Monthly Archives: March 2015

Charity Cross Country Run and Doggie Walk Day

Start Date:
7th June 2015

End Date:
7th June 2015

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
5 pm

Event title: Charity Cross Country Run and Doggie Walk Day
Venue: Hadley Park Cross Country Course, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch SY13 3AB
Name: Debra Alexander
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 404561
Event description: Join us for a country fun run or doggie walk (approx 5k) at Hadley Parck Cross Country Course, Whitchurch and raise money for the Orthopaedic Institute Ltd at Oswestry.

Runners Start 11.00am and Walkers From 11.30am

Entry and Registration Details:

  • £10.00 per adult (16 and over)
  • £8.00 per child (6 to 15)
  • £30.00 Family entry (2 x adults + 2 x children)
  • Free entry for dogs

*Please note that the course is not suitable for pushchairs

All proceeds to the Orthopaedic Institute.

Enter on our website: www.orthopaedic-institute.org or go to it to download the Registration Form.

For more information please contact Debra Alexander on 01691 404561 or email [email protected] at Orthopaedic Institute Ltd, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7AG

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Cottage Care, Summer Fair

Start Date:
20th June 2015

End Date:
20th June 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Cottage Care, Summer Fair
Venue: Cottage Care Day Centre, 79 Haygate Road, Wellington, TF1 2BJ
Name: Cottage Care Staff
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 243796
Event description: Join us for our Summer Fair at our day care centre.
We have lots to offer:- Raffle, tombola, refreshments, cakes and other stalls. Garden seating if the weather is fine.

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Let’s Talk About Dementia: coping with communication & behaviour- Led by the Admiral Nurses

Start Date:
19th May 2015

End Date:
19th May 2015

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Let’s Talk About Dementia: coping with communication & behaviour- Led by the Admiral Nurses
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Carers Support Servce, Shropshire Rural Community Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 341995
Event description: Learning Together workshops offer family carers the opportunity to get practical, realistic and relevant advice and information on topics relating to being a Carer. These informal and relaxed sessions are run by professional, friendly and experienced facilitators.

You are the Experts:
Family carers bring a lot of skill and knowledge gained through experience. Learning Together workshops encourage you to share your expertise with other carers and build on your what you already know.

This workshop led by Admiral Nurses will help you:

  • Understanding and practising person centred caring.
  • What is happening in the brain with Dementia.
  • Tips and tools for maintaining positive.
  • Communication.
  • Ways to cope better with unusual behaviour.
  • Managing stress and anxiety.

This workshop will also take place on:

  • Thursday 9th July.
  • Thursday 8th October and
  • Thursday 3rd December.

Booking: Places for all workshops need to be booked in advance.You are welcome to come to all of the sessions or select just the ones that most suit you.

Practical arrangements: We can help with arranging and/or paying for respite if needed, to enable you to attend. There are regular breaks during the day and we provide biscuits, fruit, tea and coffee. If you are attending a full day please feel free to bring a packed lunch or you will be able to purchase food locally.

If you need a loop system or any other arrangements to be able to participate please let us know.

Workshops are FREE to family carers. Transport costs can be reimbursed
To find out more and book a place:please ring 01743 341995 (Carers Support Service, Shropshire RCC)

Exploring Disability Mission in Shrewsbury

Start Date:
18th April 2015

End Date:
18th April 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
5 pm

Event title: Exploring Disability Mission in Shrewsbury
Venue: Lecture Hall, St Nicholas Hall, Shrewsbury URC, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury SY3 7BJ
Name: Phil Ramsbotham
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 240465
Event description: Do you have a heart to develop Christian community alongside people with a disability?

Do you want to connect with Christians in Shrewsbury & around Shropshire on an inclusive journey for mutual support, prayer & resources?

If so, come & join together with us for one shared conversation, prayer, refreshments. What else have we to offer?

  • Hearing inspiring stories of disability inclusion from locally & across the UK.
  • Learning new ideas to strengthen your mission & ministry, and offer your thoughts to encourage others.
  • See what resources are on offer to support your inclusion of people with a disability.
  • Be part of the bigger picture of what God is doing.

This is a FREE event facilitated by Tim Wood, CEO of Christian disability charity, Through the Roof (www.throughtheroof)

Please call Phil Ramsbotham on 01743 240465 to register your interest to say you are attending.

Shropshire Carers Together to look at The Care Act & what it means for YOU!

Start Date:
12th May 2015

End Date:
12th May 2015

Start Time:
12.30 pm

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Shropshire Carers Together to look at The Care Act & what it means for YOU!
Venue: Mears, Shropshire Home Services Unit 3, Hartley Business Centre Monkmoor Road Shrewsbury SY2 5ST
Name: Shropshire Carers Together
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 341995
Event description: Are you a carer? If so make Tuesday 12th May a date in your diary now as Shropshire Carers Together will be meeting to help us understand how the Care Act 2015 will affect us.

