Monthly Archives: May 2013

Counting down the days to our first Members Meeting in Oswestry!

Have you booked? We have a packed Agenda that you would not want to miss!

We would like to have a full house at this meeting on Wednesday 12th June 2013 at Oswestry Cricket Club, Morda Road, Oswestry Shropshire SY11 2AY 10.30 am for 11am start.

So book your place NOW by using our form under the “About Us” tab on this website. Click on “open meetings” and scroll to the bottom and complete the short form. Or send an email to James our interim Secretary at [email protected]

We have two guest speakers:

Colin Smith CBE from the DWP: Colin will talk about Welfare Reforms. DLA to PiPs by bringing us the latest updates. How could it affect you?

And

Ann Johnston-Support Service, Manager from Shropshire Housing Alliance will speak about changes to Housing Benefit and how they could impact on you. ie Renting out a spare room.

SDN offers the opportunity to people to bring along a stand and information about what they do. This brings in a little funding that helps pay for meeting costs. We are looking forward to welcoming Nicola Clarke Neurological Occupational Therapist & Clare Godfrey Speech & Language Therapist and thank them for taking up this opportunity. They will also give us a 5 minute brief on what they do & tell us about their Information/Stand they have brought along. You will get an opportunity to talk to Nicola and Clare during the interval.

Sgt David Braid of West Mercia Police will also be bringing us an update us on Hate Crime/Safer Shropshire.

We will also inform you about what we have been up to the last 3 months, including telling you about the revamp of our website which is very exciting. We will look forward to the next few months and let you know what we are doing and have several areas where we need your help and support.

We will have our usual raffle. Tickets are £1 a strip. There will be opportunity to sponsor Vic Davies who will be running the Shrewsbury Marathon for us on Sunday 23rd June.

So how do we spend your money!

picture of money

We have been aware for over 2 years of problems with sound at our meetings. Questions, answers and speakers have not always been heard as sound varies at different venues/areas of buildings and voices vary in tone and pitch. We appreciate your comments and have listened to you. We know there has been a big need to address this, so we have purchased a sound system with roving mic. We will be using this for the first time at this meeting. It will be trial and error and we still want your comments please.

Those who receive “Your Voice” by post will note it is now stapled! We felt a wise investment was a ergonomic long armed stapler. We have already seen an improvement when handing out copies at our Information Stands.

microphone


Many of you will also have the first opportunity to see the Information Stands we purchased last September. These have been a big bonus to us ie at RAF Shawbury, Quarterly Meetings, See/Hear Exhibition and will be used a lot. We also took co

mments on board about display of our leaflets so now have a selection of Perspex stands to use. This has made a huge difference to displaying our literature.

At our September meeting we will present our Annual Accounts, but if anyone wants to ask questions prior to that, please do as the records are always available. We can now confirm the details as:

Wednesday 11th September 2013 10.30 am for 11 am at Mears, Shropshire Home Services, Unit 3, Hartley Business Centre, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY3 5ST

Health and Wellbeing Consultation – Remain Independent for longer outcome

The outcome from the live discussions on the 2 priorities within outcome 4 of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy – assistive technologies and prevention of isolation and loneliness.  See attached the summary notes above and in particular the recommendations for your comments and feedback.  This will help us to form the basis of the report going to the health and wellbeing board on 5th July.  Feedback either on online stakeholder alliance under the 2 respective groups or by email, [email protected].  We encourage feedback on the stakeholder alliance as this is accessible to all health and wellbeing stakeholder members.  The deadline for this is Monday 10th June.

Click the link for the details Summary of HWB live discussions

Shropshire Mind Wrekin Challenge

Event title: Shropshire Mind Wrekin Challenge
Start date: 03/08/2013
End date: 04/08/2013
Start time: Contact for details
End time: Contact us for times
Venue: The Wrekin, Telford
Event description: This is an event in its 3rd Year and you have the choice of a 24 hour, 8 hour or 4 hour challenge. The aim of the challenge is to walk/run up and down the Wrekin in Telford as many times as possible! If you think you are up to it, why not give it a go? You might surprise yourself with what you can achieve. You can enter either as an individual or as a team with a group of friends or colleagues. Alternatively, if 24 hours seems a bit much for you, why not have a go at our 4 or 8 hour challenge instead.

