Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Care Act 2014-Telford & Wrekin Consultation

Start Date:
1st August 2015

End Date:
25th September 2015

Start Time:
00.01 am

End Time:
23.59 pm

We have reported here from Shropshire Council about the Care Act & have given members who live in the areas covered by Shropshire Council to have a “voice” Now we bring you details of Telford & Wrekin Consultation.

The Care Act 2014 tells local Councils that they must think about how people can be more in control of their own lives, by feeling happy, healthy, safe and fulfilled.

Now there is less money, there is a need for more people to be cared for and supported by family, friends and their local communities. If more people were supported in this way, this will leave health and social services to offer the right support at the right time, to those that need it most.

To help Telford & Wrekin Council to plan they need to understand from you what will help you to be healthy and feel good, safe and in control of your own life. This is because we know that people who feel positive about these things are less likely to need health and social services now or in the future.

This consultation is very important, whether you or your family currently use health and social services or not; we would like as many people as possible to complete our consultation. Thank you for your time. Click here to take part  Wellbeing Prevention paper survey

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Severnside Housing offer to Shropshire Disability Network-Free IT Course for Members.

We are delighted to have linked with Susan Dell, Community Development Manager at Sevenside Housing. They are offering FREE IT courses for our members. The proposed start date for the first course is Friday 7th August 11 am at the Digital Den, Castlefields, Shrewsbury.

This is a 4 week course with the opportunity of 2 more weeks if that would help you. There are 6 places available as we want you to have opportunity to have assistance from the 2 tutors. Do you have trouble searching on-line? Do you want assistance to look for things on our website? Are you worried about internet safety? Are you nervous about using a computer? Do you feel everyone will know more than you? Don’t be. By working with Susan, we have come up with the ideal course for you. 

The programme will include:

  • Internet Safety
  • Setting up and using E mail
  • Searching On-line

May be you would like help or have friends who receive our newsletter-”YourVoice” by post & they would like to learn how to use a computer or you would like to gain the confidence to use a computer. Click here for more information SDN – IT Poster – without bleed

To book a place simply contact our Community Development Team on 0300 300 0059 or email [email protected]

Or if you want to contact us call 07780 852 229 or email [email protected] to discuss this further.

 

We thank Severnside Housing for this great opportunity & we hope members will take it up.

 

 

 

 

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Defending our NHS-Shrewsbury Meeting

Start Date:
1st August 2015

End Date:
1st August 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm (approx)

Event title: Defending our NHS-Shrewsbury Meeting
Venue: Hole in the Wall Pub, 1 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1HF
Name: Julia Evans
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: none given
Event description: Yesterday 29th July, we received news of what may be a very important meeting for many of us. Julia Evans told us ” I am attempting to start a Shrewsbury Branch of Shropshire Defend our NHS to compliment the hard work already done by the Peoples Assembly & the group from South Shropshire of Shropshire Defend.

I am arranging an informal gathering to see if there is a shared interest in opposing the CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Group) proposed closure of the Royal Shrewsbury Accident & Emergency Department along with all acute services. The NHS as a whole needs saving & is at crisis point through out this country so we need to fight back” Julia Farrington BSc (Hons), RGN, ENP

Anyone interested is invited to come along to the Hole in the Wall Pub, 1 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1HF at 2 pm on Saturday 1st August. If there is enough interest Julia will plan further meetings in a more formal setting & format.

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Defending our NHS-Shrewsbury Meeting -Saturday 1st August

Yesterday 29th July, we received news of what may be a very important meeting for many of us. Julia Evans told us ” I am attempting to start a Shrewsbury Branch of Shropshire Defend our NHS to compliment the hard work already done by the Peoples Assembly & the group from South Shropshire of Shropshire Defend.

