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Adult Social Care – Support and Independence Survey-Telford and Wrekin

Telford and Wrekin Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee (HASC) wants to hear from people or their carers who may have adult social care support needs or have experience of accessing adult social care. 

Objectives of the HASC survey are to examine:

  • People’s experience of accessing Adult Social Care (ASC) and how that support is helping them stay independent
  • How the local voluntary and community sector is supporting people’s personal and practical support needs
  • What needs people are experiencing that are currently not being met and why this is the case. 

The results of this survey will be used to determine what is working well and what needs improving and make recommendations to the Council and local partners.

Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin, Citizens Advice Telford and the Wrekin, Age UK and My Choice Partners are working with HASC in undertaking this piece of work.

Closing date: 10th December 2018
This link takes you directly to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VJJ3MS5
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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/

 

 

 

Shropshire Libraries

Ludlow Library – Dementia support drop-in

Start Date:
10th December 2018

End Date:
10th December 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1300

Event title: Ludlow Library – Dementia support drop-in
Venue: Ludlow Library, 7-9 Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG
Name: Alzheimers Society
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01952 250392
Event description: This is a free event.
Alzheimer’s Society can help both carers and the people with dementia. They offer personalised support to help you manage the symptoms of dementia, develop strategies for day-to-day living, and help with making plans for the future.

Come in and have a chat or alternatively you can contact them Alzheimers Society on: 01952 250392

This will also take place on Monday 10th December

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Dementia Friends Champions Induction – Wellington

Start Date:
27th November 2018

End Date:
27th November 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Dementia Friends Champions Induction – Wellington
Venue: The Co-Operative Funeralcare, 8 Market Square Wellington, Telford Shropshire TF1 1BP
Name: Alzheimer’s Society
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07710381679
Event description: Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session. You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Dementia Friends Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

To book your place, click here: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBTrainingDetails?id=a050J00000XqO1eQAF&user_type=#.W9Ny_mhKjIU

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Dementia Friends Champions Induction-Shrewsbury

Start Date:
15th November 2018

End Date:
15th November 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Dementia Friends Champions Induction
Venue: Meeting Rooms 1 and 2, The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17 Cross Hill Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 1JE
Name: Alzheimer’s Society
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07710 381679
Event description: Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session. You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Dementia Friends Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

To book your place click here:  https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBTrainingDetails?id=a050J00000XpiBZQAZ&user_type=#.W9NxSWhKjIU

Shropshire Libraries

Ludlow Library – Dementia support drop-in

Start Date:
12th November 2018

End Date:
12th November 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1300

Event title: Ludlow Library – Dementia support drop-in
Venue: Ludlow Library, 7-9 Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG
Name: Alzheimers Society
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01952 250392
Event description: This is a free event.
Alzheimer’s Society can help both carers and the people with dementia. They offer personalised support to help you manage the symptoms of dementia, develop strategies for day-to-day living, and help with making plans for the future.

Come in and have a chat or alternatively you can contact them Alzheimers Society on: 01952 250392

This will also take place on  Monday 10th December

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Living with Dementia in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) would like your help on what they should focus on. They would like to know what it’s like living with dementia or being a caregiver here. 

You can take part in this survey by clicking on this link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQ275DB or download the PDF here Stwdaa Survey to complete and send to  “Stwdaa “ c/o The Alzheimer’s Society The Glebe Centre Wellington Telford TF1 1JP

It may be that you are not a caregiver and you are not living with dementia, but you can still help by telling your friends, work colleagues and contacts about this short 10 question survey enabling to Dememtia Action Alliance Shropshire Telford and Wrekin to be guided on what is most important.

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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.

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World Mental Health Day at The Hive

Start Date:
10th October 2018

End Date:
10th October 2018

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1530

Event title: World Mental Health Day at The Hive
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Name: The Hive
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 234970
Event description: To mark World Mental Health Day 2018 on Wednesday October 10th, we’re hosting an informal drop-in event from 1:30pm to 3:30pm open to anyone who uses, provides or is interested in mental health services in Shrewsbury with stalls, drinks, cake and music.

Plenty to see and do, come along and browse, ask questions, chat to others, or simply gather information leaflets about services.

If you or your organisation would like to book a FREE stall/table at this event then please click the here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-keep-talking-mental-health-tickets-50393767114

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Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions

Start Date:
4th October 2018

End Date:
31st October 2018

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Event title: Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions
Venue: See Content for details
Name: Kim Thompson-Lawrence
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 656882
Event description: This month, we have 4 Free, one hour, informal sessions for you to become a Dementia Friend.

  • Come along to find out and learn more about how dementia affects people.
  • You will have opportunity to Join the Dementia Friendly Oswestry movement.
  • You could Sign your organisation up to become a supporter.

Simple. Enjoyable. Interesting. Just come along to one of the following sessions.

  • Thursday October 4th at 5.45 at the Qube, Oswestry, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB
  • Thursday October 18th at 5.45 at The Qube, Oswestry, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB
  • Saturday October 20th at 11.00 at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
  • Wednesday October 31st at 12.30 at The Guildhall, 1 Bailey Head, Oswestry SY11 1PZ

Supported by Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance