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Shropshire Wheelchair Tennis Tournament-Free Taster Sessions

Shropshire Wheelchair Tennis Tournament has announced this invitation giving your child and family opportunity to get involved.

They are offering a free ‘taster’ session for children and young people to take to the court and try out Wheelchair Tennis. Their fantastic coaches will lead this session, offering support and guidance, whilst giving the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills. Participants will also get the chance to meet GB Wheelchair players and the opportunity to watch some of the matches going on throughout the day.

Date: Saturday 2nd June – 11am to 12 Noon – followed by free entry to watch matches.

The tournament hosted by The Shrewsbury Club, Sundorne Road, SY2 4RG will be taking place 1st to 3rd June 2018. This prestigious competition will see over 40 wheelchair players from across the UK heading to Shrewsbury to compete in this fantastic sport.

Shropshire Wheelchair Tennis spokesperson said “Shropshire already has some of the finest adult wheelchair players in the country. We would now really like to continue the excitement that this National event will generate, and take the opportunity to create a junior group to take part in weekly sessions.

Wheelchair tennis really is open to anyone – whether they are a full or part time wheelchair user, are ambulatorily challenged in any way or have limited mobility and therefore may find it difficult to play standing.

We would really love to see you at this free event, all equipment including sports wheelchairs provided”.

To take part or for more information please contact Scott Smith, by email   [email protected] or by calling 07950 404505. 

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Home Made Cake! Coffee Morning Oswestry

Join us for our Coffee Morning on Monday 16th October at a new venue in Oswestry. 1020 to 1230 at Quakers Meeting Room, Oak Street, Oswestry SY11 1LJ

Home made Cake, a raffle and a table where we will be selling  items made by our members. This coffee morning has been organised at the request of our members in Oswestry. We used to hold Coffee Morning at The Centre but due to the introduction of charges beyond our means, we have been looking for a new venue and have negotiated with the Quakers.

Full details here: Coffee Morning Oswestry SDN Oct 2017 Join us and make it a success.

For a list of all our events click here: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2017-Members-September for updated (1)

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Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group seek your help

Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group is asking residents for their thoughts on opening hours and the  location of pharmacies.

Completed feedback will be collated and used to inform any changes that may need to be made.

Jacqui Seaton, head of medicine management for Telford and Wrekin CCG is encouraging you to participate in this study. She said ” This survey is  a great way for local people to tell us more about their community pharmacy services, how convenient they are, and if they are available when residents need them.

This is a chance for users of pharmacy services to give their honest opinion about their local pharmacies and whether any changes are required to support their needs.”

You can complete the survey by clicking on this link: https://telford.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=150331102813

For more information visit : http://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/pharmacy-needs-assessment

The closing date for this survey is Monday 2nd October 2017

See separate survey for Shropshire on this website: https://shropshiredisability.net/community-pharmacy-services-in-shropshire/

 

 

 

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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking for your help.

 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is holding a further workshop (Working In Partnership) on Friday 22nd September from 1 pm to 4 pm at Shropshire Education & Conference Centre (SECC), Royal Shrewsbury Hospital,  Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ

Why does SaTH need your help? They are looking for your help to develop and plan for their Academy, Forum and Community & Voluntary Sector. Public involvement in the planning of these initiatives is key to making them successful.

This document gives an outline of what SaTH is looking for: Academy, Forum, Community Assembly Outline

Places are limited and you must book your place by emailing [email protected]uk or calling 01743 261467 for more information.

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Age UK issues warning as freezing conditions grip the UK.

SDN brings this Press Release to you from Age UK.

“With temperatures set to fall over the next few days and freezing conditions forecast across the country towards the end of the week, Age UK is urging older people to wrap up warm and take sensible precautions to keep themselves safe & well.

Research shows that exposure to the cold have a devastating impact on the health of older people, who are particularly vulnerable to the impact of low temperatures. As people get older it takes longer to warm up which can be bad for people’s health. The cold can increase blood pressure and breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.

That’s why Age UK has produced its Winter Wrapped Up guide which offers practical advice to help older people stay warm and well in winter. The guide includes information on cold weather preparations, tips on staying healthy, ways to improve energy efficiency and advice on how to keep warm both inside and outside the home. There’s also a section about the benefits and concessions older people may be entitled to and in the middle of the printed version there’s a handy pull-out and keep room thermometer. Anyone – whether an older person, carer, friend, neighbour or relative – can pick up a free guide by calling Age UK Advice on 0800 169 6565, downloading it from the Charity’s website www.ageuk.org.uk/winter or by contacting their local Age UK.

AGE UK’S TOP TIPS FOR STAYING WARM AND WELL THIS WINTER

  • 64°F (18°C) is the ideal temperature for your bedroom and 70°F (21°C) is the ideal temperature for your living room. Check your thermostat or use a room thermometer to monitor temperature.
  • Keep your bedroom window shut at night. Breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.
  • Stay active and when you are indoors try not to sit still for more than an hour, if you can get up. Walk around or make a hot drink.
  • Eat well. It’s important to eat well, especially in the winter. Have at least one hot meal a day and have regular hot drinks, as they help to keep you warm. Also stock up on basic food items in case of a cold snap and you can’t get out.

