Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Commitment to Carers – The Carers’ Voice Conference and Workshop

Start Date:
25th May 2017

End Date:
25th May 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Commitment to Carers – The Carers’ Voice Conference and Workshop
Venue: Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
Name: NHS
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0113 824 7312
Event description: This event is open to Carers, Local Decision Makers and Providers

Throughout the day, delegates will hear about the recent project piloted across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, listening and reviewing the experiences of the Carer.

There will be opportunities to hear from Carers themselves representing groups from Dementia, Parent Carers, Young & Adult Carers and Forensic Carers; including

An opportunity to participate in workshops to consider the recommendations identified from the Carers Voice Report and help identify whether anything has been missed and how we can deliver those recommendations.

The overall aims of the conference are:

  • Raising an understanding of the range of carers and their needs.
  • Have we heard the Carers Voice?
  • What actions will improve carers experience and outcomes?

PLACES ARE LIMITED, SO ENSURE YOU BOOK YOUR PLACE by clicking here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/commitment-to-carers-the-carers-voice-conference-tickets-32288492751

Any Queries please call or email Maria McLeod on: 0113 824 7312 [email protected]

We have limited places available for organisations who would like to bring a stand and information. Please contact Maria direct on the details above to book.

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World Autism Awareness Week 27th March to 2nd April 2017

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured‘. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilitiesmental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

Sometimes autistic people get sensory overload.  This means that they find noises and lights too much to live with.  They may also dislike being touched by others.

How common is autism?

Autism is much more common than most people think. There are around 700,000 people in the UK living with autism - that’s more than 1 in 100. People from all nationalities and cultural, religious and social backgrounds can be autistic, although it appears to affect more men than women.

Tips for interacting with a person with autism

West Mercia Police worked with people living with the condition to create the information card shown here.

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Dementia Awareness Week 14-20 May 2017

Start Date:
14th May 2017

End Date:
20th May 2017

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Event title: Dementia Awareness Week 14-20 May 2017
Venue: Various across UK
Name: Alzheimer’s Society
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0330 333 0804
Event description This Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May), Alzheimer’s Society wants everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to take action and unite against dementia. Dementia will affect us all, with someone developing it every three minutes, and so many people are facing it alone.

Alzheimer’s Society in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is running a United Against Dementia day on 20 May. Together with local communities in Church Aston and Muxton we are putting on a day of events, connecting them together with a journey between the two.
In the morning there will be a Vintage tea at Church Aston parish church, with opportunities to reminisce through games, music, and interactive exhibitions, as well as find out more about local opportunities through stands.
Later in the afternoon Muxton Parish Church are running a Dementia Friendly Film showing of “Singin’ in the rain”. Again there will be opportunities for people to find out more about local activities through stands.
Between the two events we are encouraging people to unite and join us on a journey between the events: There will be a walk where people can make a public display that people want to unite against dementia, as well as opportunities for people to use the handy bus route to show their support.
Right now we want you to know about the plans, see and display the attached poster for the event, and let us know if there are ways you would like to be involved.
#UnitedAgainstDementia #DAW2017dementia

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Bereaved Families urged to settle affairs.

Local Solicitors Wace Morgan have issued a press release urging families to act quickly to settle the financial affairs of a deceased relative to avoid planned hikes in administration costs. The government have announced new probate fees & these will probably come into force in May 2017.

At present there is no fee for applying for a grant of representation giving you the legal right to administer a deceased person’s estate, if the estate is worth less than £5000. If you apply for the grant, a court fee of £215 applies, if you do this via a solicitor then the fee is £155 for estates over £5000. It is all change in May as the applicable court fees will be in bands & will be calculated on the value of the deceased’s estate. The proposed new fees mean that an estate worth between £50,000 and £300,000 would pay £300, an estate worth between £300,000 and £500,000 would pay £1,000 and an estate worth between £500,000 and £1,000,000 would pay £4,000.  The fees above that rise to a maximum of £20,000 for an estate worth more than £2,000,000.

The planned increases will benefit some families but there will be few estates valued under £50,000 which will no longer have to pay a fee but there are problems looming for others. Very often money is tied up in assets and these fees are payable in addition to any inheritance tax due and must be paid before the grant of representation is issued.

Emma Jacobs from Wace Morgan said recently “ Bereaved families should act quickly and look to apply for the grant of representation as soon as possible to avoid paying the increased fees.”

SDN says ” Bereavement is a difficult time for everyone. A time when there is so much that needs to be done under emotional & difficult circumstances. This could impact on people especially when funds are tied up in assets but the fees have to be paid up first. Please seek advice from a reputable organisation, if you should be unfortunate enough to be in this situation”

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Young People’s Summer Holiday Activity Programme-Shrewsbury

Start Date:
2nd August 2017

End Date:
1st September 2017

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Young People’s Summer Holiday Activity Programme-Shrewsbury
Venue: Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury SY3 7PY
Weblink: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: Every Wednesday & Friday from 2nd August to 1st September, Autism West Midlands are putting on a Young People’s Summer Holiday Activity programme for 13 to 18 year olds.

