Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Review of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan

Start Date:
1st November 2020

End Date:
31st December 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
1700

Telford & Wrekin Council has commenced a review of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan. An Issues and Options consultation document has been produced which introduces the development priorities for the borough up to 2040. The Issues and Options stage is the first step to reviewing the current Local Plan and a chance to provide your comments on proposed amendments to the Plan. The consultation is now open until 5pm on Friday 8 January 2021 and welcome your comments.

The Issues and Options document sets out in detail the priorities for the Local Plan Review, options for the amount of employment and housing development, proposed updates to policies and in some cases the addition of new policies.

A PDF copy of the Issues and Options document is available to view below. The Council has also produced a summary guide to the consultation and a list of frequently asked questions.

To view the Issues and Options document and submit comments, please click here:   https://consult.telford.gov.uk/kse/folder/3553

For help submitting comments please see the guide to submitting comments.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of comments or know anyone who is unable to access the internet but would like to engage with the consultation, please contact the Strategic Planning Team for additional help and alternative options on 01952 384241 or email: [email protected].

Comments must be submitted to and received by the Council by 5pm on Friday 8 January 2021.

For further information click the link below:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20451/development_plans/3979/review_of_the_telford_and_wrekin_local_plan/2

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Lino Printing Course

Start Date:
15th October 2020

End Date:
17th December 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Lino Printing Course
Venue: The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB
Name: Through the Doorway
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07528 700492
Event description: Our 10-week Lino printing course will take you through the entire process of
producing a lino print from first ideas to finished product. Using nature and Christmas as inspiration you will be able to experiment with different textures and colours and develop your own individual style to create original artworks or your own Christmas cards. As sharp cutting tools are used, you must be willing and able to follow appropriate safety guidelines.

These sessions are totally FREE and are part of the BBO Programme

To be eligible you must be:

  • unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or
  • economically inactive (not in work and not currently looking for work) but want to become more active in your community in the future.
  • You must also have the right to live and work in the UK.

The course starts on Thursday 15th October 2020 and ends on Thursday 17th December 2020. Each session takes place between 10 am and 12 noon.

Everything is provided so all you need to do is turn up, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so that we can provide enough equipment. For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email.

Click here for poster: Flyer-Lino Printing

Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Help shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities 

Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important that Telford & Wrekin Council to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community. Engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities is now under way and we want to make sure as many people as possible take part.

Do you care for, or work with, an adult with a learning disability? If so, they would like to hear from you.

The Council would like as much input as possible so they, along with our communities and partners, can provide advice, information, care and support that is aspirational, modern and meaningful for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

This will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help us deliver our responsibilities.

You can tell them your views in a variety of ways

Complete the easy read paper questionnaire:

If you would like the questionnaire in an alternative format, or have questions about the engagement, please email: [email protected] or call us on 01952 385577.

Or you could attend a virtual sessions for family and carers to be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Friday 6 November 2020 from 9.30am – 10.30am.

To book your place on one of the above virtual sessions please click here to book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391

Please submit your comments by Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 5pm.

The following legislation and guidelines are important:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 2007
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
  • Think Local Act Personal.
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

Start Date:
27th October 2021

End Date:
27th October 2021

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
16

Event title: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, Wellington TF1 1LU
Name: Jenny Heath
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Watch for more details coming soon. We hope to hold 3 Forums in 2021 on the following dates.

  • Wednesday 10th February at Wellington Methodist Centre
  • Wednesday 9th June at Trinity Centre, Shrewsbury
  • Wednesday 27th October at Wellington Methodist Centre.

A Sign Language Interpreter will be present and a loop system provided.
Hearing dogs are most welcome – Free parking nearby

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Virtual sessions for family and carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities

Start Date:
6th November 2020

End Date:
6th November 2020

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1030

Event title: Virtual sessions for family and carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities
Venue: This is a Virtual Meeting
Weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391
Name: Telford & Wrekin Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 385577
Event description: Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important that Telford & Wrekin Council to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community. Engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities is now under way and we want to make sure as many people as possible take part.

Do you care for, or work with, an adult with a learning disability? If so, they would like to hear from you.

The Council would like as much input as possible so they, along with our communities and partners, can provide advice, information, care and support that is aspirational, modern and meaningful for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

This will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help us deliver our responsibilities.

You can tell them your views in a variety of ways

Complete the easy read paper questionnaire: download it here easy read copy to print  to print to print and complete or

download it here easy read copy to complete online easy read copy to complete online. to complete it online in easy read

If you would like the questionnaire in an alternative format, or have questions about the engagement, please email: [email protected] or call us on 01952 385577.

Or you could attend a virtual sessions for family and carers to be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Friday 6 November 2020 from 9.30am – 10.30am.

To book your place on one of the above virtual sessions please click here to book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391

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Virtual sessions for family and carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities

Start Date:
20th October 2020

End Date:
20th October 2020

Start Time:
1730

End Time:
1830

Event title: Virtual sessions for family and carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities
Venue: This is a Virtual Meeting
Weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391
Name: Telford & Wrekin Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 385577
Event description: Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important that Telford & Wrekin Council to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community. Engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities is now under way and we want to make sure as many people as possible take part.

Do you care for, or work with, an adult with a learning disability? If so, they would like to hear from you.

The Council would like as much input as possible so they, along with our communities and partners, can provide advice, information, care and support that is aspirational, modern and meaningful for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

This will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help us deliver our responsibilities.

