Rachel’s Blog – Rural Wisdom, Milford Haven, October / November 2018

by Rachel Evans This has been another varied and busy couple of months for Rural Wisdom in Milford. As you may have read in a previous blog, October saw the start of Soup & Sarnies at a Community Centre on one of the town’s estates, a collaborative effort with some enthusiastic local residents supported by…

Milford What’s On – The Power of Community (Information)

by Rachel Evans, Milford When Rural Wisdom and NDTI first got together with the people of Milford, a major theme that emerged from our conversations was communication. It seemed that there were lots of folk in the town missing out on information about things to do, places to go and people to meet – we reckoned…

Eco Heroes & an Intergenerational Community Soup in Flintshire

Written by Shereen Devine You might remember earlier this year, Kath from the allotment group joined me to plant pumpkins with the Eco-Hero group from Ysgol Dwerenfa. We chose to plant pumpkins as we thought it would be a good idea to have a Community Pumpkin Soup event at the end of autumn. We began…

Rural Wisdom in Angus – An Update

Brechin Information Hub A small group of people from Brechin have recently been talking about providing a public information hub in Brechin, aware that – as digital technology increasingly takes over – some older people can feel left behind and unsure of how/where to access information. The group hoped to address this inequality by providing…

Rural Wisdom in Scotland – One Year On

Rural Wisdom is working with communities in Scotland and Wales to create opportunities for older people to shape their community. Our aim is make communities work better for older people and the other people who live there. These are the outcomes we want to achieve: More older people, and a more diverse range of older…

Video From Second Scottish & Welsh Gathering

Last week, those involved in the Rural Wisdom project – from Outside the Box, Volunteering Matters Cymru and NDTi got together for our second big gathering. We were fortunate to be joined by active members of the local community, council workers and Steve from Ageing Well in Wales. It was a brilliant chance to get together to discuss the future of…

Time To Connect – Connecting Care Homes and Rural Communities

Time to Connect is a partnership project by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Timebanking UK (TBUK), which aims to improve the lives of older people and people with learning disabilities who live in care. Below Carol Robinson from NDTI shares some fantastic examples of links between care homes and the community in rural places….