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SDN, Your Charity Needs You!

SDN, Your Charity Needs You!

Shropshire Disability Network is run in its entirety by Volunteers and without people giving of their time, our charity would not exist. We appreciate all who volunteer for us, whether it is one hour a week or occasional help at Awareness Days and...
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People with learning disabilities are human too – we must all demand change

People with learning disabilities are human too – we must all demand change

Recently the BBC’s Panorama programme exposed appalling abuse of autistic people and people with learning disabilities at Whorlton Hall Hospital in County Durham. Despite political promises, it appears that nothing has changed since the Winterbourn...
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 Do you use Ophthalmology or other Eye Health Care services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin?

Do you use Ophthalmology or other Eye Health Care services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin?

The NHS are looking to improve the quality of Eye Health Services in our hospitals, community ophthalmology and local optometry services. They are asking for your help in improving services by sharing your experiences with them. They are keen to hear...
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Shropshire Stags Rugby Fun Day and Rugby Rebels. (Mixed Abilities)

Shropshire Stags Rugby Fun Day and Rugby Rebels. (Mixed Abilities)

A day not to miss! Sunday 29th June, Shropshire Stags Rugby Fun Day and Rugby Rebels. There will be Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament for Juniors and Seniors from 10 am-4 pm followed by a Rugby Social from 4 pm-9 pm. Taking place at Telford Hornets...
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Have your say about Local Support (Versus Arthritis)

Have your say about Local Support (Versus Arthritis)

Versus Arthritis (formally Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK) wants to do more to improve local services and the support available near you, wherever you are in the UK. This includes support that connects people with a shared experience of l...
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Your Voice May-June 2019

Your Voice May-June 2019

Catch up with Shropshire Disability Network's (SDN) activities in this latest edition of Your Voice. Read news and views from fellow disability-oriented organisations and public bodies too. From "Awkward Bastards", the new Victim Advice Line in th...
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Being Seen,  Shropshire Inclusive Dance

Being Seen, Shropshire Inclusive Dance

The place to be on Saturday 20th July is Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury when Shropshire Inclusive Dance (SiD) present "Being Seen" This is your chance to witness the premier of Contact Dance Company’s breath-taking new work ‘Being Seen’. An extra...
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Fighting Dementia-Sharing the Positives.

Fighting Dementia-Sharing the Positives.

My name is Phil Slater. As it was Dementia Awareness Week recently, I am hoping you would like to read our story. My Dad lived with Dementia for 11 years. My Mom (now 84) and my son, who is now 10 years old helped me to care for my Dad at home fo...
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Disabled facilities in Shrewsbury

Disabled facilities in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Disability Network has received a letter from one of its members. We have been given permission to share it with you. SDN decided not to disclose the writers name. Our member wrote: “I don't know what is going on behind the scenes...
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Changing Places toilets, the need for more!

Changing Places toilets, the need for more!

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have recently launched a public consultation on how they can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those u...
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New Traffic regulations on Butcher Row and Pride Hill, Shrewsbury

New Traffic regulations on Butcher Row and Pride Hill, Shrewsbury

One of the aims of Shropshire Disability Network is helping to give disabled people and carers in Shropshire a voice. At the request of some of our members we submitted to Shropshire Council your concerns on changes re "Proposed" Pedestrian Zone of P...
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Sight Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-June 2019

Sight Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-June 2019

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated. Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 5th June, 10 am to 2 pm  We have our trip to Heulwen Trust, Gungrog Farm, Gungrog, Welshpool SY21 9HW Kate and Steve, our Shrewsbury volunteers, will meet you at...
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