Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-January 2020

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 8th January, 10 am to 12 noon  at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

 This will be a relaxed meet up, sliding gracefully into 2020 with a catch up, we may even squeeze a game of Boccia in.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 13th January, 10.30 am -12.30 pm at at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow SY8 1QZ

Again, this will be a relaxed meet up, sliding gracefully into 2020 with a catch up, and hopefully, should you wish, a game of Boccia.

Shrewsbury Group meets on Monday 27th January as they opted to have their Christmas meal in January at Origins Restaurant,  London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PR – Telephone number 01743 342611. Arrival 12:30 pm to dine at around 13:00 pm.  Food order will be on the day. You will be supported on the day by our volunteers, Roger, Steve, and Kate, many of you already know them from the SLOG and Cycling meet ups.

Shrewsbury Cycling SLOG’s Group:

Our regular cycling session will re commence in March at  Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.

Please note that you can still cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00.  Can I ask you to let us know if you are planning on going along to the afternoon session as we will need to arrange some volunteer support.  

Should anyone like to join the Shrewsbury SLOG group for a game of 10-pin bowling, please, let me know. We plan on the game lasting around 1.5/2 hours, depending on numbers. The will be a small contribution request for this activity.

All SLOG 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, we will need a minimum of 6 -8 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we 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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Survey asks for views on ease of voting and registering to vote

Following the General Election on Thursday 12th December 2019, The Electoral Commission is asking people some questions about how they found voting, and registering to vote, and what could be done to  make them easier.

The survey is available in English and in Welsh, and is estimated to take about 10 minutes. The survey is open until Friday 17th January 2020.

Click here for the survey in English: https://www.research.net/r/KSGWLYD?utm_source=AEA&utm_campaign=c2c1b4ada5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_10_10_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_46196a7b64-c2c1b4ada5-226723569

Click here for the survey in Welsh: https://www.research.net/r/KW283VS?utm_source=AEA&utm_campaign=c2c1b4ada5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_10_10_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_46196a7b64-c2c1b4ada5-226723569

The survey does not ask for identifying information so all responses will be confidential, but the Electoral Commission plan to use the feedback, including quotes, to inform their post-election reporting and can share key findings with the Access to Elections Working Group.

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Basic Computer Skills-13 Week Course at Dawley

Have you had a computer, laptop, tablet for Christmas and want to learn how to use it? If you are unemployed or over 65 or have a disability, this course at Dawley Social Club, King Street, Telford TF4 2AG may be what you need.

Start date is Monday 6th January 2020. You need to book early as limited places are available, For further information or to book your place, please call Andy on 07842 906098

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A Christmas Message from Safe Place Shropshire

Ann, Jo, Jess and Ruby, the Safe Place Shropshire Team would like to wish all our Safe Places a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Thank you to all who have asked about this community initiative, signed up to be part of Safe Place Shropshire or helped by buying our Safe Place badges, donated paperback books and other items for us to sell. enabling us to raise funds and further the scheme.

Our next event is at Edgmond Village Hall on Saturday 1st February 2020. Once again, we will have our table at their monthly Table Top sale.

New supplies of “I Need Help” Cards can also be obtained from [email protected] or [email protected] Individuals can pick up at places who have signed up to the scheme or by emailing [email protected] or by calling/texting 07780 852229 .

We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.

Ann, Jo, Jess and Ruby

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Let’s Meet Together

Start Date:
19th March 2020

End Date:
16th April 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Let’s Meet Together
Venue: Holy Trinity, Hadley TF1 5NX
Name: Sue Hanscombe
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01952 245 982 07762 139 426
Event description: Let’s Meet Together meets on third Thursday each month 2 pm-4 pm. Join us for fun, food and friendship at Holy Trinity, Hadley TF1 5NX this New Year.

Who is it for? Those with memory loss or dementia and their family members, friends or carers. No Cost: we’re funded by donations & volunteers.

Why come? A warm and loving atmosphere for social, emotional and spiritual care for those with memory loss or dementia and for those who care for them.

What will it include? A variety of things! But always food and drink! There may be craft activity, gentle exercise, singing….

Dates we meet are:

  • Thursday 16th January 2020
  • Thursday 20th February 2020
  • Thursday 19th March 2020 and
  • Thursday 16th April 2020

Enquiries please contact: Sue Hanscombe: 01952 245 982 07762 139 426. Support given by Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK

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Let’s Meet Together

Start Date:
16th January 2020

End Date:
20th February 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Let’s Meet Together
Venue: Holy Trinity, Hadley TF1 5NX
Name: Sue Hanscombe
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01952 245 982 07762 139 426
Event description: Let’s Meet Together meets on third Thursday each month 2 pm-4 pm. Join us for fun, food and friendship at Holy Trinity, Hadley TF1 5NX this New Year.

Who is it for? Those with memory loss or dementia and their family members, friends or carers. No Cost: we’re funded by donations & volunteers.

Why come? A warm and loving atmosphere for social, emotional and spiritual care for those with memory loss or dementia and for those who care for them.

What will it include? A variety of things! But always food and drink! There may be craft activity, gentle exercise, singing….

