Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Free Home Energy Checks for Older People

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is a local charity supporting older people and has been successful in securing additional funding to offer free and impartial home energy checks for the over 60s.

Keeping warm in the colder months is a huge issue for many homeowners who live in Shropshire. Many people live in poorly insulated houses which are not on the main gas grid and are therefore expensive to heat. Shockingly around 285 older people die every winter in Shropshire from cold-related causes.

The free advisory service is delivered in partnership with Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and Marches Energy Agency. The charity wants to stress it is not trying to sell anything, the one hour visit will offer impartial advice to make homes warmer and could save money on heating bills.

 Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK STW, said: “With temperatures plummeting to minus 13 in some parts of Shropshire last winter and significant snowfall we are urging older people to think ahead and prepare their homes for the coming winter months. This scheme is always very popular, I am delighted we have been able to secure the funding for a third year running to support older people keep their homes warm. Last year we visited over 100 older people who were desperate for help to reduce their energy bills but didn’t know where to turn, so please do pick up the phone and talk to us.’

If you would like a free Home Energy Check call Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233123. 

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Inclusively Fit Events this September-Cancelled

Please note this event has been cancelled.

On Wednesday 5th September, two events are taking place. Shropshire Disability Network, as a member of Shropshire Providers Consortium and a partner in the Shropshire Inclusively Fit project are pleased to be bringing you this news. Shropshire Inclusively Fit has been funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities funded consortium project delivered throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. 

The project is in its 4th year, so are holding these events to share the successes and learning from the project. Both events take place at Shrewsbury Football Ground, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ST :

  • Wednesday 5th September 10 am to 1 pm (lunch provided) 

Moving & Being Active Consultation 

  • Do you live with a disability? If so, we want to hear from you.

Tell us your experiences of being active in the community. Join us to share ideas and look at how we can help to overcome barriers to activities.

  •  Wednesday 5th September 12.30 to 3.30 pm (lunch provided) 

Consult & Celebrate: The project has been supporting disabled people to become more active and making sport and physical activity more accessible.

We want to share the successes and learning from the project with interested delivery and statutory organisations who work with or support disabled people. We also need your help to continue providing and developing services and support which assist disabled people in leading more active lives.

Join us to hear more about the project and to share ideas and ways we can work together to improve services and to overcome barriers for disabled people in accessing activities.

Members of Shropshire Disability: If you wish to book a place on one or both events, please contact [email protected] or text/call 07780 852229. If you need help with transport, including accessible transport to attend these events, please let us know as we will be able to help.

Notes:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Jean from Shropshire Providers Consortium or contact Shropshire Disability Network and we will find the answer!

01743 367758 or [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOG’s) September Activities

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 5th September 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

To minimize the impact of fraud we will be joined by Sharmila Klair who will be promoting ‘Anti Fraud Awareness’.

Coming up on October is ‘Chair Based Pilates’.  Here you will be able to experience ‘Pilates’ if this is something you have never had the opportunity of doing.  If you have not already done so, can you please complete an Exercise Health and Safety questionnaire. You are of course still welcome to join us, even if you do not want to participate in the exercise.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 10th September 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ 1RZ

We will be joined by a member of Shropshire Fire & Rescue who will be doing a talk and quiz about safety at home.

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ-Wednesday 24th September 11 am-12 noon

Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place. Due to the cost of this event we will now need a minimum of 4 to participate.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]  We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

 

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 24th September 2 pm -4 pm Meeting in ‘The Greenhouse’ at  (Blue Diamond) Percy Throwers Garden Centre,  Thrower Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6RH

Here there will be a planting demonstration followed by Coffee/Tea & Cake in the Restaurant.  There will be a small contribution towards this event of £4.00 per person, payable in the restaurant. (see note below)

Note to All Groups:

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped. 

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, will now need a minimum of 6 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can I ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

 

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IASS SEND Info Session – Choosing a school for your child

Start Date:
27th September 2018

End Date:
27th September 2018

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: IASS SEND Info Session – Choosing a school for your child
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Weblink: http://www.cabshropshire.org.uk/shropshire-iass
Name: Shropshire IASS
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 280019
Event description: Free advice to parents and carers from qualified IASS staff – what to consider when choosing a school for your child with special educational needs; what to look for and ask about at open evenings; speaking to the SENCo; what you can find out in advance about the school.

