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Festival of Carols (Accessible Carol Service)

Start Date:
18th December 2019

End Date:
18th December 2019

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
2000

Event title: Festival of Carols (Accessible Fire Service)
Venue: St.Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury SY1 1JX
Name: Shropshire Fire & Rescue
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 260183
Event description: Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service cordially invite you to celebrate the festive season in style at St. Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury at 7 pm.

This service is open to all, and will include:

  • - Carols
  • - Raffle
  • - A visit from a special guest!

Following this, refreshments will then be served at Shrewsbury Fire Station from 8:15pm.

This event is free, no need to book tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will go to The Firefighters Charity.

Accessible Information:

  • The main body of the church and the churchyard are accessible to wheelchairs.
  • There is a permanent gentle ramp from the church car park into the church and there is an accessible toilet on your left as you enter the church outer vestibule. A wheelchair is available for use whilst in St.Chad’s. Please contact St Chad’s on 01743 365478 if you wish to book the loan of this.
  • Pay & Display parking bays are available in the road outside the church and Blue Badge holders may be able to park there without charge, subject to the terms of their permit.
  • An induction loop operates in the Church during church services, though a few seats are outside the loop. Please speak to a sidesperson or warden should you need information or find that there is a problem.A British Sign Language interpreter will be signing throughout the service.

Take some time out from shopping, baking and join us for Carols and Refreshments afterwards.

Click here to download a poster of this event: Festival of Carols poster – no capitals (1)

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Friendly Hour at Sainbury’s (Telford Forge Store)

Start Date:
6th January 2020

End Date:
27th January 2020

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1030

Event title: Friendly Hour at Sainbury’s (Telford Forge Store)
Venue: Sainsbury’s at Telford Forge Retail Park, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AG
Name: Sandra and Marg, PR Ambassadors at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge.
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Anyone who would appreciate a quieter time to shop may like to take up this opportunity. 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:

  • Monday 6th January 09.30-10.30
  • Monday 13th January 09.30-10.30
  • Monday 20th January 09.30-10.30
  • Monday 26th January 09.30-10.30

Note: This is an initiative by the PR Ambassadors at this particular store and is not available at other stores. Watch this space for more information.

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

Sunflower Lanyard

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GP’s are being asked- do they wish to carry out assisted suicide on their patients.

53,000 GP’s will be asked by the Royal College of General Practitioner’s whether they wish to be given the right to carry out assisted suicide on their patients.  They will have until 13th December to submit their answer.

Distant Voices have contacted Shropshire Disability Network to ask us to make you aware that your GP will be asked about this, so that you have the opportunity to tell your GP whether you think they should be given the right to carry out assisted suicide on their patients..

Distant Voices say “We are aware that just about everyone has a view on this and just about everyone has been asked what their opinion is. Everyone but us, the people, the ones who it will most affect.

THE DISTANT VOICES and their friends at ALERT (Defending Vulnerable People’s Right to Live) have come together to share a publication about this subject. They want you to know more about assisted suicide, it’s right and proper that you know the truth.

1000’s of publications have gone out, don’t be excluded, because if you’re old, or disabled, or poorly in any way, you could be included without your permission, this has, and is happening. Here is a quote from M.P. David Davies, he, “Isn’t sure the “enormous expense” to keep older people alive is justifiable.”

So, to have a chance to speak in a safe and productive way, simply read this publication below and sign your name on the back. Give it to your GP, you don’t need to justify your decision just your signature is enough hopefully to influence your doctors’ vote and to keep you safe”. 

To download the GP Consultation, click here:  GP Consultation Easy Print A4 Version PDF GP Consultation A3 Printer version PDF
To download an easy read version, click hereGP Consultation Easy Print A4 Version PDF

Don’t forget this is your chance to speak in a safe and productive way, simply read this publication and sign your name on the back. Give it to your GP, you don’t need to justify your decision just your signature is enough hopefully to influence your doctors’ vote and to keep you safe. You have until Friday 13th December to make your feelings known.

