Monthly Archives: August 2010

Telford DCD Group

Telford DCD GroupContact: Becky Giles
Telephone: 01952 916031

Address: Telford DCD Group, C/O IASS, The Glebe Centre,Glebe Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1JP 

Email: [email protected]

Does you child have co-ordination problems?  Dyspraxia?  Developmental Co-ordination Disorder?

Telford DCD Group aims to:

  • Provide parents who have children with co-ordination difficulties the opportunity to meet, socialise, share information and knowledge.
  • To have a good old chat and coffee!
  • To share any common areas of concern with professionals with a view of seeing how we can all work together to achieve the best for our children.
  • To spread awareness and understanding of DCD/Dyspraxia locally.

Meetings are on the first Friday of every month (term time only), 9.45 am – 11.30 am at The Andrew Broughton Family Room Stepping Stones Centre, Brunel Road, Malinslee, Telford, TF3 2BF.

Although we are an independent parent committee we are currently supported by IASS who facilitate group.

Download Telford DCD Group Flyer

Oswestry Talking Newspaper

Website: OTN do not have a website but the following may be useful:

Talking Newspaper Association:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund:

Talking Newspaper Federation:

Oswestry Talking Newspaper Contact by telephone 01691 671766

Oswestry Talking Newspaper is a registered charity which provides an audio version of local news and information taken from our local papers. Anyone who is registered as blind or are visually impaired can get the paper. We welcome new listeners from Oswestry and the nearby areas. We will provide the equipment to listen and the recordings are sent weekly in plastic wallets. When you have listened to it just turn the label over in the envelope, put the recording back in and pop it back in the post, POST FREE.

The service is totally free. The newspapers give us copyright, we provide the readings and the Post Office provide the delivery. For more information and to request a form N12 any of the following:

  • Andrew or Helen 01691 671766 or
  • John 01691 650388 or
  • Sandy or Bev 01691 830726

Then return it, authorized by your doctor, ophthalmologist, optician or rehabilitation officer.

OTN is a Registered Charity No 511634

NACC – National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01727 830038
Address: Crohn’s and Colitis UK (NACC, 4 Beaumont House, Sutton Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 5HH

West Midlands Group

Email: [email protected]

Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common forms being Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Together these conditions affect about 250,000 people in the United Kingdom.

The charity brings together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with IBD, their families and the health professionals involved in their care. We welcome support from anyone who would like to help us in our work, whether as a member, volunteer or by raising funds.

Services include:

  • Information Service
  • NACC-in-Contact Support Line
  • local Groups
  • support for parents
  • IBD and Me – Discussion board for 16 – 29 year olds
  • Guidance on benefits and grants

Designed to Care

Designed to CareWebsite:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone:  0845 224 9687

FREEPHONE: 0800 046 1095
Address: Designed To Care, Box 921, 6 Slington House, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8PH

A mail order company supplying adaptive clothing for the elderly and disabled. Designed to Care’s adaptive clothing make it easier to dress and be dressed. 

Telephone Calls are answered between 8.30 am to 6 pm (UK time) on weekdays.   Outside these hours please leave a message on the answerphone and we will come back to you as quickly as possible.We aim to respond via email within 24 – 48 hours.

Shropshire Council – disability services

Shropshire CouncilWebsite:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 678 9005
Address: Adult Social Care, Shropshire Council, Community Services, Ptarmigan, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6LG

If you live in Shropshire and have a physical disability there are a range of services that we can offer or arrange for you. There will be a disability team where you live. A member of staff will assess your needs and advise you of services that are available to you. Alternatively we can put you in direct contact with services provided by other organisations.

Accessible Countryside

Shropshire CouncilThere are a few sources of information for people with wheelchairs or mobility scooters wishing to access our lovely Shropshire countryside.

(1)  Shropshire Council has information on its website. The site also has information about specific sites such as Colemere, Lyth Hill Countryside site, Battlefield Heritage Park, Ifton Meadows Countryside Site, Whitchurch Waterways Country Park, Severn Valley Country Park, and the Mere at Ellesmere.

