinema.

Job details

Your role will be to take me out and about to activities. After school and weekends.

I have a Learning Disability, I like routine and struggle with changes and new things.

About You

Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential,

I am very active and you will need to keep up with me

You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, and have a good sense of humour.

You will need to be a car driver/owner

About Direct Payments

Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.

I should stress that my Mum will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists her in meeting her responsibilities as an employer.

Job Type: Part-time

Part-time hours: 3 per week

Salary: £11.00 per hour