Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shrewsbury Access Meeting of Importance With Arriva

Start Date:
8th March 2013

End Date:
8th March 2013

Start Time:
10:00 am

End Time:
12:00 pm

Event title: Shrewsbury Access Meeting of Importance With Arriva
Start date: 08/03/2013
End date: 08/03/2013
Start time: 10 am
End time: 12 noon
Venue: The Lantern Community Centre Meadow Farm Drive Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 3SD
Event description: Please try to attend this meeting as Sue Wood has Arriva buses attending. Shrewsbury Access Group considers all access issues for people with mobility problems, the elderly, disabled and parents with young children. The group lobbies the Council and gives advice to individuals and organisations in regard to access matters. They also increase the awareness of the needs of disabled people and those with mobility problems. The meetings are open to everyone.

Name: Sue Wood, Chairman
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 350460

Carers Forum "Carers Health and Wellbeing" Telford

Start Date:
7th March 2013

End Date:
7th March 2013

Start Time:
10:30 am

End Time:
12:30 pm

Event title: Carers Forum “Carers Health and Wellbeing” Telford
Start date: 07/03/2013
End date: 07/03/2013
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.30pm
Venue: Meeting Point House, Telford Town Centre TF3 4HS
Event description: Caring for someone? Then this event is for YOU. Come along because if you are caring for a family member or friend, there will be Information Stands and Experts on hand to help you in your caring role. For more information please contact Linda.
Weblink: www.carerscontact.org.uk

Name: Linda
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01952 240209

All About Dementia A Carers survival guide-Learning Together Family Carer Workshops

Start Date:
28th March 2013

End Date:
28th March 2013

Start Time:
10:00 am

End Time:
3:30 pm

Event title: All About Dementia A Carers survival guide-Learning Together Family Carer Workshops
Start date: 28/03/2013
End date: 28/03/2013
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.30 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG
Event description: Places must be booked in advance for this day.The day will cover What is Dementia diagnosis and treatment? Eating well and staying hydrated Comforting through touch using hand and shoulder. Information about services to help and support you Shifting not lifting  helping maintain mobility Managing unusual behaviours, communication and coping skills Refreshments and light lunch provided. We can help with transport and parking costs if needed .Let us know if you need help arranging respite care to be able to attend. Please discuss this on booking This event is also sponsored by Severn Hospice
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Name: Julia Wenlock
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 341995

Eating well to stay well easy when you know how

Start Date:
5th March 2013

End Date:
5th March 2013

Start Time:
10:30 am

End Time:
1:00 pm

Event title: Eating well to stay well easy when you know how
Start date: 05/03/2013
End date: 05/03/2013
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG
Event description: This is a Learning Together Family Carer Workshop run by Shropshire Community Council of Rural Shropshire, sponsored by Shropshire Council and Severn Hospice. Come and learn more about Diet, Nutrition and Hydration includes Getting enough when appetite is low  Preventing excessive weight gain Knowing the signs of dehydration Increasing fluid intake What is a balanced diet FREE to all family carers.Light refreshments are included We can help with transport and parking costs if needed. Ask us I you need help to arrange care. for the person you care for to enable you to attend. Please discuss this with us on booking.
Weblink: www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Name: Celia MacIntyre
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 341995

 

An Overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Start Date:
1st May 2013

End Date:
1st May 2013

Start Time:
9:30 am

End Time:
4:30 pm

Aim of course

For anyone who is interested in understanding how CBT can make a positive difference to wellbeing

Outcomes

On this interactive day you will have the opportunity to:

  • develop your awareness and understanding of the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) model at an introductory level
  • learn some basic cognitive strategies e.g. common thinking traps
  • apply the model to your own experience whether professional or personal 

FACILITATOR: Sian Hardy is a psychological therapist, currently practising CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for Shropshire’s IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. She has worked within Adult Mental Health Services locally for the last five years

Date and location 1st May 2013 – Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 9.30 to 4.30pm

Appropriate to:  Anyone who would like to develop an awareness level appreciation of the CBT model, e.g. professionals, volunteers, carers and service users

This training contributes to underpinning knowledge for Qualification Credit Framework QCF, Continuing Professional Development CPD and Knowledge and Skills Framework KSF (Health)

Enquiries/application forms to: Sue Iley, Joint Training Team, Bourne House, Radbrook Complex, Shrewsbury, SY3 9BL. (01743 254731)

COST – Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

£40      Voluntary sector

£45      Independent, Housing, Acute Hospital, T&W Council, Shropshire Council (not Assessment & Eligibility)

£100    Out of county organisations

No charge (under review)

Service users, family carers and unpaid volunteers living in Shropshire (not Telford and Wrekin).  Staff from Shropshire Council Assessment & Eligibility, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, South Staffs & Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust based in Shropshire & Telford & Wrekin.

application-form-joint-training

Contact:

Sue Iley

Joint Training Team/Social Care & Health Training

Shropshire Council

Bourne House, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, SY3 9BL

01743 254731

[email protected]

 

For more information please see link below to the Joint Training webpage:

 

Joint Training for Adult Community and Health Services – Shropshire Council

Eat Smart Foods

I’m Sue, I live in Halifax & my 5 year old grandson is on the autistic spectrum… Once we realised where he was living his life, like all other parents and grandparents I researched extensively and discovered that food can be the bain of a lot of problems… in that autism can also be made worse by allergy induction. I embarked on creating a diet for Oliver free from gluten, aspartame, lactose, wheat & MGS. I also found that the menu created would accommodate, alleviate ADHD, Coeliac, Crohn’s, Asperger’s and of course ASD

I created ready meals, baked/cooked fortnightly & froze them as my daughter works fulltime and making this type of meal can be costly & time consuming. But I guess you may already know this….

