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Six

Six (BSL Performance)

Start Date:
15th September 2021

End Date:
15th September 2021

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
1920 approx

Event title: Six (BSL Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Weblink: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: BSL British Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Sign-language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). Seats are assigned close to the signer.

This show on Wednesday 15th September at 6pm has BSL Interpreters.

About the show: Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sellout international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

It’s time they told their story.

Think you know the rhyme, think again…

Watch a Trailer here: https://youtu.be/4mzottveELM

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

Touch Tours
For most audio-described performance we do, we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Touch Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales. Times for the Touch Tours will be confirmed on booking. Our Touch Tours allow visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes.

Assistance Dogs
If you have an assistance dog, please advise Box Office at the time of booking and they can then allocate the most appropriate seating for you or make adequate provision to care for your dog during the performance.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/assistedperformances/

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The Father (with audio description and subtitles)

Start Date:
24th July 2021

End Date:
24th July 2021

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2140

Event title: The Father (with audio description and subtitles)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/
Name: Kinokulture Cinema
Email: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/contact
Telephone: 01691 238167
Event description: This film is 12A, has upsetting scenes, domestic abuse and strong language.

About the film: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

To watch a trailer click here https://cdnstatic.usheru.com/wwmtrailers/305523_high.mp4

Book tickets at this link: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/the-father-1/kinokulture-cinema/117485942

This short video tells you about the at the Safety measures we have put in place to help keep our customers and staff safe https://youtu.be/jlHZb1jJP-8

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Make Communication Clearer

Shropshire hearing loss charity “Signal” urges shops and public places to help Make Communication Clear

Catriona Nicholls, UK Projects Manager at Signal writes “The reopening of non-essential retail on April 12th marked an exciting moment in the Government roadmap, and the much-anticipated date of May 17th creates even more optimism, both commercially as well as for the general public.

For Signal – a charity based in Shropshire that supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus – the reopening of retail, hospitality and other services comes as an equally welcome relief with many of their face-to-face Shropshire services having been impacted by the restrictions.

However, for many of the people they support, the reopening comes with the anxiety of a significant communication challenge.

Since July 2020, the mandatory use of masks and face coverings – so vital in controlling the spread of Covid-19 – has made communication for anyone who is hard of hearing, a serious challenge. The muffling of speech, combined with the inability to read lips, has had a profound impact on the 1 in 5 people in the county who are deaf or have hearing loss”.

Elizabeth, who has hearing loss, told Signal, “When someone is wearing a mask, the voice is obviously muffled and crucially deprives you of the ability to lipread. Lipreading is invaluable to those of us with hearing loss, and it is surprising how much you lipread without realising it.”

In response to this issue, and thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, Signal have launched their “Make Communication Clear” campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the challenges that are being faced by people who rely on lip reading, and recommending simple ways in which shops and services can adapt their communication to provide a more inclusive experience.

Signal are asking businesses, shops, hospitality and other public places to join them in the campaign. They have produced a range of free marketing materials that can be used and displayed, which will let deaf and hard of hearing people know that this is a welcoming, “Deaf Friendly” space, where staff know how to adapt their communication methods to ensure a deaf aware service.

Included in the free pack is a colourful poster that helps staff to understand 8 simple communication tips that will support them to deliver an inclusive customer service.

Click this link to watch a short video (with BSL) about 8 simple communication tips https://youtu.be/zTh_z08_U4M

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Also in the pack is a poster promoting the space as “Deaf Friendly” and explaining that, in accordance with Government Guidelines*, deaf-aware staff will temporarily lower their mask to allow their lips to be read, if required.

Finally, there are a range of colourful badges, with positive messages about lip reading, that can be worn both by staff members and people with hearing loss.

Packs can be ordered for free by visiting Signal’s website page www.signal.org.uk/covid-19

Signal hopes when staff working in customer facing roles have a better understanding of the challenges faced by customers who are deaf or have hearing loss, as well as an understanding of how small adaptations can make communication so much easier, life for the 1 in 5 people who experience hearing loss in our county, will be significantly improved: now and beyond the pandemic.

*Government Guidelines state you do not need to wear a face covering, “if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate”.

For further information about the work of Signal visit their website at this link:  https://www.signal.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

Bowel Cancer UK

Living Well with Bowel Cancer

Start Date:
19th June 2021

End Date:
19th June 2021

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1400

Event title: Living Well with Bowel Cancer
Venue: Virtual Patient Event
Weblink: https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/
Name: Bowel Cancer UK
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7940 1760
Event description: Join our free virtual patient event on Saturday 19 June 2021 from 10.30am to 2pm.

Hosted on Zoom, this free information and support event is for anyone affected by bowel cancer. You’ll hear about how to cope with your cancer diagnosis, live better with bowel cancer and managing the side effects of treatment from experts including:

  • Dr Philippa Kaye, a GP who writes a weekly column in Woman magazine and is regularly seen on ITV’s This Morning, will be sharing her personal experience of bowel cancer.
  • Robin Muir, a Clinical Psychologist at Maggie’s Manchester, will talk about coping with a cancer diagnosis and tips to help manage the disease.
  • Darren Fernandes, Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology, will cover how to cope with the side effects of treatment.

It’s also an opportunity to hear from other people affected by bowel cancer and share your experiences with others. The event will end with a relaxing wellbeing session.

To join the event you’ll need a working laptop, computer, smartphone or tablet with sound and a camera. Your device will need to be connected to the internet.

