Monthly Archives: September 2018

Wem Town Hall 250-253

Relaxed Showing-The Grinch

Start Date:
15th December 2018

End Date:
15th December 2018

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
Contact for details

Event title: Relaxed Showing-The Grinch
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink:  www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: Based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic and starring the voice talent of Benedict Cumberbatch. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

To watch a trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/K7JaYa40gQw

To book tickets: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=U7

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

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Community Connectors Meetings-Market Drayton

Start Date:
27th November 2018

End Date:
27th November 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Community Connectors Meetings-Market Drayton
Venue: Market Drayton Fire Station Maer Lane, Market Drayton TF9 3AL
Name: Kim Thompson-Lawrence
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 656882
Event description: Save the date for the next Market Drayton Community Connectors meeting.

This network is for voluntary and community groups, healthcare professionals, public sector providers and businesses who operate in the Oswestry and surrounding areas.

Further details will be added to this post as soon as they are available.

For further information or to let me know you are attending this event, please email [email protected] or call 01691 656882

Please note there is free parking at Morrison’s Supermarket.

Market Drayton Poster - MD 27.11.18

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Oswestry Community Connectors

Start Date:
3rd December 2018

End Date:
3rd December 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Oswestry Community Connectors
Venue: The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry SY11 1LW
Name: Kim Thompson-Lawrence
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 656882
Event description: Save the date for the next Oswestry Community Connectors meeting.

This network is for voluntary and community groups, healthcare professionals, public sector providers and businesses who operate in the Oswestry and surrounding areas.

Further details will be added to this post as soon as they are available.

For further information or to let me know you are attending this event, please email [email protected] or call 01691 656882

Please note that The Centre is a glass, grey modern looking building. There is a big pay and display car park right next to The Centre, accessible by turning immediately right before the building itself.
Oswestry Poster OS 03.12.18

 

Age UK Shrop 250-253

Staying Alive 70′s Disco-Cancelled

Start Date:
27th October 2018

End Date:
27th October 2018

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
Midnight

Event title: Staying Alive 70′s Disco-Cancelled
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Name: Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 233123
Event description: Unfortunately due to lack of ticket sales, we have had to cancel this event.

It’s time to get funky, boogie on and raise money for a great cause at the same time. Prize for the best 70′s outfit.

Tickets cost £8/£10

See poster for further details here: 70′s Disco Poster

Age UK Shrop 250-253

Free Home Energy Checks for Older People

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin 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. 

 

Shropshire Council 250-253

Adult Social Care launched their new Preparing for Adulthood Team in Shropshire.

On 5th September 2018 Adult Social Care in Shropshire launched their new Preparing for Adulthood Team. We are pleased to share this article with our members.

The team has 6 dedicated Preparing for Adulthood social workers/practitioners and a lead for Preparing for Adulthood. The social workers/practitioners are based across the county and will work as a virtual team, meeting monthly to share good practice, resources and receive training. Young people will remain with their social worker from the point of referral (which will be around each young person’s 16th birthday) until their longer term plans are in place, which may include employment, accommodation and daily activities. What this will look like for each young person will be different as it will be designed with the young person’s needs at the centre.

The team will have close links with the SEND team, education, children’s social care, safeguarding, mental health, health, advocacy and many other organisations to ensure that each young person receives support which is tailored to meet their needs in a way that maximises their potential to achieve and promotes their independence. The team is also supported by lead workers from the adult mental health social work team and adult safeguarding.

We have been working on making information more easily accessible to young people and their families. The Local Offer has been under review and we are developing the adult social care pages to give clearer information about how we work. This will include a flow chart that will show how young people, depending on their needs, can access support and examples will be illustrated with personal stories that will be developed from a range of young people’s experiences. This development is supported by a group of young people who have accessed adult social care support to ensure it meets the needs of young people.

Adult social care are working in partnership with Shropshire SEND team and Severndale Specialist Academy to host an annual Preparing for Adulthood’ event at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Each young person under the age of 25 with an EHCP in the county, along with their family or carers, will be invited to attend the event each year. A wide range of agencies and services will be there on the day to give information and advice to young people and their families to support planning for the future. The agencies with include education, care support, advocacy, social care, housing, assistive technology and many more.  There will also be a rolling programme of speakers on the day which young people and families can choose to attend. We hope by making this event annual, we can keep young people and their families up-to-date with what is available in the county and support planning for the future.

