Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Best foot forward for Helen in the London Marathon

 

Many of you will remember Helen Freedman, avid supporter of Shropshire Disability Network, regular attender at our meetings & former employee of Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.

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Helen: running for SDN

Helen was going to run for us in 2015 but deferred her number until 2016 when she had the great news that she was to become a Mum for the first time. Barley was born on Mothering Sunday last year! Within 6 weeks of the birth, Helen who has never run a marathon before, started running again & is all geared up to complete her challenge. As Helen wrote in a recent edition of “YourVoice”

 

On the 24th April I’ll be in London for the Marathon raising money for SDN. And why….. because I can. I’ve been involved with SDN now for a couple of years and I believe they provide a valuable voice in our rural county. I’ve seen the great work the core team do & want to can raise some valuable funds for SDN. Because I can! “

In support of Helen’s efforts would you be willing to support her in her efforts to raise much needed funding for our own going work? We realise a lot of our work goes on “behind the scenes” as we are all volunteers working from our own homes, but that does not mean we have no costs. Meetings rooms to pay for, website costs, equipment ie banners & on that note with our work expanding we need to buy a third one! Then we have insurance we have to have Charity insurance, then there is paper, toner & other consumables for our laser printer plus “outsource” printing of flyers, leaflets, membership forms plus our regular newsletter which needs printing, envelopes & postage & the shopping list goes on.

So how can you help? At Shropshire Disability Network you can donate to us at any time via LocalGiving.co.uk Ruby our Chairperson has set up a fundraising page for Helen so to make a donation (any amount from £2 would be appreciated & don’t forget you can gift aid it, meaning more money for us & it does not cost you anything more) on-line click here to donate.

https://localgiving.org/supportinghelen

Or you can send a donation to Shropshire Disability Network C/O 26 Aldwick Drive, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury SY3 6BN or request an envelope from us to put a cash donation in. May be ask for an envelope & have a whip round at your place of work, event or something you go to.

Let’s get behind Helen now & don’t forget to look out for someone wearing a Shropshire Disability Network vest with the number 18068 on it -Sunday 24th April as you watch the London Marathon on TV-that is Helen. If you are going to the London Marathon, please let us know by calling/texting Shropshire Disability Network on 07780 852 229

Thank You SDN.

 

 

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups in April

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Library Wednesday 6th April 10 am to 12 noon.

Ruth Harding from the Macular Society will be joining us to demonstrate some equipment and seeing skills for people with sight loss.

Ludlow at St. Peters Church, Henley Road, Monday 11th April 10.30 am -12.30 pm.

In a change to the printed programme the group will be joined by Milly from Grow Cook Learn for a cooking session. Please bring a Tupperware box, tin or bag to take your culinary delight home with you!

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 20th April 10.30 am-11.30 am

We will be having our cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village.

Shrewsbury Monday 25th April 1.30 pm -4 pm at Pengwern Boat Club

We will meet at Pengwern Boat Club at 1.30 pm. The address is Kingsland, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BD

Directions if you are driving are:

Come along the A488 Porthill Road and turn left after the Boat House pub (or right before it, depending on which way you are coming from) then proceed over the cattle grid down to the Pengwern boat club where you will find parking right next to the club.

What to expect:

We expect to go into the Boat House for an initial chat and then have time to go on the rowing machines in the club house before going outside when we will find out more about the boats themselves and familiarise ourselves. If we are happy then folks can get into boats with the help of volunteers and experienced people from the boat house to do some simple exercises on the river itself. No one will be made to do anything they aren’t comfortable with and we will have lots of sighted helpers for the day.

A note about clothing:

Please do not wear jeans! It’s best to wear sports clothes and trainers (waterproof if it’s raining). Also, no ‘open pockets’ either wear clothes with no pockets or pockets that can be zipped up – this is because sometimes the oars can get caught in people’s pockets.

