Monthly Archives: November 2016

Be Active Venues

Tell us what you think!

It’s very important to SDN that we understand our users. We really need to know if you have found the new Be Active Venues page useful. Please take just a minute to answer these quick questions.

All responses are anonymous unless you want them to be otherwise.

Thinking about the Be Active Venues Pages you have looked at.

How easy was it to use the Be Active Venues page?
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. All comments are valued and we will look at them.

Did you find what you were looking for on the Be Active Venues Pages?
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Your views are important and we will look at all of them.

Thank you for your time your answers will help us shape future services from SDN.


Alan Ward Charity Christmas Market

Start Date:
3rd December 2016

End Date:
4th December 2016

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Alan Ward Charity Christmas Market
Venue: Alan Ward, Ennerdale Road, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3LD
Name: Kirsty Smallman, Director J&PR Ltd.
Email: [email protected] for SDN
Telephone: 07780 852 229 for SDN
Event description: This Christmas Market opportunity made available Alan Ward Furnishings Shrewsbury is a generous way to help small charities like ours to increase awareness & raise funds for what we do. With no cost to us as Alan Ward are making no charge for tables, it really means a lot.

Christmas Markets will take place indoors from 10 am & 4 pm on both Saturday & Sunday giving you opportunity to purchase cards, wrapping paper, gifts etc from a range of local charities. But there is more on offer! Join us & get into the Christmas spirit , there will be music, carols sung by choirs from local schools, singers & dancers. for a full programme click here: musicprogranmme-christmasmarket2016-4


There is no admission charge to this market which is family friendly so there is something for all the family and plenty of tea & coffee on offer. Bring the children, they will enjoy it too.

We want to thank our volunteers from both our organisation & Safe Places Shropshire who will also benefit from funds we raise.

We appreciate the support given to us by Alan Ward Furnishings & J & PR Ltd.

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It’s here! Have you seen? Something for Everyone!

After many months of work by our volunteers, input by the other 6 partners of the Inclusively Fit Project & the support of our website designers our new “Be Active” tile is now live & user friendly, in line with the remainder of our website. The Inclusively Fit project has been financed by The Big Lottery.

Before you click on the link below, read on & find out about what this project really is about.

Click on this link & see what you can find:

On the logo of “Inclusively Fit” you find these words:

  • “Believe in yourself”
  • “Achieve your goals”
  • “Inspire others to follow in your path”

The project is operating across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin to help & support people with disabilities to know what physical activities are available & to have opportunity to be more active in the community. With the project now heading into its second year of delivery, it promises to raise awareness of activities suitable for everyone.

The aims of Inclusively Fit Project

  • To enable sport & physical activity to be part of everybody’s everyday life in Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.
  • To ensure disabled people & their families can make informed choices on physical activity in the county
  • To reduce social isolation for disabled people and their families by being more active.

For more information email [email protected] or call Jessica (project lead) on 01743 297191. For text communications use SDN mobile 07780 852 229 to pass on.

Remember:  The project is about making little changes to our lives that can make a difference. If you are unsure about embarking on a particular activity, please consult with your GP, Physio or your contacts within the medical profession for advice.

Why not give us 30 seconds of your time and answer our simple poll on the Be Active Venues page? All responses are anonymous just click the link below.

Answer two simple questions on the Be Active Venues page:





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Finding a home for the Books you read & helping Safe Places Shropshire

Shropshire Disability Network being umbrella organisation for Safe Places Shropshire are thrilled that Barclay Bank Bridgnorth are not only raising awareness about Safe Places Shropshire but raising funds as well.

Donations of books would be most welcome. If you are in the Bridgnorth area & have any unwanted books (all ages), we would be grateful if you would drop them into the branch at Barclays Bank, 65-66 High St, Bridgnorth WV16 4EE. Just inform the staff that they are for the Safe Place table. Barclays will match fund any monies raised so any donations would be brilliant.

For more information email [email protected] or call our mobile 07780 852 229.  

Thank to Jo Allmond for arranging this & thank you to Barclays Bank at Bridgnorth from Safe Place Shropshire team for supporting this community initiative.



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Action on Hearing Loss-Your help is needed

SDN has received an email from Action on Hearing Loss & we think you can help.

