Monthly Archives: January 2012

National Volunteers Week! – are you doing your bit?

Start Date:
1st June 2012

End Date:
8th June 2012

Start Time:
every day

End Time:
every day

NationalVolunteers Week in June celebrates, in all sorts of ways, the work of volunteers, whether you describe yourself as a volunteer or not, if you do something for others for nothing, occasionally, regularly, or as a one off, you are a volunteer!  Shropshire Disability Network is wholly organised and run by volunteers, and we are always keen to welcome more people to volunteer with us and give us ideas and the capacity to do more for others.  

So, do you have half an hour a week you could spare?  Are you stuck at home because of lack of transport,  lack of a job,because you have a disability but with a brain keen for some stimulation, or a personality keen for some social interaction?  We might be your solution.   We don’t need people to travel, we volunteers mostly communicate by phone or internet connection and  give a bit of time that helps us with our newsletter, our content and articles for our website. 

If you do want to get out and about we would welcome seeing you at our meetings, or helping us with our fundraising events but most of all we just want you to share with us your ideas and thoughts about the ways that Shropshire Disability Network might give out better information, be in the right place at the right time to raise our profile, take up a cause on behalf of disabled people, or just help out now and again.  The choice is yours, but if you could do any of the above we would love to have you with us and would make sure you could celebrate National Volunteers week too!  We really are a friendly bunch who care about enabling people with disability to participate and be involved in lvining a full and active life!

Get in touch to chat:  01948 840726 or email [email protected]   to find out more.

Carers – Gentle Walk – Meres Meander, Ellesmere

Start Date:
24th April 2012

End Date:
24th April 2012

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
11.30 am onwards

 The Event below is one of many for Carers in Shropshire – to find out more and to find out what is on in your area please go to the website www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk and click on the Carers Tab near the top of the page. You will then see two options, one for Carers Social Events and one for Carers Drop In Sessions – All are listed on that page

Event details

Event title: Meres Meander-Gentle walk for Carers
Start date: 24/04/2012
End date: 24/04/2012
Start time: 10am
End time: 11.30am approx
Venue: Starting from The Meres Visitor Centre. Ellesmere SY12 0PA
Event description: This walk is being led by a Meres Ambles walk leader and is suitable for wheelchair users. Please join us for this walk among wonderful scenery with good company. Tea and coffee will be available afterwards. To book a place please call 01743 341995
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Contact details

Name: Angela Evans
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 341995

Carers Lunch – CravenArms

Start Date:
15th March 2012

End Date:
15th March 2012

Start Time:
12.30 pm (sitting down time)

End Time:
2.00 pm

The Event below is one of many for Carers in Shropshire – to find out more and to find out what is on in your area please go to the website www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk and click on the Carers Tab near the top of the page. You will then see two options, on efor Carers Social Events and one for Carers Drop In Sessions – All are listed on that page

Event details

Event title: Carers Lunch at The Craven Arms Hotel
Start date: 15/03/2012
End date: 15/03/2012
Start time: 12.30pm (sat down)
End time: 2pm approx
Venue: The Craven Arms Hotel, Shrewsbury Road, Craven Arms SY7 9QJ
Event description: This is an informal opportunity for carers to meet and chat to each other and to meet support workers. Cost £7.95 each payable on the day. To book your place, please telephone Jenny or Dice.
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Contact details

Name: Jenny
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01694 722024

Carers Lunch – Brooklands Hotel

Start Date:
21st March 2012

End Date:
21st March 2012

Start Time:
12.30pm

End Time:
2.00pm

 The Event below is one of many for Carers in Shropshire – to find out more and to find out what is on in your area please go to the website www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk and click on the Carers Tab near the top of the page.  You will then see two options, one for Carers Social  Events and one for Carers Drop In Sessions  – All are listed on that page

Event details

Event title: Carers Lunch at The Brooklands Hotel
Start date: 21/03/2012
End date: 21/03/2012
Start time: 12.30pm (sat down)
End time: 2pm approx
Venue: The Brooklands Hotel. Mill Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9JT
Event description: Carers lunches provide an informal opportunity for carers to meet and chat to each other & have a much needed break. Care support workers will join you to chat and enjoy lunch with you. £6 for 2 courses plus tea and coffee, payable on the day To book your place please call 01743 341995
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Contact details

Name: Angela Evans
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 341995

Carers Support – Drop In Surgery – Pontesbury

Start Date:
16th February 2012

End Date:
16th February 2012

Start Time:
2.00 pm

End Time:
4.00 pm

The Event below is one of many for Carers in Shropshire – to find out more and to find out what is on in your area please go to the website www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk and click on the Carers Tab near the top of the page. You will then see two options, one for Carers Social Events and one for Carers Drop In Sessions – All are listed on that page

Event details

Event title: Carers Drop in Surgery at Pontesbury
Start date: 16/02/2012
End date: 16/02/2012
Start time: 2pm
End time: 4pm
Venue: Pontesbury Library, Bogey Lane, Pontesbury, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 0TD
Event description: Members of the Care Support Team will be available on an informal basis to offer advice on a range of issues or to lend a listening ear. Please call in for a chat. We can offer information, sign post you to other services and organisations, help you to complete forms, give advice on accessing practical aids/equipment & so much more. No appointment is needed.
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Contact details