To book your free place click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iass-send-info-session-choosing-a-school-for-your-child-tickets-49130099450?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Coffee Morning at Oswestry-Autism

Start Date:
20th September 2018

End Date:
20th September 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Coffee Morning at Oswestry-Autism
Venue: The Whole Life Centre, The Whole Life Centre, Cabin Lane Oswestry SY11 2LG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting?

This is an opportunity for you to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, and access resources in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

These Coffee Mornings will also take place on:

  • Thursday 20th September 2018
  • Thursday 18th October 2018
  • Thursday 15th November 2018 and
  • Thursday 13th December 2018

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up. For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01743 250962

These coffee mornings are funded by the Shropshire Council.

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An Evening of Song with Rhos Orpheus Male Choir

Start Date:
17th October 2018

End Date:
17th October 2018

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
2200

Event title: An Evening of Song with Rhos Orpheus Male Choir
Venue: Trinity Centre, Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF
Weblink: www.the-movement-centre.co.uk
Name: Curtis Langley-The Movement Centre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 404248
Event description: The Movement Centre would like to invite you to An Evening of Song with Rhos Orpheus Male Choir, and a very special act Elan Catrin Parry. Elan released her first CD on Friday 3rd August after appearing on ITV’s This Time Next Year, making a pledge to sign a record deal and release her first album.

A year ago, Welsh schoolgirl Elan Catrin Parry made a pledge to Davina McCall on ITV’s life-transforming primetime show, This Time Next Year TV Show, revealing her dream: “I want to make an album.” Fast forward one year, and Elan has signed a major recording deal with Decca Records. The 15-year-old has had enormous success with her debut single Anfonaf Angel, and her incredible first album was released on Friday 3rd August .

We are very lucky indeed to have the Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir and Elan performing at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 17th October for an evening of spectacular singing. This will be a charity event in aid of The Movement Centre and we cannot thank them enough for donating their time and wonderful voices to help support our children’s charity.

Click on poster for more information: An Evening of Song

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Memory Walk at The British Ironworks

Start Date:
16th September 2018

End Date:
16th September 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
Contact for details

Event title: Memory Walk at The British Ironworks
Venue: The British Ironworks Centre Whitehall Aston Oswestry Shropshire SY11 4JH
Weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memory-walk-oswestry-2018-tickets-48838481212
Name: Val Brown
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: The Memory Walk is a sponsored walk that happens each year for all ages and abilities to unite together to raise money to defeat dementia. There are walks spread across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and each walk will take a different route through either a city, woodlands or a park.

In Shropshire, Val Brown has organised a Memory Walk at the British Ironworks, SY11 4JH, on Sunday 16th September, opening at 10am with the walk starting at 11am.

For more information you can register online at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memory-walk-oswestry-2018-tickets-48838481212  or contact Val on [email protected]

Click here for poster: Iron works Memory Walk poster

 

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session

Start Date:
19th September 2018

End Date:
19th September 2018

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1200

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 342168/342163
Event description: Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place today.

Note: Due to the cost of this event we will now need a minimum of 4 to participate. Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected] We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

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Coffee Morning at Market Drayton

Start Date:
9th October 2018

End Date:
9th October 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Coffee Morning at Market Drayton
Venue: Festival Drayton, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting?

This is an opportunity to meet up with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements and offer support. A member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer advice and guidance.

These Coffee Mornings will also take place on:

  • Tuesday 13th November 2018
  • Tuesday 11th December 2018

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up. For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01743 250962

These coffee mornings are funded by the Shropshire Council.

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RNIB-Living with Sight Loss-Shrewsbury

Start Date:
4th October 2018

End Date:
11th October 2018

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
No later than 1530

Event title: RNIB-Living with Sight Loss-Shrewsbury
Venue: Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE
Name: RNIB
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 123 3933
Event description: RNIB will be running two Living with Sight Loss courses in Shropshire during October. Each course comprises two, one day sessions which are delivered a week apart.

Shrewsbury –

  • Thursday 4th and 11th October at the Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE and

Telford –

  • Wednesday 17th and 24th October at Meeting Point House, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4HS.

The courses are for anyone with sight loss and provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them. They offer an opportunity to share experiences with others in similar situations and find out about the services that are available.

Both courses will start at 10.30am with refreshments from 10am and finish no later than 3.30pm.

If anyone would like to book a place on either the Shrewsbury or the Telford course, they need to contact the RNIB on 0300 123 3933 or e-mail [email protected] Places are limited to around 17 per course but, if we are over-subscribed, the RNIB will look at putting on additional courses, possibly in other parts of the county.