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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

 

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The Truth about Disability Hate Crime

Have you or are you the victim of Disability Hate Crime? If so, please report it.

The Truth about Disability Hate Crime was shown on BBC 2 on 20th January 2021. The film which cam be watched for the next 11 months at the link below, reveals the abuse and aggression faced by disabled people in everyday life, from verbal name-calling to violent physical attacks. Made by disabled filmmaker Richard Butchins and featuring a wide range of testimony from survivors themselves, it asks why this happens.

You can watch the film here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000rh4p/ad/targeted-the-truth-about-disability-hate-crime Click on sign language to see the film with BSL.

Shropshire Disability Network does not tolerate Hate Crime of any type, neither should you.

The Facts: 

  • A hate crime is any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based upon the victim’s disability or perceived disability.
  • Disability Hate Crime is massively underreported as many people don’t know who to talk to or how to report incidents. On a national level, hate crimes are under reported; it is estimated that three in five incidents are not reported. West Mercia Police is committed to addressing this issue by giving victims of hate crime the confidence to come forward and report their experience.

Hate Crime could be: 

  • physical attacks such as physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson
  • threat of attack including offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate, and unfounded, malicious complaints
  • verbal abuse, insults or harassment – taunting, offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes, and bullying at school or in the workplace.
  • Disability
  • Transgender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Individual characteristic that makes someone appear different
  • Race (including nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, race and colour)

Any type of crime can be a hate crime. Here are a few examples:

  • Physical attacks, Damage to property, Arson Offensive letters, Offensive language and harassment, Offensive graffiti, Threats of attack, Abusive or obscene telephone calls, Arson, Anti-social behaviour and intimidation.

Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident?

It is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.

You can find out more about hate crime here via True Vision www.report-it.org.uk/home  This link takes you directly to the hate crime page to report a hate crime  http://www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force

If you feel you cannot report it yourself, then tell us & Shropshire Disability Network will do it for you. Contact [email protected] or call 07780 852229

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Telford and Wrekin Customer Strategy Consultation

Telford & Wrekin Council are asking residents and stakeholders for their views on the Council’s new Customer Strategy and new Customer Contract, which outlines their aims for how they want to serve their customers and sets out the standards of service that customers should expect to receive.

The consultation will give customers the opportunity to tell them about their previous experiences of contacting the Council, which will help them understand what they are currently doing well and what areas they need to improve.

The consultation starts on 25th September 2020 and 16th October 2020 but the deadline has now been extended by one week. Note the deadline for this consultation has now been changed to Friday 23rd October 2020 as Telford & Wrekin Council wish to receive as much feedback as possible.

To take part in this consultation please visit www.telford.gov.uk/customerconsultation .’

If you or someone you know would like to receive this survey in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or telephone 01952 382006. Telford & Wrekin Council want this survey to be inclusive and would like to hear from SDN members.

To review the draft Customer Strategy and Customer Contract please visit   www.telford.gov.uk/customerconsultation this page also contains a link to the online survey.

For further general information about the consultation or would like to receive the consultation in a different format please email [email protected].

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Telford and Wrekin Customer Strategy Consultation-Deadline extended to 23 October

Start Date:
25th September 2020

End Date:
23rd October 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Telford & Wrekin Council are asking residents and stakeholders for their views on the Council’s new Customer Strategy and new Customer Contract, which outlines their aims for how they want to serve their customers and sets out the standards of service that customers should expect to receive.

The consultation will give customers the opportunity to tell them about their previous experiences of contacting the Council, which will help them understand what they are currently doing well and what areas they need to improve.

The consultation starts on 25th September 2020 and ends on Friday 16th October 2020 but the deadline has now been extended by one week. Note the deadline for this consultation has now been changed to Friday 23rd October 2020 as Telford & Wrekin Council wish to receive as much feedback as possible.

To take part in this consultation please visit www.telford.gov.uk/customerconsultation .’

If you or someone you know would like to receive this survey in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or telephone 01952 382006. Telford & Wrekin Council want this survey to be inclusive and would like to hear from SDN members.

To review the draft Customer Strategy and Customer Contract please visit   www.telford.gov.uk/customerconsultation this page also contains a link to the online survey.

For further general information about the consultation or would like to receive the consultation in a different format please email [email protected].

Gov-UK

Managing Pavement Parking

Start Date:
1st October 2020

End Date:
31st October 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The Government has produced a consultation on whether pavement parking should be banned and local authorities given more powers to challenge those who park on the pavements. 

Off-road parking causes major challenges for people with disabilities ie people who use mobility aids, mobility scooters and wheelchairs, have sensory impairments as well as parents and guardians who have babies and children in prams and buggies. Pavement parking can also be a hazard to children and elderly citizens as they also have to step off the pavement and into the road.

SDN says “This consultation is long overdue and we would encourage all our members to take part to bring change. This all comes at a time when disabled people are experiencing numerous challenges accessing towns due to increases in seating for diners on pavements, temporary changes to pavements and cycle ways, removal of parking bays, and cars being excluded from some streets as local authorities attempt to introduce new social distancing measures. We need government to show stronger leadership on ensuring inclusive streetscapes.”