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How is Home Care working in Shropshire?

Start Date:
2nd December 2019

End Date:
31st January 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Healthwatch Shropshire have issued a media release requesting service user’s experience of Home Care (Domiciliary Care ie carers visiting your home to help you) in Shropshire to share their experience on how domiciliary care is working for you. Note: If you take part in the survey or communicate with Healthwatch Shropshire on this topic, your personal details ie name/address/telephone number or anything that identifies you, will not be disclosed to anyone.

Healthwatch Shropshire, the local health and social care consumer champion, is asking those receiving home care in Shropshire to tell them about their experiences.

Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said “Provision of home care comes with it’s challenges particularly in rural areas. We would like to know about the service users experiences across Shropshire. We hope to build a picture of how care at home works in Shropshire, identifying good practice and if there is anything that could be improved.

Healthwatch Shropshire have an online survey, click here to take part:   https://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/home-care-questionnaireor contact Healthwatch Shropshire directly by email to [email protected] or 01743 237884”

To download and print the press release, click here: Home Care project PR

Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services.  It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

[1] ‘Home care in England: Views from commissioners and providers’, The Kings Fund, December 2018. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-12/Home-care-in-England-report.pdf

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How is Home Care working in Shropshire?

Healthwatch Shropshire have issued a media release calingl for service user’s experience of Home Care (Domiciliary Care) in Shropshire. 

Home care (also known as domiciliary care) is often seen as the ‘front line’ of social care delivery and is critical to the longstanding intention to enable people to ‘age in place’ and to deliver care as close as possible to people’s homes. In 2015, more than 350,000 older people in England were estimated to use home care services and a further 76,300 younger people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health problems were also estimated to be using publicly funded home care. 

Healthwatch Shropshire, the local health and social care consumer champion, is asking
those receiving home care in Shropshire to tell them about their experiences. Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said “Provision of home care comes with it’s challenges particularly in rural areas. We would like to know about the service users experiences across Shropshire. We hope to build a picture of how care at home works in Shropshire, identifying good practice and if there is anything that could be improved.

We have an online survey, https://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/home-care-questionnaire , for people to use or they can contact Healthwatch Shropshire directly on  [email protected] or 01743 237884”

Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services. It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

To download and print the press release issued, click here: Home Care project PR

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Inclusive and Accessible Christingle and Carols for all!

Start Date:
7th December 2019

End Date:
7th December 2019

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Inclusive and Accessible Christingle and Carols for all!
Venue: Shrewsbury United Reformed Church, English Bridge, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury SY3 7BJ
Name: Phil Ramsbotham
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 368932 or 01743 240465
Event description: Yaking place at Shrewsbury United Reformed Church, English Bridge, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury SY3 7BJ on Saturday 7th December at 2 pm. There will be a B.S.L. Accredited interpreter, Makaton, Braille*, Large Print and a quiet area. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy singing carols, celebrate, light a Christingle and round it all off with tea and festive refreshments.

A downloadable copy of the service will be available on the church website beforehand https://shrewsburyurc.co.uk/wp/whats-on/

Note: Should you require a Braille copy of the service please contact the Church Office on 01743 368932 by 24th November.

For further information on any of the above please contact the relevant contact person OR Phil by emailing [email protected] .com OR Telephone: 01743 240465

Please look at our events pages for other activities taking place: https://shropshiredisability.net/events/

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

Start Date:
7th January 2020

End Date:
28th January 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1100

Event title: Quiet Hour at Sainsbury’s (Whitchurch Store) Every Tuesday
Venue: Sainsbury’s, London Road, Whitchurch SY13 1NJ
Name: Ann Poole-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 7th January 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 14th January 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 21st January 10.00-11.00 and
  • Tuesday 28th January 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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Disability inclusive & accessible Christmas church services and events in Shrewsbury