If you need any more information on anything above please do contact me on 01743 342163 or [email protected]

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Walking For Health

Start Date:
21st July 2016

End Date:
21st July 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12.00 noon

Event title: Walking For Health
Venue: Severnside Housing, Old Potts Way, Brassey Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7FA
Name: Severnside Housing
Email: [email protected] severnsidehousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0300 300 0059 or 01743 285000
Event description: Walking for Health (WFH) is the largest network of Health Walks in the UK and is designed to help people improve their health by taking part in regular walks in their local
community. Walking is often described as the ‘perfect exercise’ and can help improve your health, your happiness and, if you join one of our groups, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, and meet new people.

How can this opportunity help you?

  • Find out more about the National WFH Scheme
  • See the effects regular walking can have on your health and fitness
  • Find out where your nearest regular health walk is
  • Take part in a short taster walk
  • Find out about becoming a walk leader (if you wish)

Cost: Severnside Residents Free -others £3.50

For more information call 0300 300 0059 or 01743 285000 or email [email protected] severnsidehousing.co.uk

This event is sponsored by Shropshire Council.

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Bridgnorth & District Visually Impaired Group

Start Date:
29th April 2016

End Date:
29th April 2016

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Bridgnorth & District Visually Impaired Group
Venue: The Peoples Hall, Evangelical Church, 7 St John’s Street, Bridgnorth WV15 6AG
Name: Bridgnorth & District Visually Impaired Support Group
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0845 241 2041
Event description: The Bridgnorth and District Macular Society Group gives help and support to visually impaired people, their families and carers in Bridgnorth and the surrounding areas. The Macular Society (formerly Macular Disease Society) is the only UK charity dedicated to helping people with sight loss caused by macular disease.

Bridgnorth & District Visually Impaired Support Group meeting this month-Group Garden designers Andi & Gaynor will bring along a selection of sensory plants to see, touch and smell.

Our programme includes this year:

  • Thursday 26th May-Talk by Rachel Whitney, Shropshire RCC Sight & Hearing Loss Support
  • Thursday 30th June-Talk by Ken Whitcombe on the history of London
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Deaf N Able -Coping with Deafness

Start Date:
18th April 2016

End Date:
18th April 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12.00 noon

Event title: Deaf N Able -Coping with Deafness
Venue: Signal Hub, 20-22 Riverside Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury SY1 1PJ
Name: Tom Kane
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 418 046
Event description: Hearing loss can affect our work, our social lives, our relationships with our
families and friends and our status in society.
Whether you have a hearing loss yourself or wish to know more to support deafened people.

By joining this course these are some areas we cover & can help you:

  • Become more confident in social situations
  • Learn to lipread
  • Learn to Fingerspell
  • Learn to get the best from your Hearing Aids
  • Communication Strategies
  • Find out about equipment & services that can help
  • Discover you are NOT alone
  • Have fun

Cost: £ 5 per 2 Hour Session.

We have 10 sessions this term starting on Monday 18th April 2016

Click here for poster & to find out about a similar course in Dawley DNA – Summer 16 LR

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Walking For Health

Start Date:
21st April 2016

End Date:
21st April 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12.00 noon

Event title: Walking For Health
Venue: Severnside Housing, Old Potts Way, Brassey Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7FA
Name: Severnside Housing
Email: [email protected] severnsidehousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0300 300 0059 or 01743 285000
Event description: Walking for Health (WFH) is the largest network of Health Walks in the UK and is designed to help people improve their health by taking part in regular walks in their local
community. Walking is often described as the ‘perfect exercise’ and can help improve your health, your happiness and, if you join one of our groups, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, and meet new people

How can this opportunity help you?

  • Find out more about the National WFH Scheme
  • See the effects regular walking can have on your health and fitness
  • Find out where your nearest regular health walk is
  • Take part in a short taster walk
  • Find out about becoming a walk leader (if you wish)

Cost: Severnside Residents Free others £3.50
For more information call 0300 300 0059 or 01743 285000 or email [email protected] severnsidehousing.co.uk

This event is sponsored by Shropshire Council.

