Tag Archives: Dementia

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Installing Changing Places at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals

The Shropshire and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are installing Changing Places at both our hospitals and are asking communities to support its application by completing this survey:

This is  a short survey. By taking part you can help Shropshire and Telford Hospital NHS Trust progress with their plans. Click here to take parthttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SaTHCP20

Further news, SaTH are starting a weekly drop in using Microsoft Teams. From Tuesday, 30 June, the Engagement Team will be online between 14:00 and 16:00 every Tuesday to support anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with Teams, or just join us for a chat. The link below (highlighted in yellow) will work every week. Click on the link below to enable you to join in these sessions:  https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-join%2f19%3ameeting_ODZhNWIwZDEtMjY0OC00MmFjLTg3YmEtMGZiOGViOTE1YTMw%40thread.v2%2f0%3fcontext%3d%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%252237c354b2-85b0-47f5-b222-07b48d774ee3%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%252206b40dd6-1a8c-4ad1-8844-4bf0df589756%2522%257d%26anon%3dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=9c0e9f93-db97-47e2-ab79-d2d115d1a324&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true

 

The Community Engagement team can be contacted at [email protected]

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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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News from Friendly Bus (Broseley, Much Wenlock and Shifnal Areas)

The Friendly bus service serving Broseley, Much Wenlock and Shifnal areas have had to make changes to their services and suspend most of their journeys.  As a charity, they aim is to combat loneliness and are still working hard to support the communities in Broseley, Much Wenlock and Shifnal.  Here’s a summary of what they are doing to help you:

  • Taking passengers to medical appointments. By following cleaning guidelines provided by the Community Transport Association (CTA) to keep passengers and volunteer drivers safe and asking passengers to sit in the back of vehicles to increase the social distance.
  • Many shops and pharmacists are offering deliveries but they are extremely busy.  Volunteer drivers are all DBS checked and able to collect and deliver prescriptions and shoppings for their passengers.
  • They have set up a team of Friendly Voice Volunteers to regularly call passengers who are feeling lonely. This is proving very valuable as many passengers won’t have any interaction with anyone else.  It also enables the volunteers to check on their physical and mental well being and raise any concerns with us.
  • They continue to send the monthly newsletter to passengers to keep some normality.  

For help in any of the above, passengers can call the Friendly Bus in the usual way on 01952 881145 between 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday.

They are also actively part of the newly formed Broseley Covid group - answering phone calls from local residents in need of support. Their number is 0333 301 0319 and is available to anyone in Broseley who need some support.

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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.

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Your Voice January-February 2020

Welcome to Shropshire Disability Network’s first newsletter of 2020!

Check out the invitations to the accessible wildlife session with the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and to SDN’s spring Members’ Meeting.

Read the excellent contributions by SDN members, on topics from accessible nature, to fibromyalgia support, to our libraries’ role in health and wellbeing.

Find out about help with computers, refurbished arts and crafts facilities, the chance to meet ponies, all-ability football, hospital engagement meetings, giving your views on home care, and more.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please email [email protected] . We would love to receive your comments or ideas.

Your Voice January-February 2020

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.

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Quiet Hour at Sainbury’s (Whitchurch Store) Every Tuesday

Start Date:
2nd June 2020

End Date:
30th June 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1100

Event title: Quiet Hour at Sainbury’s (Whitchurch Store) Every Tuesday
Venue: Sainsbury’s, London Road, Whitchurch SY13 1NJ
Name: PR Ambassador
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Anyone who would appreciate a quieter, more relaxed shopping environment, you may like to take up this opportunity each Tuesday at Sainsbury’s store Whitchurch.

While lights can not be dimmed, there will be no tannoy announcements and no music. It will be quieter with No roll cages on shop floor to cause noise.

This month the dates are:

  • Tuesday 2nd June 2020 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 9th June 2020 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 16th June 2020 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 23rd June 2020 10.00-11.00 and
  • Tuesday 30th June 2020 10.00-11.00

Sainsbury’s stores also recognise the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme. Remember to pick up your lanyard in store.

Sunflower Lanyard

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News from Wem Town Hall

Each month Wem Town Hall hold Dementia Friendly shows as well as Songs from the Movies: Interactive Singing sessions for People with Dementia. From March 2020 they will be adding in a dementia friendly movie matinee on different day to allow for greater opportunity to take part. Their first additional film showing will be Sister Act on Friday 6th March, also part of Wem Town Hall’s 10th Birthday celebrations so please come and help us celebrate. Tickets: £5, Carers Free (not available online) – includes refreshment.

At Dementia Friendly movie matinees Wem Town Hall staff hope that you enjoy a laid back informal way, view and experience films. The seats are set out on the flat floor around small tables in a cafe style. The lights are kept on at a low level and they always make sure the sounds levels aren’t too high. They have an interval so everyone can have a chat over an all important cuppa and a biscuit before catching the end of the film. Wem Town Hall have specially trained ushers are on hand to assist and help navigate the venue. 

To find out more about what is on offer at Wem Town Hall, click here:  http://www.wemtownhall.co.uk/whats-on/