Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Despite Injury, Kelda takes a positive view!

 

After having such a great week last week, I was so determined to build on the progress I’d made, but hey, things never go quite according to plan do they!

I picked up a bit of an injury, hopefully nothing serious, but I have to go for an MRI scan next week to check things out. It’s been frustrating as, yet again, I’ve had to back off training. At least I can still do CV and lower limb work…..so I’m going to have the strongest legs EVER!:-)

I’ve had to move my focus to other gains I can make, so I’ve spent time doing a bit of visualisation, watching lots of technical clips on You Tube and planning my pre race routine and warm up. Not exactly what I’d choose to be doing, but I guess the way to look at it is that it’ll all help me to get to where I want to go.

I often say I think of life as a Sat Nav….you put in your end goal, but sometimes things happen along the way that means you have to take a slightly different route to get there.

I see it all as part of the learning process and fingers crossed in 7-10 days I’ll be back ready to work hard.

On a more positive note, this week I also got my GB kit!!!!:-) This was such a special moment for me. From a very young age I always dreamed of representing my country, although I always believed it would be on a horse. To finally have that jacket with Great Britain written across the back was quite a surreal moment. It’s still hanging in my hall so I can keep reminding myself that this is actually happening! It just shows, you never know what great things are round the corner….you’ve just got to keep going round those corners and through those doors to give it a chance to happen!

 

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Coffee Morning at Wellington Methodist Church

Start Date:
7th March 2015

End Date:
7th March 2015

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Coffee Morning at Wellington Methodist Church
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU
Weblink: www.wellingtoncare.org.uk
Name: Wellington Cottage Care
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 243796
Event description: We are hosting a coffee morning at Wellington Methodist Church from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon on Saturday 7 March. It is all in aid of Cottage Care. Tea, coffee, bacon and sausage baps, cakes. There will also be a tombola and stalls. Please we would value your support this fundraising event.

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Assertiveness Workshop

Start Date:
11th March 2015

End Date:
11th March 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Assertiveness Workshop
Venue: The Wellbeing Centre 76-83 Severn Walk Telford Shropshire TF7 4AS
Weblink: www.telford-mind.co.uk
Name: Telford Mind
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 588367
Event description: Come along to our Workshop to learn and understand about being assertive.
Assertiveness means being positive and confident about ourselves, our ideas, opinions and talents, and expressing these in the service of our values. “Being assertive does not mean being aggressive”
The workshop is being held by Dianne Smart who has extensive knowledge & experience in Mental Health.
Places are limited, please speak to a member of staff to book your place. 01952 588367

Health & Awareness Day at Watling Street

Start Date:
21st March 2015

End Date:
21st March 2015

Start Time:
11.00 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Health & Awareness Day at Watling Street
Venue: Watling Street Community Centre, St Giles Close, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2AB
Name: Andy Smith -Arleston Development Officer
Email: [email protected]
Telephone:  07818638850
Event description: We are holding a Health and Awareness day at the Watling community Centre. Members of the public will be able to receive free health checks, use a smoothie bike to make a healthy smoothie and find out about local events and groups.
The police, fire service, citizens’ advice, health trainers and other stalls will be present! T here will be activities for children and information for all ages!

Also on the day I (Andy Smith) & a small team will be rowing the length of the River Severn on stationary gym rowing machines at the centre. The length of the River Severn is 220 miles so this promises to be a huge challenge.  If you would like to come and do a few miles please let me know, this will start about 9 am! This is Arleston’s way of getting involved in Red Nose Day so we hope to raise some money which will help change lives both in the UK a& Africa. Any donations are welcome please follow the link below.

Also if anyone would like to sponsor me and the team please follow the link:

https://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/arlestonrowathon

For more details of the days events click here HEALTH-DAY-POSTER

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Telford Macular Support Group

Start Date:
8th September 2015

End Date:
13th October 2015

Start Time:
1.30 pm

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Telford Macular Support Group
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU
Weblink: www.sightlossshropshire.org.uk
Name: Bryan Heaven, Group Leader
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 771164
Event description: The Macular Society, now has over 270 local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles. They provide a number of free services and offers a range of information about living with macular disease. You can also telephone their specialist helpline on 0300 3030 111.

The Telford Support Group meets from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month.

