Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Shropshire Disability Network Management Committee Nominations

Shropshire Disability Network Annual General Meeting and Members’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, 5th September 2019 at University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ

There are various elections that need to take place at that meeting i.e. Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Deputy Secretary.  Members also need to be elected to the SDN Management Committee.

If you would like to be elected or you would like to nominate someone (please seek permission first), please complete and return the nomination form below.

SDN holds its Management meetings on the first Thursday in February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.  There are no meetings in the same month as Members’ Meetings.

Over the last 11 years SDN has grown and it may be that we need to look at whether it is feasible to continue to hold every Management Meeting from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, or whether it should be a mix of morning and evening meetings.  If your current work prevents you attending meetings during the day, we would ask that you continue to complete and return the nomination form to us, indicating that you would like meeting times to be varied.

 Click here to download a nomination form: SDN Nomination Form 2019

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A Good Death?

Death and dying can be a very difficult topic to talk about. Whether the person is in hospital or being supported to die at home, there is only one chance for the providers of care to get it right.

Healthwatch Shropshire is asking if people would be willing to share their experiences of End of Life Care in the county.  For example, did you feel that the care your loved one received was what they wanted and expected? Were they treated with dignity and did they feel listened to and their wishes respected?

A recent Press Release from Healthwatch Shropshire states:

” It is really important that those providing the care are open and honest with both the patient and relatives.  Being better informed can reduce stress and anxiety and help people understand what to expect. Healthwatch Shropshire would like to know whether the language used by those giving the care was appropriate and did it prepare people for what was to happen? Were other ways of communicating found if the person’s preferences couldn’t be expressed verbally, either because of dementia or brain injury, for example?

Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said: “We are keen to build up a picture of how well End of Life Care is working across Shropshire and whether people feel that they received the right support for them.” 

“We want to find out whether care for the dying is equitable across the county and if there is a joined up approach between different services to End of Life Care including out of hours services”.

People can let Healthwatch Shropshire know about their experiences by telephone 01743 237884, by email [email protected] or online www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk. The more comments received the more influence Healthwatch Shropshire has to improve services for local people.”

Note: Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services.  It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

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BBC’s Licence Plans for over 75′s simply won’t work!

 “BBC’s Licence Plans for over 75′s simply won’t work” says Age UK. In a recent press release, they are asking people to contact them if they are worried about money and/or they think they may be entitled to claim Pension Credit. 

To read Age UK recent press release click here: Age UK TV Licence over 75s

If you think you may be entitled to claim Pension Credit please call Age UK advice line on Freephone 0800 169 65 65, or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/money or contacting your local Age UK for free information and advice. You can find details for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin here: https://shropshiredisability.net/age-concern-shropshire-telford-wrekin/

Age UK Petition to bring change and reinstate the Free TV Licence for people aged 75 and over:

  • To date, over 600,000 of all ages have signed Age UK’s petition to save free TV licences for the over-75s, showing mounting support for the continuation of this important social welfare policy. Check here for the latest figure: www.ageuk.org.uk/tvpetition

 The Charity is also urging older people, their friends, neighbours, families and grandchildren to support its petition on social media using #SwitchedOff.

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Western (with subtitles)

Start Date:
25th October 2019

End Date:
25th October 2019

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2200

Event title: Western (with subtitles)
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Weblink: https://www.hiveonline.org.uk
Name: The Hive
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 234970
Event description: About the film: A group of German construction workers starts a tough job remote in the Bulgarian countryside. As the foreign land awakens strong emotions in the men and their hosts, the stage is set for a showdown.

Cost: £6 on the door or in advance / £3 for under 25s
You can book tickets at this link: https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/western

This film has subtitles.

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Dementia Friendly Showing: Kiss Me Kate

Start Date:
7th October 2019

End Date:
7th October 2019

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1540

Event title: Dementia Friendly Showing: Kiss Me Kate
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink: http://www.wemtownhall.co.uk/
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: About the film: An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers’ quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Wem Town Hall is proud to be offering access to the arts for those living with dementia and memory loss. Dementia Friendly Showings are open to all but will be more relaxed, with lights on and sound level low with specially trained ushers on hand to assist.

All timings include a 20 minute interval with refreshments!

To book tickets click this link: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=17L

Tickets at £5, carers free (not available online). Tickets include refreshment.

These dementia friendly showings will have lower sound level, lights on and specially trained staff on hand to assist, however you should note no pastoral care is provided.

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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Ladies Fashion Show and Pop-up Shop

Start Date:
10th October 2019

End Date:
10th October 2019

Start Time:
Contact for details.

End Time:
Contact for details.

Event title: Ladies Fashion Show and Pop-up Shop
Venue: Ellesmere Town Hall, 1 – 3 Willow Street, Ellesmere, SY12 0EG
Name: Anne Wignall
Email: N/A
Telephone: 07854 494 346
Event description: Shop your favourite high street brands at 50% off or more at Age UK North Shropshire Supporters fashion show.

Tickets cost: £5.00. They are available from Anne Wignall (07854 494 346) and Ismay’s Fashions, Ellesmere.

Look out for more details coming soon.

 

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Telford Macular Support Group Monthly meeting

Start Date:
8th October 2019

End Date:
8th October 2019

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1530

Event title: Telford Macular Support Group Monthly meeting
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, Wellington TF1 1LU
Name: Telford Macular Support Group
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 3030 111
Event description: Today we welcome Alison Teece from Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service who will be our guest speaker.

There are over 300 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.

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Coffee Morning at Market Drayton (Autism)

Start Date:
10th December 2019

End Date:
10th December 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Coffee Morning at Market Drayton (Autism)
Venue: The Café, Festival Centre, 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 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 sessions will also take place on:

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019
  • Tuesday 10th December 2019

 

We also hold Coffee Mornings at Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Shifnal.

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

For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team on 01743 250 962 or email [email protected]

 

These coffee mornings are funded by the Shropshire Council.

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Coffee Mornings at Shifnal -Autism

Start Date:
11th November 2019

End Date:
11th November 2019

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1230

Event title: Coffee Mornings at Shifnal -Autism
Venue: Trinity Methodist Church, Victoria Road Shifnal TF11 8AF
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 sessions run on:

  • Monday 9th September 2019
  • Monday 14th October 2019
  • Monday 11th November 2019
  • Monday 9th December 2019

 

We also hold Coffee Mornings in Shrewsbury, Market Drayton, Bridgnorth and Oswestry.

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

For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team on 01743 250 962 or email [email protected]

 

These coffee mornings are funded by the Shropshire Council.

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Child’s Pose (film with Subtitles)

Start Date:
27th September 2019

End Date:
27th September 2019

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2150

Event title: Child’s Pose (film with Subtitles)
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Weblink: https://www.hiveonline.org.uk/
Name: The Hive
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 234970
Event description: About the film: Cornelia lives at the pinnacle of society. When her 30-year old son commits a serious offence, her attempts to help turn to something more sinister.

Winner of the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013.

Book tickets in advance at this link: https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/childspose

Cost: £6 on the door or in advance / £3 for under 25s

This show has subtitles.