Monthly Archives: December 2011

Additional needs discussion in Telford.

Start Date:
6th January 2012

End Date:
6th January 2012

Start Time:
10.30.am.

End Time:
2.00.pm.

 

Additional needs discussion

‘Parents Opening Doors’ (aka PODS) is an independent parents’ forum for improving the lives of families who have a child with an additional need or disability.

Based in Telford, PODS is planning a daytime discussion of the Telford and Wrekin Service Review and Children’s Specialist Services (such as Stepping Stones, Disabled Children’s Team, Children’s Centres, Family Connect, Education, Social care, and Health)

The date is Friday 6 January, from 10.30am – 2.00pm at Meeting Point House in Telford Town Centre. A £3 contribution is requested, but refreshments are included and there is a free crèche (must be pre-booked)

Contact Jayne Stevens (Co-ordinator) on 07824 631297 if you would like to attend and to book a crèche place.

PODS address is: PO Box 772, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 9FD, www.podstelford.org

Self Help

Self Help Groups in Shropshire & Telford & Wrekin

The Self Help Shropshire Directory has been produced by Shropshire County Primary Care Trust in partnership with Shropshire Council, Shropshire Care Information Providers, Shrewsbury Hospital and Shropshire and Staffordshire NHS Trust along with Self Help Nottingham  Click here to follow the link to the directory which can also provide you with advice and help on how to set up a self help group yourself, and access to the Care Information Team who may be able to support you in other ways.

Theatre Severn 'STAGETEXT' version of Aladdin the Panto.

Start Date:
6th January 2012

End Date:
6th January 2012

Start Time:
5.30.

End Time:
8.30.

Members of Shrewsbury Deaf Club were full of praise for Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn at the December open meeting of Shropshire Disability Network.  Through their BSL interpreter, they told me what a pleasure it was to attend signed performances at the town’s riverside Theatre.

One of the Deaf Club members told me “going to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is brilliant, we are always treated as equals by them and we love that”.

All members of the Deaf Club were full of nothing but praise for the local attraction and would recommend that any hearing impaired people in and around the County Town check out one of the BSL interpreted performances soon.

Theatre Severn is committed to increasing the number of Sign Language Interpreted performances by working with companies who include SLI as an integral part of their productions. The theatre said “We always promote an SLI performance within our pantomime season. See our brochure for further details or enquire at the Box Office when booking your tickets”

.   The theatre went on to add:

We are now offering some captioned performances for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons, delivered by STAGETEXT. Captions are similar to TV subtitles; the actors’ words appear on an LED display unit, placed near the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Character names, sound effects and offstage noises are also given.

Theatre Severn’s pantomime is now in full swing and they have included two special performances for the hearing impaired community:

Saturday 17th December at 6.30. – BSL Sign Language Interpreted performance.

Friday 6th January at 5.30. – STAGETEXT performance (see info above).

Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn has excellent disabled facilities throughout.

Contact the Box Office on: 01743 – 281281. Or [email protected]

Theatre Severn 'BSL Signed version' of Aladdin the Panto.

Start Date:
17th December 2011

End Date:
17th December 2011

Start Time:
6.30.

End Time:
9.30.

Members of Shrewsbury Deaf Club were full of praise for Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn at the December open meeting of Shropshire Disability Network.  Through their BSL interpreter, they told me what a pleasure it was to attend signed performances at the town’s riverside Theatre.

One of the Deaf Club members told me “going to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is brilliant, we are always treated as equals by them and we love that”.

All members of the Deaf Club were full of nothing but praise for the local attraction and would recommend that any hearing impaired people in and around the County Town check out one of the BSL interpreted performances soon.

Theatre Severn is committed to increasing the number of Sign Language Interpreted performances by working with companies who include SLI as an integral part of their productions. The theatre said “We always promote an SLI performance within our pantomime season. See our brochure for further details or enquire at the Box Office when booking your tickets”

.   The theatre went on to add:

We are now offering some captioned performances for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons, delivered by STAGETEXT. Captions are similar to TV subtitles; the actors’ words appear on an LED display unit, placed near the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Character names, sound effects and offstage noises are also given.

Theatre Severn’s pantomime is now in full swing and they have included two special performances for the hearing impaired community:

Saturday 17th December at 6.30. – BSL Sign Language Interpreted performance.

