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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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SIL Virtual Christmas Bingo 2020

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 […]

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Purple Tuesday – accessible shopping day

Purple Tuesday: 3 November 2020. This is a day for organisations and disabled people to celebrate the purple pound (the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families) and positive change together.  The Purple Pound is estimated to be worth £249 billion, and it is rising by an average of 14% per annum. Worldwide, the […]

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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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Aneurin Bevan UHB – Covid Testing Booking Line

From Monday 19 October, the Health Board’s Covid Testing booking line will extend its opening hours to cover:      Monday to Friday:  8:00 – 20:00      Saturday and Sunday:     8:00 – 18:00 Our colleagues and residents living in Gwent can call 0300 30 31 222 during the times above to book a test […]

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Finalists in the Hereford Times Health & Social Care Awards

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 […]

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Our Annual Awards Winners

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 […]

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Activate Your Life – Free Online Self-help Course

This free course provided by Public Health Wales is designed to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Feeling worried or anxious can have a big impact on your health and for some people life can be particularly difficult. The course can help you to take greater control of your actions, so that day-to-day […]

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Friends against Scams

This advice is brought to you by Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Anyone can be the victim of a scam, however some people are more vulnerable to scams […]

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SIL Virtual AGM & ILH/Homecare Awards

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 […]

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Age Connects Torfaen services

Age Connects Torfaen are currently running the following services**: Community Support Respite for carers under Merry Moments if their loved one is living with dementia Shopping Service Cleaning Service Meal delivery Nail cutting service Information and advice Carers weekly catch up via zoom **During the firebreak lockdown Age Connects are still operating these services Cleaning […]

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My Disabled World – Poetry Competition 2020

Are you a poet and you know it? Writing is your skill, its a thrill? Ok so it’s not ours, but if you have a passion for poetry this competition may be for you. Disability talk are launching a competition which will see the 10 best poems collated into an online book. The competition is […]

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SIL Annual Report and Accounts 31.03.2020

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

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Do You Have What it Takes?

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 […]

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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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Blaenavon Be Friends

Could you spare an hour a week to phone or visit an elderly person living in Blaenavon?  Make a huge difference to people’s lives, and get so much back.  Check out the poster for more details.

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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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