Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Signal:The Hub closed October 2018

Signal Hub in The Riverside Shrewsbury closed on 31st October 2018. Please note that 8a College Hill is not a hub and you will not be able to get hearing aid batteries, re-tubing of hearing aids or other assistance at this office. 

Hearing Aid batteries and re-tubing and other Free Hearing Aid repairs in Shrewsbury,  Shropshire RCC are opening a new hearing aid drop in repair clinic in Shrewsbury Library, Castle Street.

Information, help and advice is available to all NHS hearing aid users and in addition simple hearing aid repairs, re-tubing and maintenance is available for wearers of NHS hearing aids supplied by Shrewsbury or Telford hospital Audiology department.

Website: https://hub.signal.org.uk/

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Text: N/A

Address: Signal The Hub Unit 20-22, Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1PJ (closed)

Head Office:  8a College Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LZ (These offices are not a hub or drop in Centre)

 

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One not to miss! Thursday 11th June 2015

All of us at Shropshire Disability Network, hope you have Thursday 11th June in your diary as we look forward to welcoming you to a meeting that we know will inspire many of you.

Courtesy of John SImcox at Mears, Shropshire Home Services Unit 3, Hartley Business Centre Monkmoor Road Shrewsbury SY2 5ST we look forward serving refreshments from 10.30 am to 11 am the time our meeting starts. 

Not only will you hear about what we have been up to the last few months but we look forward to welcoming Matt Matt Johnson-Area Transport Planning Commissioner (North) who is an expert on concessionary travel etc plus one of his colleagues will join us who is an expert on parking issues.

Michael McCarthy our second guest speaker will be talking about his life and the books he has written. Michael from north Shropshire suffered life changing injuries as a child which left him not only blind but with other long term conditions.

Click here for more details June Meeting Flyer

Let Russell our Secretary know of your intentions of joining us by emailing [email protected] or calling 07794 497 704

 

 

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Swimming Provision in Shrewsbury-Deadline Extended!

Start Date:
1st September 2015

End Date:
30th October 2015

Start Time:
0.01

End Time:
23.59

The dead line for this consultation has been extended by 1 month-due to financial figure given being incorrect.

Click here for the revised document: swimming-provision-full-webpage-content-for-download-3-sept-2015

Further details can be found in these documents:

Shropshire Council have launched a consultation on Swimming Provision in Shrewsbury. They want to consult a wide range of user groups, interest groups and organisations in the town, including the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum, (a group set up to bring clubs and users of the Quarry together to work towards improvements to the centre) as well as the wider population. We want to hear from people who don’t use the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre as well as people who do.

We think it is important that our members & supporters take part in this so for more details click here http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/swimming-provision-in-shrewsbury/

If you have friends with no IT access we suggest they call 0345 678 9077 & ask for details in an appropriate format. This consultation starts today (28th May 2015) & now ends on the extended deadline date on 30th October 2015.

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In the Loop-Lip Reading & Deaf Awareness

Website: http://www.intheloophearing.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone or Text: 07905 955 841

I, Sally Joyner run one to one sessions for people who may need some support with their hearing and aids and I can signpost them to other services which are available across Shropshire.  I have taught lipreading for audiology via the WEA and I also teach for Deafvibe in Newcastle under Lyme. 

As well as lipreading I can do deaf awareness sessions for groups, and organisations.  As well as the one to one sessions for services I can do one to one or a family group session about communication so that family members can find out how they can communicate with a hearing impaired person.

Lions Club of Telford Presents Lions Day on Wheels

Start Date:
12th July 2015

End Date:
12th July 2015

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Lions Club of Telford Presents Lions Day on Wheels
Venue: Bowring Park Recreation Ground, Haygate Road, Wellington TF1 1QX
Name: Ken Mellish
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0845 833 9585
Event description: Join us for our family fun day with lots on offer including

  • Fun for the whole family,
  • Rides,
  • Food
  • Entertainment,
  • Find out about Shropshire Disability Network and
  • Safe Places Shropshire and many other organisations.

Click here for poster Telford Lions Day

Begineer’s IT help-FREE!

Start Date:
3rd June 2015

End Date:
3rd June 2015

Start Time:
2.30 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Begineer’s IT help-FREE!
Venue: Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre, Wellington, Telford TF1 1LX
Name: Telford & Wrekin Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 382990
Event description: Do you know someone who is a complete IT beginner? Confused and scared by all the jargon? Never touched a computer before?

Join our First Click computer course for COMPLETE beginners. The three week course is totally free and will cover using mouse and keyboard, searching the internet and an introduction to emailing. Make that first step.
Telephone Wellington Library on 01952 382990 to reserve your place

For more information on IT help with Telford & Wrekin Libraries, check out http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/1012/libraries/675/free_online_computer_courses

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Afternoon Tea for Carers & the Cared for

Start Date:
9th June 2015

End Date:
9th June 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Afternoon Tea for Carers & the Cared for
Venue: St. George’s Social Club, Church Street, St Georges, Telford TF2 9LU
Name: Carers Centre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 240209
Event description: The Carers Centre are inviting Carers & the Cared to attend an afternoon of dancing, socialising and a light afternoon tea (dancing is optional)

We hope you can come & join us for sandwiches, cakes and plenty of tea with music to dance to

Please phone us on 01952 240209 to book your place.

This is one of several events that are being planned by the Carers Centre so please ask for more details. They include:

  • A Carers Walk on Wednesday 10th June,
  • A trip to Trentham Gardens also on Wednesday 10th June &
  • a Quiz Night with a Fish & Chip supper on Thursday 11th June

Carers Week 2015

Start Date:
8th June 2015

End Date:
14th June 2015

Start Time:
00.01am

End Time:
23.59 pm

Event title: Carers Week 2015
Venue: Across the county/country
Name: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This year the focus is on “Building Carer Friendly Communities”. Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

Both Carers Contact at Telford and Shropshire RCC will be holding events to mark carers week. Radio Shropshire & BBC & ITV usually report on news items re Carers Week both in the build up to this important week but also before.

Please let us know what events are taking place so that we can share with our members. You can do this by leaving a comment in the comments box or complete a form under our “Contact” tab on this website or email [email protected]

sight Loss

Dates the See and Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital this month

Start Date:
4th June 2015

End Date:
17th June 2015

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Dates the See and Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital this month
Venue: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 210808
Event description: On Thursday 4th June & Wednesday 17th June our van will be parked outside the main outpatients entrance, opposite the bus stop.

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.

Family Fun Day-to Celebrate National Bike Week

Start Date:
14th June 2015

End Date:
14th June 2015

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Family Fun Day-to Celebrate National Bike Week
Venue: School Rd, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9RS
Name: Ray Hughes
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 254945
Event description: Join us for a great day for our family fun day.

Lots on offer including

  • face painting,
  • games & races,
  • fire safety awareness,
  • bouncy council ,
  • bike safety checks & more.

Some things have to be booked in advance so click on this poster Family Fun Day and Cycle Sunday 14June at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre