Monthly Archives: October 2010

Trident – Reach the People Charity

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Trident – Reach the People Charity

Website: www.reachthecharity.org.uk
Contact:  Bernadette Keogh
Email: Click here to submit a form  or email  [email protected]

Phone: 01743 355715
Address: Trident Reach The People Charity, Suit 1, Canon Court North, Abbey Lawns, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 5DE

Trident Reach provides person centred support to all those that need it. Reach offers all individuals accessing its services a menu of different levels of service depending on their assessed need ranging from high levels of service input through the full spectrum of service models to the delivery of occasional low level good neighbouring support services.

Reach offers accommodation based services with a single point of access through to the delivery of support in individuals own accommodation in the community. Reach is committed to embracing, reflecting and promoting diversity throughout our services.

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Grange Day Centre

Grange Day CentreWebsite: http://tinyurl.com/47bhjac link takes you to Shropshire Council Adult Social Care
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 678 9044
Address: N/A Grange is closed.

Please note this Day Centre was closed in 2011 and was one of the first Day Centres to be “axed” by Shropshire Council. Amid must controversy and campaigning by “Users” it was decided to close it because Shropshire Council said “Personal Budgets meant fewer people were using it and people on Personal Budgets were finding better things to do with their budgets!”

The Grange Day Centre provides day opportunities to disabled people in Shropshire. The centre runs several short courses to enhance people’s skills. The courses cover areas such as music, art, exercise and gardening. The centre offers ICT training for visually impaired people on a one to one or one to two tuition basis.

The course teaches basic computer skills and also advises users on how to adapt their computer settings to meet their needs, as well as any equipment needed. These skills will enable disabled people to access the work place or college and be able to adapt computer equipment in these settings to meet their needs. The Transcription Service which is also sited at the Grange Centre provides transcription into Braille, large print, audiotape and disk.

Transport to Art (tART)

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Transport to Art (tART)

Website www.qube-oca.org.uk/tart/tart.htm
Contact
Email
[email protected]
Phone 01691 656 882
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Address

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Oswestry Community Action and Shropshire Council Arts Service are working in partnership to provide accessible/affordable transport in Northern Shropshire to enable people who don’t have access to transport to participate in a wide range of arts events, such as drama, music, poetry, dance and visual arts.

Specifically targeting the council’s four priority groups:

  • young people up to the age of 23
  • older people over 60
  • people living in rural isolation
  • people with a disability.

Transport is organised to meet the individual’s / groups needs. The service is as cost effective as possible. There is a charge for people travelling, which varies depending on the mileage, but it is a heavily subsidised fare. Visit the website for more details.

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Spectrum Group

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Spectrum Group

Website http://spectrum.t83.net/
Contact Alison Hart, Jeannette Griffiths
Email [email protected] (Jeanette Griffiths)
Phone 01939 220 567 (Alison Hart)
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Group for parents/carers of children with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and associated challenging behaviours. Meets in Shrewsbury.

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South Shropshire Access Group

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South Shropshire Access Group

Website www.ludlow.org.uk/access
Contact Vivienne Parry
Email [email protected]
Phone
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Address Guy Thorneycroft Court, Tollgate Road, off Sheet Road, Ludlow SY8 1TL (meeting venue)

Details
Works to raise awareness of the needs and problems disabled people have in relation to access issues. The Access Group is available for consultation on development proposals to try to ensure that access issues are addressed at an early stage. The Access Group meets bi-monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm (1st meeting March, AGM in November).

Sign Health

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Sign Health

Website: www.signhealth.org.uk
Contact:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone 01494 687 600

SMS/text message: 07966 976749

Fax 01494 687 622
Address 5 Baring Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2NB

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Sign Health wants to see a world where deaf people are as healthy as hearing people. Deaf people can find it hard to get equal access to health care and health information. Because of this, deaf people are more likely to become ill.

Sign Health has been working for over 20 years to improve the health of deaf people – initially in mental health and now more generally.

