Monthly Archives: January 2014

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#TelfordUcare coffee morning at AFC Telford United

Start Date:
7th February 2014

End Date:
7th February 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: #TelfordUcare coffee morning at AFC Telford United
Venue: AFC Telford United, Wellington, Telford
Name: Amanda White
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07855786633
Event description: This is a weekly get together for anyone who cares for a friend, neighbour or family member. Open to all carers and the people they care for. This is part of the #TelfordUcare initiative, supporting carers in the community. Amanda will endeavour to support anybody who wishes to attend, please contact her for details.

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#TelfordUcare coffee morning at AFC Telford United

Start Date:
31st January 2014

End Date:
31st January 2014

Start Time:
10am

End Time:
12noon

Event title: #TelfordUcare coffee morning at AFC Telford United
Venue: AFC Telford United, Wellington, Telford
Name: Amanda White
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07855786633
Event description: This is a weekly get together for anyone who cares for a friend, neighbour or family member. Open to all carers and the people they care for. This is part of the #TelfordUcare initiative, supporting carers in the community. Amanda will endeavour to support anybody who wishes to attend, please contact her for details.

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Signal Focus Group

Start Date:
20th February 2014

End Date:
20th February 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Signal Focus Group
Venue: The Fiwila Room, The Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF
Weblink: www.signal.org.uk
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 364 644
Event description: This is a great opportunity to tell us about any issues you face. We can use this information to plan our activities and for projects to address issues faced by people with hearing loss in Shropshire.

We look forward to meeting you at this event.There is no need to book in advance, just come along and you are assured of a warm welcome.

Budget Consultation Event-Telford & Wrekin Council

Start Date:
29th January 2014

End Date:
29th January 2014

Start Time:
6 pm

End Time:
Contact for Details

Event title: Budget Consultation Event-Telford & Wrekin Council
Venue: Oakengates Theatre @ The Place, Limes Rd, Telford TF2 6EP
Name: Telford & Wrekin Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 382131.
Event description: Telford & Wrekin Council are encouraging people in the borough to give their views on the budget proposals at this special consultation event.

The proposals include freezing council tax, already one of the lowest in the region, for the next two years and launching a two year £15m investment programme targeting two key concerns for local people – the environment and rising youth unemployment in the borough.
The Council must cut a further £22m by 2016 from its budget in the wake of continuing cuts in Government grant.

This event will involve a short presentation and a number of stalls at which you can find out more about the key budget proposals and have your say on these.
To reserve your space at the event please email:  [email protected] or call 01952 382131.

If you can’t attend this event you can still take part in any of the following ways. You have until 4th February to comment.

Through a budget survey questionnaire in this month’s Your Voice or online at www.telford.gov.uk/budget

· Email to [email protected]
· Call with your budget comments on 01952 382131
· Text your comments to 07797873893
· Facebook www.facebook.com/telfordwrekin
· Twitter @telfordwrekin
On Telford & Wrekin Council website it says “The Council will do all it can to protect frontline services, but warns that further cuts over the next two years are inevitable”.

Telford Sailability

Telford Sailability

Website: www.telfordsailability.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07966 452 238 (ask for Paul)

Address: Telford Sailing Club, off  Teece Drive, Telford  TF2 9SQ

Telford Sailability is a Charity Number (Reg Number) 1145069. Over the last 20 years there have been radical changes in attitudes and services available for people with learning and physical disabilities. People with disabilities are now accessing work and leisure activities and are living longer due to better health care and more opportunity to exercise. The founder members of Telford Sailability have, between them, many years experience of working with this group of people. It was through personal experience of sailing of two of these members, Paul and Celia Devey, which sparked the idea for Telford Sailability.

Telford Sailability is about providing providing sailing for anyone with care needs.

 

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The Social Welfare Training Newsletter is Out!

Click the link to download a copy of the Social Welfare Training Draft A4 Benefits Rates Poster:

Social Welfare Training draft 2014- 2015 A4 poster WEB

Training Programme- one day courses – these are designed to interrelate to our other resources.     

Click on the course title for details.

