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Care & Repair in Powys (Gofal a Thrwsio ym Mhowys)

Care & Repair in Powys (Gofal a Thrwsio ym Mhowys)

Website: https://www.crpowys.co.uk or Welsh https://www.crpowys.co.uk/cymraeg/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01686 620760   or   0300 111 3333

Address: Care & Repair in Powys, Ty Canol House, Ffordd Croesawdy,Newtown, Powys SY16 1AL

Do you need help to live safely and independently in your own home as you get older?

Care and Repair in Powys provides expertise, advice and practical support to older people or people with disabilities who need to undertake repairs, renovations or adaptations to their home. We do this to help people remain living at home independently, comfortably, safely and securely.

We can:

  • Give expert advice on options to adapt or repair your home
  • Give help on finding sources of funding for the work that needs to be done
  • Give advice on welfare benefits to check you are receiving your full entitlement
  • Assess and advise on safety and security in the home
  • Help you find a reputable building contractor for larger jobs
  • Provide a technical service to inspect the work upon completion
  • Keep you informed on progress and check you are happy with the work done

We cannot:

  • Fund the work ourselves
  • Guarantee the work of contractors
  • Supervise or directly oversee the work of selected contractors

Other: as well as the above:

  • We can provide a Rapid Response service for people aged 50 and over, who own their own homes or are private tenants. The scheme can help people to be discharged safely from hospital, and also helps in preventing hospital admissions by minimising the risk of falls and injury in the home.
  • We run The Healthy Home Service is a Care and Repair based visiting service for older people, living in Powys, to assess and advise on safety and security in the home.

The advisory services of Care and Repair in Powys are free.

Who is eligible to be a client of Care & Repair in Powys? Click here: https://www.crpowys.co.uk/english/our-clients or in Welsh https://www.crpowys.co.uk/cymraeg/our-clients

What can care and Repair do for me?  Click here: https://www.crpowys.co.uk/english/what-we-do or in Welsh https://www.crpowys.co.uk/cymraeg/what-we-do

Care & Repair in Powys is a Community Benefit Society (Reg. No. 29535R) with charitable status.

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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 2018.

Purple Tuesday is being co-ordinated by disability organisation Purple, with the endorsement of the Department for Work and Pensions and support from a steering group of Purple Tuesday launch partners.

Participants as well as endorsing and promoting Purple Tuesday, every participant must make at least one long-term commitment aimed at improving the experience for their disabled customers going forward.

The exact nature of the commitment is up to each individual business, depending on their specific resources and needs. However, examples include introducing regular ‘quiet hours’ for those with sensory issues, improving store way finding, or introducing more inclusive marketing and product photography.

To find out who is supporting Purple Tuesday click this link:  https://purpletuesday.org.uk/founding-supporters/

Shropshire Disability Network have been contacted by Sandra and Marg, Community Ambassadors at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge Retail Park to say ALL Sainsbury’s stores will be participating in Purple Tuesday.

Anyone wishing to look at the Purple Tuesday website can look at it at this linkhttps://purpletuesday.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Britain’s Best Cook. Your opportunity to apply for the second series!

It is not everyday Shropshire Disability Network are contacted by TV production company Keo Films, producers of Britain’s Best Home Cook or any other TV production company. If you enjoy cooking, this is an opportunity for you. Why?  They would like to encourage applications from people with disabilities to apply for the second series of BBC One Britain’s Best Home Cook that they are currently producing.

They are looking for passionate and talented home cooks from all over the country who love making delicious food for their friends and family to apply for the show.

Anyone wanting more information and an application form can email [email protected] or call Susanna Hudson, Casting Assistant Producer on Freephone 0800 0836 188 to find out more.

More information and the application can also be found on their website: https://britainsbesthomecook.co.uk/ Deadline for applications is Saturday 17th November 2018

 

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This is a great opportunity for our members.  Do let us know if you decide to apply and let us know how it goes.

 

 

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOG’s) October Activities

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 3rd October 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

This month we will be experiencing ‘Chair Based Pilates’. You are of course still welcome to join us, even if you do not want to participate in the exercise.  

We will also be joined by Lindsay Barton the Business Development Manager at Shropshire Providers Consortium (SPC).  Lindsay would to speak with you all about your experience of the Inclusively Fit project and also to understand where the service gaps are and barriers which could inform future service development.  Lindsay will be with us at about 11:30 am.

 In November we will be joined by Cathy with a Willow Christmas tree workshop.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 8th October 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ 1RZ

We will be joined by Bridie Lloyd who will be leading a taster session on Fencing!  We are asking for a small donation towards this activity of £ 5.00 each.  For those who of you who do not want to take part you are still welcome to join us for a Coffee and catch up!

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ-Wednesday 17th October, 11 am-12 noon

Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place. Due to the cost of this event we will now need a minimum of 4 to participate.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]  We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

 

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 22nd October 2 pm -4 pm Meeting at Brixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3AZ

Here you will be up against each other in a 10 pin bowling game. There will be a small contribution towards this event of £4.00 per person, payable on the day.  Refreshments are available to purchase should you wish.  