Live Well with Bowel Cancer

Download the agenda for the day at this link:  Agenda_virtual_patient_event_day_Saturday_19_June_2021

Register for this event at this link: https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/how-we-can-help/supportevents/living-well-with-bowel-cancer-virtual-patient-event/registration/

To find out more about Bowel Cancer UK go to their website: https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/

Live Well Telford

Virtual House Tour

Telford Independent Living Centre Virtual House is ready for you to view. This interactive tour showing examples of Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology and Sensory aids, equipment and solutions that may be helpful to you or a family member to do daily activities around the home.

Within the tour you will find information about these items including where they can be purchased*.

  • You should carefully consider whether items would be suitable for you and you are confident that they will meet your needs; especially if you are considering equipment that will affect your safety, balance, mobility or ability to summon help.
  • If you purchase an item, we cannot reimburse you for this.
  • Please follow the instructions provided with the product including weight restrictions on the item.
  • You may be eligible for VAT relief on some items, visit the GOV.UK website to find out more information about VAT relief 

If you would like to view and try some of this equipment in person before purchasing you can do so by clicking this link https://livewell.telford.gov.uk/Services/3117 where you can talk to a member of our team about the items. 

*Please note: the tour contains examples of items that are available, other items are available that are not displayed in the virtual house tour. The Council does not recommend or endorse any items or the retailers suggested in the tour. Prices are included as a guide and were correct at the time the tour was created and may be subject to change.

Guidance on viewing the tour:

  • the navigation is smoother if you view the tour in Google Chrome
  • try to view the house while you are connected to the internet (WiFi), rather than mobile data (4G)
  • the quality of the tour can depend on the strength of your internet connection.

Click here to watch the Virtual Tour and read further information:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20792/independent_living_centre_ilc_and_virtual_house/5264/virtual_house_tour

 

Have your say

South Shropshire Youth Service

Young people telling it like it is! This survey is open to Youth, Parent/Carers and children.

South Shropshire Youth Network is interested in what young people find important and then helping to make it happen. They will follow this up with focus groups to dig down to get some more nitty gritty detail.

They’re talking to young people in the streets and running a 5 minute online no strings attached survey at this link which includes categories like climate change, travel, community clubs and groups and the environment :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX7ex7CKDE_u6kjvjB94EqvtIqdFnX6vAIhQmUU_G_BIlHmA/viewform

Note: This survey ends on Monday 21st June 2021

The results will be shared at the online Youth Conference events 28 June – 10 July.

Follow @southshropsyouthforum on Facebook for what happens next.

You can join them at the on-line Youth Conference for South Shropshire when there will be a number of events from 28th June to Saturday 10th July 2021

Have your say

South Shropshire Youth Service

Start Date:
28th May 2021

End Date:
21st June 2021

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Young people telling it like it is! This survey is open to Youth, Parent/Carers and children.

South Shropshire Youth Network is interested in what young people find important and then helping to make it happen. They will follow this up with focus groups to dig down to get some more nitty gritty detail.

They’re talking to young people in the streets and running a 5 minute online no strings attached survey at this link which includes categories like climate change, travel, community clubs and groups and the environment :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX7ex7CKDE_u6kjvjB94EqvtIqdFnX6vAIhQmUU_G_BIlHmA/viewform

Note: This survey ends on Monday 21st June 2021

The results will be shared at the online Youth Conference events 28 June – 10 July.

Follow @southshropsyouthforum on Facebook for what happens next.

You can join them at the on-line Youth Conference for South Shropshire when there will be a number of events from 28th June to Saturday 10th July 2021

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Carers Week 2021-Making Caring Visible and Valued

This year Carers Week takes place from Sunday 13th June 2021 to Sunday 13th June 2021. The theme this year is “Making Caring Visible and Valued.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Carers UK say “This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.

So during Carers Week, we’re coming together to help Make Caring Visible and Valued”.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring’s impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.

It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.

To find out more about Carers UK: https://www.carersweek.org/about-carers-week/latest-news/posts-folder/2021/march/carers-week-2021-dates-announced/

To find out what is available to Carers in Shropshire during Carers Week, click here:  https://shropshire.gov.uk/media/18962/carers-calendar-of-events-vs4.pdf

Autism Advice Sessions

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

Start Date:
19th August 2021

End Date:
19th August 2021

Start Time:
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End Time:
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Event title: Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County
Venue: On-line Zoom sessions
Weblink: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: This is an opportunity for you to book a 45 minute slot with a specialist autism advisor to discuss difficulties and coping strategies.

These Free 45 minute bookable appointments are for parents/carers and practitioners with Shropshire postcode. ONLINE – ‘Zoom’ Sessions

There are 4 slots available on Thursday 19th August, they are starting at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am and 1 pm.

Booking Information: To book please visit the eShop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/online-autism-advice-and-consultation-sessions-shropshire-county

For more information please contact: Email: [email protected]

Autism Advice Sessions

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

Start Date:
1st July 2021

End Date:
1st July 2021

Start Time:
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End Time:
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Event title: Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County
Venue: On-line Zoom sessions
Weblink: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: This is an opportunity for you to book a 45 minute slot with a specialist autism advisor to discuss difficulties and coping strategies.

These Free 45 minute bookable appointments are for parents/carers and practitioners with Shropshire postcode. ONLINE – ‘Zoom’ Sessions

There are 4 slots available on Thursday 1st July, they are starting at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am and 1 pm.

Booking Information: To book please visit the eShop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/online-autism-advice-and-consultation-sessions-shropshire-county

For more information please contact: Email: [email protected]