You can tell them your views in a variety of ways

Complete the easy read paper questionnaire:

If you would like the questionnaire in an alternative format, or have questions about the engagement, please email: [email protected] or call us on 01952 385577.

Or you could attend a virtual sessions for family and carers to be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Friday 6 November 2020 from 9.30am – 10.30am.

To book your place on one of the above virtual sessions please click here to book via eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391

Please submit your by Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 5pm.

The following legislation and guidelines are important:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 2007
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
  • Think Local Act Personal.
Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Help shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities

Start Date:
1st October 2020

End Date:
31st October 2020

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
1700

Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important that Telford & Wrekin Council to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community. Engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities is now under way and we want to make sure as many people as possible take part.

Do you care for, or work with, an adult with a learning disability? If so, they would like to hear from you.

The Council would like as much input as possible so they, along with our communities and partners, can provide advice, information, care and support that is aspirational, modern and meaningful for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

This will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help us deliver our responsibilities.

You can tell them your views in a variety of ways

Complete the easy read paper questionnaire:

If you would like the questionnaire in an alternative format, or have questions about the engagement, please email: [email protected] or call us on 01952 385577.

Or you could attend a virtual sessions for family and carers to be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Friday 6 November 2020 from 9.30am – 10.30am.

To book your place on one of the above virtual sessions please click here to book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391

Please submit your by Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 5pm.

The following legislation and guidelines are important:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 2007
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
  • Think Local Act Personal.
Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Help shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities

Start Date:
30th September 2020

End Date:
11th November 2020

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
1700

Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important that Telford & Wrekin Council to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community. Engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities is now under way and we want to make sure as many people as possible take part.

Do you care for, or work with, an adult with a learning disability? If so, they would like to hear from you.

The Council would like as much input as possible so they, along with our communities and partners, can provide advice, information, care and support that is aspirational, modern and meaningful for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

This will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help us deliver our responsibilities.

You can tell them your views in a variety of ways

Complete the easy read paper questionnaire:

If you would like the questionnaire in an alternative format, or have questions about the engagement, please email: [email protected] or call us on 01952 385577.

Or you could attend a virtual sessions for family and carers to be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Friday 6 November 2020 from 9.30am – 10.30am.

To book your place on one of the above virtual sessions please click here to book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tw-virtual-learning-disability-engagement-families-and-carers-tickets-122208325391

Please submit your by Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 5pm.

The following legislation and guidelines are important:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 2007
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
  • Think Local Act Personal.
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

Start Date:
9th June 2021

End Date:
9th June 2021

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum
Venue: Zoom on-line
Name: Jenny Heath
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: As Zoom is becoming more and more popular, the Forum committee have decided to hold our June Forum on Zoom on the originally arranged date of 9th June.   

Jenny will send out the link nearer the time, (SDN will update this post once we have received the link) but please let Jenny Heath know if you wish to join the Forum at this email [email protected]     

  • First guest speaker – Mrs Balwinder Kaur Head of Equality and Inclusion of the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust will give a talk on the Council’s involvement with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • Second guest speaker – PC Ross Cookson of the West Mercia Police will speak on the Interaction between the Police and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Should you have any particular aspects you wish him to cover, please let Jenny know.

If you require an interpreter or require the services of a lip-speaker, please let me know as soon as possible so I can arrange – although our lip-speaker, Mrs. Dilys Palin, has kindly offered to be present.   Sub-titles will also be available.

Date of October meeting:

  • Wednesday 27th October at Wellington Methodist Centre.

A Sign Language Interpreter will be present and a loop system provided.
Hearing dogs are most welcome.

Basic CMYK

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the UK

Front of Pack Nutrition Labels (FOPNL) are important to support healthier food and drink choices.

Since 2013, the UK Government and Devolved Administrations have recommended a voluntary ‘traffic light’ FOPNL scheme, which has proven to be popular with both the food and drink industry and shoppers. However, they want to ensure that the scheme that the UK Government and Devolved Administration recommends, continues to be the most helpful when deciding on food and drink purchases.

While the UK was an EU member state, the European Food Information to Consumers Regulation 2011/1169 (EU FIC) established the criteria for the use and form of FOPNL the UK can use and how we can enforce it. However, on 31 December 2020 the transition period will end. After this, the UK Government and Devolved Administrations will seek to build on the success of FOPNL in the UK to improve the current scheme. This consultation will therefore ensure that the UK are in the best position to act quickly to continue to support shoppers to understand what is in the food they are buying.

At this stage, they are not proposing any changes to legislation or policy governing FOPNL in the UK. Instead, they want your views and evidence on the following:

  • how they can improve on our current recommended FOPNL scheme
  • on new international examples of FOPNL being adopted in other countries
  • whether they should be incorporating updated nutrition guidelines on any new FOPNL scheme

To help you answer the questions, it will be helpful for you to read the FOPNL consultation document

This consultation asks for your views and evidence on:

  • the UK government’s and devolved administrations’ recommended FOPNL scheme, the ‘multiple traffic light label’
  • new international examples, specifically the ‘nutri-score’ label and ‘Chile’s health warning label’ which have gained prominence in recent years
  • whether FOPNL should reflect the latest dietary advice on sugar and fibre

Click here for the Consultation in English: Complete the survey in English Closes on Wednesday 21st October 2020

Click here for the Consultation in Welsh: Complete the survey in Welsh Closes on Thursday 5th November 2020

Useful information to download at this link: Building on the success of front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the UK: consultation document