In January 2017 NHS England will review the Accessible Information Standard to make sure it is working as intended. Action on Hearing Loss need your help to make sure the views of people who are deaf or have hearing loss are properly represented in this process.


  • Do you find it difficult or impossible to use the telephone to book appointments or receive test results?
  • Do you need or do you already benefit from, support to communicate well during NHS appointments or when receiving care?

If so, Action for Hearing loss would like to hear from you.

Please email [email protected] or contact the information Line: Telephone  0808 808 0123, textphone 0808 808 9000 or send a text message to 0780 000 0360.

Your feedback is very important as this will help shape Action on Hearing Loss response to NHS England’s review early next year. All feedback used will remain anonymous. To find out more about the standard and download our template letter and communication card to tell your GP what support you need.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

Start Date:
3rd December 2016

End Date:
3rd December 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Event title: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)
Venue: Across the world
Name: IDPwD
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.
The theme for 2016 is: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.
To find out more


Splottery Pottery

Start Date:
10th January 2017

End Date:
10th January 2017

Start Time:

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Event title: Splottery Pottery
Venue: Loudwater Studio, , Burway Trading Estate, 16A, Bromfield Rd, Ludlow SY8 1EN
Name: Nikki Hook
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01584 877272
Event description: Ever tried your hand at pottery? Why not come and have a go.We’ll teach you all the skills you need to create some amazing creations of your own to gift to friends; yourself; and as we move towards the future, sell.

Confident in supporting adults with learning disabilities we’ll work to give you the opportunity to gain confidence, independence, life skills and work experience, as well as a sense of pride from making and selling some of your own creations. Come and have fun getting messy with clay.

Call us on (01584) 877272 or contact us to book a place and find out more.

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Start Date:
25th February 2017

End Date:
25th February 2017

Start Time:
1 pm

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Jack Frost-RELAXED PERFORMANCE
Venue: The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Limes Rd, Telford TF2 6EP
Name: The Place
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 382382
Event description: Jack Frost is  a magical, wintery production brings Jack Frost to life through puppetry, live music and enchanting storytelling.

Jack has no idea that his ability to freeze everything he touches is spreading havoc wherever he goes and causing all sorts of problems in the village. One day a small girl spots him out the corner of her eye and Jack is no longer alone. She reaches out to him despite his icy hands and realises what it must be like for him to never have felt the warmth of another’s touch. A story of friendship and bravery to warm our hearts this winter.
Meet our mischievous sprite as he takes us on a snowy adventure but wrap up warm or you’ll catch him nipping at your fingers and toes!

Moon On A Stick transform the stage once more to re-imagine this well-known Nordic legend. A playful production perfect for children 3+

Relaxed theatre performances are open to all but have been specially designed to welcome families and groups who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.

Tickets (includes £1 handling fee)
Adult £10 child £8 family of four £32

Click here to book:

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SDN Coffee Morning at Oswestry

Start Date:
8th February 2017

End Date:
8th February 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: SDN Coffee Morning at Oswestry
Venue: The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry SY11 1LW
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: Come along & join us for our first Coffee Morning of 2017.
These Coffee Mornings have been arranged at the request of members living in the Oswestry area, giving you the opportunity to members over coffee & get to know each other. Anyone can join us whether they live in Oswestry or not.

For more details you can contact us by email [email protected] or call or text SDN mobile 07780 852 229 We hope you will take this opportunity to meet us & we want to meet you, talk & share ideas in order to raise awareness of what Shropshire Disability Network is about, how you can get involved, meetings & more.

A warm welcome awaits all who come along. All it costs you is a bit of your time & the cost of a cuppa/refreshments (should you wish) from The Centre.

Note this venue is also known as Centre Northwest.

2017 Schedule of Meetings & Events: SDN Dates & Events for 2017 Members (Jan)


Shrewsbury Voluntary & Community Forum

Start Date:
14th December 2016

End Date:
14th December 2016

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Shrewsbury Voluntary & Community Forum
Venue: Street Pastors, 20 Shoplatch Shrewsbury SY1 1HS
Name: Clive Leworthy
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07791 260 888
Event description: Our meeting takes place today at Street Pastors Headquarters, Shrewsbury.

It would be helpful to let Clive know if you intend joining us, either by emailing [email protected] or calling 07791 260 888