Monthly Archives: March 2012

Disability Arts & Crafts Festival 2012

Start Date:
3rd April 2012

End Date:
3rd April 2012

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
2.00 pm

The Gateway Education & Arts Centre in Shrewsbury, are hosting this Festival with lots of activites to try including Jewellery making,Felt Making, Painting, Cake Decorating,Sewing, Drawing, Art and Painting  See Poster for details by clicking here

Date:  Tuesday 3 April

Time 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Venue: Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

The poster does not make it clear if this event is for adults or children with disabilities or both,noris it clear whether you have to book for this event before attending,  so you might like to ring first to find out a little more:

Contact: Karen Fidler, Gateway, Chester St, Shrewsbury  Tel: 01743  355159 or Mob: 07582003 233

DeafSmart Fundraising Ball – Tickets are available

Start Date:
7th July 2012

End Date:
7th July 2012

DeafSmart Fundraising Ball

 

Saturday 7th July 2012 at
 

Telford International Centre
 

St Quentin Gate Telford Shropshire TF3 4JH
First class black tie gala dinner with an award winning menu, dancing, guest speakers, entertainment, raffle (with a first prize of a spa weekend for two), celebrity item auction (Celebre Art) and the award ceremony for the DeafSmart Photographer Of The Ear 2012. First prize award is £250, second and third prizes are photographic equipment vouchers.

The photography competition is based on the theme of 

Deaf Culture or deaf com-munity. (deaf and hearing can apply) £5 per photo entry, one photo per person and it can be of any size. The closing date is on the 1st of June 2012.  

 “Deafsmart” and send it to
1 Drayton Road, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NZ.
 GRAYS HOTEL and HOLIDAY INN (Telford)
.Telephone 08444 820166 or

 Ref Deafsmart0712 for discounted rates.Any enquiries please contact Deafsmart on 01939 251555 or email [email protected]Click here for a poster to download if you want to print and display this.

Discounted accommodation available at the

 

For the meal, entertainment, award, etc. is £50 per pe on. Cheque made payable to: 

 

quoting  
Hope to see you all there! The Deafsmart team. 
This event will support Deaf Kids International and Deafsmart
 

www.deafkidzinternational.org.uk
www.celebreart.org.uk
www.deafsmart.co.uk

 

Bus Users Shropshire

Bus Users Shropshire

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bus-Users-Shropshire/233755999981466

Email:  [email protected]

Contact:  Peter Gilbert   07580 564 458 

Address: Bus Users Shropshire, c/o Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, 5 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AE

We represent bus users with the aim of getting better, more reliable services across Shropshire. Whether you’re in your teens or twenties, working or retired, buses are an essential part of our civilised society. Bus users deserve a powerful voice, and we’re keen to get as many people on board as members or supporters as possible.

Everyday Life and Leisure; Motoring and Transportation

Energy Advice Drop In Event – Shrewsbury

Start Date:
29th March 2012

End Date:
29th March 2012

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3.00pm

Date: Thursday 29th March

Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG

Do you need ways to cut energy bills?  This event looks at affordable warmth, which we ar eentitled to and brings together a number of experts who can offer you advice.    See the poster for full details of who will be attendingto offer advice by clicking here

Jubilee Charity Garden Party

Start Date:
3rd June 2012

End Date:
3rd June 2012

Start Time:
2.00 pm

End Time:
6.00pm

 

Event details

Event title: Jubilee Charity Garden Party
Start date: 03/06/2012
End date: 03/06/2012
Start time: 2pm
End time: 6pm
Venue: The Lowfield Inn, Marton, SY21 8JX
Event description: Come along and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a BBQ, live music, raffle, auction, tug of war, face painting and traditional games in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre Appeal. Free admission and fancy dress is optional. For further details please contact The Lowfield Inn on 01743 891313 or Lingen Davies Appeal’s Office on 01743 492396.
Weblink: www.lingendavies.org.uk

Contact details

Name: Louise Cliffe
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743492396

Autumn Fayre

Start Date:
8th September 2012

End Date:
8th September 2012

Start Time:
9.00am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Autumn Fayre
Start date: 08/09/2012
End date: 08/09/2012
Start time: 9am
End time: 12 noon
Venue: Senior Club, Chapel Street, Wem, SY4 5ER
Event description: Come along to the Autumn Fayre at Wem Senior Club on 8th September 2012. There will be numerous stalls including a tombola, hand crafted cards, home made cakes, books & dvds. Doors open at 9am and the 60p admission includes refreshments. The event is in aid of Lingen Davies, a local cancer charity raising funds to improve cancer services for the people of Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Contact details

