Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Parents Opening Doors (PODS) and Face 2 Face family group

Start Date:
30th August 2016

Start Time:
09.30

End Time:
11.30

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.

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Professionals & Carers Day at Headway Shropshire

Start Date:
20th September 2016

End Date:
20th September 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
2 pm

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.

Click here for flyer and further details: Headway Shropshire

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Family Fun Day at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Start Date:
3rd September 2016

End Date:
3rd September 2016

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
3.30 pm

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.
  • Workshops and behind the scenes visits.

Admission FREE.
Click here for flyer: 160719-fundayandagm

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Multi Sports Disability Camps

Start Date:
8th August 2016

End Date:
11th August 2016

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
4 pm

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:

  • Boccia,
  • Football,
  • Wheelchair Sports,
  • Angling,
  • Table Tennis,
  • Cycling,
  • Fencing & many more.

Click here for full details: Disability Sports Camps

Cost is £15 per day or £50 for all 4 days.

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]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) What’s on this August ?

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

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]

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Professionals & Carers Day at Headway Shropshire

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.

Click here for flyer and further details: Headway Shropshire

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Family Fun Day at Hamar Centre, Shrewsbury

A great family fun day is taking place on Saturday 3rd September between 11 am & 3.30 pm at the Hamar Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. At 4 pm the RSH AGM will take place.

There will be lots of things on offer to make a great day 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.
  • Workshop and behind the scenes visits.

Admission FREE. Click here for more details: 160719-fundayandagm

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Muliti Sports Disability Camps

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 here Sport or 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]

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Pan Disability Forum Meeting

Start Date:
26th July 2016

End Date:
26th July 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12.00 noon

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.

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Plod. What does it stand for? A scheme for people affected by Deafness.

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”.