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Oswestry Library-Singing for Health with Chloe Murray

Start Date:
1st February 2019

End Date:
8th February 2019

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1145

Event title: Oswestry Library-Singing for Health with Chloe Murray
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
Name: Oswestry Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Back by popular demand! Relax and discover how Singing for Health can help support your health and well-being. No previous experience or talent required! Chloe is a professional community choir leader in Shropshire and Mid-Wales– visit https://www.kindredvoices.co.uk/ to find out more. £25 for whole block of 5 sessions or £6.50 per session

Sessions take place on:

  • There is session 5 of 6. A further date will be announced soon.

Prebooking is essential, please book with library staff.

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Bishop’s Castle Healthy Lives Event

Start Date:
7th February 2019

End Date:
7th February 2019

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
1930

Event title: Bishop’s Castle Healthy Lives Event
Venue: Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5BG
Name: Enterprise House
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01588 638038
Event description: Our health can be affected by many things, even worries and concerns that may seem nothing to do with an illness or health problem. These might be for emotional problems, such as stress from caring for someone, social problems such as loneliness or practical problems such as financial worries or struggling with your lifestyle. All can have a long-term impact on our health but can’t be solved through medical or clinical treatment. Our communities provide lots of different types of support and activities that can help with these concerns, but people may struggle to recognize what would work for them.

Social prescribing enables GPs, and others to refer people to local community groups and services that offer different types of support and activities. Bishop’s Castle is one of the first communities in Shropshire to take part in the local Healthy Lives Social Prescribing Programme.
Our Healthy Lives Social Prescribing Event will enable to you:

  • Find out more about the Healthy Lives Social prescribing programme in Shropshire, involving GP Practices, CCG, Shropshire Council Public Health, Adult Social Care, Housing, Fire & Rescue services, the voluntary and community sector and a wide range of other services
  •  Learn about the progress of the Healthy Lives Social Prescribing programme at Bishop’s Castle Medical Practice. This is a non-clinical programme started in 2018 to help patients improve their health and wellbeing. It includes support from an advisor and a structured referral pathway in to local community activities, groups and services. Dr Adrian Penney will talk about the value of community activities to people’s health.
  • • Discuss the needs of local voluntary and community groups and projects in Bishop’s Castle and surrounding areas and consider creating a local supported network. A local ‘community connectors’ network can give local groups the opportunity to share information, details of services, help identify any gaps in provision and work together to meet the needs of local people.

To book a place at this event please contact Enterprise House on 01588 638038 or email: [email protected]

Click here for PDF poster: BC Social Prescribing flyer2 (1)

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I Am Not A Witch-with subtitles

Start Date:
18th January 2019

End Date:
18th January 2019

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2200

Event title: I Am Not A Witch-with subtitles
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Weblink:  www.thehiveonline.org.uk
Name: The Hive
Email: N/A (see website contact email)
Telephone: 01743 234970
Event description: This film showing has subtitles. When nine-year-old Shula is stigmatised as a witch in her village, she determines to plot her own course in life. The film lasts 93 minutes but see note below.

Entry: £6 on the door or in advance / £3 for under 25s. You can also buy tickets on-line at this link: https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/iamnotawitch

Watch a trailer of the film here: https://youtu.be/telx5Pfe2-I

Note:This showing features a short film before: Un Chien Andalou (Spain, 1929, 16 mins)

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Creating Smiles by Going on a Boat Trip.

“We don’t want to see our boats empty.” Words spoken by Peter Edwards from Heulwen Trust at Shropshire Disability Network on 13th December 2018. 

Heulwen Trust charity started in 1985 but it all began in 1975 when the Prince of Wales’ Committee in partnership with The Variety Club of Great Britain, arranged for the apprentices of Cammell Laird to build a 70ft canal boat specially designed to carry disabled children. It is thought to be a world first! It was named HEULWEN, which is Welsh for ‘Sunshine’ and was launched by HRH the Prince of Wales. The scheme was set up to last ten years, after which local people would assume responsibility to continue the good work. Today, it continues to be enthusiastically run by a team of volunteers.

In 1993 Heulwen Trust took delivery of a second 70ft. narrow boat which was launched and named Heulwen II by Prince Charles in May of that year.

In 2008 Heulwen I was more than thirty years old and becoming more and more difficult to maintain. They decided to commission a new boat and took delivery of Heulwen III “Silver Lady” in June 2009 (and said goodbye to Heulwen I having given us 34 years of service). I wonder if any of the Cammell Laird apprentices ever realised how much pleasure their efforts had given to so many.

As Peter told us “We don’t want to see our boats empty.” 

So how much does it cost? 

Heulwen offers free trips to those who are less abled than others. If you think you fall into any such category, try us to see if we agree with you.  We do try to take a broad view of how we can assist. For instance we do think that if a child is less abled, they should be entitled to celebrate a special occasion by asking their friends to join them in a party on one of our boats without charge for the use of the boat. If you want to decorate the boat please leave yourself enough time before the children arrive.  We do expect you to provide suitable refreshments , sufficient carers and of course the cake.

When can we go?

During the Summer boats are booked well in advance so the boats are well used. However, from December to Easter the boats lie empty for periods of time.

