Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Coffee Morning -Autism

Start Date:
9th May 2017

End Date:
26th May 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Coffee Morning -Autism
Venue: See Content for venues
Weblink: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: 4 opportunities for you to get support & advice over a coffee! Shropshire PACCs & Autism West Midlands are hosting these Coffee Mornings so if you would like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting this is an opportunity for you?

You have chance to meet up with other parents who have children with disabilities or additional needs, who are in mainstream or specialist educational settings or are home educated. This is an opportunity to share information, experiences and offer support to each other.

Cost: Free. No need to book, just turn up.

Coffee Mornings take place on the following dates at the venues as stated below:

  • Market Drayton- Tuesday 9th May, 10 am -12 noon at Coffee Shop, Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3AX,
  • Oswestry -Thursday 18th May, 10.00 am -12 noon at The Whole Life Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry SY11 2LQ,
  • Ludlow-Tuesday 23rd May 10.00 am-12 noon at The Café Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, SY8 1RZ
  • Bridgnorth -Friday 26th May, 10.00 am-12.00 pm at Cartway United Reformed Methodist Church, Cartway, Bridgnorth WV16 4BG

Our coffee mornings are funded by Shropshire Council.

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Shrewsbury Sight Loss Opportunity Group

Start Date:
27th February 2017

End Date:
27th February 2017

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Shrewsbury Sight Loss Opportunity Group
Venue: AMF Bowling, Brixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3AZ
Name: Rachel Whitney
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168
Event description: SLOG groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

This month we will bowling so will meet at AMF  Bowling, Brixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury. There will be a small charge for the bowling. Please can you let me know by 15thFebruary if you intend to come so that we can book enough lanes – many thanks.

All welcome to join us. Come along, make new friends, a warm welcome awaits.

For more information, please call 01743 342168 or email [email protected],uk Rachel will be happy to help.

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Carers Walks

Start Date:
16th February 2017

End Date:
16th February 2017

Start Time:
10.30 am start

End Time:
TBA

Event title: Carers Walks
Venue: Edgmond (Meet on Car Park opposite village Hall) TF10 8HU
Name: Jane-Activities Co-Ordinator
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 916079 or 01952 240209
Event description: Do you hibernate for the winter, keep moving & join us for a gentle walk.

Meet us on the Car Park opposite Edgmond Village Hall. For more information & finish time contact Carers Contact Centre on 01952 916079 or 01952 240209

Please arrive 15 minutes before the walk to register & wear suitable foot ware & clothing according to the weather conditions.

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Carers Walks

Start Date:
19th January 2017

End Date:
19th January 2017

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
TBA

Event title: Carers Walks
Venue: Telford Town Park, Telford TF3 4EP
Weblink: www.telfordcarers.org.uk
Name: Jane-Activities Co-Ordinator
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 916079 or 01952 240209
Event description: Do you hibernate for the winter, keep moving & join us for a gentle walk.
Meet us outside Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS for a walk in Telford Town Park.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the walk to register & wear suitable foot ware & clothing according to the weather conditions.

For more information & finish time contact Carers Contact Centre on 01952 916079 or 01952 240209

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A Christmas Message from the Management Committee

Shropshire Disability Network Management Committee Christmas Message.

2016 has been an extremely busy year, having had a record number of items on our website as well as 4 very successful meetings, having a presence at many events by being the place & “voice” for disability information in Shropshire.

We thank all who have contributed in any way by volunteering, supporting our fundraisers, providing us with information for “YourVoice” and our website etc. You enable us to be here for so many people. Thank you.

To all our Members, Supporters & Funders we thank you & send you Season’s Greetings and look forward to 2017.

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Shropshire Bus Strategy 2017-2021 Public Consultation

Start Date:
19th December 2016

End Date:
13th February 2017

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Do you use busses to get out & about in Shropshire? Are they an essential to enable you to get to medical appointments, shopping, socialising etc. This is a public consultation, open to everyone so take the opportunity to say what is important to you.

