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Your Voice October-November 2018

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 ser...
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Adult Social Care - Support and Independence Survey-Telford and Wrekin

Adult Social Care - Support and Independence Survey-Telford and Wrekin

Telford and Wrekin Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee (HASC) wants to hear from people or their carers who may have adult social care support needs or have experience of accessing adult social care.  Objectives of the...
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End of Life Specialist Nurse helping Young People cope with Bereavement

End of Life Specialist Nurse helping Young People cope with Bereavement

Miriam Gilbert,End of Life Specialist Nurse at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has come up with a beneficial way to help young people cope with Bereavement. Her idea of handmade bereavement bags filled with a hand knitted ted...
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Largest ever survey on Wheelchair Users needs and their Housing Needs

Largest ever survey on Wheelchair Users needs and their Housing Needs

The largest-ever survey on wheelchair users and their housing needs finds: There is a chronic lack of wheelchair accessible homes in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), according to new research by Abode Impact 4 in 5 are currently living in a h...
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Charity Titan Zip Wire Challenge, October 2018 by Ann Shaw, Secretary SDN

Charity Titan Zip Wire Challenge, October 2018 by Ann Shaw, Secretary SDN

Titan Zip Wire Blog Part One My friend Jess is a very brave person.  She continually pushes the boundaries of what people believe a person living with disabilities can achieve.  She has published 3 books with her mum, Jo.  She has won a gold...
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Purple Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Purple Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Purple Tuesday, what is it all about?  Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first accessible shopping day, established to recognise the importance and needs of disabled consumers and promote inclusive shopping. It is taking place on Tuesday 13th November...
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Do you live with a chronic illness or disability?

Do you live with a chronic illness or disability?

Shrewsbury Library are launching a new book group for adults, especially catering to those living with long-term health conditions (If you have carer(s) they are welcome to accompany you). Starting on Monday 12th November 2 pm -3 pm at Shrewsbury Lib...
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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups-November Activities

Sight Loss Opportunity Groups-November Activities

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated. Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 7th November 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN We will be joined by Cathy, who many of who already know, for a Willow Christm...
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New Chief Officer for Healthwatch Shropshire annoucement

New Chief Officer for Healthwatch Shropshire annoucement

Healthwatch Shropshire has announced the appointment of Lynn Cawley as its new Chief Officer. Ms Cawley has worked as the Enter & View Officer for the organisation for the past 3 years following a career in social work and the education sector....
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Warm Home Discount Scheme is now live for Winter 2018 to 2019

Warm Home Discount Scheme is now live for Winter 2018 to 2019

The Warm Home Discount Scheme provides certain households at risk of fuel poverty with a one-off payment of £140 off their electricity bill. The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and Ma...
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Consultation on proposals to ban plastic straws

Consultation on proposals to ban plastic straws

News from Disability Rights UK. A consultation is now "live" on the proposals to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on ba...
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Right Home, Right Place

Right Home, Right Place

Right Home Right Place is here to help identify housing need in Shropshire and to provide information about affordable housing, community housing and housing in general.  Affordable Housing in planning terms has a very clear and defined meaning a...
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