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Your Voice Christmas 2018

This edition of Your Voice has a festive feel – download your copy below!

You will find out how to get your hands on SDN’s Christmas Cards – with designs by Members – and how people with and without disabilities can enjoy a creative Christmas carol service. There is an invitation to the final SDN Members’ Meeting of the year – come along in festive dress if you wish!

We thank our brilliant volunteers, fundraisers and supporters, and we look forward to making a difference together again in the year ahead. We also touch on serious topics of safeguarding and hate crime, as well as, different opportunities to learn more about your NHS or about your local gravestones.

There are features, too, on a successful scheme to put unsold food from supermarkets to good use and on new funding for services for people with deafness and hearing loss in Shropshire.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have suggestions for future editions, please email [email protected] . All comments welcome!

Your Voice Christmas 2018

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Swan Hill Therapy & Training Hub

Swan Hill Therapy & Training Hub

Contact: Swan Hill Therapy & Training Hub,

Website: N/Q

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 240 004 or 07989 746 333

Address: 5, Swan Hill Court, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NP

My Chat Youth. Do you or a young person you know struggle to make friends, form relationships or find social situations tricky?

Would you like to meet up with like-minded people and enjoy yourself? Want to know more or find out if this is the right group for you? Then please email Ami [email protected][email protected] or call Ami 07989 746 333

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Your Voice October-November 2018

This edition of Your Voice brings you information about help with heating, accessible training in historical research, photography for wellbeing, a TV cookery competition, warding off flu, children’s mental health services, and an inclusive carol service.

It also updates you on Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Places Shropshire’s activities, including, a “high-flying” fundraising challenge.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have suggestions for future editions, please email [email protected] . Happy reading!

Your Voice October-November 2018

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Ponthafren Association promoting positive mental health Newtown & Llanidloes Outreach Group

Ponthafren Association promoting positive mental health Newtown & Llanidloes Outreach Group

Websites: Newtown: http://www.ponthafren.org.uk/newtown/home

                  Llanidloes: http://www.ponthafren.org.uk/llanidloes/home

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01686 621586

Address: Ponthafren Association , Longbridge Street,Newtown Powys SY16 2DY

Ponthafren is a registered mental health charity committed to promoting wellbeing, learning and recovery within the community. Our dedicated team of volunteers are there to help:

  • Tackle mental health issues
  • Reach out to the local community
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues
  • Provide a platform to mix up people within the community

We achieve this by running a variety of courses and events, which all members of the community are welcome to attend. In doing so, we aim to improve the perception of those who suffer with mental issues, while supporting them and others through their daily challenges and providing opportunities to mix things up with the local community.

Charity Number. 1035326

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Ponthafren Association promoting positive mental health (Welshpool)

Ponthafren Association promoting positive mental health (Welshpool)

Website: http://www.ponthafren.org.uk/welshpool/home

Email: [email protected]

Telephone 01938 552770

Address: The Enterprise Centre, 42 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7RR

Ponthafren is a registered mental health charity committed to promoting wellbeing, learning and recovery within the community. Our dedicated team of volunteers are there to help:

  • Tackle mental health issues
  • Reach out to the local community
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues
  • Provide a platform to mix up people within the community

They achieve this by running a variety of courses and events, which all members of the community are welcome to attend. In doing so, we aim to improve the perception of those who suffer with mental issues, while supporting them and others through their daily challenges and providing opportunities to mix things up with the local community.

Charity Number. 1035326

Back Up

Back Up-transforming lives after spinal injury

Website: https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 8875 1805

Address: Back Up, 4 Knightley Walk, SW18 1GZ

Back Up is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1072216) It exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.

That means delivering a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offering a support network when it is needed most. It also means challenging perceptions of disability – that life with spinal cord injury can be a full and active one. Many of our volunteer and staff team have been affected by spinal cord injury, and have a strong understanding of the challenges an injury can pose. We support over 800 people a year – of all ages and injury levels – to lead the life they want. We are there at every stage, and we are there for families and loved ones too.

Our outreach team deliver vital wheelchair skills training in hospitals and spinal centres, and contact people once they return home, offering an understanding ear and practical advice. Our residential courses help people with a spinal cord injury build confidence, give them a supportive network and opportunities to learn life skills that allow them to be as independent as possible. Our Back Up to Work course and education inclusion service support people as they find their way back to work and education. Our mentoring service matches people with a spinal cord injury and their family members with someone who has been through the same situation. They are there to listen on a regular basis and help people move forwards with their lives.