Our programme for the rest of this year is as follows:

  • September 8th More religious laughs – Rev Lynne Morris
  • October 13th Wartime Memories – Ken Ballantyne
  • November 10th The Singing Farmer – John Hughes
  • December 8th Christmas Lunch at White House Hotel, Muxton

A warm welcome awaits everyone at our meetings. If you want more information please call Bryan Heaven our group leader on 01952 771164

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Telford Macular Support Group

Start Date:
10th November 2015

End Date:
8th December 2015

Start Time:
1.30 pm

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Telford Macular Support Group
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU
Weblink: www.sightlossshropshire.org.uk
Name: Bryan Heaven, Group Leader
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 771164
Event description: The Macular Society, now has over 270 local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles. They provide a number of free services and offers a range of information about living with macular disease. You can also telephone their specialist helpline on 0300 3030 111.

The Telford Support Group meets from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month.

Our programme for the rest of this year:

  • November 10th The Singing Farmer – John Hughes
  • December 8th Christmas Lunch at White House Hotel, Muxton

A warm welcome awaits everyone at our meetings. If you want more information please call Bryan Heaven our group leader on 01952 771164

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The Care Act – how will it affect carers?

Start Date:
19th March 2015

End Date:
19th March 2015

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12.30 pm

Event title: The Care Act – how will it affect carers?
Venue: The Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, Wellington
Weblink: telfordcarers.org.uk
Name: Carers Centre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 240209
Event description: Carers Rights are changing when the new Care Act takes effect from 1st April 2015. Be prepared & find out how it may affect you.
Paul Taylor, Director of Health, Wellbeing and Care will be outlining the Care Act and explaining what it will mean to unpaid family carers in Telford & Wrekin.

Booking essential, please phone Carers Centre on 01952 240209

Not able to make this date! There is a second opportunity for you to attend as Paul Taylor will be presenting again on Monday 23rd March 6 pm to 8 pm at The Glebe Centre, Glebe Street, Wellington TF1 1JP Again booking is essential, so please call 01952 240209 and book your place.

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Visit The See and Hear Van in the village of Hanwood!

Start Date:
12th March 2015

End Date:
12th March 2015

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Visit The See and Hear Van in the village of Hanwood!
Venue: Vine Close Community Room, Hanwood, SY5 8RH
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 210808
Event description: Giving the residents of Hanwood an opportunity to visit the See & Hear Van at Vine Close Community Room.
The See & Hear Van has on board an array of information about services and specialist equipment, for anyone with a VISUAL and/or HEARING impairment. Advice and follow-up information and contacts are available from the staff who are all trained to help you. They have installed up-to-date IT equipment on which visitors to the van can view demonstration DVDs and national charity catalogues of the most recent innovations in the sensory impairment field.

This service is funded by SVAB, and is managed in partnership with other agencies. The volunteers who staff the van are specially trained for this work. Volunteers provide advice and information about support and services for people with visual or hearing impairments.
All welcome – no appointment required.

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How do you anticipate need?

Start Date:
10th March 2015

End Date:
10th March 2015

Start Time:
10:00

End Time:
13:00

Event title: How do you anticipate need?
Venue: Adelphi Care Services Ltd, Oak House, 8 The Professional Quarter, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury Business Park, Sitka Dr, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6LG
Weblink: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-you-anticipate-need-tickets-15137155640
Name: Wave-length
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 670 404
Event description: The Equality Act 2010 states that there is an obligation for employers and service providers to be able to anticipate the need of a customer or employee by having reasonable adjustments in place. In December 2014 a British actress with dwarfism sued the post office for discrimination as she could not reach the chip and pin machines in their branches and their was no reasonable adjustment made in order for her to do so. This resulted in the Post Office having to change the chip and pin machines in over 300 over their biggest branches to improve accessibility as they had not previously anticipated the need of those who may be wheelchair users or, in this case, have dwarfism.

By not anticipating need, you could be risking a law suit and a substantial amount of money to be lost. But how do we anticipate the need of our employees and/or clients when the need has not already presented itself or no-one has requested a reasonable adjustment? Join the debate!

This seminar is aimed at Managing Directors, Business Owners, HR and Equality and Diversity Officers and will take a look at current equality issues impacting on business, debate its impact and look at solutions the new Wave-length Well might provide in helping employers

Join the debate on the 10th March – How do you anticipate need?

The Wave-length Well

So if 1 in 5 of your employees are likely to have a disability, mental health condition or long term health condition – How are you managing support for employees? Are they telling you they have a condition? Are you accessing all the grant support? Are busy managers often fearing to ask a member of their team ‘how are you?’ or avoid the question about Mental Health/stress levels and do you fully understand the positive and challenging impacts on your organisation of employing people with varying conditions? This is where Wave-length can help you and your organisation

We will show you the value of the new Wave-length Well the information it holds and how it can save you money by having disability employment information and training resources at your fingertips.