Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Dementia Friends Champions Induction – Oswestry

Start Date:
27th March 2018

End Date:
27th March 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Dementia Friends Champions Induction – Oswestry
Venue: Cabin Lane Church, The Whole Life Christian Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry SY11 2LQ
Weblink: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Name: Alzheimer’s Society
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 250401
Event description: this session is held by Alzheimer’s Society.
You will learn how to deliver the Dementia Friends awareness sessions (which help people know about dementia and what they can do to help people).

Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session. You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Dementia Friends Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

Sign up at this site:  https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBTrainingDetails?id=a050J00000WTNV1QAP&user_type=#.WnIYe6hl_IU

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Ten Up – An Omega Care for Life 10th Anniversary Celebration Event

Start Date:
3rd March 2018

End Date:
3rd March 2018

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
2130

Event title: Ten Up – An Omega Care for Life 10th Anniversary Celebration Event
Venue: The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9EE.
Weblink: www.omega.uk.net
Name: Omega
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 245 088
Event description: Hosted by BBC Radio Presenter Claire Ashford and featuring local music sensation Henry Maybury. With performances by Shrewsbury Handbells, Second Wind (concert band), Ruth Lewis and Brian T Williams (the one-man band).

Parking available. Wine and soft drinks on sale.

Click here for poster: 10 UP 3 March 2018 Poster

Tickets £8 (£6 students and family caregivers) from Omega (01743 245088) and Theatre Severn Box Office (01743 281281).

Kindly sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors.

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Oswestry Community Connectors

Start Date:
12th February 2018

End Date:
12th February 2018

Start Time:
1130

End Time:
1430

Event title: Oswestry Community Connectors
Venue: The Venue, Park Hall, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS
Name: Kim Thompson-Lawrence
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 656882
Event description: This meeting will be slightly longer due to James Ibbs, from The DWP attending to update us all on the Universal Credit changes coming into place on the 9th May

Qube is carrying out a small consultation around mental health as our charity and other organisations have an increase in the number of people with mental health issues accessing our services. We would like to gauge how the sector is managing, so we have asked Soraya Bellis to provide a short introduction to the consultation which will focus on how you are supporting the people you work with who have mental health issues and whether you have support in place for the staff or volunteers who are working with these people. If you can’t attend the meeting then please can you let us have your feedback on these two issues for your organisation.

We will also have an update on Tribe the volunteering app being trialed in Oswestry.

Please note that we are unfortunately unable to provide lunch so please feel free to bring your own lunch as we are aware that the meeting will be longer than usual.

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session

Start Date:
21st February 2018

End Date:
21st February 2018

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
11.30

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342163
Event description: This month we will play indoor bowls as opposed to cycling outdoors.

We hope you will join us for an hour of fun. If you have not played Boccia before, why not give it a try?

If you need any more information about todays’ session, please do contact me on 01743 342163 or email [email protected]

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Tinnitus information & support drop-in

Start Date:
7th February 2018

End Date:
7th February 2018

Start Time:
2.30pm

End Time:
4pm

Event title: Tinnitus information & support drop-in
Venue: Wellington Library, Larkin Way, Off Tan Bank, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LX
Weblink: https://hub.signal.org.uk/
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358 356, SMS 07950 782 819
Event description: Are you or a family member or friend affected by tinnitus? Drop in to this session to ask questions about tinnitus and chat with somebody who understands what it’s like to live with this hidden condition. Our tinnitus support volunteer experiences tinnitus herself and has received training from the British Tinnitus Association. She is qualified to listen to your story, all in confidence, and can share information about coping mechanisms.

For more details contact Emma by emailing [email protected] or calling 01743 358 356, SMS 07950 782 819

This event is part of the national Tinnitus Awareness Week 2018.