The Preparing for Adulthood model is likely to evolve further in future as we continue to learn how the ‘Named Social Worker’ approach works in Shropshire.

 For further information, please contact the Preparing for Adulthood Lead, Kelly Kubilius at [email protected]

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Taking the Pressure Out of Caring workshops

The Taking the Pressure out of caring workshops are a joint initiative between Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin council, working co-productively with informal carers, with the aim of helping carers who are feeling overwhelmed and are trying to juggle caring with other commitments.

The 9 sessions cover all of Shropshire, with one being on a Saturday so that working informal carers have the opportunity to attend. People can attend any event – so if they live in the Shropshire council area but want to attend an event in the Telford area that is no problem at all. If anyone would like to attend but has difficulty with transport please contact Margarete Davies by calling 01743 255776 to discuss the help needed.

The events will start with a buffet lunch and then time to look at what a carer does, the stress they are under daily and ways to manage the stress. The events will be facilitated by an informal carer and it is hoped that they will be a safe environment for carers to discuss anything that concerns them. All events will start at 12-30 with the lunch and end at 3-30pm.

Booking is essential – so that we know the numbers we are catering for.
For full details download this PDF caring flyer 1f alternatively you can find all details on our page at this link: https://shropshiredisability.net/taking-the-pressure-out-of-caring-carers-voice/
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Press Release from the Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Click on the link below to read a media release about the Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust being asked to consider a recommendation for temporary overnight suspension of Accident and Emergency services at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. A decision will be made today Thursday 27th September 2018

Press Release: 180926-ED-media-release

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A Message from Jess-10 days to go!

With 10 days to go until the 4 Muskebears and 22 Brave Volunteers take on the Titan Challenge in North Wales, raising funds for 3 Charities! We bring you a message from Jess:

“I am really sad I cannot do the zip wire, but very excited to watch everyone else do it especially the 4 bears, I want to cheer them all on. If we can get as much money as we can for my favourite charities it will great. Thank you to everyone doing the zip wire and thank you to everyone who has given money it is very important and doesn’t matter how little you give”

There is still time to sponsor this event. 

Sponsor on-line, by clicking this link:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=JesssGang&isTeam=true

People who prefer not to sponsor on-line, can call or text 07780 852229 to find out alternative ways to sponsor ie sponsorship form or where to send a cheque donation. Every £1 donated enables Jess to reach her target of £1500, enabling each of the 3 charities to receive £500. Thank you to those who have helped Jess reach £605.05 (including gift aid). The charities Jess has chosen  are:

  • MacIntyre – a national charity that has been providing support to people with learning disabilities for 50 years.
  • Guide Dogs – a national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
  • Shropshire Disability Network (SDN) – We thank Jess, for choosing us. We need funds to enable us to be the place for disability information in the county of Shropshire.

To read previous articles and find out more about this challenge, click on the links below: 

https://shropshiredisability.net/3-muskebears-22-brave-volunteers-raising-funds-for-3-charities/

https://shropshiredisability.net/how-3-became-4-an-update-on-jesss-gang-titan-challenge/

 

Back Up

Back Up-transforming lives after spinal injury

Website: https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 8875 1805

Address: Back Up, 4 Knightley Walk, SW18 1GZ

Back Up is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1072216) It exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.

That means delivering a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offering a support network when it is needed most. It also means challenging perceptions of disability – that life with spinal cord injury can be a full and active one. Many of our volunteer and staff team have been affected by spinal cord injury, and have a strong understanding of the challenges an injury can pose. We support over 800 people a year – of all ages and injury levels – to lead the life they want. We are there at every stage, and we are there for families and loved ones too.

Our outreach team deliver vital wheelchair skills training in hospitals and spinal centres, and contact people once they return home, offering an understanding ear and practical advice. Our residential courses help people with a spinal cord injury build confidence, give them a supportive network and opportunities to learn life skills that allow them to be as independent as possible. Our Back Up to Work course and education inclusion service support people as they find their way back to work and education. Our mentoring service matches people with a spinal cord injury and their family members with someone who has been through the same situation. They are there to listen on a regular basis and help people move forwards with their lives.