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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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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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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.     Current dates for courses such long covid support sessions, pain management and living with long term conditions can be found in the images.  All EPP […]

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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

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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Carers Wales – Support groups

Carers Wales bring you two lines of support – for those who are looking after someone. Care for a Cuppa – join other carers across Wales for a chat and information.  These take place every Tuesday afternoon between 14.30 and 16.30. Me Time – these sessions are about you and your wellbeing.  Me Time sessions take place […]

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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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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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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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