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We are a registered charity SignHealth is a charity registered in England & Wales (1011056), and Scotland (SC044122

My Life My Choice

My Life My ChoiceWebsite: http://tinyurl.com/4rrn2l8
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0345 678 9005
Address: MLMC Team, Bourne House, Radbrook Complex, Radbrook, Shrewsbury SY3 9BL

Transformation of Adult Social Care is a national programme to enhance social care and provide support that is geared around the person to enable them to be as independent as possible. Shropshire Council is now looking at the way it delivers services and this will mean some changes in how services work.

Shropshire’s ‘My Life, My Choice’ programme will be an exciting way of giving more choice and control to people who need support with their care. The Council will be looking at how it can provide information and guidance to everyone who needs extra support and to offer ‘personal budgets’ to people who meet the eligibility for social care funding.

A Personal Budget is an amount of money which the Council allocates to help people who need support due to disability, frailty or vulnerability, to get the support they want. Shropshire Council will be working in a different way, in order to give you more choice and control over how that money is spent. Contact the Adult Social Care Team to find our more.

Shropshire Wheelchair Users Group (SWUG)

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Shropshire Wheelchair Users Group (SWUG)

Website www.swug.org.uk
Contact Rob Hood (Secretary)
Email [email protected]
Phone 01952 252 243
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Address 10, Limetree Way, Wellington, Telford TF1 3PJ

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By joining SWUG you have the chance to air your opinions on all aspects of using a wheelchair to service providers and the NHS in order to influence change.

SWUG is open to all wheelchair users and or carers. Membership is FREE! 

Come along to one of our group meetings & discuss the issues that affect wheelchair users and assist in taking action accordingly.

The group is involved in a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Wheelchair Retrieval – campaigning to recall chairs no longer needed, for refurbishment and reassignment. SWUG promoted a poster campaign in hospitals & GP surgeries  about this.
  • Priority Response – If you are a permanent wheelchair user & have need for emergency repairs to your chair then you can have your situation assessed within 4 hours!
  • Voucher Scheme – SWUG has assisted in establishing guidelines for the issue of wheelchair vouchers to give users a wider choice of chairs. Details available from the service.
  • Wheelchair Weighing Facility – If users have no standing capacity and want to know their accurate weight, they can attend the weighing service on the first Thursday of every month between 10 am and 2 pm
  • Wheelchair Repairs: If you use a NHS wheelchair then it will need repairs at some time. SWUG is a watch dog and monitors & aims to improve the system to benefit for the wheelchair user.
  • Better facilities for people with disabilities at NHS outlets: We campaign for adequate facilities throughout the county for the disabled ie parking places, toilets, changing facilities.
  • Improved access in Shropshire: We take up issues re Blue Badges, Park & Ride. SWUG has links with Town & County access groups & raise any issue that may affect user or carer.

SWUG meet on the 1st Thursday of the month (Except August) at 

Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre, Lancaster Road, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3NJ Meetings start at 12.30 pm

 

Lupus West Midlands

Lupus West MidlandsWebsite: www.westmidlandslupus.co.uk
Contact: Rose Smallwood
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01902 498 236 (Monday to Friday 10am – 8pm)
Address: Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury (Coffee and chat venue, sessions held at 11am on the first Wednesday of each month. All local members welcome to attend)

The West Midlands Lupus Group exists to help all sufferers of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) and allied illnesses who live in the West Midlands and surrounding areas in any way necessary and to raise funds to help finance vital medical research into Lupus and to provide patient services.

The group is able to help sufferers come to terms with having Lupus and to advise on such items as aids and adaptations that may be needed to live as near a ‘normal’ life as possible as well as keeping them up-to-date with the progress being made into research and treatment of the illness.

Enable – supported employment for people with disabilities

EnableWebsite: www.shropshire.gov.uk/enable
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 276 900
Fax: 01743 276 950
Address: Shropshire Council Community Services, 4, Owen House, Radbrook Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9SR

Enable is a supported employment service for people with disabilities in Shropshire. It is a part of Shropshire’s Community Services Directorate. It was started in 1996 as a specialist mental health service and has since expanded to offer a service to people with other disabilities.