Rural Wisdom is a project that was specifically designed to evolve and grow and it continues to do so as we help people learn from and support each other within and between communities. Due to the impact of the Covid19 pandemic the project has adapted to offer a range of virtual events offering support on a range of subjects. 

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Details of our upcoming events are listed below including how to register to book a place and join us.

Rural Conversation Webinars

Join Us! We invite you to a series of short events that aim to generate conversation around the issues that matter to older people in rural communities. Our webinars bring together a range of people to offer different perspectives on the challenges and solutions. We hope this inspires you to take the conversation back to your own community, along with the contacts and ideas from the event.

The ‘Conversation’ events are for anyone living in, or working alongside, a rural community. We’re also keen to hear from individuals, groups and organisations who have experience of the topics we’re discussing, so if you have something to share please get in touch with us.

A conversation about…
Community support to get people home from hospital – Tuesday 9th November, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Join us for a Join us for a conversation about community support to get people home from hospital.

What helps people avoid the need for hospital care, or get home quickly and easily if they do need to go? Part of the answer is community support, and a wider range of practical supports than many people might expect.

We’ve been working with partners in Pembrokeshire who have developed the PIVOT project, which is designed to co-ordinate that community support. It brings together practical supports that people need to get home from hospital safely – like community transport, and Care and Repair. It also links in with community volunteers and works alongside local health and social care staff. This means that each services knows how to make referrals or point people towards the others to make the process easier and quicker for all involved.

This session will explore what makes PIVOT possible, the partnerships involved, and what learning we can take to other areas. We’ll also hear from those involved in making the PIVOT project work:
– Sue Leonard, the Chief Officer of PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services)
– Rhian Bennett, Commissioning Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council

To book a place please contact or visit Eventbrite

Rural Wisdom Event Roundup. Catch up on any events you missed and get a summary of the key points and resources.

Conversation Starter 1 – Fuel Poverty and Renewable Energy

This webinar explored Fuel Poverty and Renewable Energy: How can we heat our homes, reduce our costs, and live more sustainably?  The speakers at this webinar were: Delyth Higgins (Renew Wales), Joan Megson (Energising Moray) and Liz McKnockiter, Local Activist.  Read our roundup of the Fuel Poverty and Renewable Energy webinar.

Conversation Starter 2: Connecting Men

In this event we heard about the newly formed project, men2men which is for, and led by, men in rural communities around Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, and Ceredigionshire in Wales. They are developing a range of activities that offer opportunities for men to connect, share and support.

South Lanarkshire Mobile Mens Shed shared how they are making the Men’s Shed movement work for rural communities. We heard about their innovative mobile shed, the difference it makes for local men, and key learning from their journey.

Read our Conversation Starter Roundup Connecting Men.

Conversation Starter 3: A conversation with The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.

This session provided a chance to hear from Heléna Herklots, who is the current The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Cymru Older People’s Alliance, and to explore what learning Scotland can take from the Commissioner’s journey in Wales.

Read and share our RW CS3 Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Summary