Note to All Groups:

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped. 

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, will now need a minimum of 6 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can I ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

 

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session

Start Date:
17th October 2018

End Date:
17th October 2018

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1200

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place today.

Note: Due to the cost of this event we will now need a minimum of 4 to participate. Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected] We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

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See and Hear Shropshire 2019

Start Date:
15th May 2019

End Date:
15th May 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: See and Hear Shropshire 2019
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Pauline Rose
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 257746
Event description: Planned and organised by The See and Hear Shropshire Partnership which includes Shropshire Council, Shropshire Voluntary Association for the Blind, the Rural Community Council, Vision Technology and Training and the Guide Dogs Association.

Every year there is some new to see and do. As more information becomes available, this information will be updated.

Shropshire Disability Network will be hosting the Boccia Bowles tournament again with presentations made by Jessica Hiles, Special Olympian Gold Medallist in Boccia. Make a date in your diary, get your team together & start practising now. If you would like to take part please email Shropshire Disability Network at [email protected] or call 07780 852 229

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RNIB-Living with Sight Loss-Telford

Start Date:
17th October 2018

End Date:
24th October 2018

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
No later than 1530

Event title: RNIB-Living with Sight Loss-Telford
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS
Name: RNIB
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 123 3933
Event description: RNIB will be running two Living with Sight Loss courses in Shropshire during October. Each course comprises two, one day sessions which are delivered a week apart.

Shrewsbury –

  • Thursday 4th and 11th October at the Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE and

Telford –

  • Wednesday 17th and 24th October at Meeting Point House, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4HS.

The courses are for anyone with sight loss and provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them. They offer an opportunity to share experiences with others in similar situations and find out about the services that are available.

If anyone would like to book a place on either the Shrewsbury or the Telford course, they need to contact the RNIB on 0300 123 3933 or e-mail [email protected] Places are limited to around 17 per course but, if we are over-subscribed, the RNIB will look at putting on additional courses, possibly in other parts of the county.

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Inclusively Fit Events this September-Cancelled

Please note this event has been cancelled.

On Wednesday 5th September, two events are taking place. Shropshire Disability Network, as a member of Shropshire Providers Consortium and a partner in the Shropshire Inclusively Fit project are pleased to be bringing you this news. Shropshire Inclusively Fit has been funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities funded consortium project delivered throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. 

The project is in its 4th year, so are holding these events to share the successes and learning from the project. Both events take place at Shrewsbury Football Ground, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ST :

  • Wednesday 5th September 10 am to 1 pm (lunch provided) 

Moving & Being Active Consultation 

  • Do you live with a disability? If so, we want to hear from you.

Tell us your experiences of being active in the community. Join us to share ideas and look at how we can help to overcome barriers to activities.

  •  Wednesday 5th September 12.30 to 3.30 pm (lunch provided) 

Consult & Celebrate: The project has been supporting disabled people to become more active and making sport and physical activity more accessible.

We want to share the successes and learning from the project with interested delivery and statutory organisations who work with or support disabled people. We also need your help to continue providing and developing services and support which assist disabled people in leading more active lives.

Join us to hear more about the project and to share ideas and ways we can work together to improve services and to overcome barriers for disabled people in accessing activities.

Members of Shropshire Disability: If you wish to book a place on one or both events, please contact [email protected] or text/call 07780 852229. If you need help with transport, including accessible transport to attend these events, please let us know as we will be able to help.

Notes:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Jean from Shropshire Providers Consortium or contact Shropshire Disability Network and we will find the answer!

01743 367758 or [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOG’s) September Activities

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 5th September 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

To minimize the impact of fraud we will be joined by Sharmila Klair who will be promoting ‘Anti Fraud Awareness’.

Coming up on October is ‘Chair Based Pilates’.  Here you will be able to experience ‘Pilates’ if this is something you have never had the opportunity of doing.  If you have not already done so, can you please complete an Exercise Health and Safety questionnaire. You are of course still welcome to join us, even if you do not want to participate in the exercise.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 10th September 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ 1RZ

We will be joined by a member of Shropshire Fire & Rescue who will be doing a talk and quiz about safety at home.

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ-Wednesday 24th September 11 am-12 noon

Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place. Due to the cost of this event we will now need a minimum of 4 to participate.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]  We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

 

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 24th September 2 pm -4 pm Meeting in ‘The Greenhouse’ at  (Blue Diamond) Percy Throwers Garden Centre,  Thrower Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6RH

Here there will be a planting demonstration followed by Coffee/Tea & Cake in the Restaurant.  There will be a small contribution towards this event of £4.00 per person, payable in the restaurant. (see note below)

Note to All Groups:

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped. 

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, will now need a minimum of 6 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can I ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

 

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session

Start Date:
19th September 2018

End Date:
19th September 2018

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1200

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place today.

Note: Due to the cost of this event we will now need a minimum of 4 to participate. Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected] We need to know by 15:00pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.