Name: Louise Cliffe
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 492396

See – Hear Exhibition – for Shropshire's Hearing and Visually impaired

Start Date:
16th May 2012

End Date:
16th May 2012

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
4.00 pm

Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: The Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ

The Exhibition will showcase products and services relating to sight and hearing loss including:
Special Presentation by The BIONIC EAR SHOW – an interactive presentation on how the ear works at:
10.30, 11.45, 13.00 and 14.15 Free Hearing Checks BSL & Deafblind Interpreters available
Free Shuttle Bus every half hour from Shrewsbury Train Station first bus 9.30 will be provided
Full information is provided in this link: http://bit.ly/AhQEuv
For more information or to book a stall, please contact Pauline on 01584 871420 or Laura 01743 342168

Are you worried about funding Care Fees – Free Clinic

Start Date:
17th March 2012

End Date:
17th March 2012

Start Time:
10.00

End Time:
12.00

Wace Morgan Solicitors are runnning a free clinic on funding Care Fees on Saturday 17th March, 10.00- 12.00  Click here for the poster at the Mayfair Community Centre in Church Stretton SY6 6BL

You need to book  for a free 20 minute  appointment by ringing the Elderly Care Team at Wace Morgan on 01743 280100

Transport – Community Transport for Telford and Wrekin Area

Telford Community Transport ceased trading on 26th April 2013.

The community transport service was launched in this form in 2000 and has since provided transport for hundreds of pensioners and vulnerable people across the borough. All of the scheme’s minibuses were wheelchair accessible and easily accessible for people who struggled with steps.

“We receive no support, funding or subsidies of any kind and can no longer afford to subsidise the service ourselves”.

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers may help with:

  • mobility services so older people can still get out and about in their community. Tel: 01743 240271.
  • undertake some 90,000 journeys on behalf of older people. These may be trips to and from hospital or to a GP appointment. Equally, these may be trips to the shops or into town journeys that enrich lives and really add to the pleasure of day-to-day living. Re Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Tel: 01743 240271.
  • Visits to hospital and the GP surgery can be stressful so the help and support of a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer often proves invaluable. Our volunteers accompany older people, arrange care for pets and are there in the first few weeks following a hospital visits. Royal Voluntary Service volunteers will also collect prescriptions and help cook meals. Local service covering: Bridgnorth, North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham, South Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin (Shropshire) To apply and access this Call: 0845 608 0122

Dial-A Ride Telford: The Dial-a-Ride scheme operates in the urban area of Telford and Wrekin and is intended for residents who cannot access conventional public transport due to mobility problems. For more information click here: https://telford.mylifeportal.co.uk/directory/providerdetails/75607

The Friendly Bus for Broseley, Much Wenlock and parts of Telford 01952 881145 [email protected] www.friendlybus.co.uk

Transport and Travel-Telford & Wrekin Council includes information on applying for a bus pass.

http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/1019/transport_and_travel/136/community_transport/3

 

 

POhWER Advice and Advocacy for those with complex needs

POhWER currently provides two statutory advocacy services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS) offers support and information to anyone wanting to complain about NHS care or treatment recieved. POhWER works to support individuals to share experiences with the NHS so that improvements can be made were necessary.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA) – When someone cannot ask for an advocate themselves, because they do not have the capacity to do so due, for example, to brain injury, disability or illness, it does not mean that their views and wishes should not be taken into account.

People over the age of 16 who lack capacity, and do not have an appropriate family member or friend to represent their views, are legally entitled to an independent mental capacity advocate (if decisions are being made about serious medical treatment or a change of accommodation).  In some cases, where the person is vulnerable, they can have an advocate even if they do have family or friends.

Our independent mental capacity advocates gather information about individuals referred to our service to help decision makers, such as doctors, to reach ‘best interest’ decisions about elements of their treatment and care.

More information can be found on our website at www.pohwer.net

  • Contact name – Rose Humphries
  • Call our Information & Advice Centre on 0300 456 2370 or call minicom on 0300 456 2364 (charged at local rate)
  • Text your name and number to 81025
  • Visit our website at www.pohwer.net
  • Email us at [email protected]
  • Skype pohwer.advocacy
  • Fax us on 0300 456 2365
  • Write to us at PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B6 9BL