Connect for Life

Dance and Dementia Workshop

Start Date:
1st April 2019

End Date:
1st April 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Dance and Dementia Workshop
Venue: Gatacre Pavilion, Gatacre Ave, Oswestry SY11 1DR
Weblink: www.connectforlife.co.uk
Name: Connect For Life
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07958 269001
Event description: Learn about the benefits of dance/music for dementia.

The training days will include brief power point presentations to illustrate theory, video clip examples related to this area of work, lots of opportunities to try out different techniques, and handouts with practical advice and further reading suggestions.
This workshop would be particularly beneficial if you work in a care setting eg. you are an activities co-coordinators / day care support workers.

Please click here for poster: Dance and Dementia April 2019

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Shropshire Care Closer to Home

Start Date:
25th February 2019

End Date:
25th February 2019

Start Time:
1300

End Time:
1600

Event title: Shropshire Care Closer to Home
Venue: Darwin Centre Shopping Centre, Ground Floor, Raven Meadows, Shrewsbury
Name: Shropshire Care Closer to Home Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Finding out what matters to local people to help develop a new healthcare service will be the reason why NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be in Shrewsbury Darwin Centre  meeting local shoppers today.

From 1 pm to 4 pm, on Monday 25th February CCG staff will be in the Darwin Shopping Centre on talking to people and asking for their feedback to help shape and develop the new Shropshire Care Closer to Home Service.

This new service, which is currently being developed, aims to help local people over 65 who have a number of health conditions and receive regular care and support from the NHS and Shropshire Council. It aims to help them get their care in the community, and even in the comfort of their own homes, which could also mean they may avoid a stay in hospital.

The Shropshire Care Closer to Home Team is developing the new service to join up health and social care. They will be on hand to talk about how the new service could possibly look and hear feedback and ideas to help develop it.

They especially want to know what matters to local people over 65 who have day-to-day experience of care and support from the local NHS and Shropshire Council and if there is anything that could be changed or done differently.

For an informal chat to share what matters to you, and to find out more about Shropshire Care Closer to Home, call in to see the team.

No appointment is necessary and for further information contact the Shropshire Care Closer to Home Team via e-mail: [email protected]

McMillan Step on Board

Questions about Cancer-Step on Board

Start Date:
26th February 2019

End Date:
15th March 2019

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Event title: Questions about Cancer-Step on Board
Venue: See Content for details
Weblink: www.macmillan.org.uk
Name: Macmillan in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0808 808 00
Event description: Macmillan Cancer Support will be out and about all over the county with “Step On Board” from Tuesday 26th February to the end of March.. You will have the chance to talk to one of their friendly specialists. No appointments are necessary.Drop in to get free, confidential advice, information and support about any questions or worries about cancer, for yourself or anyone else.

Look for our big green bus, which will be staffed by experienced Cancer Information and Support Specialists. On board, there is a wide range of information for people affected by cancer, and we can also help with questions about reducing your risk or signs and symptoms. There is space on-board to sit down and talk, but if you are pressed for time you can just pick up some leaflets or ask a quick question. We can also point you in the right direction for other local services.

Dates/Times/Places where you can Step on Board:

  • Tuesday 26 February – 7 am to 4 pm - Newtown, Newtown Market, Broad Street, SY16 2BB
  • Monday 11th March, 9 am – 3 pm – Tesco, Canal Way, Ellesmere, SY12 0EJ
  • Tuesday 12th March, 9 am – 3 pm – Tesco, Cattle Market, Battlefield Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4HA
  • Thursday 14th March, 8 am – 2 pm – Co-Op, 83 Isherwoods Way, Wem, SY4 5NY
  • Friday 15th March, 9 am – 3 pm – Watergate, Whitchurch (in front of TSB bank)

Or phone their free support line on 0808 808 00 Or visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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Coping with Hearing Loss through Lip Reading-Whitchurch

Start Date:
30th April 2019

End Date:
1st July 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Coping with Hearing Loss through Lip Reading-Whitchurch
Venue: Whitchurch-Contact for details
Name: SaTH Audiology
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 261 482
Event description: This course is completely free of charge and last 10 weeks.

Each session lasts 2 hours with approximately 14-16 people in each session. The tutors are highly qualified and experienced.

The aim of the course is to,

  • Improve and develop your lip-reading skills
  • Find out ways to cope with difficult listening situations, such as meetings, restaurants, groups conversations
  • Find out what support services are available to help you with your hearing difficulties
  • Meet other people in similar situations and gain valuable support

If you are interested in a lip-reading course please e-mail [email protected] or telephone 01743 261 482. Note there are courses starting at Oswestry on 2nd May and Ludlow 3rd May.

 

Coping with Hearing Loss-Whitchurch

Rising to the Challenge 2019

Rising to the Challenge – 2019 Workshops – Shrewsbury

Start Date:
29th March 2019

End Date:
17th May 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Rising to the Challenge – 2019 Workshops – Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Weblink: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: Rising to the Challenge 2019 Workshops in Shrewsbury for family carers living in Shropshire “Best parent training and support programme” Social Care Award 2017.

This is a series of six workshops during March, April and May for family carers who really want to understand their child’s autism. 

The course consists of 6 sessions as detailed below.