Since starting Oliver on meals that eliminate all of the above from his diet, we have discovered a different child. Instead of the stressed out, sensitive to everything going 5 year old, we have a little man who deals with specific issues in a more calm manner. No more excitotoxins…. wayhay….

The changes are just fantastic. Sadly, there’s no scientific evidence as you know to support this theory; although there are published books written by the experts (PARENTS!)…. It was a huge struggle finding things he could eat so I decided to set up a business and using the recipes I’ve created, make frozen well balanced ready meals.. I’m now registered with our local Health Environment, have all the relevent food hygiene certificates and I’m about to go on a marketing campaign. The dishes are about to go to www.foodtest.co.uk/analysis company to evaluate the nutritional and calorific value….

I need people like you and your members to try meals for me… So I wondered if I could send you some info to post on your website or pass around detailing the business and the food. Then maybe if they are interested I could set up a taste tester session with the meals ready for market to try and invite them to come along….

No pressure though, I understand that you are very busy people and if you feel that this is not something you’d like to try or endorse, that’s fine… My business is called Eat-Smart Foods and the childrens meal brand is Eat-Smart Kids… There will also be a section for Diabetics..You can read about the meals available at www.eat-smart-foods.co.uk , but the email for enquiries is…. [email protected]

Bedroom Tax Rethink

The BBC reports that Welfare secretary Iain Duncan Smith has instructed officials to “look again” 

at how the “bedroom tax” will affect disabled people. Read the original story here.

Widely publicised plans informed us that social housing tenants’ benefits will reduce if a home has one or more spare bedrooms.

Thanks to a number of charities giving a loud, clear message telling the government that couples who could not share a bedroom

because of a disability would be unfairly penalised. Mr Duncan Smith said he understood the concerns.

He has told the BBC “instructions have been issued  to officials at the Department of Work and Pensions saying, “let’s look at this again”.

Yesterday, the chief executives of seven charities – Carers UK, MS Society, Mencap, Macmillan Cancer Support, Disability Rights UK, Carers Trust and Contact a Family - wrote an open letter to Chancellor George Osborne and Mr Duncan Smith.

They all expressed their concerns about the impact of the new policy on disabled people and families caring for disabled family members.

‘Simply wrong’

Heléna Herklots, chief executive of Carers UK said the changes would hit families for whom an extra bedroom was essential.

“If you care full-time for a severely ill or disabled partner, their condition may mean a separate room for you to sleep is vital.

Disabled children often cannot share with their brothers or sisters,” she said.

“Hitting carers and disabled people with extra costs for this essential accommodation, or forcing them to move is simply wrong.”

The charity said government figures showed the tax would affect 420,000 people. It said its analysis showed extra funding from government to provide “discretionary payments” to families hit by the policy would only protect 10% of the disabled people affected.

BBC home editor Mark Easton said Mr Duncan Smith recognised that one obstacle to changing the rules was how to identify people who might qualify for exemption.

However, if a solution was found it might be in place before the charge is introduced in April, our correspondent reports.

Under the government’s so-called “size criteria”, families will be assessed for the number of bedrooms they actually need.

The change affects council tenants, and those renting from housing associations, of working age who receive housing benefit.

It does not affect claimants who rent in the private sector.

Tenants in social housing will have their benefit reduced by 14% if they have a spare bedroom or 25% if they have two or more extra rooms.

Are you disabled? Are you a tenant in social housing? What do you think about the bedroom tax? 

May be you could write a comment in the box below, tell us what you think, how you will be affected. 

If you want feel apprehensive about writing the comment for fear of being identified, then email us at

[email protected] and we can put the comment for you.

By way of a reminder we have a meeting on Wednesday 13th March 2013 at Mears Group, Hartleys Business

Park, Monkmoor Shrewsbury 10.30 am to start at 11 am and finish by 1 pm. Topic Welfare Reforms and how they will
affect you! This meeting is one not to be missed so please come along, there will be a lot of information to share.

Mobility Equipment Hire Direct Limited

We are a travel agent who specialises in arranging holidays for disabled people. We guarantee accessible rooms at hotels; arrange adapted transfers and assistance with airlines.

http://www.disabledaccessholidays.com/

We also offer a specialist mobility equipment hire service covering all major world destinations offering mobility scooters, wheelchairs and a whole host of mobility and healthcare products essential for making your holiday abroad complete. Our site provides details of their delivery services and product information, contacts and prices.

Contact:

Michael Davis
Director – Mobility Equipment Hire Direct Limited

Or contact us on 0800 644 6062

Mayor's Charity Concert at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury for Cystic Fibrosis & Hope House

Start Date:
13th April 2013

End Date:
13th April 2013

Start Time:
7:30 pm

End Time:
10:00 pm (approx)

Event title: Mayor’s Charity Concert at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury for Cystic Fibrosis & Hope House
Start date: 13/04/2013
End date: 13/04/2013
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10 pm
Venue: The Theatre Severn Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8FT
Event description: Come and support the Mayor’s Charity Concert featuring The British Police Symphony Orchestra and Shropshire Girls Choir and help two very worthwhile causes chosen by Shrewsbury Mayor Councillor Keith Roberts. Hope House Children’s Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis Trust. For £15 a ticket you can enjoy an evening at the pictures as the BPSO celebrates the contributions made by composers, past and present, to the world of visual arts.

Name: Carol Pullen, The Mayor’s Secretary
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 281281