Tag Archives: Dementia Friendly

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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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Dementia Friendly Film Showing: A Christmas Carol

Start Date:
3rd December 2018

End Date:
3rd December 2018

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1530

Event title: Dementia Friendly Film Showing: A Christmas Carol
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink: www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: Filmed in Shrewsbury, this classic take on the novel by Charles Dickens will have you ‘bah humbugging’ your winter blues away! Get into the Christmas spirit and see if you can spot any familiar locations!

To book tickets click here: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=U4

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

Wem Town Hall 250-253

Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia

Start Date:
12th November 2018

End Date:
12th November 2018

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1500

Event title: Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink: www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: Join local musician Adrian Plant for relaxed, fun and interactive singing sessions featuring classic and popular songs from throughout the 20th century! All music provided and no previous singing experience required.

Starts at 1.30 pm and finishes 3 pm, includes interval time.

Adults £5, Carers Free (not available online)

Tickets include refreshments.

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

Wem Town Hall 250-253

Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia

Start Date:
15th October 2018

End Date:
15th October 2018

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1500

Event title: Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink: www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: Join local musician Adrian Plant for relaxed, fun and interactive singing sessions featuring classic and popular songs from throughout the 20th century! All music provided and no previous singing experience required.

Adults £5, Carers Free (not available online)

Tickets include refreshment. Starts at 1.30 pm and finishes 3 pm, includes interval time.

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

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Moving to the Rhythm-A Life More Ordinary

Start Date:
15th January 2019

End Date:
15th January 2019

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1500

Event title: Moving to the Rhythm-A Life More Ordinary
Venue: Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill St, Ludlow SY8 1AZ
Weblink: www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk
Name: Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01584 878141
Event description: Rhythm sessions led by Rachel Liggitt.

During these sessions Rachel leads participants through a series of enjoyable, gentle movements that stimulate the senses, improve mobility and socially engage the group. The session is mostly seated and includes a break for refreshments and a natter.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

Wem Town Hall 250-253

Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia

Start Date:
17th December 2018

End Date:
17th December 2018

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1500

Event title: Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink: www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: Join local musician Adrian Plant for relaxed, fun and interactive singing sessions featuring classic and popular songs from throughout the 20th century! All music provided and no previous singing experience required.

Cost: Adults £5, Carers Free (not available online) Tickets include refreshment.

These sessions are for one and a half hours, including the interval.

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

Wem Town Hall 250-253

Dementia Friendly Film Showings: The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long

Start Date:
14th January 2019

End Date:
14th January 2019

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1530

Event title: Dementia Friendly Film Showings: The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink:  www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: Hugh Jackman stars in this original musical that celebrates the birth of show business.

To book tickets, click here: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=TO

These dementia friendly showings will have lower sound level, lights on and specially trained staff on hand to assist, however you should note no pastoral care is provided.

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

Wem Town Hall 250-253

U Certificate Dementia Friendly Film Showing: Oklahoma!

Start Date:
4th February 2019

End Date:
4th February 2019

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1600

Event title: U Certificate Dementia Friendly Film Showing: Oklahoma!
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink:  www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with a violent ranch hand and a travelling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

The film is 2 hours and 40 minutes including interval.

To book tickets, click here: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=UF
These dementia friendly showings will have lower sound level, lights on and specially trained staff on hand to assist, however you should note no pastoral care is provided.

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

Wem Town Hall 250-253

Oh What a Lovely War! Dementia Friendly showing

Start Date:
5th November 2018

End Date:
5th November 2018

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1630

Event title: Oh What a Lovely War! Dementia Friendly showing
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Weblink: www.wemtownhall.co.uk
Name: Wem Town Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 238279
Event description: The working class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare. Directed by Richard Attenborough.

Screening as part of Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival – a Wilfred Owen 100 event.

During the show there will be an interval.

Dementia friendly showings will have lower sound level, lights on and specially trained staff on hand to assist, however you should note no pastoral care is provided.

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini buses and private cars to unload. Please do not park here as it is needed for access. We ask customers to park on the main car park by the Co op.

To book tickets, click here https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=MF

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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]