Caroline Abrahams. Charity Director at Age UK said: “The cold weather can be really challenging for older people, particularly those who are more vulnerable because of pre-existing health conditions or who are living in housing that is difficult and expensive to heat. It can also be an especially lonely time, if older people feel it is too cold to go out and about.

“With the weather set to take a turn for the worse, we are urging people to check our advice to make sure they are doing everything they can to protect themselves against the cold weather.

“We’d also urge people to keep an eye on their older family members, friends or neighbours when the weather is particularly bad. Picking up some shopping for them or just popping in to check they’re OK and having a friendly chat can be a real help at this time of year.”

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Healthwatch Shropshire asks “What are your experiences of home care services in Shropshire?

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Healthwatch Shropshire are starting off the New Year with hot topic that will interest many of our members! Domiciliary Care.

What are your experiences of home care services in Shropshire? Jane Randell-Smith CEO of Healthwatch Shropshire said”  The number of people, especially older individuals, being helped and supported to live independently is increasing & in Shropshire projections suggest that just over a third of county residents will be 65 or over by 2033. We are looking at domiciliary care services. We want to hear from people who may use them, or indeed have been unable to get the support they needed. But we also want to hear from carer’s and professionals to hear their experiences” 

Do you feel your care needs are being met? Are you visited by the same care worker on a regular basis? Do you have a choice on who cares for you? Do you feel involved in your care plan? Have you a good experience to share, please share it. Unfortunately some of you may not have had or are having a good experience, it is important you share that too. 

To share your experience contact Healthwatch by calling 01743 237884 or email [email protected]                               

The more comments received the more influence Healthwatch Shropshire has to improve services for local people.

Click here to read Healthwatch Shropshire Press Release in full: Press release – Dom care Jan 2017

 

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A Christmas Message from the Management Committee

Shropshire Disability Network Management Committee Christmas Message.

2016 has been an extremely busy year, having had a record number of items on our website as well as 4 very successful meetings, having a presence at many events by being the place & “voice” for disability information in Shropshire.

We thank all who have contributed in any way by volunteering, supporting our fundraisers, providing us with information for “YourVoice” and our website etc. You enable us to be here for so many people. Thank you.

To all our Members, Supporters & Funders we thank you & send you Season’s Greetings and look forward to 2017.

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Tell us what you think!

It’s very important to SDN that we understand our users. We really need to know if you have found the new Be Active Venues page useful. Please take just a minute to answer these quick questions.

All responses are anonymous unless you want them to be otherwise.

Thinking about the Be Active Venues Pages you have looked at.

How easy was it to use the Be Active Venues page?
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. All comments are valued and we will look at them.

Did you find what you were looking for on the Be Active Venues Pages?
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Your views are important and we will look at all of them.

Thank you for your time your answers will help us shape future services from SDN.

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Alan Ward Shrewsbury helps local Charities with Festive extravaganza

We are very pleased to be taking up a very kind offer by Alan Ward to raise some funding at their first festive extravaganza being held in their new “arena” at their Ennerdale Road site in Shrewsbury on Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December 10 am-4 pm.

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With no cost for a space, this is a real boost for us, as we are a small charity, doing a huge amount of work.

“Every penny counts & funding is so important to the work of Shropshire Disability Network” said Ruby our Chairperson. She continued “SDN is run in it’s entirety by volunteers & we are very fortunate to have some very committed volunteers, however that does not mean we have no costs.

She continued “We must ensure we have the finance to maintain & expand on our core work ie maintaining this website, producing our newsletter, provide you with quarterly meetings & be able to re-imburse necessary out of pocket expenses to volunteers as well as produce publicity material, have insurance, promote what we do & continue our signposting work that is so valuable to many people. These two days enable us to reach new people & bring in much needed funds. 

So how can Alan Ward to this? At their Ennerdale Road site (Shrewsbury SY1 3LD) they now have a flexible space that can be accessed through the store & designed to open up options to hold events at the store.

What can you expect?  Shrewsbury Store Manager Andrea Cutler said “We want to give charities the opportunity to promote their work & raise some money where they don’t have to pay for a stand”.

He continued “It will also give schoolchildren and other community groups and performers the opportunity to showcase their talent and get everyone in the festive spirit. The Christmas Market is one of many public events the store is planning in its huge flexible space, which is 5,000sq ft in size.

“The stalls will need to be run by the charity representatives throughout the weekend” added Mrs Cutler.

It will be a real opportunity for people to get their Christmas cards and wrapping paper, as well as gifts knowing they will  be helping raise funds for various charities”

 

So we look forward to hearing the school choirs perform and may be hear a brass band, while meeting you and hopefully selling some of our Christmas Cards, items made by our members and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whizz-Kidz Family Event at Attingham Park

Come & join us for wheelchair accessible den building, campfire lighting including roasting marsh mellows, hallowe’en themed games, Forest School Crafts, pumpkin making & more. (Some activities are weather permitted)

Taking place on Tuesday 25th October between 12 noon and 5 pm at Attingham Park SY4 4TW

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Cost: Free for young wheelchair users (up to 25 years of age) and three family members and/or friends. Additional guests welcome but must pay National Trust entry fee. 

Bring a  packed lunch or purchase food from the National Trust Cafes. Parking is FREE. Changing Places facility on site.

Please sign up by contacting Ray on [email protected] or 07788 435 149