All will take place from Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury SY3 7PY and will include the following:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Fun Science Activities
  • Bowling
  • Trampolining
  • Day Trips
  • Opportunities to explore autism, Self Esteem, Anxiety & other issues
  • …and more!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must live in Shropshire
  • You don’t need to attend all sessions but we do ask that you book a minimum of 5 sessions. Sessions cost £7.50 per person per session.
  • You must be able to engage in activities independently.

Further information and an application form for the programme can be obtained by emailing Wendy Cowton: [email protected]

These events are funded by Shropshire Council

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Telford Macular Support Group

Start Date:
11th April 2017

End Date:
11th April 2017

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: Telford Macular Support Group
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01952 7711 164
Event description: There are over 270 Macular local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles.

The Macular Society provides 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.

This month our group will have guest speaker Anna Turner will be sharing her experiences at High Sherriff of Shropshire.

Please come a long, meet new people. For more details call Brian Heaven on 01952 7711 164

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When & Where to visit the See and Hear Van for October 2017

Start Date:
5th October 2017

End Date:
24th October 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
2 pm unless stated otherwise

Event title: When & Where to visit the See and Hear Van for October 2017
Venue: See Content for venues
Weblink: www.sightlossshropshire.org.uk
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire-Clare Humphries
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250808
Event description: Your opportunities to visit the See & Hear Van this month are:

  • Thursday 5th October– The See & Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Sight Information Centre 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Wednesday 18th October – The See & Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Sight Information Centre 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Thursday 19th October– The See & Hear Van will be at the main car park in Wem from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a joint visit with the Audiology department of Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
  • Tuesday 24th October - The See & Hear Van will be at the Princess Royal Hospital Ophthalmology Department from 10 am- 2 pm.

The See & Hear Van has on board an array of information about services and specialist equipment, for anyone with a VISUAL and/or HEARING impairment. Advice and follow-up information and contacts are available from the staff who are all trained to help you. They have installed up-to-date IT equipment on which visitors to the van can view demonstration DVDs and national charity catalogues of the most recent innovations in the sensory impairment field.

This service is funded by SVAB, and is managed in partnership with other agencies. The volunteers who staff the van are specially trained for this work. Volunteers provide advice and information about support and services for people with visual or hearing impairments.
All welcome – no appointment required.

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Coffee Morning – Autism

Start Date:
11th July 2017

End Date:
11th July 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Coffee Morning – Autism
Venue: The Café, Festival Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3AX
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting?

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.

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up.

For more information about this event please contact: [email protected] or call 01743 250 962

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Time to Remember, Time to Listen at Oswestry

Start Date:
28th March 2017

End Date:
25th April 2017

Start Time:
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End Time:
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Event title: Time to Remember, Time to Listen at Oswestry
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Oswestry Library
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01691 677388
Event description: This event takes place at Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry on:

  • Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 2.30 pm and
  • Tuesday 25th April at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm.

If you or you know someone who may benefit from these opportunities then please share this information. It may be chance for your loved one to share times past with the help of library staff and Shared Memory bags. These events are suitable for all abilities.

It may be that while your loved one takes a trip down memory lane, you could grab some time for yourself – sit back, relax with a cuppa and listen to a good story read aloud.

To book a place at the event contact the Library Team on 01691 677388.

Click here to see time to remember, time to listen poster: time to remember time to listen poster

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When & Where to visit the See and Hear Van for September 2017

Start Date:
7th September 2017

End Date:
26th September 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
2 pm unless stated otherwise

Event title: When & Where to visit the See and Hear Van for September 2017
Venue: See Content for venues
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire-Clare Humphries
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250808
Event description: Your opportunities to visit the See & Hear Van this month are:

  • Thursday 7th September – The See & Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Sight Information Centre 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Wednesday 20th September– The See & Hear Van will be at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Sight Information Centre 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Thursday 21st September– The See & Hear Van will be at the High Street car park in Wem from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a joint visit with the Audiology department of Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
  • Tuesday 26th September- The See & Hear Van will be at the Princess Royal Hospital Ophthalmology Department from 10 am- 2 pm.

The See & Hear Van has on board an array of information about services and specialist equipment, for anyone with a VISUAL and/or HEARING impairment. Advice and follow-up information and contacts are available from the staff who are all trained to help you. They have installed up-to-date IT equipment on which visitors to the van can view demonstration DVDs and national charity catalogues of the most recent innovations in the sensory impairment field.

This service is funded by SVAB, and is managed in partnership with other agencies. The volunteers who staff the van are specially trained for this work. Volunteers provide advice and information about support and services for people with visual or hearing impairments.
All welcome – no appointment required.