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…

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….

News from Wales- May edition.

May has been so busy I am not sure where to begin; I will start with the Cafe that I have been talking about for some time. I am delighted to inform that you that the cafe is now open, only once a week, however, it is a start for now. We have had 3…

Access to digital technology – tackling the barriers for older people living in rural areas.

The Centre for Ageing Better and the Good Things Foundation have published a new report on digital access. It shows that we need to think differently about digital inclusion policy and practise if we are going to reach those older people who most need practical help and encouragement around digital access. Across the UK there…