To find out more about the Disabled Boat Trips click the link below:  https://www.heulwentrust.co.uk/disabled-boat-trips.html

To read more about Heulwen Trust click on this link: https://www.heulwentrust.co.uk/index.html

Note: Members, at our December meeting expressed an interest in having a trip on the Heulwen lll. If you were unable to be at that meeting, but would like to join us on a trip, please email Ann our Honorary Secretary, email: [email protected] or call/text 07398 350255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number)

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Art 4 Well-Being Course starting soon

Art 4 Well-being is part of the BBO (Building Better Opportunities) lottery funded project. On offer is an 8-week Art 4 Well-being course, looking at the use of different techniques to harness your creativity and help foster a sense of well-being. Various media will be explored from graphite pencils to collage, and we will look at composition and the use of colour or black and white.

These sessions are totally FREE and are part of the BBO Programme Starting at The Gateway Education & Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NA on Friday 18 January 2018 – 9.30am – 12.00 noon.

This course is open to all abilities.

To be eligible you must be:

  • either unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or
  • economically inactive (not in work and not looking for work and want to become more active.
  • You must have a right to live and work in the UK

Everything for this course is provided but booking your place is essential so that enough materials are provide at the course. 

For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email: [email protected]

Website: www.throughthedoorway.org.uk

For poster, click here: Flyer Art 4 Well-Being

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Songs from the Shows

Start Date:
2nd February 2019

End Date:
2nd February 2019

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
2130

Event title: Songs from the Shows
Venue: Ellesmere College, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9AB
Weblink: www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk
Name: Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 233 123
Event description: Get your tickets for Songs from the Shows, a concert in aid of Age UK North Shropshire Supporters and St. Mary’s Church, Ellesmere.

The show features the College’s choirs and soloists and the Porthywaen Silver Band.

Tickets cost £7.50 each (which includes a glass of wine) and are available from Ismay’s Ellesmere,Blakemere Veterinary Centre on 01691 622 201, or Ann Harris on 01691 622 163.

Free transport is available courtesy of Lakeside Coaches. Please phone Blakemere Veterinary Centre to book a place or email [email protected]

Songs from the Shows

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Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
5th October 2019

End Date:
5th October 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07398 350255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number)
Event description: Safe Places Shropshire have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire. There are many bargains to be had. You can also find out about the Safe Place community initiative as our volunteers will be pleased to share with you.

We will have our Safe Place enamel badges for sale at £1 as well as our Safe Place Shropshire canvas eco friendly bags for sale at £3.75

For more information contact 07398 350 255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number) or email [email protected]

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2019 -Master

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Market Drayton Tech Day

Start Date:
9th January 2019

End Date:
9th January 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Market Drayton Tech Day
Venue: Market Drayton Library, Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 1PH
Name: Hannah Gittins from Vision Technology and Training Shropshire
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 254846
Event description: Everyone is welcome to come to this drop in session giving you opportunity to try various electronic magnifiers making it easier to read magazines, books and newspapers.

We can help you change the settings on your smart phone enabling you to make text bigger and bolder.

Bring your laptop along and we can help you make the best use of it by making words larger etc.

For further information please call Hannah Gittins on 01743 254846

Market Drayton Tech Day

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Shropshire Disability Network Meeting

Start Date:
12th December 2019

End Date:
12th December 2019

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1300

Event title: Shropshire Disability Network Meeting
Venue: The Telford Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 2NJ
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07398 350255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number)
Event description: We look forward to welcoming many of you to our meeting today.

We look forward to welcoming two special guest speakers. They are:

  • Home Instead of Care
  • Paul Bryce-Advocate for disabilities

Raffle: We will hold our regular quarterly raffle.

Other items to buy: We will have SDN wrist bands for sale, this i s a godd way to raise awareness of SDN. You will also have opportunity to purchase our 10th Anniversary Badges at £1 each as well as a Safe Place Shropshire Badge at £1 each. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members as well as other items. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

Email: [email protected] (Secretary) or call or text 07398 350 255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number) for more information.

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2019 -Master

We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings. We now have a t-loop system to use at our meetings

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PRH -Shropshire Disability Network Awareness Day

Start Date:
30th August 2019

End Date:
30th August 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: PRH -Shropshire Disability Network Awareness Day
Venue: Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Grainger Rd, Telford TF1 6TF
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07398 350255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number)
Event description: Courtesy of SATH Engagement, we will be back in the foyer of the PRH to raise awareness of our work. We will have leaflets available for you to take away but you also have the opportunity to talk to us & sign up as a member which is FREE!

We have items made by our members on sale at very reasonable prices. We always have a stock of second hand books.

All monies raised will be used to progress our work across the county of Shropshire to help people with a disability access the information they need, provide a website, newsletter & more. Much of our work goes unseen as signposting is often confidential. We are a small charity run by volunteers and doing a huge amount of work.

May be you are a member of SDN but have never been to a meeting, would like to but you’re not sure as you don’t know other members. If so, why not come to PRH to talk to us or volunteer for an hour or so, get to know one or two of us and we can tell you more about our meetings.

If you would like to volunteer, even just for 1 hour, please contact us as it helps all of us. You can call/text 07780852229 or 07398 350 255 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2019 -Master