Monthly Archives: February 2019

Anchor Hanover

Anchor Hanover

Website: https://www.anchorhanover.org.uk/
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01480 475069

Address: Nelson House, Alington Road, Little Barford, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6RE

In November 2018 Anchor Trust and Hanover Housing Association merged to form Anchor Hanover

Hanover and Anchor share proud histories, similar values and bold ambitions. Now, as Anchor Hanover, we’ll build on our achievements to do more, at a bigger scale, than we could before. As one organisation, we’ll transform housing and care so more people have a home where they love living.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So before coming together, we consulted with them and used their views to guide our merger. You can find out more about how we achieved this on either the Hanover or Anchor website.

Together we’ll be a bigger, stronger and more resilient organisation, able to invest in new services and innovate to meet future needs. We’ll negotiate better contracts with suppliers and pool resources and expertise. Plus, this empowers us to give our customers greater value for money.

Our customers now have a bigger range of housing and care options – while our colleagues have wider career choices. We know that quality services start with quality people so we work hard to be recognised as a leading employer to retain and attract the best in our industry.

Coming together gives us greater influence in the communities we serve, influencing care and support locally and working with local authorities, health providers and the voluntary sector. Our experience opens doors, enabling us to be leading partners in Health and Wellbeing Boards and the NHS. 

We’ll also shape national policy and debates about ageing. Our combined expertise allows us to influence national policies for people in later life. Together, we’ll build on our reputations as strong and respected players with politicians, policy makers and the public. We’ll lobby for the best policies for people in later life and work together with key organisations to secure them. Plus, we’ll always ensure that the voices of older people are at the heart of the debate.

As a bigger organisation we can access more investment to build more properties for people in later life than before. Our ambitious development plans include social rented, shared ownership and homes for sale. We’ll also continue to be a major provider of residential care. 

As England’s largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life, we’re committed to creating choice and opportunity for everyone.

Our merger means we now provide 54,000 homes for people in later life across almost 1,700 sites and operate in more than 90% of local councils in England

We offer an impressive range of services:

  • affordable rented properties
  • extra care housing
  • spacious leasehold apartments
  • accessible bungalows
  • downsizer homes
  • luxury retirement villages

…and more than 100 residential care homes offering everything from respite stays to specialist dementia care.

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Free Heart Test (anyone 14 -35 years)

Start Date:
4th May 2019

End Date:
5th May 2019

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
1600

Event title: Free Heart Test (anyone 14 -35 years)
Venue: Wrekin College, Business School, Sunderland Road, Wellington,
Weblink: https://www.testmyheart.org.uk
Name: CRY
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: This screening is for those aged 14 to 35 years only.

This memorial fund has been set up by the family to help CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death through supporting CRY’s screening programme.

The aim is to fund the screening of young people within the local community.

Matthew’s family have setup a website in http://cry-for-matthew.org.uk/

Appointments must be booked in advance.

See poster: CRY

Macmillan

Introduction to Mindfulness.

Start Date:
3rd May 2019

End Date:
3rd May 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1500

Event title: Introduction to Mindfulness.
Venue: TBC
Name: Macmillan in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 492424
Event description: An introduction to the principles of Mindfulness. This awareness session will help
you understand if Mindfulness is something for you to pursue further; which may
help your own personal resilience.
Mindfulness should not replace any medical or clinical care that has been
recommended by your healthcare professional.

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Comedy, Magic and Song

Start Date:
18th April 2019

End Date:
18th April 2019

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
2200

Event title: Comedy, Magic and Song
Venue: The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY
Weblink: N/A
Name: Paul Rushworth
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 231735
Event description: All proceeds from this concert will go to Alzheimer’s Society Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

We have four great acts. Tickets cost £10 each. For details of how to get tickets see poster below.

Alzheimers Concert

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4th Annual Shropshire B.O.T.’s (Bums On Tums)

Start Date:
3rd October 2019

End Date:
3rd October 2019

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1500

Event title: 4th Annual Shropshire B.O.T.’s (Bums On Tums)
Venue: Memorial Hall, Smithfield Street, OSWESTRY SY11 2EG
Weblink: http://iasupport.org/about
Name: North Midlands and Shropshire IA
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01785 817901
Event description: Food: Tea / Coffee / Sandwiches & Cakes All Day

Sponsor: Shropshire B.O.T.’s / Major Appliance Manufacturers Represented North Midlands & Shropshire IA – Information Stand & IA Visitors also Attending

Open event to everyone, all ostomates,families and friends
Speakers -

  • Dansac talking about Stoma Skin Care,
  • Jo Lawson talking about Gardening for the Disabled

AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED

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North Shropshire and Midlands IA Self Help Group

Website: http://nms.iasupport.org/

Contact: Group Secretary Mrs Julie Vlacos

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01785 817901

North Midlands and Shropshire IA (the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group) is a self-help group for people who have had their colon removed.

The organisation has a large geographical area to cover between Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Stoke, Stafford, Crewe, Leek, Congleton and out to Derby.