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Carers Quiet Time-Cancelled

Start Date:
13th February 2018

End Date:
13th February 2018

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1230

Event title: Carers Quiet Time
Venue: The Walford Davies Suite, Guildhall. Oswestry SY11 1PZ
Weblink: www.carertsrust4all.co.uk
Name: Julie Apted at Carers Trust 4all
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 341995
Event description: Due to lack of support, Shropshire Disability Network have now been informed this event is now cancelled.

This Quiet Time is for family carers to join fellow carers to have a relaxing time together. Talk, relax, read the paper and have some “me” time.

Flyer click here: flyer (1)

There is no charge and we will have lunch together.

Please call Julie Apted 01743 341995 to say you are coming as that will help us prepare.

PIP

Debate on Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Wednesday 31st January

We know many of our members, friends and families have had bad experiences when migrating from DLA or making a first claim for PIP (Personal Independence Payment) 

Laura Pidcock MP for North West Durham is delighted to have secured a Westminster Hall debate on Personal Independence Payments (PIP) tomorrow (Wednesday 31st January. She said “As debate is focusing on claimant experience, it would be really useful if people could share their experiences of the PIP process” For those using twitter please leave your message at this link  https://twitter.com/LauraPidcockMP/status/956282022800052224 or if you use Face book, you can leave a comment here  https://www.facebook.com/LauraPidcockMP/ alternatively please email  [email protected]

Marches Energy Agency

New funding available for heating and insulation improvements

New heating and insulation funding is available for householders and landlords across Shropshire, as a result of the latest round of government funding. 

The eligibility criteria has been widened so householders who were previously ineligible, such as those not receiving benefits or park home residents, may now be eligible.

To find out more click this link http://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2018/01/new-funding-available-for-heating-and-insulation-improvements-in-shropshire/

Keep Shropshire Warm is a partnership between Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury-based charity Marches Energy Agency. Free and impartial advice and support on any energy related topic is available year round via the service.

To read more about Marches Energy Agency click this link http://www.mea.org.uk/

Sainsburys Live well

Friendly Hour is back at Sainsbury’s (Telford Forge Store) 0930-1030

Last year, Sandra and Margaret PR Ambassadors at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge store, with support from the Store Manager launched a special time in store called “Friendly Hour”.

The next “Friendly Hour” will next take place on Monday 5th February and on the first Monday of each month from 9.30 am to 10.30 am. Anyone who would appreciate a quieter time to shop may like to take up this opportunity.  While lights can not be dimmed, there will be no tannoy announcements and no music. It will be quieter with No roll cages on shop floor to cause noise. 

Ruby, SDN Chair said “We support this initiative as we know people with Dementia, or with Autism Spectrum as well as those who with other long term conditions and those who need help from Carers, often appreciate quieter times to shop. We are pleased to be able to promote Friendly Hour at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge Store”

Note: This is an initiative by the PR Ambassadors at this particular store and is not available at other stores. Watch this space for more information.

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Sight Loss Groups (SLOG’s) Activities for February 2018

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 7th February 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN. 

We will be joined by Debbie Marais, Branch Manager at Oswestry Library, for a talk about the Library and events that may be of interest to you all.

NB: If anyone is caring for someone who couldn’t manage without them, there is an Oswestry Carers Group that meet on the last Wednesday of each month, 11:00 – 12:00 noon, at the meeting Room, Oswestry Leisure Centre. 

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 12th  February 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow SY8 1QZ

We will be joined by Pauline Rose, who will be talking to us all about Vision Technology.  

We made some enquiries about Afternoon Tea at the Pea Green.  Tim has kindly offered to do this for us at an estimated cost of £9/10, however, the Pea Green does not open on Monday’s, do you want to swap your meet up day and time?    If so, please contact me Susann Mitchell [email protected]

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 21st February 10.30 am-11.30 am

We will be enjoying an indoor bowls session instead of cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Shrewsbury SY1 1RQ

 

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 26th February 2 pm -4 pm at The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE

This month we will be joined by Becky Castle from Shropshire Fire & Rescue for a Fire Safety Talk and Quiz.

For more information, please call 01743 342163 or email [email protected] Susann  will be happy to help.