Solva Care is a community interest organisation in the village of Solva, in Pembrokeshire. It was established specifically to address the needs of the older people in the area following a detailed community survey which found a significant lack of person centred help and support. Solva Care ran a two-year pilot which included training volunteers, setting up a community transport project, providing a respite and befriending scheme, and starting new activities and social events.
The Allen Lane Foundation has agreed to contribute a total of £14,679 to the organisation over a two-year period. This will fund a part-time co-ordinator and related project costs, to take the work forward and develop the ‘whole community’ model further.