Public transport provides access to many essential services, including those more vulnerable and those living in rural areas. Shropshire Council is facing considerable challenges and needs to set a strategy which ensures available budgets are spent in line with clearly defoined local bus priorities so you input is important

The consultation  closes on Monday 13th February 2017 

To find out more & take part in the consultation electronically click here: http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/shropshire-bus-strategy-2017-2021/

Click here for details of the Shropshire Bus Strategy 2017-2021 shropshire-bus-strategy-2017_21-december-2016

Click here for Shropshire Bus Strategy Questionnaire shropshire-bus-strategy-2017_21-questionnaire-december-2016-stakeholders-1

The above printable questionnaire can be printed to complete & should be returned to:

Shropshire Council, C/O Mouchel Ltd, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND or email to [email protected] by Monday 13th February 2017

 

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Big Conversation Survey

Start Date:
14th December 2016

End Date:
31st January 2017

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

This survey is open to individuals & organisations to give their views on what more Shropshire Council can do in light of its financial challenges due to ongoing cuts in government funding.

Shropshire’s Big Conversation was launched in 2015 to better understand which services people value most & where the council should prioritise its budget.

The Big Conversation survey asks residents questions about their community, health and the local economy (the three main priorities in the Council’s draft Corporate Plan).

Click here for printable version of the survey: big-conversation-printable-survey-v1

To find out more including the survey itself click on this link  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BC-feedback-dec-2016

 

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Ophthalmology-Press Release by Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin CCG’s

Clarification on Ophthalmology-

We feel we should share this important press release with you. 

“Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin CCG’s would like to address concerns regarding eye services in three sub-specialities being made temporarily unavailable to new referrals from January 2017.

This only affects a relatively small number of our patients, with the majority of people still receiving care in a community based setting. This care is delivered in community clinics in Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Donnington & Woodside via “The Practice”

The current practice across Shrewsbury and Telford & Wrekin for patients requiring non-specialised ophthalmology and treatment for glaucoma is that their referral is sent to the community based service. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE. Only those patients who require hospital specialised services within these sun-specialisms will be delivered direct to out of county providers. The majority of patients will notice little or no change.

A number of patients currently exercise their right to have treatment out of county and this option will continue to be made available. 

Both CCG’s are committed to delivering the best possible care for patients & we would like to reassure them that they will continue to receive high quality ophthalmology services via community based clinics and other providers out of county”.

If you have any concerns or would like further information, please contact: Shropshire CCG: 

Telephone: 0800 032 0897 or Email: [email protected]

NB: On 16th January 2017 Shrewsbury Macular Society Support Group will focus on this topic. Details here: https://shropshire-disability.net/shrewsbury-macular-society-focus-on-changes-to-ophthalmology-services-at-rsh/  If you wish to attend please let the group know.

 

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Inspiring People-Everyone Counts

Start Date:
26th January 2017

End Date:
26th January 2017

Start Time:
9 am

End Time:
1.00 pm

Event title: Inspiring People-Everyone Counts
Venue: Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
Name: Louise Owen
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 277669
Event description: Inspiring People-Everyone Counts is a half day event on Thursday 26th January at Shrewsbury Football Club (9 am-1 pm). It is being sponsored by The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust & South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare, NHS Foundation Trust.

We have some excellent speakers including:

  • Yvonne Coghill OBE, NHS England, Director for Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation.

We will also have patient & carers & staff telling their stories!

Places must be book via [email protected] or by calling 01743 277669

Click here for flyer: flyer-final-26-01-17

Click here for more details: agenda-v2-26-01-2017

 

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Inspiring People-Everyone Counts is a Half Day Event

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Inspiring People-Everyone Counts is  a half day event on Thursday 26th January at Shrewsbury Football Club (9 am-1 pm). It is being sponsored by The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust,  Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust & South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare, NHS Foundation Trust.

We have some excellent speakers including:

  • Yvonne Coghill OBE, NHS England, Director for Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation.
  • Sonia Orr, SCHT, Head of Organisational Development & Leadership.

We will also have patient & carers & staff telling their stories!

Places must be book via [email protected] or by calling 01743 277669

Click here for flyer: flyer-final-26-01-17

Click here for more details: agenda-v2-26-01-2017