Anyone raising over £100 gets their registration fee refunded!

ENTRY:

24 hour – £20 per participant to include a certificate and medal

8 hour -£10 per participant to include a certificate

4 hour – £5 per participant to include a certificate

PAYMENT: You can either email your completed form to [email protected] and pay your registration donation via the online facility here, or send your form with a cheque, made payable to

“Shropshire Mind”

to:-Shropshire Mind,

Suites 3 and 4 Obseerver House,

Holywell Street,

Shrewsbury

SY2 6BL
Weblink: http://www.shropshiremind.org/events

Name: Events Organiser
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 368647

Volunteer a few hours of your time to make Telford mobility event one of the best

30 May 2013 – A national charity seeks volunteers to join a ‘meet and greet’ team welcoming visitors to the UK’s premier mobility and independent lifestyle event that is taking place for the first time in Telford.

Thousands of visitors from right across the UK, Europe and beyond are expected at the Mobility Roadshow from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th June at the Telford International Centre. This is the 30th anniversary celebration of the Roadshow, which brings together all the latest technology, gizmos and gadgets to help disabled and older people who need a little help to get around and be more independent.

Volunteers will join the team of Roadshow Rangers to meet and greet visitors, hand out show guides and direct visitors from the car parks to the Telford International Centre.

Roadshow Rangers are being recruited for full or half day shifts on any or all of the three days on behalf of the Mobility Roadshow by Telford and Wrekin Volunteer Centre. Please contact the Centre on 01952 567 800 to find out more.

“Please help us if you can. Even if you can donate only half a day of your time you will be making a huge contribution in helping our visitors to find what they came to see; products and service that could change their lives!,” said Jacqui Jones, chief executive of Mobility Choice, the charity that organises the show. “We want to make Telford a memorable Mobility Roadshow year for all our visitors.”

Editorial contact for more information:
Rosemary Vaux at Mobility Roadshow press office
tel 020 8943 5343 mobile 07792 72 62 41
email [email protected]

Disability Awareness Day

Start Date:
14th July 2013

End Date:
14th July 2013

Start Time:
10:00 am

End Time:
5:00 pm

Event title: Disability Awareness Day
Start date: 14/07/2013
End date: 14/07/2013
Start time: 10 am
End time: 5 pm
Venue: Walton Hall Gardens , Warrington
Event description: Disability Awareness Day (DAD), is Europe’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition, and is held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens. Come to the show and you will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme for every visitor.
Weblink: http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/

Name: DAD Team
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01925 240064

Vic running for SDN in Shrewsbury Marathon

Start Date:
23rd June 2013

End Date:
23rd June 2013

Start Time:
8:00 am

End Time:
5:00 pm

Event title: Vic running for SDN in Shrewsbury Marathon
Start date: 23/06/2013
End date: 23/06/2013
Start time: 8 am
End time: 5 pm
Venue: The Quarry, Shrewsbury SY1 1RN
Event description: The first Shrewsbury Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday the 23rd of June 2013 and Vic Davies SDN member is running for US. You can spot him as he will be wearing a T-Shirt with our logo and website address together with his name. Large crowds are expected to line the route through The Quarry and the town centre, which will be shut off to traffic for the race’s duration. The marathon is four laps of the course, we hope many of you will get behind Vic by supporting him both by sponsoring and by support on the day.

Please consider sponsoring Vic, you can do this by contacting us direct and we can give you details to donate by BACS or you can donate by using your mobile phone.

Send a text message to 70070 with this message SHDN12 £1 You pay the donation of £1 to £10 but there is no charge for the text message itself. Are you a UK tax payer? Then make each £1 into £1.25 by gift aiding it and there is no extra charge to you!