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GO-To FIX I.T.

Website: http://www.gotofixit.uk/

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 245088

Address: The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE

At FIX I.T. you will be shown how to solve your own computer problems. We will not grab your mouse or push you away from your keyboard. Wherever possible we will walk you through fixing your own problems. We believe that this is the best way to help you.
 
GO-To FIX I.T. is a service open to everyone and particularly welcomes those involved with voluntary or community work.

When you have a computer or I.T. problem, you can leave your equipment at the mercy of a sales-driven computer store or, for £10 or less…

You can bring it to GO-To FIX I.T., where it will never leave your side, you’ll be the most important part of the solution, and you’ll hopefully learn how to solve the issue for yourself next time. 

Click here for GO-TO FIX I.T Shropshire Disability Network clients most welcome flyer: GO-To FIX I.T. Advert A4 (July 2018) with SDN Welcome

Click here for Go-TO FIX I.T informative leaflet, that includes information about the FIX I.T team as well as “Common Questions” and and answers. GO-To FIX I.T. Tri-fold Leaflet (July 2018) with SDN Welcome

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Shrewsbury Epilepsy Support Group

Website: http://www.shepsgroup.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07583 606968

Contact: Ange Barre

Postal Address: 30, Hotspur Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2QB

We are an informal, social network for those affected by epilepsy (or their families and carers included) in Shrewsbury and it’s surrounding areas.

The aim is NOT to sit down and endlessly talk about the condition, but to give support through fun social activities/events around Shrewsbury.

Members come to have fun and have a break away from the worry and isolation that epilepsy can bring to their lives.

The group draws on their own experiences, to offer practical information on how to manage the condition and refer members to seek additional advice from other epilepsy charities and organisations  with greater expertise in particular areas.  We hold meetings twice a month. One for adults (e.g a night out etc), and one for families with children. This way we can give support to all ages.

At the meetings

  1. Learn more about the condition and contributing factors.
  2. Socialise; Meetings for both adults and families.
  3. Raise awareness.
  4. Meet local epilepsy specialists
  5. Provide Support.
  6. Form a network of friends who can help outside of the meetings.
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Fibro Family

Fibro Family was formally known as Telford & Wrekin Fibro Support Group.

Contact: Carole Lawrence

Website:  https://www.fibrofamily-telford.uk/

Facebook Page:  https://m.facebook.com/Fibro.Family.Telford/?tsid=0.3910724748375194&source=result

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Fibro Family are a local group based in Telford dedicated to the support of people living with fibromyalgia, as well as their families, friends and carers, although anyone is welcome from surrounding areas.

As fibromyalgia sufferers ourselves, we understand the daily frustrations and emotional upheaval that this condition can cause. That’s why we’re here to help.

Please do feel free to come along to our monthly meeting, held on the first Tuesday of every month 11am to 1pm at the International Hotel, Telford (next door to the Holiday Inn) and join in the discussions on our face book page. We also run crafty Friday every fortnight at 11.30am-1.30pm at Brookside Community Hall.

We are affiliated with: Fibromyalgia Association – fmauk.org

Living Paintings

Website: https://www.livingpaintings.org/

Email: [email protected]  (for general enquiries about our work and services)

Email: [email protected] (any other Library services such as special requests, changes to membership details, extensions to loan periods etc please either phone or email us)

Telephone: 01635 299771 

Address: Living Paintings, Unit 8 Kingsclere Park, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW

Living Paintings is a unique publishing house and library.

We are the only charity in the UK who design, create and publish tactile and audio books for blind and partially sighted people. We call them Touch to See books.

We publish titles suitable for anyone from pre-school to adult. Our wide and growing range is designed to provide education and life-long learning, enhance lifestyle and support leisure interests.

We distribute these Touch to See books through our free postal library.

We lend to anyone in the UK who is blind or partially sighted including:

  • Organizations such as schools, health authorities and care homes
  • Individuals such as teachers, carers and support workers
  • Children at home
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Groups such as societies and book clubs

Our completely FREE postal and online library operates throughout the UK.

All books are dispatched ‘Articles for the Blind’ through Royal Mail. An ‘Articles for the Blind’ label is enclosed for free return.

There are no overdue charges.

To become a member call telephone 01635 299771 or click this link to join https://www.livingpaintings.org/our-library/become-a-library-member

To find out more, visit our website: https://www.livingpaintings.org/