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Carers week 2021 - SIL recognises the importance of unpaid carers and launches a competition to reward one special person

Carers Week 2021 – Prizes to be won

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 […]

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Support Worker

Care for others, Make a difference Come and join our team as a Support Worker Working in adult social care, you will make a real difference to people’s lives every day As a Support Worker, you’ll not only make an incredible difference to the people you support, it will change your life too. You might […]

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Care Assistant

Job Description Do you want to work somewhere where every day is different? Working with people to live independently in their own homes. We currently have vacancies for shorter calls of four or five hours in the mornings and evenings. Applicants must possess a current driving licence. Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Hourly rate £10.25 contact […]

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Male Support Worker

We have vacancies for Support Workers to support a man on the outskirts of Hereford who has a learning disability to live independently in the community and is interested in music, films, sport and days out in the community. You will need to be outgoing and have a sense of humour. 24 hour shifts including […]

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Sarah McGuigan who is taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – Sarah’s story

On 12th June, I will be setting off with my wonderful friend, Rai, at 6 am in the morning to complete a 24.5 mile walk over the Yorkshire Peaks of Ingleborough, Pen y Ghent and Whernside.  We have 12 hours to complete the challenge and we will have to tackle 5200 feet of ascent. Since […]

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Care and Support Assistant

Part Time Care and Support Assistant needed in Stoke Prior. Personal Assistant needed in Stoke Prior, just 10 miles outside of Leominster to assist young lady with Downs Syndrome with social activities and hobbies. Approx. 6 hours per week made up of 3-hour shifts 2 times per week, preferably weekend afternoons OR a Thursday I […]

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View this page to find out more about ECHO, holding activities for people with learning disabilities in Herefordshire

ECHO Whats on…

ECHO is an independent,  Herefordshire-based charity with 230 members and over 150 volunteers. Their main office is in Leominster but projects run in many different community based venues. In 2020 they proudly celebrated 30 years of making a difference to the lives of disabled people in the county. Most of the activities are suitable for […]

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Jade tells her story to getting fit and taking part in the SIL 25k mile challenge

My Running Journey – Jade Perks

Where it all started: Last year I was watching a programme about being overweight and the impact COVID-19 can have on you if you are overweight. At this point I was not exercising and eating whatever I wanted when I wanted. My BMI was obese, so looking at the impact that COVID-19 could have on […]

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Pontypool Dementia Group

Pontypool Dementia Group announces that as restrictions ease the group (up to 30 people) can meet face2face outdoors (weather permitting).  During bad weather it is replaced with a Zoom session.          When: Every Wednesday at 2pm       Where: Pontypool Park at the band stand Please contact Dave Mynott for further information […]

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Age Connects – What’s on: ‘Zest for life’ Early onset Dementia

The Zest for Life group is for people under the age of 65 living with young onset Dementia or cognitive impairment.  They hold groups at the specialist centre Widdershins in Sebastopol, 1-1 home sessions, Zoom groups and a walking group. Do you know anyone that would benefit from joining the group?  contact for more information […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ – Aristotle We started our SIL 25k mile challenge not only as a celebration of our 25 years in care but also as a way to encourage staff, friends and service users to feel the benefits of exercise on mental well-being.  Many of us […]

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Gwent Carers Hub

Did you know that whilst the Carers Hub is open for visitors on an appointment only basis, the Wellbeing Team are available Monday – Friday between the hours of 08.30 – 17.00 The team are available to offer Information Advice and Assistance and can support you within your caring role To contact the team please […]

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SIL 25K Challenge – Fitness For All

Although SIL’s 25k mileage challenge is a way to mark our silver anniversary, it is also to try and encourage all our staff, service users and support workers to think about the health and wellbeing benefits of sport, while raising money for Megan Baker House. Covering miles may not be easy but we know some […]

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Why We’re Supporting Megan Baker House

25,000 miles to mark 25 years is certainly a long road to travel and SIL’s staff, service users and supporters are already beginning to rise to the challenge. However, underlying this adventure is the hope that between us and with the support of those who can’t be part of the challenge themselves, we can raise […]

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Ask for ANI – codeword for domestic abuse victims

From 14 January, victims of domestic abuse have been able to access much needed support from thousands of pharmacies across the UK, backed by the government. The Ask for ANI scheme allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI, a trained […]

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Measuring the Miles

Hello, how are you all? It’s April 12th and the shops are re-opening as the next phase of lockdown restrictions are being lifted.  I wonder how miles you could clock on a shopping trip perhaps combined with a trip to the hairdressers.  Gyms are also opening for individuals, so if you think it’s a bit […]

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The Warm Up!

Have you got started yet? It’s now nearly a week since we launched our big 25K miles challenge in support of Megan Baker House, SIL charity of the year. Whilst the weather is warming up (well, we hope it is – fingers crossed there are more sunny days on their way) we are going to […]

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And we’re off…

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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Care & Support Assistant VM

Personal assistant required to support a visually impaired young lady. 8 hours per week plus holiday and sickness cover. Rate of pay; £8.91 per hour. Driver with own car essential. To apply please send a CV to indicating which position you are applying for.  Location: Bobblestock area, Hereford ___________________________________________ About Me I am a […]

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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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