Dates we meet are:

  • Thursday 16th January 2020
  • Thursday 20th February 2020
  • Thursday 19th March 2020 and
  • Thursday 16th April 2020

Enquiries please contact: Sue Hanscombe: 01952 245 982 07762 139 426. Support given by Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK

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What to do when your GP Practice is closed this Christmas and New Year

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group advice on where to get help when your GP Practice is closed this Christmas and New Year.

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To download a PDF of the above poster, please click here: AFE_10065_Christmas And New Year Signposting_Poster_V4_digital

Shropshire- Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday 2019 – 2020, click on this link: https://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/media/2658/shropshire-pharmacies-christmas-and-new-year-bank-holiday-2019-2020-opening-times.pdf

Telford & Wrekin-Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday 2019 – 2020, click on this link: https://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/media/2659/telford-and-wrekin-pharmacies-christmas-and-new-year-bank-holiday-2019-2020-opening-times.pdf

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Action for Children-February 2020 Holiday Club

Action For Children will be running this years holiday club for All In members from Tuesday 18th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020.

Details of Activities: (Subject to change depending on weather etc)

Belle Vue- Venue Day: 9.30-3.30 Parents to drop off/collect children from Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Belle Vue, SY3 7PY. A venue day to access the various activities we will provide i.e. arts & crafts sports and games and local walks to parks

Cavalier Centre–Much Wenlock– 9.30-3.30 – Parents to drop off/collect children from Radbrook Community Centre,Calverton Way, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ. A session with horse riding and horse care / grooming, this activity has limited spaces so a place for horse riding cannot be guaranteed. We will also have activities taking place at Radbrook Community Centre

(Option 1) Park Hall farm- 9.30 – 3.30 –Parents to drop off/collect children from Radbrook Community Centre,Calverton Way, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ.

(Option 2) Park Hall Farm-10 am-4 pm -Parents drop off/collect children at Park Hall Burma Road, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4AS

Activities include, petting the small animals, tractor ride, pony grooming, pig racing and many more. Packed lunch is required, and suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended. 

Radbrook Community Centre, 9.30-3.30 Parents to drop off/ collect at Calverton Way, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ- Our base for the week, with activities held at the community hall onvenue days with the various activities we will provide i.e. arts & crafts sports and games and local walks.

Severndale – Hours 9.30 to 3.30 -Parents to drop off and collect at Severndale

We have use of the Hydro pool. The Nurse will be available on the indicated session only.  A Packed lunch will be required.

* The hydro pool will be used for children / young people who have nursing needs and where other activities i.e. arts & crafts, sports, games etc. are not suitable or they are unable to participate in*.  Wet slings must be provided by Parents/ Carers.

To see full details, including an application form, please download this word document: AFC Feb holiday club

** Deadline for return of forms is Friday 10th January 2020 along with a £10 deposit for each day your child is taking part.

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Taking Charge of Your Life-Woodside Telford

Start Date:
13th January 2020

End Date:
10th February 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Taking Charge of Your Life-Woodside Telford
Venue: The Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford TF7 5QZ
Name: Hayley at Landau
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 245015
Event description: Taking Charge of your Life is a five-week course (one day a week), providing participants with techniques to help improve their confidence and self Esteem, meet new people, share experiences in a safe environment and to realise their true value.

Every day, people are faced with difficult circumstances; they battle with bereavement, poverty, mental health, childcare responsibilities, illness, lack of confidence, social isolation and learning barriers that prevent them from engaging in employment, education or just in general. We want to bring hope to individuals to be able to look forward to the future and set achievable goals, giving them the vision to make positive changes in their lives.

This course takes place on these dates:

  • Monday 13th January 2020
  • Monday 20th  January 2020
  • Monday 27th January 2020
  • Monday 3rd February 2020 and
  • Monday 10th February 2020

Courses are run in the following areas. Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Craven Arms, Ludlow and Bridgnorth

For further information about Taking Charge of Your Life click to download a word document. TCOYL – info & 5 wk outline (2)

For further information, contact Hayley Foley by calling 01952 245015 or email [email protected]k

Click here for poster: Taking Charge Of Your Life Course list Jan 2020

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Dead Good-Relaxed Performance

Start Date:
27th February 2020

End Date:
27th February 2020

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Dead Good-Relaxed Performance
Venue: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
Weblink: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/
Name: Theatre Severn
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: Bob and Bernard have only two things in common: they’re both dying…and they’re not going down without a fight.

So, with a bottle of Bollinger and the keys to Bernard’s Bentley in hand, they decide to hit the road, and take on one final, death-defying adventure.

But when time really does start to run out, can Bob and Bernard accept the inevitable? Can their growing friendship make the difference? And by seeing the end in sight, can they truly value living?

Funny and poignant in equal measure, DEAD GOOD is the hotly anticipated new production from full mask maestros, Vamos Theatre. Created in collaboration with palliative care patients and specialists, it’s a gloriously witty, wordless theatre show about the ultimate shared experience.

Vamos Theatre, in a co-production with Corn Exchange Newbury and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival

Suitable for 12+ years. Accessible to deaf audiences.

Note: This is a Relaxed Performance.
Click this link to book tickets: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=469979