I am arranging an informal gathering to see if there is a shared interest in opposing the CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Group) proposed closure of the Royal Shrewsbury Accident & Emergency Department along with all acute services. The NHS as a whole needs saving & is at crisis point through out this country so we need to fight back”  Julia Farrington BSc  (Hons), RGN, ENP

Anyone interested is invited to come along to the Hole in the Wall Pub, 1 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1HF at 2 pm on Saturday 1st August. If there is enough interest Julia will plan further meetings in a more formal setting & format. 

For more information please email[email protected]

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Fashion Sense-Fashion Show, Auction & Raffle

Start Date:
17th September 2015

End Date:
17th September 2015

Start Time:
6 pm

End Time:
9 pm

Event title: Fashion Sense-Fashion Show, Auction & Raffle
Venue: Park Inn by Radisson, Forgegate – Telford center, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA
Name: CAB, Man in the Place & Taking Part.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 597434
Event description: Fashion Show, Raffle & Auction. Learn what to wear & when to wear it. Entry to this evening will be £5 per person, which includes a soft drink on arrival. There will be an opportunity to buy new & recycled clothing. With disabled and non-disabled models of different shapes and sizes.
Bar available throughout the evening.
Free Parking!
This event is hosted by & proceeds will go to CAB, Man in the Place & Taking Part.
For details on where to buy tickets click here: Fashion_Show_Poster_Print_FINAL VERSION

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Kelda writes- So it’s no world championships for me…missed out by 0.4 of a second but..

It’s taken a couple of weeks for me to be able to write this blog….things didn’t go as I’d hoped at the selections for the World Championships, and if I’m honest, I didn’t really know what to write. I think I’ve gone through every emotion there is since the regatta, and if I’d tried to put my thoughts down in writing they would have seemed like the ramblings of one deranged female!!!

So I missed out on selection by 0.4 of a second. That still seems pretty harsh now!! I paddled well, but the bottom line is I just got beaten on the line. No excuses, that’s just how it is!

I’m not going to lie, I was devastated. I know I’ve still got so much improvement to come and the impact of the amount of training I missed as a result of my stress fracture was evident….and that was the biggest frustration, I know I’m a better athlete than how I performed at the selections, but the rules are it’s the first 2 boats over the line, and I finished 3rd– so that’s it, no World Championships for me.

At first I just wanted to quit….all I was saying to myself was “you’re just not good enough” Why did I ever think I could make it to Rio anyway” “You’ve just been dreaming, why did I sacrifice so much to try and make this happen” Etc. etc.

However, after a couple of days, I started to get my feisty head back on….in my opinion the result at the regatta was the wrong result, so do you know what, I’m going to work harder than ever, and prove to them that I should’ve gone, and that I’m 100% the boat that should go to Rio!

I needed to reset everything, my goals, my aims….and how I achieved them!

I then spent the next week pestering the coaches to death to find out exactly what I needed to do to get back on track and put right the result from the selections.

So now I’ve got the bit firmly back between my teeth! There’s 11 months to go until the selection regatta for the Paralympics….and I can make this happen! One of my biggest challenges is that my funding may now be cut…..and without funding, it become impossible to train full time. If I’m not training full time, making the gains I need to make to be that boat that goes to Rio becomes incredibly difficult.

So, time to get off my backside and deliver! I’ve set myself the challenge of raising £15,000, which is the amount I need to be able to commit to training full time for the next 11 months. I know it seems like a lot of money, but, I’m going to break it down into bite sized chunks….if I can get £500 here and £1,000 there from sponsorship and support, then suddenly £15,000 becomes an achievable amount!

I keep training full time, and I work harder than ever!! I have to hit 105% of the Gold Medal Time by September if I’m to stay on the Rio pathway….this means I have to go sub 54 seconds within the next 6 weeks. My PB at the minute is 56 secs. It’s going to be a challenge, but I fully believe I am capable of hitting this time. I feel a bit like a woman possessed on the water at the minute…every stroke I take is proving a point! But slowly, I’m chipping away at the time I need to hit. There’s huge gains to be made now I’m at last back into a block of solid training. I’m focused, I’m determined…and more than anything I’m a little bit angry – it’s amazing what motivation a bit of anger can give you!!!