Consultation Description:

Consultation asking whether a change of existing pavement parking legislation should occur.

We are proposing 3 options:

  1. Improving the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process, under which local authorities can already prohibit pavement parking.
  2. A legislative change to allow local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to enforce against ‘unnecessary obstruction of the pavement’.
  3. A legislative change to introduce a London-style pavement parking prohibition throughout England.

Click on this link to access Pavement Parking: options for change: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking/pavement-parking-options-for-change

Click here to download in PDF Annex A impact assessment pavement parking restrictions: annex-a-impact-assessment-pavement-parking-restrictions

Have you say on this consultation by clicking on this link  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking

You can also respond to this Consultation by: 

Completing the response that is available to download at this link response form or by emailing  [email protected]

Note this consultation closes on Sunday 22nd November 2020

Shropshire Libraries

Shropshire Libraries -available services

Shropshire Libraries had to close due to lockdown, but will open as soon as they can. If you are missing visiting your local library or using the mobile library, help is available. They still have many services to offer us. We share a selection below.

  • CloudLibrary CloudLibrary is available for borrowers to download e-books and e-audio books. CloudLibrary works in the same way as a physical library so once one person ‘takes out’ a book it is not available for anyone else to borrow.

Shropshire Library shares their e-library with other library authorities providing lots of choice, if a title belonging to Shropshire Libraries is on loan you will be able to place a hold on it (request it). Please note to receive email notification when holds are available you will need to add your email address in your settings. Holds are held available to download for 3 days.

All you need is your library card number and PIN to access CloudLibrary.

  • e-Newspapers and e-Magazines on PressReader You can access over 2000 e-newspapers and e-magazines, including most of the UK national papers, through Library PressReader.
  • Shropshire Libraries Reading Group Facebook Page They also encourage those users that are on Facebook to join the Shropshire Libraries Reading Group page. Members of this group frequently discuss titles that they have been reading and offer recommendations to others. 

For non members

Do you know someone who would like to become a member of Shropshire Libraries? If so, please tell them about what Shropshire Libraries have to offer. It’s easy to join and they will immediately be able to use our e-library services.

Shropshire Libraries also have a You Tube channel especially Books Aloud and Memory Corner  ( for people living with Dementia) -Click this link to access our You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJXSGNRknFIQbBOSXeno4A

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Songs for You-A Life More Ordinary-Cancelled

Start Date:
21st April 2020

End Date:
21st April 2020

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1500

Event title: Songs for You-A Life More Ordinary-Cancelled
Venue: Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1AZ
Weblink: www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk
Name: Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01584 878141
Event description: In association with Arts for Health, Sal Tonge, local musician, guides the group through a sing-a- long of well-known classics, closing this enjoyable hour with soft melodies. Refreshments and a friendly chat follow the session.

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

This event is sponsored by The Millichope Foundation. Ludlow Town Council, Arts for Health, Pizza Express amd NHS Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Dementia Friendly Wem – we’re back!-Cancelled

Start Date:
31st March 2020

End Date:
31st March 2020

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
2000

Event title: Dementia Friendly Wem – we’re back! -Cancelled
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: Dementia friendly communities work best when they’re led by local people. They are vital in helping people live well with dementia and remain part of their community. Small steps, such as raising awareness of dementia, can make a real difference and help people to understand the symptoms as well as diminish the stigma still associated with dementia. It’s easy to do this through attending a Dementia Friends session and other simple actions.

The first public session of 2020 will be at Wem Town Hall on Tuesday, 31st March. The sessions are informal and interactive and will start promptly at 7.00 and will last for about an hour. There is no charge to attend but it is necessary to book in advance as seats are limited. To reserve your place, or places, email [email protected] or pop into Reception at the Town Hall.

We look forward to seeing you!

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

Start Date:
24th April 2020

End Date:
24th April 2020

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1500

Event title: Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia -Cancelled
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.

Booking: Book your tickets at this link: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=1AM

Parking: A drop off point is provided at the back of the venue for mini busses 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.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom (Relaxed Performance)-Cancelled

Start Date:
22nd May 2020

End Date:
22nd May 2020

Start Time:
1300

End Time:
1400 approx

Event title: Room on the Broom (Relaxed Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Relaxed Performances: Our relaxed performances are open to all, but created for people with special needs who may find the theatre challenging. This includes people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability, or sensory and communication disorder.

We encourage and create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to react to a show as they wish. We sell fewer seats, which means more room for wheelchairs and more space and comfort.

Attendees are welcome to walk in and out of the auditorium as they please and make noise throughout. Certain aspects of staging are also adapted to suit the audience. The script may be simpler, bright lights and loud noises reduced, and house lights raised so the auditorium is not completely dark.

We also have a calm space nearby, with beanbags, sensory toys and bubble lights, for when people need it. All front of house staff are trained in advance of all relaxed performances.

About the show: Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!

Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical, musical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.

Click here to find out what to expect at a Relaxed Performance at Birmingham Hippodrome. https://youtu.be/EQRdUDgxYzQ

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