Monthly Archives: July 2011

Shropshire Parent and Carer Council

Start Date:
9th September 2011

End Date:
9th September 2011

Start Time:
10.00.am.

End Time:
2.30.pm.

Shropshire Parent and Carer Council

PO Box 4774,

Shrewsbury,

SY1 9EX

Tel: 0845 601 2205

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.paccshropshire.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHORT BREAKS CONSULTATION EVENT

Friday 9th September 2011

10am – 2.30am The Gateway Education Centre, Shrewsbury

As part of the new Short Breaks Duty that came into force on 1st April 2011 all Local Authorities are now required to produce a Short Breaks Service Statement that detailing;

  • The range of services offered
  • The criteria for assessing eligibility
  • How services are designed to meet the needs of carers

Shropshire Council have produced a draft service statement that is currently under consultation and as part of this process PACC is hosting the above meeting to gather parents view and responses to the document.  The first half of the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the draft statement and whether or not it provides families with all the information that they need and if it is based on a good understanding of the needs of local families.  After lunch the meeting will focus on the eligibility criteria for all Shropshire Short Breaks services which are currently under review.

This is an important opportunity to ensure that the services provided meet your needs and that there is a transparency and clarity about how services are accessed.

If you would like to come along to the meeting please complete the booking form below and return to the address at the top of this letter.

With thanks

Sarah Thomas

On Behalf of PACC

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I would like to book ……place (s) for the Short Breaks Consultation Event on Friday 9th September

Name…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Contact Details, including e-mail if available:

YourVoice newsletter, August 2011

Things are supposed to quieten down in the summer, but not in the world of disability! There’s just as much news and information packed into YourVoice as ever. This issue also introduces our new Directory page, which will build up into a handy resource to help you find the organisations and people you need.

For the full version of YourVoice, click here.

Age Cymru's Big Knit 2011 Fundraiser.

Start Date:
26th July 2011

End Date:
3rd October 2011

Event:

Age Cymru’s Big Knit 2011 Fundraiser.

Date and Time:

Now until 3rd October 2011

Other Info:

Residents in Powys are asked to support Age Cymru’s

Big Knit by taking part to help knit 30,000 little wooly

hats which will sit on smoothie bottles made by the firm

innocent between 16th & 30th November.

For each hat wearing smoothie sold, innocent will give

25p to Age Cymru’s “Spread the Warmth” campaign to

help fund winter warmth projects across the country.

Further Details: For patterns & more information on The Big Knit 2011

call Sarah Megson Age Cymru’s Big Knit Co-ordinator

on 02920 – 43 1536

or email [email protected]

or visit www.agecymru.org.uk/bigknit

Age Cymru must receive all its hats by 3rd October 2011.

Fundraser in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance & Hope House Children's Hospice.

Start Date:
24th September 2011

End Date:
24th September 2011

(Cancelled due to lack of numbers).

Event:

Ancient & Modern-live music & dancing

in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance & Hope House

Children’s Hospice.

Date and Time:

Saturday 24th September 2011, please call for time details.

Where:

Whitchurch Civic Centre,

Whitchurch,

SY13 1AX

Other Info:

Organised by Des Clorley of Quina Brook, Nr Wem.

On the bill are the 20-piece VCO Big Band-1960′s

group-The Batchelors & Allan Birchall the former

drummer with The Marmalade.

FREE coach from Wem. Tickets cost £10. Please

phone Mr Clorley on 07792 – 179861. for details.

Disabled Football Club is Launched in Telford.

Start Date:
14th August 2011

End Date:
14th August 2011

Start Time:
2.00.pm.

End Time:
6.00.pm.

Disabled Football Club is Launched

Event:

Free Showcase at

TCAT,

Haybridge Road,

Wellington.

TF1 2NP

Date and Time:

Sunday 14th August 2pm-6pm

Other Info:

A powerchair disability football club that  has been set up in Telford

& Wrekin partnered by conference team AFC Telford United is a

UK first.

A partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, The Shropshire

Football Association , Telford College  of Art’s & Technology &

AFC Telford,the team will wear the club’s black & white shirts.

Open to anyone who is registered disabled, the club offers

something for everyone, from regular training sessions, to

competing in both regional & national leagues.

Neil Nash, chairman of Telford Powerchair FC says they

are always looking out for new players, having built the club

on a strong policy of inclusiveness which means everyone,

regardless of ability, age, gender are made welcome.

Regular training sessions costing £3.00 will be held at

TCAT college every Friday 6pm-8pm starting August 19th

For further information call Andy Pike on 07837 – 771883. or

email [email protected]

Listen not Label, Personalisation Event in Telford.

