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…

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…

Finding Volunteers in Rural Areas

Lots of community groups and voluntary organisations find it can be a challenge to get people involved – both for formal volunteering roles and helping out in less formal ways. It can be a particular problem in rural areas and for groups which are looking more to older people. But there are also lots of…

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Rural Wisdom in Wales – a new way of looking at community work

Rural Wisdom partner, Volunteer Matters Cymru, celebrated ‘Older people’s focus week’ at the end of November. As part of this, Rachel – ones of our Welsh Rural Wisdom workers – gave a great update on what’s been happening so far to meet the aims of Rural Wisdom in Wales; that is – to support communities…