Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Improvers Lipreading Classes-You can still join!

Start Date:
1st October 2015

End Date:
26th November 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Improvers Lipreading Classes
Venue: Dawley British Legion, Station Rd, Dawley, Telford, Shropshire TF4 2NW
Name: Tom Kane
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 418056
Event description: Commencing Thursday 26th Sept 2 -4 pm & it is not too late to join!

Ten weeks – 2 hours a week

Cost £2 hr

If you have already completed the “Coping with a Hearing Loss” course and would like to gain more confidence in lipreading skills, this is the course for you.

  • The course is designed to improve your skills at lipreading and also to cope in social situations.
  • The Improvers Lipreading course is also a good way to refresh your skills learned before.
  • Come along and meet others who are also hearing impaired, and their suffering partners !

Call Tom for more Information on 01952 418056 or email [email protected]

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SDN Collection at AFC Telford United

Start Date:
17th October 2015

End Date:
17th October 2015

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4.45 pm

Event title: SDN Collection at AFC Telford United
Venue: AFC Telford United, Watling St, Wellington, Telford TF1 2TU
Name: Shropshire Disability Network
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: We are pleased to be having our first bucket collection at AFC Telford’s home game today.

Please come along and support us. If you would like to help and volunteer at this event please call SDN on 07780 852 229 or email [email protected]

Don’t forget Telford United have a great scheme called TelfordUCare enabling those bring their loved ones to the game will be looked after-whether it is a tea run, help to the toilets or providing a blanket to keep the one you care for warmer during a match. Look out for the TelfordUCare Champions who wear bright pink tops so they are easily identifiable to you. A great scheme enabling you to have a better experience at home games.

Today is the start of AFC Telford United offering all primary and secondary schools In Telford & Wrekin the chance to claim as many FREE Junior tickets as they wish for this home game against Stalybridge Celtic. Click here to find out more https://shropshire-disability.net/afc-telford-united-offer-kids-go-free/ & the same is going to happen for all home games this season.

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Global goals to end poverty should leave no one behind

Ellie Cox, intern with Shropshire-based hearing loss charity Signal, writes about new global anti-poverty goals and their relevance for people living with disabilities…

Leaders of the United Nations member countries are gathering to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals in a summit at the end of September. These are global goals to bring an end to poverty and reduce inequalities by 2030 – and they make specific reference to disability.

The new goals will build on the Millennium Development Goals which were agreed in 2000 and expire this year. Despite achievements in tackling extreme poverty under the first set of goals, progress has tended to bypass more vulnerable groups in society including people with disabilities.

Around one billion people or 15% of the world’s population have some form of disability, according to the World Health Organization. Individuals with disabilities worldwide can face barriers to participation in social and economic life, and this is shown through the estimate that one in three children who are not in school has a disability.

In adopting the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations members specifically pledge to “leave no one behind”. For example, Goal 4 of 17 goals is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”  This goal includes the ambition to “…ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including people with disabilities…” 

Both at home in Shropshire and in sub-Saharan Africa, Signal already works to help to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people are not left behind. In Shropshire, Signal: The Hub is a place where people can find emotional and practical support to overcome the communication difficulties that hearing loss brings. While the charity’s Outreach and Befriending projects promote social inclusion and confidence building in our communities.

In Africa, Signal and its local partners help marginalised deaf children & young people to gain acceptance and receive an education and training and health information-in an accessible form. This includes working with families, teachers and community leaders to change negative cultural beliefs about deafness. In the UK, too, public awareness raising is part of the work to build deaf friendly communities.

By helping to lift the stigma surrounding deafness, providing deaf children and their families with communication strategies and training teachers in special educational needs, the drop out rate from school of these children in the areas reached by the charity’s projects in Malawi, for example, Has fallen from 90% to below 5%.

