Event title: Parents Opening Doors (PODS) and Face 2 Face family group Venue: Hollinswood Community Centre, Downmeade, Hollinswood,Telford TF3 2EW Weblink: http://www.podstelford.org/ Name: Parents Opening Doors Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01952 271352 or 07775342092 Event description: For parent carers of children or young person with a special need or disability 0-25 years. Fancy a chat, a cuppa or a slice of cake with other parents who really understand? Regular craft workshops where the focus is on having fun as well as creating gorgeous stuff. Learn about what’s going on in the area, make your voice heard regarding local decisions plus non-judgmental befriending support by trained parent carers all on offer. Warm welcome to everyone.
Sessions take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
Event title: Professionals & Carers Day at Headway Shropshire Venue: Headway Shropshire, Holsworth Park, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ Name: Headway Shropshire Email:[email protected] Telephone: 01743 365565 Event description: In association with Lanyon Bowdler (Solicitors Brain Injury Specialists) & Shropshire Community Health Trust, Headway Shropshire are holding a Professionals & Carers Day which open to everyone. (No entrance fee) This is a “Drop In” event.
It gives you the opportunity to see the Rehabilitation and Re-enablement centre in action & will give you opportunity to network, have light refreshments & support Headway Shropshire’s raffle.
Event title: Family Fun Day at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Venue: The Hamar Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ Name: The Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust Email: N/A Telephone: N/A Event description: A day for all the family is taking place today between 11 am & 3.30 pm at the Hamar Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. This will be followed at 4 pm by the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital AGM.
There will be lots of things on offer to make a great day out including zone areas where various things will take place.
Public Health zone including Free Health Checks & Driving Distraction Simulator.
Kids Zone includes a Bouncy Castle, a life sized operation games, face painting & more.
Activity Zone including a Climbing Wall and a Penalty Shoot Out.
Event title: Multi Sports Disability Camps Venue: North Shropshire College (NSC), Walford Campus, Baschurch SY4 2HL Name: Benji Evans Email:[email protected] Telephone: 01691 688000 Event description: This Multi Sports Disability Camps has been organised by North Shropshire College (NSC) to take place over 4 days. NSC are working in partnership with North Shropshire Special Olympics & other specialist organisations. Events include:
All activities will led by qualified & experienced coaches & will be fun based in a safe environment. For more information or book a place call Benji Evans on 01691 688000 (Monday to Friday 9 am- 4 pm) or email[email protected]
Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 3rd August 10 am to 12 noon at Maesbury Marsh for a canal boat trip. Rachel will email everyone from the Oswestry group regarding the address, time and cost. Please contact Rachel Witney if you have not heard from her. (on 01743 342163 or [email protected] )
Ludlow Group meets on Monday 8th August 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow.
Andrea Jones from Guide Dogs for the Blind will be joining us & give us an update.
Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 17th August 10.30 am-11.30 am
We will be having our cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Shrewsbury SY1 1RQ
Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 22nd August 2 pm -4 pm. This month we will be going for a walk up Haughmond Hill.
Rachel will email everyone from the Shrewsbury group nearer the time regarding the arrangements. Please contact Rachel Witney if you have not heard from her. (on 01743 342163 or [email protected] )
If you need any more information on anything above please do contact me on 01743 342163 or [email protected]
In association with Lanyon Bowdler (Solicitors Brain Injury Specialists) & Shropshire Community Health Trust, Headway Shropshire are holding a Professionals & Carers Day which open to everyone. (No entrance fee) This “Drop In” event will take place on Tuesday 20th September at Headway Shropshire, Holsworth Park, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ from 10 am to 2 pm.
This will give you the opportunity to see the Rehabilitation and Re-enablement centre in action & give you opportunity to network, have light refreshments & support Headway Shropshire’s raffle.
Multi Sports Disability Camps have been organised by North Shropshire College (NSC) to take place this Summer. NSC are working in partnership with North Shropshire Special Olympics & other specialist organisations. Events include Boccia, Football, Wheelchair Sports, Angling and a host of others. The camps take place between Monday 8th August & Thursday 11th August.
All activities will led by qualified & experienced coaches & will be fun based in a safe environment. To find out more including costs click hereSportor to get more information or book a place call Benji Evans on 01691 688000 (Monday to Friday 9 am- 4 pm) or email[email protected]
Event title: Pan Disability Forum Meeting Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG Name: Pauline James Email:[email protected] Telephone: N/A Event description: This is a special meeting to review the work of the forum & to plan the way forward. We will look at our priorities as well as look for gaps in membership.
Please send a representative from your organisation if you cannot attend.
It can be difficult for any of us to go into a police station, whether to report a crime, seek information/advice or may be to see if something you have lost has been handed in. There can be barriers, barriers that need breaking down & that is the aim of a new scheme Plod (Police Link Officer for the Deaf).
Recently members of Shrewsbury Town Centre Police team met at The Hub (Signal) in the Riverside, Shrewsbury to have coffee with a local deaf & hard of hearing group & to try to improve links with the community. Many of you met Katrina Gilman, Equality & Diversity Officer for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin when she spoke at our June quarterly meeting. Katrina together with PCSO Angie Roberts (who are both currently learning Level 1 British Sign Language) went to the informal coffee morning to explain about the new scheme. Plods will be a scheme available in Shropshire for anyone who is deafened, deaf or hard of hearing. Plods will use their skills in providing a service for any non emergency situation when communication support is needed as the first point of contact.
Police Officers will be qualified in British Sign Language (BSL) but will not provide an interpreting service for cases ie interviewing or taking a statement. Katrina said ” The scheme hopes to break down some of the communication barriers many deaf & hard of hearing people experience when dealing with emergency services”.