Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Safe Place Shropshire revisit to Church Stretton

Start Date:
8th March 2016

End Date:
8th March 2016

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
1 pm

Event title: Safe Place Shropshire revisit to Church Stretton
Venue: Church Stretton 
Name: Safe Place Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: Safe Places is a Community initiative led by us & supported by Taking Part and OSCA and others. We are all volunteers.

We have nearly 300 Safe Places across the county and more organisations are signing up weekly as people get to know more about the scheme as it helps those who are or feel vulnerable when out. It is also assurance for carers, especially carers of people with Learning Difficulties & Mental Health issues.
Look out for the team today as we revisit places who are already part of this initiative and as we sign up more.
To find out more click on the Safe Place tab on this website.

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4 Dates of when & where the See and Hear Van will be this month

Start Date:
5th May 2016

End Date:
19th May 2016

Start Time:
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Event title: 4 Dates of when & where the See and Hear Van will be this month
Venue: See content for details
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 210808
Event description: Dates & times when you can visit the See & Hear Van:

  • Thursday 5th May 2016 – The See & Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Sight Information Centre from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Wednesday 11th May -See & Hear Exhibition at Sundorne Sports Village. 10 am -4 pm
  • Wednesday 18th May  2016 – The See & Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Sight Loss Information Centre from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Thursday 19th May 2016 – The See & Hear Van will be at the main car park in Wem from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a joint visit with the Audiology department of Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

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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Easter Holiday Opportunities -Cycling For All

Start Date:
31st March 2016

End Date:
31st March 2016

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Easter Holiday Opportunities -Cycling For All
Venue: Discovery Centre, Craven Arms SY7 9RS
Name: Ian Tierney
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07709 140 910 or 01925 234213
Event description: Wheels for All Shropshire holds many sessions so that people of all abilities can try cycling. Here is an opportunity at Craven Arms, in the Easter Holidays  to try something new or go back for another go!

Why not join us, we have sessions across the county at weekends, after school & through the school holidays.

We have adapted cycles to suit all abilities at all our sessions. Every session is supported by skilled, trained & experienced staff.

These events are for you & your family, friends and carers. You can all join in, if you want & enjoy!
To book a cycle or to know more about the session, please contact Ian Tierney on 07709 140 910 or 01925 234213 or email [email protected]

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Emergency & Future Planning

Start Date:
12th May 2016

End Date:
12th May 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Emergency & Future Planning
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Shropshire RCC with sponsorship from Telford & Wrekin CCG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 360641
Event description: Many carers worry, what happens to a loved one if something happens to them.This workshop is aimed to plan ahead in order to be better prepared & a solicitor will be on hand to give advise.

The areas covered today will be:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Making a will
  • Setting up a trust
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Future care needs- meeting the cost

Sessions are FREE to attend and there is help available to meet the cost of respite care as well as your travel and parking costs if needed. Attendance by other family members who share the care is welcome.

Please book your place to avoid disappointment. Call Shropshire Community Council on 01743 360641

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Every Day First Aid -Practical Workshop for Carers

Start Date:
21st June 2016

End Date:
21st June 2016

Start Time:
1.30 pm

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Every Day First Aid -Practical Workshop for Carers
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Shropshire RCC with sponsorship from Telford & Wrekin CCG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 360641
Event description: This an event that is being provided by Carers Support Service via the “Learning Together” programme. Carers bring a great deal of skill and experience and these sessions enable you to share with each other practical tips on how you have learned to manage and give each other support and encouragement.

Sessions are FREE to attend and there is help available to meet the cost of respite care as well as your travel and parking costs if needed. Attendance by other family members who share the care is welcome.

Please book your place to avoid disappointment. Call Shropshire Community Council on 01743 360641

The course is with the British Red Cross & covers:

  • Learn simple and essential first aid skills to be able deal with an emergency
  • How and when to use everyday things you have at home.
  • Practical, straightforward and fun
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Understanding Dementia

Start Date:
21st April 2016

End Date:
21st April 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Understanding Dementia
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Shropshire RCC with sponsorship from Telford & Wrekin CCG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 360641
Event description: This an event that is being provided by Carers Support Service via the “Learning Together” programme. Carers bring a great deal of skill and experience and these sessions enable you to share with each other practical tips on how you have learned to manage and give each other support and encouragement.

Sessions are FREE to attend and there is help available to meet the cost of respite care as well as your travel and parking costs if needed. Attendance by other family members who share the care is welcome.
Please book your place to avoid disappointment. Call Shropshire Community Council on 01743 360641

This course will cover: A carers survival guide:

  • Eating well and staying hydrated
  • Safe moving and handing; assisting with mobility and preventing falls.
  • Equipment & technology to help you care.
  • Understanding the symptoms of dementia.
  • Coping with behaviour change.