Friday 29th March (9.30 am – 12.30 pm) – Autism as a Spectrum

  • Exploring the world of autism
  • The individuality of children on the spectrum
  • How autism is diagnosed

Friday 5th April (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)- The Sensory World of Autism

  • Sensory Processing
  • How children with autism experience their senses
  • Improving sensory experiences for you child

Friday 12th April (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Exploring Communication

  • The developing communicator
  • How your child with autism communicates
  • Communication ideas for your child

Friday 3rd May (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

  • How children develop social skills
  • Social skill difficulties in autism
  • Promoting social skills with your child

Friday 10th May (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Understanding and minimising difficult behaviors

  • Anxious behaviors and autism
  • Coping strategies for dealing with autism related anxiety and anger outbursts
  • Strategies to help your child regulate their emotions

Friday 17th May (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Happiness and Well-being

  • Practical strategies to promote self
  • esteem and well-being for your child
  • Reflection time

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the eShop:

https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/rising-to-the-challenge-2019

Parents and carers must be resident in the Shropshire Council area.

Please provide your mobile number when booking so that we can send you a text reminder.

Cost: £10 individual or £15 per couple.

If the cost is a barrier to you attending, please contact us by email to [email protected] or call 01743 250962

This course is funded by Shropshire Council and Shropshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group so places are only available for family carers living in the Shropshire Council area.

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Shrewsbury Cycling SLOG

Start Date:
20th March 2019

End Date:
20th March 2019

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1200

Event title: Shrewsbury Cycling SLOG
Venue: AMF Bowling, Brixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3AZ
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168
Event description: We are at AMF Bowling, Brixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3AZ for a game of bowls.

Your cycling session will resume in March when the weather is a little better for you all.

Due to the costs there will be a minimum number of 4 to participate. Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected] We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

You can of course cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00, for more information please contact Christian Smith the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002.

Understanding Mental Heath in Children

Understanding Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Young People – Shrewsbury

Start Date:
27th March 2019

End Date:
27th March 2019

Start Time:
1830

End Time:
2130

Event title: Understanding Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Young People – Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lantern,Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: This evening workshop will cover:

  • What is mental health?
  • Different types of mental health difficulties.
  • How can we identify mental health difficulties in children and young people.
  • Strategies for supporting children and young people who may have mental health difficulties. Signposting to specialist support.
  • The workshop will be delivered by Inspired Foundations, a specialist training and support service.

Cost: £5

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-mental-health-difficulties-in-children-and-young-people-shrewsbury-march-2019

For more information please contact the Shropshire team: Email [email protected] or call  01743 250962

Funded by Shropshire Council

Understanding Your Child with Autism

Understanding Your Child’s Autism –Craven Arms

Start Date:
22nd May 2019

End Date:
22nd May 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1400

Event title: Understanding Your Child’s Autism –Craven Arms
Venue: The Gateway, Auction Yard Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9BW
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: A free one day course for family carers of children with autism or being assessed for autism. This practical session will give you the opportunity to share experiences and take away ideas, strategies and resources.

Topics covered include:

  • autism as a spectrum condition,
  • communication in autism and
  • making sense of behaviour.

Please bring your own lunch, tea and coffee is provided. Places are only available to family carers in the Shropshire Council area.

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-your-childs-autism-shropshire-shifnal

This event runs on:

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019 – Shifnal
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019– Craven Arms

For more information please contact the Shropshire team:by emailing: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-your-childs-autism-shropshire-craven-arms or calling 01743 250 962.

This course is funded by Shropshire Council and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Ableworld

Abena Continence Care Events

Start Date:
20th March 2019

End Date:
26th March 2019

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Event title: Abena Continence Care Events
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Weblink: https://www.ableworld.co.uk
Name: Ableworld
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01270 627111
Event description: Within our stores we occasionally hold Continence Care Awareness events, whereby with the assistance of a local Abena qualified nurse, we give advice and help for anyone wh suffers or cares for someone with a bladder or bowel dysfunction. During the sessions we can show you the continence products that we have available, and how the different styles benefit different people. There is also plenty of opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. These events are very casual and informal, and are all held within store so you can have a browse at our product ranges too whilst at the event.

These Continence Care Events will take place at the following stores on the dates and times below:

  • Wednesday 20th March 10 am – 12 pm Newport
  • Thursday 21st March 10 am- 12 pm Shrewsbury
  • Tuesday 26th March 2 pm – 4 pm Oswestry
Understanding Your Child with Autism

Understanding Your Child’s Autism – Shifnal

Start Date:
5th March 2019

End Date:
5th March 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1400

Event title: Understanding Your Child’s Autism – Shifnal
Venue: Shifnal Village Hall, Aston Street Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8DW
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: A free one day course for family carers of children with autism or being assessed for autism. This practical session will give you the opportunity to share experiences and take away ideas, strategies and resources. Topics covered include:

  • autism as a spectrum condition,
  • communication in autism and
  • making sense of behaviour.

Please bring your own lunch, tea and coffee is provided. Places are only available to family carers in the Shropshire Council area.

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-your-childs-autism-shropshire-shifnal

This event runs on:

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019 – Shifnal
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019– Craven Arms

For more information please contact the Shropshire team:by emailing: [email protected] or calling 01743 250 962.

This course is funded by Shropshire Council and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.