Friday 6th January at 5.30. – STAGETEXT performance (see info above).

Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn has excellent disabled facilities throughout.

Contact the Box Office on: 01743 – 281281. Or [email protected]

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Performances at Theatre Severn

Theatre Severn is committed to increasing the number of Sign Language Interpreted performances by working with companies who include SLI as an integral part of their productions. The theatre said “We always promote an SLI performance within our pantomime season. See our brochure for further details or enquire at the Box Office when booking your tickets”

The theatre went on to add:

We are now offering some captioned performances for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons, delivered by STAGETEXT. Captions are similar to TV subtitles; the actors’ words appear on an LED display unit, placed near the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Character names, sound effects and offstage noises are also given.

If you want to know when the performances are that support deaf or hard of hearing just ring the Severn Theatre

Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn has excellent disabled facilities throughout. https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/your-visit/access

Contact the Box Office on: 01743 – 281281. Or [email protected]

Information & Fun Day for children with a disability or additional need

Start Date:
13th February 2012

End Date:
13th February 2012

Start Time:
10.00am

End Time:
2.00 pm

The annual Information & Fun day is being organised this year by Shropshire Family Information Service and Parent and Carer Council (Pacc) for families who have a child with a disability or additional need and will be held on Monday 13th February 2012 at Sundorne Sports Village, Shrewsbury. I have attached an invitation letter, booking form and poster (CLICK HERE) giving further details about the event. If you would like to attend the event, please complete the booking form and return to [email protected] by Friday 13th January 2012. There is no charge to have a stand at the event, but places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

I would be grateful if you could pass on details of the event to any colleagues and also display the poster for any families who may be interested in attending the event.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

regards

Jill Cleveley

Parent and Carer Council

Christmas Coffee Morning in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Care Centre

Start Date:
10th December 2011

End Date:
10th December 2011

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12 noon

 

Event title: Christmas Coffee Morning in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Care Centre
Start date: 10/12/2011
End date: 10/12/2011
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12 noon
Venue: Ellesmere Town Hall, 1-3 Willow Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 0AL
Event description: Christmas Coffee Morning with Mince pies and Sherry. Come and join us & help raise money for the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre Appeal-Shrewsbury. We will have Bric a Brac, a Tombola, Cakes and a raffle. Admission £1 Tickets on sale now from Merinda Walford 01691 623350 and Mary Lea 01691 622165 For further information please contact the Appeals Office on 01743 492396

Update on Shropshire Pilot People2People and how you might benefit – tell us what you think

SDN broke the news, literally, about the Shropshire Pilot in April this year, and set out its hopes for the way this might benefit those who wanted to take control of their care  (here) and be at the centre of the decision making process about the care they receive.  The scheme is all about social workers working in a very different way to support individuals in the community and, if it is to achieve its target,  is a big step away from a very traditional and ingrained approach to assessing care needs.  It will require a significant change in culture for social workers who will need to move to doing “with” and away from doing “for” and “to”.  It will need people who are able to support clients nervous about taking back control and encourage them to do so in a way that improves their quality of life. 

SDN member Ruby Hartshorn tells us a little more about what it is and how it should work.  Why not have a look at what she says, and follow the link back to the original aspirations set out last April.  Then tell us what you think.   There is also information on Shropshire Council’s website here  There is also an interesting video (in which our Ruby features) about People2People and its aspirations here

  • Is it on target?  
  •  Is it looking as if it is goingto do what it set out to do?  
  • Should anything be done differently to make this exciting pilot a big success  for those who use care services?  Click here for more information and to read Ruby’s report

SDN Member encourages Council to review their paperwork for Personal Budget Holders

Good news for those holdingPersonal Budgets who have been telling SDN that they have struggled to make sense of the paperwork provided by Shropshire Council.  Senior staff and Councillors with responsibility for Adult Social Care took on board the comments made at the September meeting reviewing the Live Life Your Way consultation.  They invited Ruby Hartshorn, who has a personal budget herself and has contact with many people in the same situation, to meet with them and see first hand what the problems are and discuss ways to resolve them.  The crux of the matter is an outdated software system which the Council have to struggle to make as user friendly as possible.  In the short term the meeting has offered some simple fixes to make information more understandable and SDN is grateful to Ruby for all the work she has done to represent the concerns being expressed by many members.  Read the full details here, and see solutions suggested.