Many people like to go to a Carol Service in the lead up to Christmas. SDN member, Phil Ramsbotham has put together a list of events you may be interested in. As Phil says ” They all aim to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

  • “Joyful Noise” takes place at Christ Church, Bayston Hill, Glebe Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0PZ  on 17th November and 15th December , between 2.30 – 4 pm (every 3rd Sunday of the month) . Joyful Noise enables children with additional needs and their families to encounter the Christian message by engaging in physical activity such as parachute games, obstacle courses, music, sensory play and dance. Time together is rounded up with drinks and cakes including gluten and dairy free options. Alongside welcoming children’s noise and activity they also provide a chill tent for those seeking space and quiet. Joyful Noise is an evolving venture; we are very willing to learn from families so please do come along and share your ideas.
  • All Ability Service will take place at St. Peters Church, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5BL on Sunday 24th November at 9.30 am. This service will have an BSL Accredited interpreter. A service of inclusion and participation with special consideration for the needs of disabled people.This event starts at 9.30 am with breakfast of croissants and pastries followed by the service at 10.15. For further details contact Sue by calling/texting 07817 363215 
  • Inclusive and Accessible Christingle and Carols for all! Taking place at Shrewsbury United Reformed Church, English BridgeColeham Head, Shrewsbury SY3 7BJ  on Saturday 7th December at 2 pm. There will be a B.S.L. Accredited interpreter, Makaton, Braille*, Large Print and a quiet area. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy singing carols, celebrate, light a Christingle and round it all off with tea and festive refreshments. A downloadable copy of the service will be available on the church website beforehand  https://shrewsburyurc.co.uk/wp/whats-on/   Note: Should you require a Braille copy of the service please contact the Church Office on 01743 368932 by 24th November.
  • Mencap Service: will be held at St. Peters Church, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5BL on Wednesday 11th Decembeat 1 pm.  This will be a Carol Service for people with additional needs with coffee and cake to follow. For further details contact Sue by calling/texting 07817 363215 

For further information on any of the above please contact the relevant contact person  OR Phil  by emailing [email protected] .com OR Telephone: 01743  240465

Please look at our events pages for other activities taking place:  https://shropshiredisability.net/events/

SDN thanks Phil for sharing this information with us.

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Functional Fitness MOT and Falls Prevention event

Start Date:
31st October 2019

End Date:
31st October 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1600

Event title: Functional Fitness MOT and Falls Prevention event
Venue: Pontesbury Congregational Church Hall, Minsterley Road, Shrewsbury SY5 0RS
Name: Shropshire RCC Wise and Well Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 360641
Event description: If you are between 65 and 95, you may be at risk of falling.

Our free Functional Fitness MOTs will test your strength and balance, with a variety of tasks to measure your exercise performance. Each test comes with a set of “normal values” for people of different ages, which will show you whether you are “doing well” compared to your peers, or whether you could benefit from being more active.

There will be a short film and talk on reducing the risk of falling and a demonstration of how to get up from the floor.
There will also be a free Taster gentle exercise class.

Booking your 2.5 hour appointments is essential. Appointments are available between 09.30 am and 4.30 pm.

To book, please contact Shropshire RCC’s Wise and Well Team on 01743 360641.

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Stop Older People being Evicted for no reason!

Over the past year, Age UK have heard from more and more older people who can’t afford to own their home and are trapped in privately rented housing for the rest of their lives. So they have decided they need to do something about it, and urgently.

Landlords are allowed to evict older renters at short notice even when they’ve done nothing wrong. That’s stressful and uncertain for anyone, but it’s even harder as you get older and need more stability. 

Age UK are asking the Government to keep their promise to end no-fault evictions. They are consulting on the issue at the moment and if enough of us stand up for older private renters, we can give more people a safe and stable home to grow old in.

If you wish to join in and help Age UK in their plight, you can add your voice at this link:  https://campaigns.ageuk.org.uk/page/48944/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=emailbutton&utm_source=older_renters_eviction_sept&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaigns_housing