Name: Glenda Jordan
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 341995

Carers Support – Drop in Surgery – Oswestry Library

Start Date:
6th March 2012

End Date:
6th March 2012

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
1.00pm

 The Event below is one of many for Carers in Shropshire – to find out more and to find out what is on in your area please go to the website www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk and click on the Carers Tab near the top of the page. You will then see two options, one for Carers Social Events and one for Carers Drop In Sessions – All are listed on that page

Event details

Event title: Carers Drop in Surgery at Oswestry Library
Start date: 06/03/2012
End date: 06/03/2012
Start time: 10am
End time: 1pm
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry. SY11 1JN
Event description: No appointments are necessary for this Carers Drop in Surgery. Please come and have a chat. Members of the Carers Support Team will be available on an informal basis to offer advice on a range of issues, even to lend a listening ear. We can help you complete forms, sign post you to other services and organisations as well as offer advice on practical aids and equipment. Just call in for a chat, we will be pleased to see you
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Contact details

Name: Glenda Jordan
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 341995

Three Men in a Bowtie – Fundraiser for Shropshire Disability Network – book your tickets

Start Date:
14th April 2012

End Date:
14th April 2012

Start Time:
7.30 pm

Shropshire Disability Network would like to give everyone advance notice of a Fundraiser that we are holding on 14th April 2012.

We have been fortunate to be able to secure the fabulous ‘Three Men in a Bow Tie’ team who all hail from Shropshire,  

Event:  The Event will be held on Saturday 14th April 2012 at 7.30pm

Venue: Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury 

Event Details:  The event will be a two hour show filled with fun, laughter, songs, stories and anecdotes from the Three Men In A Bowtie team who have entertained across the length and breadth of the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.   Their humourous take on life, coupled with their immense talent for singing, story telling and musical prowess makes this evening one everyone of every age can enjoy. 

Tickets:  £8.50 per ticket, including a ploughman’s supper, will be available from SDN members and a variety of venues including Radbrook’s Cafe Connect in the shopping precinct at Radbrook.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS – saves you money and us the hassle of getting a licence. 

 Please put the date in your diary and book your tickets via any SDN Member of by telephoning 01743 340832 or  emailing [email protected]

Mental Health Support – useful websites

Its time to Talk - a website which tries to bring mental health into the mainstream – find out how to help family friends and colleagues who have a mental health challenge they are trying to win  Its all here. 

Rethink – a website full of information, ideas and suggestions for people who have mental health issues and those who support them

Turn2me  We are an online mental health support community offering support and professional counselling to those in need.

If you find any others please let us know so that we can share them with as many people as possible.  Just email us at [email protected]

Carer focussed websites that we think you might find useful

The website links below are links to websites that specifically support the needs of Carers.  Some of them are local to Shropshire, and others are national or regional.   Please let us know if you find any that you think  would be helpful to others and we will add them too.  If you are registered on the website  just log in and put a comment in the Comment Box at the end of this article, if you are not a member send us an email to [email protected].

1.  Community Council of Shropshire Follow this link - then Click on Carers Tab for more details andthen click on Carers Events in that tab – there is information in there about Carers Social Events and Carers Support Events in Shropshire

2.  Carer’s UK  Information for Carers Follow this link  to find out more about the organisation which acts as The Voice of Carers.

3.  Carers Direct - Follow this link

4.  Young Carers – a valuable source of support and information for children and young people who are carers Follow this link

5. Government website with information for carers  Follow this link

Shropshire Older Peoples' Assembly

Start Date:
7th February 2012

End Date:
7th February 2012

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
1.00 pm

Shropshire Older Peoples Assembly
Public Meeting
Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium, Otley Road, Shrewsbury
Tuesday 7th February – 10.30am to 1.00pm
 
The Shropshire Older Peoples Assembly is pleased to invite you to our first public meeting of 2012.  As you are all aware, Shropshire Council, in common with all local authorities, is facing a major problem in the provision of community services because of the current financial crisis facing the nation as a whole.  In a county such as ours, with a large and increasing older population, this has the potential to impact severely on the most vulnerable older people in our community.
 
Our meeting on 7 February presents you with the opportunity to hear at first-hand how the council plan to tackle the problems, and will enable you to ask questions and make comment on the proposed solutions. As you will see from the attached agenda, there will be presentations on the council budget for 2012/13 and on the transition of social care in the county. 
 
We really do hope that you will be able to join us on 7th February.  For those of you who live outside Shrewsbury, and are not familiar with the football stadium, ample free parking is available to all adjacent to the stadium and conference suite entrance.
 
Though this letter is delivered to you personally, the assembly will be pleased to welcome anyone from your organization who wishes to attend.  It will be most helpful if you can contact Bridget on 01743 244640 to let her know if you will be attending.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
M J Seale
On behalf of the Older Peoples Assembly
 
Full Agenda and letter can be found here