Starting at 12.30 pm with refreshments & ending at 2.30 pm, you will have opportunity to pre-book a slot at the Carers Surgery that takes place before & after the meeting-between 12 noon & 12.30 pm & 2.30 pm & 3 pm

The meeting will include:

  • Information, Advice and Advocacy Support for Carers – the new Community Advice and Advocacy Network Jackie Jefferies, CEO, Shropshire Citizens Advice Bureau.

and

  • Update on the Care Act 2014 and the local response Ruth Houghton, Shropshire Council.

and

  • Zara Bowden, Co-chair of the Parent and Carer Council (PACC) will speak about parent carers and the reforms in Children’s Services.

Refreshments, Information from key organisation in Shropshire including us.

Click here for more information. PDF Flyer 12th May Forum event

Click here for Programme Details. PROGRAMME FOR CARERS FORUM 12th May 2015 (4) (2)

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Kelda writes I’ve only done 2 light paddles….

 

I’ve just really got one thing to say this week (for once!) and that’s just that it is sooooo good to be back on the water!!

I’ve only done 2 light paddles but hey, it’s a start! And the good news is that nothing flared up from my injury, so I get to do 4 paddles next week! One step at a time ‘n’ all that!:-)

It’s been a tough week for some of the other guys on the squad though. The classifier has been going through all the new classification system, and it’s going to have a big impact on some people….. good for some, and not so good for others.

I often say life is very like a sat nav….you put in your destination and plan your route, but things happen along the way that mean you get held up, sometimes you have to take an alternative route, and sometimes you have to change direction all together.

I guess the skill is taking control of what you can and making sure the place you end up is still a place you want to be.

 

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Walking Basketball (Tackle your Health)

Walking Basketball…A new initiative in Telford which gives us an opportunity to have a go! Yes, Walking Basketball for adults is now happening in Telford.

Here is a link about it:  https://youtu.be/IuhNkPzgyOk  (people should not think it’s just for seniors as it’s an ideal form of physical activity for all ages and abilities) 

The only difference with Walking Basketball is you can only walk, so it gives people an opportunity to get fit again or for those with low risk medical conditions. It also gives you opportunity to make new friends & have some fun.

Click on this poster to find out more Walking Basketball poster – 2015 -1

Want to have a go then contact Sid Harris from Tackle your Health on 01952 382620 or mobile 07896 420 362 or email: [email protected]

 

 

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The 13th Dyslexic Information Day

Start Date:
16th May 2015

End Date:
16th May 2015

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: The 13th Dyslexic Information Day
Venue: Enginuity (Engine Shop) Coalbrookdale TF8 7DQ
Weblink: www.theddc.org.uk
Name: Elizabeth Wilkinson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 321884 or 078 076 254 29
Event description: Join us for our 13th Information Day.
You will be able to get advice, Information & guidance.
Come along, meet local dyslexics, businesses & volunteers.
It’s all FREE & there will be goods & refreshments on sale throughout the day

Click here for all details DiD 13 flyer

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Have your say on how the Care Act 2014 should work?

Monday 30th March is fast approaching so if you have not taken part in the Department of Health National Consultation about the cap on care costs, you need to do so NOW!

NB: This is a different consultation to the one by Shropshire Council as this one is a consultation on the draft regulations and guidance needed to introduce the cap on care costs that Councils will have to be guided by. It also covers proposals for a new appeals system.

To read more about what is proposed ie Cap on Care, Daily Living Costs, Top Up Payments, Measuring what counts towards the cap, extension of means tested support & more.

Click here to find out more and take part http://careact2016.dh.gov.uk/

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Kelda writes To be honest…I’ve been proper grumpy!

 

Do you want me to be honest….I’ve been proper grumpy this week! I’m fed up of half killing myself on the bike and hours of tedious rehab, when I can’t even get out on the water and start to feel the benefit of it all! Grrrrrrr! I’ve struggled to keep motivated, and I’ve felt really frustrated watching the other guys training on the lake!

OK, so I know it’s all heading in the right direction and I’m sure I’m getting huge benefits from it all…..but still – I WANT TO PADDLE!!!!! There, rant over…..I’m allowed to be grumpy once in a while!!

It hasn’t helped that it was the first race of the season this Saturday….and, while the rest of the squad were racing, where was I…in the gym giving myself wobbly legs syndrome after another lactic session on the bike!

Is it time to stop moaning yet!!

On a positive note, I really can feel the benefits of all the rehab – I just sooo want to get back to lifting a bit of weight! I can go for a light 2k paddle on Monday….which is VERY exciting. Fingers crossed, if nothing flares up, I can start getting back into a bit of light training the following week. I sooooo hope so!

I chatted with Matt, my coach, on Friday….there may be a chance of me racing at the next regatta if everything goes well with my recovery. We’ve said we’ll make a decision after Easter weekend, and from there we can start to consider whether there’s any chance of me being back in time for the World Cup later in May. I’m keeping everything crossed. If I can get to the World Cup then I’ll know for sure that I’ve got my international classification, something I’d rather not wait until the Worlds in August to find out!

I’m still looking at this whole process, it is all part of the learning curve, and it’ll make me a stronger athlete in the long run….but hey, everyone’s allowed a grumpy week!:-)

What doesn’t break us makes us stronger!