This course will also run at Meeting Point House on Thursday 16th June 2016

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Every Day First Aid- Practical Workshop for Carers

Start Date:
15th March 2016

End Date:
15th March 2016

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12.30 pm

Event title: Every Day First Aid -Practical Workshop for Carers
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: Shropshire RCC with sponsorship from Telford & Wrekin CCG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 360641
Event description: This an event that is being provided by Carers Support Service via the “Learning Together” programme. Carers bring a great deal of skill and experience and these sessions enable you to share with each other practical tips on how you have learned to manage and give each other support and encouragement.

Sessions are FREE to attend and there is help available to meet the cost of respite care as well as your travel and parking costs if needed. Attendance by other family members who share the care is welcome.
Please book your place to avoid disappointment. Call Shropshire Community Council on 01743 360641

The course is with the British Red Cross & covers:

  • Learn simple and essential first aid skills to be able deal with an emergency
  • How and when to use everyday things you have at home.
  • Practical, straightforward and fun

The same course will also run on Tuesday 21st June 1.30 pm -3.30 pm also at Meeting Point House

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Bucket Collection at Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Start Date:
1st March 2016

End Date:
1st March 2016

Start Time:
6 pm

End Time:
7.45 pm

Event title: Bucket Collection at Shrewsbury Town Football Club
Venue: Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Shropshire Disability Network
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: If you would like to help a good local charity (or the one to which you belong!), run totally by volunteers many of whom are carers or have their own disabilities (no paid fundraisers or anyone else) please leave us a message here or call/text Shropshire Disability network on 07780 852 229 or email [email protected]
We are grateful to all at Shrewsbury Town Football Club for supporting us & allowing us to hold this bucket collection.
How will your donations be used? As well as usual running expenses-meeting rooms, a website to maintain, insurance to pay for and a newsletter we also run a laser printer (just replaced) & that needs toner, paper & other consumables.
Our work is increasing & with many people having no IT access for whatever reason, we are posting out more. We have publicity & promotion materials to pay for (leaflets, membership forms) and we are hoping to accumulate some items to purchase & provide a rolling fund enabling this part of our work to be self financing. Watch this space as we have some breaking news soon!

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Supporting the Emotional Health & Wellbeing of our Children & Young People

Start Date:
7th March 2016

End Date:
7th March 2016

Start Time:
5 pm

End Time:
7.00 pm

Event title: Supporting the Emotional Health & Wellbeing of our Children & Young People
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Guildhall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: www.selfesteemteam.org
Name: Naomi O’Hanlon, Shropshire Programme Lead, Developing Workforce Universal Services
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 253942.
Event description: This is an Information Evening for Professionals & Volunteers with
Grace Barrett from the Self Esteem Team.

Shropshire has recently started work to transform mental health services for children and young people. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have received funding from NHS England to transform Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services locally. This funding will be used to deliver the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.

One of the key aims of the transformation plan is to up-skill our local workforce through training and development. Through this training and development, those who work with children and young people will be more able to identify potential mental health issues and offer appropriate advice and support to help prevent mental health issues getting worse for children and young people. We will be running a variety of training sessions and workshops for professionals and volunteers who work alongside children and young people.

The training will cover:-

  • emotional health and wellbeing,
  • early detection and intervention of emerging mental health issues,
  • skills to support self-harming behaviours and suicidal thoughts.

To mark the launch of this programme Grace Barrett one third of the multi-award winning Self Esteem Team has been invited.

Grace, along with her colleagues Natasha Devon and Nadia Mendoza were presented with an award in 2014 at the House of Commons in recognition of their services in the Education Sector. Their sessions have also received awards from the Mental Health Association & Future 50 (sponsored by Ernst & Young).

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Market Drayton -opportunity to visit Future Fit Stand

Start Date:
23rd March 2016

End Date:
23rd March 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Market Drayton -opportunity to visit Future Fit Stand
Venue: Foyer of Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton TF9 3 AX
Name: Future Fit with support from local Healthwatch.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 3000 903
Event description: Another opportunity for you to have a say & may be influence how healthcare is delivered for the next 20 years.
Both Healthwatch Shropshire & Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin will be supporting the Future Fit events taking place. They want to help members of the public by getting your views on how healthcare should be delivered in Shropshire over the next 20 years. Healthwatch as an independent consumer voice for health and social care across the county want to ensure that people’s views are properly considered. They said “will also be happy to listen to any comments or complaints you may have about all aspects of health and social care in the county of Shropshire.”

If you wish to contact Healthwatch Shropshire, these are their contact details:

Email: [email protected] or Telephone: 01743 237884

If you wish to contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin, these are the contact details;

Email: [email protected] or Telephone: 01952 739540