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NHS Midlands Partnership

Free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) clinics-Bridgnorth

Start Date:
2nd September 2019

End Date:
2nd September 2019

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1200

Event title: Free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) clinics-Bridgnorth
Venue: Bridgnorth Baptist Church, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4AB
Name: Shropshire Psychological Therapies
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3030 111
Event description: Shropshire Psychological Therapies are offering two free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) Clinics for anyone who is feeling stressed and would like to learn useful
coping tools.

FLASH clinics are interactive community workshops designed to provide helpful
techniques to improve emotional health and well-being.

Sessions cover:

  • What stress is and common sources
  • Understanding the link between our thoughts, behaviour and emotions
  • Identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking
  • Coping techniques which help to reduce stress

Booking information:
Anyone aged 16+ registered with a Shropshire GP can book on to this FLASH clinic. Call
Shropshire Psychological Therapies on 0300 123 6020 to book your place.

Please note: all participants are required to complete a registration form and
well-being questionnaire on the day of attendance.

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derwen college

Heritage Open Days: The People who made Derwen

Start Date:
14th September 2019

End Date:
14th September 2019

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1200

Event title: Heritage Open Days: The People who made Derwen
Venue: Derwen College, Whittington Road, Gobowen, Oswestry SY11 3JA
Name: Derwen College
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 661234
Event description: Two opportunities-Saturday 14th September and Thursday 19th SEptember from 11 am to 12 noon each day. Heritage Open Days 2019 Dame Agnes Hunt founded Derwen College in 1927, at the age of 61. The college was a place where physically disabled young people could learn a trade suitable to their disability and become partially or wholly self-supporting. Dame Agnes was an inspirational and truly amazing person who devoted her life to improving the lives of disabled men, women and children, never giving up on them or their cause. Agnes’ visionary work before and during her time at Derwen College inspired a legacy that lives on to this day.

But who are the people who have made Derwen what it is today – 92 years later?

Join us for a chat, refreshments and to look at some of the Derwen College archives, and find out more about the people who made Derwen College.

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Free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) clinics

Start Date:
19th August 2019

End Date:
19th August 2019

Start Time:
1300

End Time:
1430

Event title: Free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) clinics
Venue: The Zone, Market Drayton, TF9 1QT
Name: Shropshire Psychological Therapies
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 123 6020
Event description: Shropshire Psychological Therapies are offering two free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) Clinics for anyone who is feeling stressed and would like to learn useful
coping tools.

FLASH clinics are interactive community workshops designed to provide helpful
techniques to improve emotional health and well-being.

Sessions cover:

  • What stress is and common sources
  • Understanding the link between our thoughts, behaviour and emotions
  • Identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking
  • Coping techniques which help to reduce stress

Booking information

Anyone aged 16+ registered with a Shropshire GP can book on to this FLASH clinic. Call
Shropshire Psychological Therapies on 0300 123 6020 to book your place. If you wish to
cancel you must do so by Wednesday 14 August at the latest.

Please note: all participants are required to complete a registration form and
well-being questionnaire on the day of attendance.

Making it Real

Shropshire Adult Social Care, Local Account 2018-2019

Each year, Shropshire Council produce a magazine about social care. This edition has true stories from real life people about what’s worked for them and what hasn’t. You will also find information on prevention, fraud, carers and a lot more. Download your copy at the link below.

Download a copy of Making it Real here:  local-account-2019

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Shrewsbury Macular Support Group Gadgets Day

Start Date:
21st October 2019

End Date:
21st October 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1500

Event title: Shrewsbury Macular Support Group Gadgets Day
Venue: St. Nicholas Church Hall, Shrewsbry United Reform Church Shrewsbury Shropshire Shrewsbury and Telford SY3 7BJ
Weblink: https://www.macularsociety.org/groups/shrewsbury-support-group
Name: Shrewsbury Macular Support Group
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 3030 111
Event description: Gadgets Day is held every year by the Shrewsbury Macular Support Group giving you an opportunity to try the latest gadgets and explore what equipment may be available to help you.

There will be displays & demonstrations but we will not sell but can provide you with information & contacts. Find out about equipment to help visually impaired people retain their independence.

This is a FREE drop in event, which is for everyone to come to. There will be light refreshments.

OsCultureFest

Oswestry CultureFest

Start Date:
17th August 2019

End Date:
17th August 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1500

Event title: Oswestry CultureFest
Venue: Oswestry Town Centre
Weblink: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/page.php?PgID=771730&DistrictNo=&Mp=251734
Name: Oswestry CultureFest
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Oswestry CultureFest is on Saturday 17 August 2019 in the centre of town, coinciding with the Shropshire produce market, celebrating the wide cultural diversity in Oswestry and the surrounding area.

Not only ‘mainstream’ culture but diversity which is less often celebrated such as alternative lifestyles, disability, sexual orientation, faiths and beliefs, ethnicity and age. The day is about highlighting some of the local minority cultures, enhancing their day-to-day visibility and inclusion – celebrating differences as a positive contribution to Oswestry’s vibrant community.

The event will include food tasters from different countries, Bulgarian dance, Bhangra Dance, hopefully some Welsh clog dancing, creative workshops, and much more! The whole event is free to the public.

Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Place Shropshire will have their stands at this event.  Come along, find out about what we do. Click here for a list of our eventsSDN-Dates-Events-for-August 2019 -Master

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Ellesmere Summer Festival

Start Date:
9th August 2019

End Date:
9th August 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Ellesmere Summer Festival
Venue: Ellesmere
Weblink: https://www.facebook.com/events/ellesmere/ellesmere-summer-festival/816246055408334/
Name: Ellesmere Summer Festival Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Activities will be centred around the canal wharf and the historic canal workshops on the edge of Ellesmere that will be open to the public.

The festival begins on Friday 9th August with a Craft Market in the Market Hall on Scotland Street that will run throughout the three days.

Through the weekend canal traders will be selling their wares along the Llangollen canal from the Wharf and there will be a real ale beer festival at the White Hart Inn.

Saturday sees The Canal and River trust operating a free narrow boat shuttle service from the Wharf to the historic workshops in the fork of the Llangollen canal and the Ellesmere arm. Visitors can also walk there.

At the workshop the forge will be in operation and people can also see the the pattern shop. The building is is where Thomas Telford had his offices when he supervised the construction of the canal from Llangollen.

In the Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday there will be a large Model Railway Exhibition while on Saturday there will be a charity market at the canal wharf, music from The Shropshire Boatmen and a craft workshop in preparation for a performance of George and the Drayton at Stokes\’ field alongside the canal at 6pm.

On Sunday their will be a combined churches open air service at 10 am followed by a classic car show while at the Cremorne gardens there will be a fun dog show at noon.

The Ellesmere Methodist Church will hold a Flower Festival on Saturday and Sunday, culminating in a church service at 5.30 pm on Sunday.

Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Place Shropshire will have their stands at this event on Saturday 10th August. Come along, find out about what we do. Click here for a list of our eventsSDN-Dates-Events-for-August 2019 -Master

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Shropshire Council 250-253

Review of “A” Boards on footways and public highway

Shropshire Council are currently reviewing their Policy and processes regarding the placement of ‘A’ boards (advertising boards primarily for promoting local businesses) on footways and areas of public highway. Premises are allowed no more than 2 “A” Boards directly outside their property.

Shropshire Disability Network has been approached and invited to give a response to Shropshire Council by Saturday 31st August but so that we can do that we need your help. Please would you answer the questions below:

You can use “Add Your Answer” if you wish to comment briefly

Currently businesses are allowed 2 "A" Boards close to their premises. Is this too many?
Do "A" Boards present a problem for you?
"A" Boards present no problem for me but they do for others
I have no trouble with "A" Boards on pavements
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Have you the skills to be our next Chair or Secretary?

Shropshire Disability Network, our charity is run entirely by volunteers.  We are committed to improving the experiences of people living with disabilities, their carers and families. We cover the county of Shropshire, including the Telford & Wrekin area.

At our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September we election people to serve on our Management Committee and have the following vacancies to fill. Chair and Secretary as well as deputies.

Click here for-Description of the role of Chair: Chair advert (3)

Click here for-Description of role of Secretary: Secretary advert (1)

SDN Nomination for for Management Committee: SDN Nomination Form 2019

If you would like to take on either the above roles, or know someone who may be willing to be the next Chair or Secretary of our growing charity, please let us know. 

Volunteering increases self-confidence.  If you have a desire to bring change for people with any kind of disability or their carers and families and to help them find a voice, this role will help provide support for these people.  Our volunteers have found that their efforts for Shropshire Disability Network have given them a sense of accomplishment as well as pride and identity.

If you would like to know more, please contact either Ruby Hartshorn on 07780 852 229 or Ann Shaw on 07970 816 030.  Or email [email protected]or [email protected]

Shropshire Telford and Wrekin STP

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s local long term plan

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) is developing a local plan and needs your help. 

The NHS Long Term Plan and developing our local long-term plan for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Background:

STPs are a national initiative, and England is divided into 44 areas known as “footprints”. The Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) has brought together health and social care partners across the local area to collaborate on challenges faced by the NHS and social care in order to deliver the NHS long term plan locally. 

The role of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s STP is to:

  • Encourage health and care organisations to work more closely together to improve outcomes and care for local people
  • Reduce pressures on services
  • Make best uses of financial resources

The NHS faces a growing demand for its services, with growing pressure nationally from an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health. Change is needed to make sure everyone gets the support they need so in January 2019 NHS England published its Long-Term Plan and every STP has been asked to produce a local plan for their area.

The Long-Term Plan is all about:

  • Making sure everyone gets the best start in life
  • Delivering world-class care for major health problems
  • Supporting people to age well
  • Ensuring NHS staff get the support they need
  • Digitally enabled care
  • Effective use of resources

Priorities include:

  • Improving how the NHS works so that people can get help more easily and closer to home (e.g. being able to speak to your GP on your computer or smart phone)
  • Helping more people to stay well (e.g. helping people to stay a healthy weight or stop smoking)
  • Making care better – the NHS wants to get even better at looking after people with cancer, mental health, dementia, lung and heart disease and learning disabilities such as autism
  • Investing more money in technology so that everyone is able to access services using their phone or computer, and so that health professionals can make better, faster decisions

Click here to read the summary of the Long Term Plan.

Click here to take the survey and be involved.

This survey will remain open until Saturday 24th August 2019