More information about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals can be found here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ For more information about Signal’s work, please visit: www.signal.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Subtitled Screening of Suffragette (12A)

Start Date:
29th October 2015

End Date:
29th October 2015

Start Time:
5.30 pm

End Time:
7.15pm approx

Event title: Subtitled Screening of Suffragette (12A)
Venue: The Old Market Hall Cinema The Square Shrewsbury SY1 1HL
Name: Old Market Hall Cinema
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: Similar to our usual screenings, except with close caption subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Suffragette (12A) Screening Stars:

  • Sarah Gavron (2015) UK 1h 46m
  • Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Romola Garai

Loving mother Maud becomes fascinated by the Suffragettes. The radical group striving for equality now turn to violence as their only route to change. Willing to throw down her life for the cause, Maud risks losing her children in this increasingly high-stakes struggle to secure ‘Votes for Women’.

Audio Aids
Sennheiser Infra Red enhanced hearing headsets are available in the Old Market Hall to amplify sound for hard of hearing patrons. They can be worn with or without a hearing aid.
- See more at: http://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk/your-visit/access/#sthash.rTll3U4z.dpuf

What are Caption Subtitles?
Deaf or hearing impaired customers who cannot use our audio aids because of incompatibility with their hearing aid, or due to a greater level of hearing loss, may rely on subtitling to let them ‘hear’ the film dialogue (in the same way hearing customers rely on subtitles to understand a foreign language film).

These Caption Subtitles provide much more information than “normal” English subtitles. They also inform the cinema goer when something is sung rather then spoken, when significant music is happening, often providing the lyrics, or of significant sound effects (eg phone rings, doorbell chimes, etc) – especially those taking place off screen.

Booking Information:

If you have a disability you are entitled to receive 50% discount off full price seats. Should you need the service of a companion, their ticket is also half price. Proof of eligibility will be required. Patrons must state discounts and produce proof of eligibility at the time of booking, as discounts cannot be applied retrospectively. 

Matinee and early evening showings:

  • Adults: £7.50
  • Concessions: £6 

To book Wheelchair/Disabled concessions and groups of 10 or more, please contact the Box Office on 01743 281281 between 11 am and 7 pm, Monday to Saturday

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Kelda writes- Sponsorship to help me do this, and the reaction from people has just blown me away.

Kelda writes-Sponsorship to help me do this, and the reaction from people has just blown me away.

Let the Countdown Begin!

Well, the 3 week break is nearly over….and that means we’re about to start the season that will culminate in the Paralympics next year! That’s an incredibly exciting thought….but a pretty scary one too!

It’s time to focus 100% on Rio. Everything I do, think, eat and sleep will be with Rio in mind.

I’ve been working hard throughout the break trying to secure support and sponsorship to help me do this, and the reaction from people has just blown me away.

HBP-NLP.com is supporting me with off the water performance coaching. They’re helping me with my mental approach to the sport and racing, and I’m excited about the impact their coaching will have on my performance. I‘ve only just started working with Phil Kelly and Phil Quirk, master coaches with HBP, but I’m already feeling the benefits of the work we’re doing. I’m incredibly grateful for the support they are giving me. (www.HBP-NLP.COM)

J&PR Ltd are also supporting me with PR and marketing. They run a full service Public Relations agency based in Shropshire and will be supporting me throughout the 12 months leading up to Rio. Raising awareness about my journey will play a vital part in generating further sponsorship (which will be my only way to survive now I’ve taken a year out from work!), so again, I am incredibly grateful for J and PR’s support. https://www.jandpr.com/

East Midlands Civil Engineering Ltd is a Midlands based contractor with considerable experience in roads, sewers and ground works. They have sponsored me with £1,000 of financial support, a massive help now I have committed to training full time. The money will go directly towards training costs, so again this support will big a big help in enabling me to deliver the best performance possible next year.

For further information about East Midlands Civil Engineering you can visit their website www.emcivils.com

A big shout out must also go to Geoff Ward film and photography. It’s the film that Geoff kindly put together that has lead onto much of this additional sponsorship, so a big thank you to him.