 

Introduction to Welfare Benefits 2014  

Cardiff  24/2/2014                      

Birmingham 25/2/2014                                         

London 26/2/2014       

Course Level- Update (for delegates with or without prior knowledge of the subject)

 

Benefit Updater- Welfare Reform 2014 

Cardiff  24/3/2014                     

Birmingham 25/3/2014                                         

London 26/3/2014 

Course Level- Update (for delegates with at least some basic knowledge of the subject)

 

Universal Credit- Welfare Reform 2014

Cardiff  31/3/2014                      

Birmingham 1/4/2014                                         

London 2/4/2014 

Course Level- Update (for delegates with or without prior knowledge of the subject)

 

Personal Independence Payments- Welfare Reform 2014 

 

Cardiff  28/4/2014                      

Birmingham 29/4/2014                                         

London 30/4/2014 

Course Level- Update (for delegates with or without prior knowledge of the subject)

 

duration 1 day – 10am- 4pm. Cost £155/£125/£210.  Course includes-

  • Detailed course guide for each participant
  • Colour Benefit Rate Posters
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Lunch/ refreshments
  • Access to a post course on line discussion forum where staff can get one to one help with an expert
  • Regular monthly newsletters
  • 5.25 hours Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending.  Social workers can choose to count courses towards their professional development. 

To book, click here 

Contact:

Neil Arnott

Social Welfare Training Limited

Company No. 08444947

[email protected]

www.socialwelfaretraining.co.uk

Tel. 0117 9514 337

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Another Blog from the National Diversity Awards – Dom Smith

I’m Dom Smith, and I find inspiration in the simplest of places… 

They say the best jobs are the hardest. When (one of) your jobs involves running (or hobbling at speed) around festivals in Europe, while also dealing with Cerebral Palsy (and walking with two sticks), I guess you could say that my job as a journalist and editor of Soundsphere magazine is somewhat challenging.

It is extremely important for any entrepreneur with a disability to be able to channel their difficulties, and use them as a source of inspiration for not only themselves, but also others. In turn, it is important, no matter what any disabled person does for a living, that they find inspiration in the people that surround them. Though, it might be easier for me to do that, as I never stop talking, or asking people questions!

Everybody has a story, and a way to inspire and motivate, and that’s the knowledge that gets me up in the morning; that’s what makes me want to rush around while my legs hurt chasing interviews and (attempting) to meet deadlines. It’s all about remembering the cool people that I work with (inside the ever competitive music industry), as well as the family and friends that really give a monkeys about what I do, no matter how much pain I’m in, or however stressed I might be feeling.

Indeed, there are some interesting parallels and barriers that present themselves to a disabled person working within the music business – it’s certainly fast-paced and intense, but we are getting to a time when some really inspiring and talented disabled people are getting to perform on television, or work behind the scenes. In 2014, especially in creative industries, many appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit, and musicians in particular understand what it’s like to build a career off your own back. I certainly wouldn’t be anywhere without the bands, contacts and support networks I’ve developed since I started doing this, and I bet you can find similar people to inspire and motivate you in your professions.

I’m speaking to future National Diversity Award nominees here – I want you to realise how well you’ve done – whether you win or not. Everybody achieves different things in life (and I speak to world-renowned musicians every day who have achieved some wonderful things – some more than others). The fact is that, you get up, you motivate, inspire and drive yourselves forward each day no matter the odds (using some of the simple inspirations that I talked about above), and that is just awesome. Keep breaking down those barriers and doing everything you’ve wanted to do, using all of the resources around you, because you will change people’s lives in some very small and large ways.

 

Soul Phoenix Charity Event

Start Date:
5th April 2014

End Date:
5th April 2014

Start Time:
7.30 pm

End Time:
11.30pm

Event title: Soul Phoenix Charity Event
Venue: The Lord Hill Hotel, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6AX
Name: Ray Tomkiss
Email: N/A
Telephone: 07801 443 782
Event description: Soul Phoenix will be live at The Lord Hill Hotel Shrewsbury- a night of great entertainment all for a good cause. There will be chicken and chips. Tickets are £12.50 each.
To get your tickets please call Ray Tomkiss on 07801 443 782
Raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign, Charity Number 299758