(2)  have some brilliant information about accessible walks around Shropshire – why not have a look

Wheelchair User's Guide to Accessible Countryside Sites in Shropshire 2010(2) Disabled Holiday Information - – have recently produced an updated version of The Wheelchair User’s Guide to Accessible Countryside Sites and Trails in Shropshire and the Borderlands, giving comprehensive advice on trails throughout Shropshire.  Disabled Holiday Information also produce four other leaflets in the same series:  The Wheelchair User’s Guide to Accessible Tourist Attractions for Shropshire, The Wheelchair User’s Guide to Accessible Activities in and around Shropshire, The Wheelchair User’s Guide to Accessible Transport in Shropshire and The Wheelchair Users Guide to Accessible Chester and Cheshire.  Details of these guides are available on and pdf versions can be downloaded free.

Changing Places

Changing PlacesWebsite:
For all enquiries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland contact Telephone: 020 7696 6019
Email: [email protected]

Social Media: Twitter @CP_Consortium  and Facebook  Changing Places

Thousands of people need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted.

The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

Thousands of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities cannot use standard accessible toilets. They need support from one or two carers to use the toilet or to have their continence pad changed.

Standard accessible toilets do not provide changing benches or hoists. Most are too small to accommodate more than one person. Without Changing Places toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and families are forced to risk their own health and safety by changing their daughter or son on a toilet floor. This is dangerous, unhygienic and undignified.

It is now accepted and expected that everyone has a right to live in the community, to move around within it and access all its facilities. Government policy promotes the idea of ‘community participation’ and ‘active citizenship’, but for some people with disabilities the lack of a fully accessible toilet is denying them this right.

There are almost no public Changing Places toilets in the UK. Providing these toilets in public places would make a dramatic difference to the lives of thousands of people who desperately need these facilities.

Action Deafness

Action DeafnessWebsite:
Email: [email protected]
Telehone: 0844 593 8440 (main), 0844 593 8441 (Fax), 0844 593 8442 (Minicom)
Address: Action Deafness, 1st Floor, The Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP

Social Media: Twitter @ActionDeafness and Facebook Action Deafness

Action Deafness works with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened and Deafblind children, young people, adults and older people across Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

Services include:

  • Action Deafness Communications
  • Action Deafness Signing Futures project
  • Deaf Parenting Programme
  • HearNow Project
  • Community Development
  • Adovcacy
  • Community Support Service
  • Information, Advice & Guidance
  • Action Deafness Books, a range of books and DVDs on D/deafness, British Sign Language, D/deaf culture, D/deaf issues, Tinnitus etc. including children’s books
  • Action Deafness e-bulletin
  • Community groups and clubs

Leicester & County Mission for Deaf People – Registered Charity No. 226864 – Loughborough & District Mission for Deaf People – Registered Charity No. 244891


Shropshire Council – Carers Support

Link to websiteWebsite:
Contact: Adult Social Care,
Email: [email protected]
Telephone:  0345 678 9005
Address: Shropshire Council, Community Services, Ptarmigan, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6LG

Shropshire Council is committed to supporting family carers and the people they care for.

This support is provided through a variety of measures these include respite either residential based, or in the form of daycare or someone to stay in the cared for persons home. This will allow the carer to a few hours to themselves either, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, dependent of assessed need and availability of support.

Carers may also be entitled to a one off annual payment of up to £200.00 to identify a piece of equipment, short break, or to access some training.

Shropshire Council also provides training courses for carers on a vocational or non-vocational basis

For further information please contact 0345 0345 678 9005

Useful Link:  Carers Trust 4All Telephone Helpline:  01743 341995 (Shropshire Carers Service)

Click here for Support For Carers Fact Sheet: fact-sheet-5-support-for-carers-june17
Click here for Information on Young Carers:

Carers Trust 4All-Carers Emergency Response Service can be found here: