Leeswood Sunshine Cafe Celebrates its 1st Birthday

by Shereen Devine, When I talk about Leeswood, I often refer to Sunshine Café, and I wonder if I do this too much; however, it is a big part of the community and the Rural Wisdom project. On the 9th May, the Café celebrated its 1st birthday, and I feel it could not go by…

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Placing Older People at the Centre of Rural Communities – A Review

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Accelerating Ideas’ fund, Rural Wisdom works with older people in rural areas in both Scotland and Wales. Partners Outside The Box (Scotland) and Volunteering Matters Cymru (Wales) have been working with rural communities on how to make them work for well for older people. This means supporting community…

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…

Rural Wisdom Job Opportunity! (Wales)

We’re pleased to announce we are now recruiting for a Projector Coordinator to join the Rural Wisdom project in Wales. The successful candidate will be employed as part of Volunteering Matters Cymru.  Rural Wisdom Project Coordinator Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2019 Salary: £13,467 – FTE £22,443 Hours: 21 per week Location: Leeswood, Flintshire…