The group is supported by volunteers and qualified visitors, dedicated to providing a self help service and support to other people. They also fundraise for research as well as buying equipment for various hospitals in the area.

Our regular IA Journal and Midlands IA News Bulletin provides all members with regular updates and information on new products and accessories available.

Support to families and patient alike is provided through hospital, home and telephone visiting, sharing our experiences, providing published magazines and helpful hints and often by just being there. As an ileostomy and internal pouch association we are there to provide help and manage every-ones expectations, whether it be stoma or pouch, for young or not so young, for families and friends, by magazine or via the internet, IA will always be needed.

For more information follow the link to visit the website: http://iasupport.org/

Follow us on Face Book @iasupport and Twitter @iasupport

Registered Charity: 1172338 (England and Wales) and SC048658 (Scotland)

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Impact (Alcohol and Addiction Services Shropshire and Telford)

Website: https://www.impactaas.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01952 223165 

Address: The Peoples Centre, High Street,Madeley Telford TF7 5AS 

We are counselling charity based in Telford , and have supported people from Telford, Shrewsbury, and Shropshire since 1999. We provide a counselling service that includes: person-centred/ talking therapy, play therapy, as well as other therapies that can be combined to tailor your experience in a way that best supports you and your needs.

  • As well as this we offer you a non-judgemental, confidential, and affordable service.
  • If IMPACT cannot suit your needs we will help you to find alternative services.
  • IMPACT provides a valuable and often life changing service to individuals including children and young people, couples and families. 

As we are a charity, we offer counselling sessions which relates to household income.

Counselling for gambling problems is free to clients through GAMCARE.

Opening Hours: Monday- Tuesday 9:00-17:00, Wednesday- Thursday 9:00-20:00 and Friday 9:00-13:00

Referrals can also be made by professionals e.g. G.P.’s, schools, other agencies.

Follow us on Face Book @IMPACTAAS and Twitter @IMPACTAAS

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IA (Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association)

Website: http://iasupport.org/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form:

Telephone: 01702 549859

Freephone: 0800 018 4724

Address: IA, Danehurst Court, 35 – 37 West Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BE

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, known as IA, is a registered charity supporting people living with an ileostomy or internal pouch, their families, friends and carers.

Started in 1956 by a group of people who had ileostomies themselves, together with some members of the medical profession, it was the first ostomy association in the United Kingdom headed by Professor Bryan Brooke. At the time, little was known about the impact surgery and living with an ileostomy had on a person and so patients would talk to other patients to share their experiences and help to alleviate any feelings of isolation. From this IA’s visiting service developed which is one of the many services still offered by IA today. 

In 2018 latest figures report over 9000 new ileostomies being created annually (NHS website 2018) and over 400 new ileoanal pouches.

Local Self Help Groups: 

North Midlands and Shropshire IA (the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group) is a self-help group for people who have had their colon removed.

The organisation has a large geographical area to cover between Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Stoke, Stafford, Crewe, Leek, Congleton and out to Derby.

The group is supported by volunteers and qualified visitors, dedicated to providing a self help service and support to other people. They also fund-raise for research as well as buying equipment for various hospitals in the area.

For more information see entry on this website North Midlands and Shropshire IA including contact details.

Follow us on Face Book @iasupport and Twitter @iasupport

Registered Charity: 1172338 (England and Wales) and SC048658 (Scotland)

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February Half Term Activities-Albrighton Moat

Start Date:
18th February 2019

End Date:
21st February 2019

Start Time:
1000 and 1300

End Time:
1200 and 1500

Event title: February Half Term Activities-Albrighton Moat
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV7 3FL
Name: Albrighton Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description:

Monday 18th February

Creative Crafts

Make a Dream Catcher, you will create it using some natural treasures along with some sparkling resources. Hang in your bedroom and hopefully you will have nothing but sweet dreams – 10 am & 1 pm sessions. £5 per person.

Wednesday 20th February

Wild about Nature

Fun sessions learning about the natural world using forest schools principles, each session is different, outdoor clothing essential – 10 am & 1 pm sessions. £5 per person.

Thursday 21st February

Coaches available to help novice or inexperienced Anglers, they will learn to put bait on a hook, cast a line, land a fish, unhook fish safely, handle fish and return safely to the water.

Equipment supplied – 10 am &1 pm sessions. £5 per person.

Please book by calling 01902 372441 or email [email protected]

Albrighton Trust

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Funky Friday-Inclusive Disco

Start Date:
15th March 2019

End Date:
15th March 2019

Start Time:
1700

End Time:
1900

Event title: Funky Friday-Inclusive Disco
Venue: Newport Royal Navy Club, Bellmans Yard, High Street, Newport TF10 7AJ
Weblink: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Funky Friday is back but at a new venue. We look forward to welcoming you to Newport Royal Navy Club, Bellmans Yard, High Street, Newport TF10 7AJ on Friday 15th March 7 pm to 9 pm.

This disco is for young adults 16+ with SEN disabilities.
There is wheelchair access at this venue together with accessible toilets. Parking.

Entry £3 per person but no charge for carers. There will be a Carers Lounge.

See poster: Funky Friday March 2019