Issue 4, September 2010 is now out, and it’s bigger than ever.
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Contact: Becky Giles
Telephone: 01952 916031
Address: Telford DCD Group, C/O IASS, The Glebe Centre,Glebe Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1JP
Does you child have co-ordination problems? Dyspraxia? Developmental Co-ordination Disorder?
Telford DCD Group aims to:
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
Website: OTN do not have a website but the following may be useful:
Talking Newspaper Association: www.tnauk.org.uk
British Wireless for the Blind Fund: www.blind.org.uk
Talking Newspaper Federation: www.tnf.org.uk
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:
Then return it, authorized by your doctor, ophthalmologist, optician or rehabilitation officer.
OTN is a Registered Charity No 511634
West Midlands Group
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.
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.
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.
(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) http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/walking/ have some brilliant information about accessible walks around Shropshire – why not have a look
(2) Disabled Holiday Information - www.disabledholidayinfo.org.uk/ – 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 www.disabledholidayinfo.org.uk/publications.htm and pdf versions can be downloaded free.
Social Media: Twitter @ 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.
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.
Leicester & County Mission for Deaf People – Registered Charity No. 226864 – Loughborough & District Mission for Deaf People – Registered Charity No. 244891
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 www.carerstrust4all.org.uk 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: https://www.shropshirechoices.org.uk/youngcarers
Carers Trust 4All-Carers Emergency Response Service can be found here: https://www.shropshirechoices.org.uk/directory/providerdetails/209025