Want a more traditional way to donate, then send a cheque made payable to Shropshire Disability Network to

Fundraising Lead

C/O 26 Aldwick Drive,

Radbrook Green,

Shrewsbury

SY3 6BN

You can also sponsor Vic as we will have a sponsorship form at our meeting on 12th June.
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net

Name: Ruby Hartshorn SDN Fund-Raising Lead
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 340832

Monkmoor Campus Open Day including Quest88 and Severndale Workshops to Carers and Parents

Start Date:
28th June 2013

End Date:
28th June 2013

Start Time:
4:00 pm

End Time:
6:00 pm

Event title: Monkmoor Campus Open Day including Quest88 and Severndale Workshops to Carers and Parents
Start date: 28/06/2013
End date: 28/06/2013
Start time: 4 pm
End time: 6 pm
Venue: Severndale Specialist School Hearne Way Shrewsbury SY25SH
Event description: About the Games The Open day links in with Severndale Specialist School and the Wilfred Owen School fayres and will take place following the Schools Health and Wellbeing week. There will be an opening and closing ceremony celebrating the students achievements over the week. The event will showcase a variety of sports and community charities and organisations such as Quest88 bikes for inclusion

Name: Amy Schofield
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 281600

Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon-Cheering Vic on….

Start Date:
15th September 2013

End Date:
15th September 2013

Start Time:
1:00 pm

End Time:
5:00 pm

Event title: Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon-Cheering Vic on….
Start date: 15/09/2013
End date: 15/09/2013
Start time: 1 pm
End time: 5 pm
Venue: Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn Powys SY10 0LY

Event description: This is Vic Davies’s second run for us. If you read his blog on our website you will see why he is doing this. We are all grateful to Vic for doing this for us. We must all support Vic, as he gives up his time and chose us as a worthy cause to support. We hope members will enjoy an afternoon out in this beautiful part of the country.

We are told to arrive by 12 noon in order to have plenty of time to warm up and make your way to the start. Last year some runners had experienced traffic jams, so PLEASE leave early.

Want to get in touch and support Vic, then please do, every £1 counts and helps and encourages us in our work. If you don’t know Vic, then he has been a Volunteer for us since January this year. So please support him, support us. You can do this in several ways.

Send a cheque made payable to Shropshire Disability Network and post to

Fundraising Lead.

C/O 26 Aldwick Drive,

Radbrook Green,

Shrewsbury

SY3 6BN.

Donate by mobile phone, anything from £1 to £10 and you can make each £1 worth £1.25 by gift aiding if you are a UK tax payer. Text messages are FREE. Text SHDN12 £1 and send to 70070

Thank you, Vic, his family and all at SDN value your support. Contact us to put you in contact with Vic. Contact SDN and ask how to donate via BACS As time gets nearer look at new ways that we will be announcing on how you can sponsor Vic.

Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net

Name: Ruby Hartshorn SDN Fund-Raising Lead
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 340832

Sainsburys Supporting SDN & Other Organisations during Carers Week

Start Date:
10th June 2013

End Date:
17th June 2013

Start Time:
00.01 am

End Time:
11:59 pm

Event title: Sainsburys Supporting SDN & Other Organisations during Carers Week!! Read More!
Start date: 10/06/2013
End date: 17/06/2013
Start time: 00.01 am
End time: 11.59 pm
Venue: Sainsbury Store,Meole Brace Retail Park Hereford Road Shrewsbury SY3 9NB
Event description: Sainsbury Stores throughout the UK are very supportive of Carers Week, so if you are visiting Sainsbury Stores in the UK, during the week of 10th June then please look out for what they are doing to publicise the work done by family carers and organisations that support them. A recent meeting with Lisa Miller of Sainsburys Store at Meole Brace, Shrewsbury resulted in the offer and acceptance of us displaying our information at their store from Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June. Please note that if you live in other areas then a call to your local store will enable you to find out what they are up to as times and days will vary. So why not take up the opportunity to visit the store. Stands will not be manned all the time but information will be there for you to take and should you have a query then contact us-details on our leaflets and we will contact you back. Joining in this great initiative at Meole Brace will be the following organisations. Stroke Association SRDS British Red Cross Parkinsons Society Headway Shropshire British Red Cross Young Carers Age UK Shropshire Parent and Carers Council (PACC) MacMillan Cancer Support Crossroads Carers Support There may be more but to the date of this going on our website we record the latest. Thank you Sainsbury for all your support to our local Community.

Name: Ruby Hartshorn
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact number: 01743 340832