Solva Care

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The Solva Care project, the first of its kind in the UK, has secured funding to run a two year pilot

scheme from the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) administered by Pembrokeshire Coast

National Park Authority (PCNPA). The SDF supports projects that provide social, environmental,

economic and cultural benefits, to improve the quality of life for communities in the National Park.

Over the pilot period, at no cost to users, local community voluntary services will be available to

older people in Solva and the surrounding area. The pilot will also establish the best ways of

working at a local level to deliver a full programme of care for those in need in our community.

The idea of Solva Care received much support in the survey undertaken in 2013. The Welsh

Government acknowledges this unique initiative could have wide reaching benefits and is

supportive of it.

Solva Community Council will co-invest in the Project, which is led by Community Councillor

Mollie Roach, who said “Funding support from PCNPA is great news – everyone involved has

worked so hard to get to this stage. We are now on the road to setting up a care project that

meets the needs of our community.” Mollie added “The Solva Project, which will be non-profit

making, provides a template that other local communities could adopt for the delivery of local care

with additional health benefits and well being to the users, and savings to the public purse.”