Start Date:
14th September 2011

End Date:
14th September 2011

Start Time:
09.30am.

End Time:
12.30pm.

Do you have a disability or support someone who has?

What does PERSONALISATION mean to you?

We are holding an open event where you can;

Learn what’s on offer from the Local Community

Get involved in consultation

Get involved in some taster sessions including;

Zumba Dance, Deaf Signing, Art

We are inviting you to come and join us on

14th September 2011 at

The Walker Room,

Meeting Point House,

Town Centre,

Telford.

TF3 4HS

From 09.30 am until 12.30.pm

We would love to see you there, for more information and to book a place contact

01952 – 458021 or email [email protected]

Shrewsbury Hard of Hearing Group.

Start Date:
8th August 2011

End Date:
8th August 2011

Start Time:
2.00.pm.

End Time:
Unknown.

Event:

Shrewsbury Hard of Hearing Group.

Date and Time :

Monday 8th August 2.00.pm.

Where:

St Nicholas Church Hall,

United Reformed Church,

Coleham Head,

Shrewsbury.

SY3 7BJ

 

Other Info:

Guest Speaker will be Chris Wallace who will give a

special talk on Surprise Choice.

 

A Text on Screen & a loop system will be provided.

New Members are always welcome.

 

Quarry Fest in aid of Hope House Children's Hospice.

Start Date:
3rd September 2011

End Date:
3rd September 2011

Start Time:
6.00.pm.

End Time:
10.00.pm.

Event:

Quarry Fest in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospice.

Date & Time:

Saturday 3rd September 6pm-10pm.

Where: Shrewsbury Quarry Park,

Shrewsbury.

SY1 1RU

More Information:

A chance for music lovers to attend a new Festival In Shrewsbury

this Autumn. Tickets have already gone on sale and many bands and local acts are lined

up to perform. There is capacity for 2000 to attend but 1000 attendees would be great.

Bands already booked to play are Oasis tribute act Oasiz and Red Hot Chili Peppers

covers band Under The Fridge. As well as Katie Brisbourne, The Taste, Fight the Bear,

and Radio Riots.

This is your opportunity to hear all types of music, catering for all ages.

Tickets are £ 10 each and can be purchased by calling Hope House on

01691 – 671671.

The Big Shrewsbury Curry-to support Local Soldiers.

Start Date:
23rd July 2011

End Date:
23rd July 2011

Start Time:
11.00.am.

End Time:
4.00.pm.

Event:

The Big Shrewsbury Curry-to support Local Soldiers.

Date & Time:

Saturday 23rd July 11am-4pm.

Where:

The Square,

Shrewsbury.

SY1 1LH

More Information:

Shrewsbury is hosting a curry cook off to tickle the taste buds
of shoppers and raise money for The Soldiers Charity. Organised by Nick Chevasse

Managing Director of NRG Direct Mail Ltd and a former Major in the British Army-sponsors

include Heart of England Fine Foods and Shropshire Council.

The day will be a cook-off between Army chefs from 143 (West Midlands) Brigade and

HEFF’s Taste kitchen chef Ed Warren based at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre at

Battlefield Enterprise Park.

Both chefs will serve curry in The Square and a £5 donation to the charity will get a

portion of each curry with rice for shoppers to vote for their favourite.

All monies raised will do directly to helping soldiers and their families in the region
so it is hoped that many people will visit The Square on 23rd July as recent years

show an increase by 30% in applications for support from soldiers, former

soldiers and their families.

Family Fun Day in aid of County Air Ambulance "Zumbathon".

Start Date:
9th July 2011

End Date:
9th July 2011

Start Time:
09.30.am.

End Time:
11.30.am.

Event:

Family Fun Day in aid of County Air Ambulance

“Zumbathon”- Marathon Zumba Dance

Date and Time :

Saturday 9th July.

Where:

Welti Health & Fitness Centre,

Sundorne,

Shrewsbury.

SY1 4RG

More Information :

A marathon zumba dance session-hoping to break

records while raising money for charity. Taking place on indoor tennis

courts at Welti and hoipng to attract over 800 people to take part.

in an attempt to create a new zumba record. Hoping to attract

everyone from complete beginners to experienced people, club members,

visitors & friends alike to come along. All participants will receive a

special goody bag-courtesy of Tesco-Harlescott.

This will be a fun filled day for all the family. Bouncy Castle, inflatable

slide, fire engines, police cars, local stalls, BBQ and more.

Anyone interested in taking part should register with Welti Reception

on 01743 -  467755.