I’ve also got to really work hard in the gym. In order to hit the time I need to hit on the water, I’ve got to get more powerful, and that’s going to come from some serious work in the gym. I’m lifting more weight already….and that bench press better look out – I’m a woman on a mission!!!

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks, at times all I wanted to do was get in my car and come home. But I didn’t, I want to be a better athlete than that……dealing with knocks and setbacks is part of sport, so if I can’t handle it, I should choose another career! I want to be the kind of athlete that uses this to motivate me and to drive me forwards. Rio is still an absolute reality, and it’s up to me to get my head down, work hard, and make it happen.

How many of the top athletes have had to fight to get to where they want to be, that’s what makes them good. I feel more committed, focused and 100% determined to make it to Rio than ever, so do you know what, in the long term, maybe this has been a good thing.

I’m proud of how I’ve handled everything. One thing this has taught me is that success isn’t always defined by the result. It’s about being the best you can be, being the person you want to be, being respectful to others….and enjoying the journey along the way. If you can do all of that you’ve achieved success, whatever the outcome.

 SDN says-Help for Kelda, can anyone help Kelda get the financial support she needs? If anyone has any ideas of contacts that Kelda could approach for sponsorship please contact Kelda by email at [email protected] or call her on 07977 574785

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Invitation to an evening with Shropshire Inclusive Dance

Start Date:
24th July 2015

End Date:
24th July 2015

Start Time:
6.30 pm

End Time:
8.30 pm

Event title: An Invitation to an evening with Shropshire Inclusive Dance
Venue: The Gateway Education & Arts Centre, Chester St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NA
Name: Rachel Liggitt & Ray Jacobs
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 327787 or Rachel 07855 931 214 or Ray: 07817 194 644
Event description: You are warmly invited to an evening with Shropshire Inclusive Dance. An informal sharing of our community and creative practice with live performance, film, images and much more.

Come and meet Contact Dance, the SiD team and find out more about the work we do in Shropshire and beyond. Rachel Liggitt & Ray Jacobs invite you to this evening which is free. Refreshments will be available.

Click here for full details: SID 24 July

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Fly Fishing Taster Day

Start Date:
13th August 2015

End Date:
13th August 2015

Start Time:
12.30 pm

End Time:
2.30 pm

Event title: Fly Fishing Taster Day
Venue: Shadymoor Farm near Dorrington, Shropshire SY5 7AL
Name: Diane Cuff
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 341995
Event description: If you are a carer, the Carers Support Service invites you to a Fly Fishing Taster Day.
If you would like to give fly fishing a go then come along and join us
The cost is at a subsidised rate of £10 for the equipment, tuition and one fish caught.

If you catch a fish there is the opportunity to be shown how to gut, barbecue and eat it afterwards. It’s a great day out so why not come along?

For further information or to book your place please contact Diane on 01743 341995
Bookings need to be made by 31st July please.

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Wheels 4 All -inclusive cycling session

Start Date:
25th July 2015

End Date:
25th July 2015

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
1 pm

Event title: Wheels 4 All -inclusive cycling session
Venue: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Rd, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9RS
Name: Ian Tierney
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07709 140 910 or 01952 234213
Event description: Inclusive Cycling in the Onny Meadows – for all abilities and learn to ride session for children
An inclusive cycling session on our adaptive cycling path and children learn to ride a bike

Come and join our Shropshire inclusive cycle session on our adaptive cycle path. At each session there will be a wide range of adaptive cycles to suit all abilities. Each session will be supported by skilled and experienced staff. Come with your family, friends or carers.
Children will get the chance to learn to balance ride on their own bikes.

10 am – 11 am Learn to ride your bike
For children aged 4 plus (bring bike and helmet)
£5 per child
Booking advisable please call 01588 676060

11 am – 1 pm
All ability cycling with adaptive cycles provided
Booking advisable please call Ian Tierney 07709 140 910 or 01952 234213