People say “teamwork makes the dream work”, well blimey, I’m feeling some team behind me at the minute! The support people have given me has been simply incredible and I feel very very lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people.

Talking of amazing people….having a 3 week break gave me the opportunity to go up to the Lake district to help run our very first Climbing Out Level 2 programme. And you couldn’t meet a more amazing bunch of young people than the ones we had right there! The programme was for young people who had already attended one of our 5 day programmes, and to see how much they’d all grown in confidence and developed since they’re first programme was something very special to be part of.

The atmosphere, friendships, support, banter and willingness to be challenged throughout the week was inspiring, and to stand back and watch the guys take ownership, make decisions, run activities and support each other is something I will never forget.

The most fantastic thing is that we’re developing a team that can continue to deliver the Climbing Out programmes long after I’m too old and decrepit to be doing it any more! They in turn, can then develop a team to keep it going when they move onto other things.

In doing this, we are creating something that will have real longevity, and will continue to affect the lives of young people long into the future.

And if we’re looking at challenges….October is going to be a month full of them for me!

I start with performance testing next week – where I intend to smash the backside out of everything that’s asked of me!!:-) The following weekend I’m off to race in a regatta with Warwick Sprint Canoe Club, a great opportunity to challenge myself and see if I can put right what went wrong in September.

On October 7th I have my formal review where I will be fighting hard for my place on the squad, then on the 9th I’m off to the Wigan Sports Awards to be their guest speaker for the evening. This will be a very different challenge to the physical ones of the weeks before, but one I am looking forward to all the same!

On the 15th October I’m being interviewed on Big Centre TV, then on the 23rd I’m attending the Midlands Children of Courage Awards to say a few words about Climbing Out, and hopefully see 2 of our participants pick up awards for which they’ve been nominated. A busy month, but an exciting one too!

Aside from all of that I’m going to be working harder than ever in the gym, on the water and in my mental preparation for the coming season. There’s everything to play for as we start the final 12 months to Rio.

360 days to go and counting………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Start Date:
8th October 2015

End Date:
8th October 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: Carer Support Services
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.

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)

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Free Power of Attorney/Wills and Trusts Workshop for Carers

Start Date:
22nd October 2015

End Date:
22nd October 2015

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
1 pm

Event title: Free Power of Attorney/Wills and Trusts Workshop for Carers
Venue: The Glebe Centre, Glebe Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1JP
Name: Carers Centre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 240209
Event description: This FREE event offers vital, professional legal advise and gives carers a much needed opportunity to ask a local solicitor any questions about Power of Attorney, Wills & Trusts.

Booking is essential so please call 01952 240209

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Understanding Dementia– a carers survival guide

Start Date:
17th November 2015

End Date:
17th November 2015

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Understanding Dementia– a carers survival guide
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Led by Admiral Nurses
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.

Led by the Admiral Nurses-What the day covers:

  • Nutrition and diet: tips on how to cope with poor appetite or manage over eating.
  • Staying hydrated: encouraging fluid intake & knowing how to spot the signs of dehydration.
  • Managing daily routines and keeping a note of important changes.
  • Safe moving & handling techniques.
  • Coping with unusual behaviour and ways of avoiding aggravation.
  • Using simple relaxation techniques for you and your loved one.

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)

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

Start Date:
3rd December 2015

End Date:
3rd December 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 Square, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Carer Support Services
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.

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)

Arleston Macmillan Coffee Morning

Start Date:
30th September 2015

End Date:
30th September 2015

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Arleston Macmillan Coffee Morning
Venue: Arleston Community Centre, St Giles Close, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2AB
Name: Andy Smith
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07818 638 850
Event description: Following on from last years fantastic event ran by local resident Claire Dempsey there will be another event this year!

Pop down to this free community fundraiser next Wednesday. There will be a lot of cake, tea/ coffee, Samosas from the Muslim Women’s group! There will also be a book/DVD sale and a raffle!

Please join us for a bite to eat and a friendly chat while raising money for a fantastic cause