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“Me & You” Training Course

Start Date:
28th July 2016

End Date:
1st September 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: “Me & You” Training Course
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens
Weblink: http://www.albrightontrust.org.uk/meandyou/
Name: Ruth Broome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: Me & You’ is a 6 week course (every Thursday for 6 weeks) for young people aged between 15 and 25 with disabilities, special needs and/or learning difficulties. The course is designed to build confidence and self esteem through the teaching of outdoor practical activities based around horticulture, conservation & wildlife and angling. The course is funded by the Big Lottery and is therefore free to participants.

 

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Telford Macular Support Group

Start Date:
14th June 2016

End Date:
14th June 2016

Start Time:
1.30 pm

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Telford Macular Support Group
Venue:  Fallow Fields, Hadley Park Estate, Telford TF1 6QJ
Name: Bryan Heaven, Group Leader
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 771164
Event description: This month we have our Summer Lunch at Fallow Fields.

The Macular Society, now has over 270 local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles. They provide a number of free services and offers a range of information about living with macular disease. You can also telephone their specialist helpline on 0300 3030 111.

The Telford Support Group meets from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month.

Our programme for the rest of the year:

  • Tuesday 12th July-Sing along with Paul Wallace
  • Tuesday 9th August -Fellowship Tea Party
  • Thursday 11th & Friday 12th August Awareness Days at Shrewsbury Flower Show
  • Tuesday 13th September-Talk by Rev.Lynne Morris, religious laughs
  • Tuesday 11th October -Talk by Sara Giles Crime Prevention Officer, West Mercia Police
  • Tuesday 13th December-Christmas Lunch at te White House Hotel Wellington Road, Muxton, TelfordTF2 8NG
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Severnside Learning Programme has been launched for the sixth year.

On 17th March Severnside Housing launch their Learning Programme for 2016/17. The Learning programme is packed full of over 35 different short courses & training events to help people develop new skills or build on existing ones. All of the training sessions are run by our Severnside staff and partner agencies and are being held at various locations in the local area.

Courses are broken down into five categories –

  • Get Qualified,
  • Get Tech Savvy,
  • Get into Work,
  • Get Money Smart and
  • Get Interested.

Courses are FREE or at a reduced cost to all Severnside residents and we can help with transport and childcare costs if necessary.  We only charge a small fee of £3.50 to non-residents (unless otherwise stated).

Courses range from First Aid to Garden Skills, Cooking to Money Saving & Photography and Upcycling Clothing to Walking for Health.

To find out more click here http://www.severnsidehousing.co.uk/learning-programme

 

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Telford Macular Support Group

Start Date:
10th May 2016

End Date:
10th May 2016

Start Time:
1.30 pm

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Telford Macular Support Group
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU
Name: Bryan Heaven, Group Leader
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 771164
Event description: The Macular Society, now has over 270 local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles. They provide a number of free services and offers a range of information about living with macular disease. You can also telephone their specialist helpline on 0300 3030 111.

The Telford Support Group meets from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month.

This month we welcome our guest speaker Robert Green from East Shropshire Talking Newspapers.

Our programme for the rest of the year:

  • Tuesday 14th June -Summer Lunch at Fallow Fields, Hadley Park E, Telford TF1 6QJ
  • Tuesday 12th July-Sing along with Paul Wallace
  • Tuesday 9th August -Fellowship Tea Party
  • Thursday 11th & Friday 12th August Awareness Days at Shrewsbury Flower Show
  • Tuesday 13th September-Talk by Rev.Lynne Morris, religious laughs
  • Tuesday 11th October -Talk by Sara Giles Crime Prevention Officer, West Mercia Police
  • Tuesday 13th December-Christmas Lunch at te White House Hotel Wellington Road, Muxton, Telford TF2 8NG