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The New Saints

TNS Walking Football sessions have resumed in Oswestry

The New Saints (TNS) FC Foundation provides a range of diversionary activities to ensure that all in the community have the opportunity to participate, adding enrichment to their lives regardless of gender, disability, age or social-economic factors.

Walking Football has started again at The TNS Foundation at Oswestry. Their disability projects increase the self-esteem, health, personal and social skills of all participants. They also provide activities and a Healthy Living Programme that uses exercise to fight age-related illness.

They can provide multi-sport sessions in house and in the community to disability service users. They include:

  • Football
  • Dodgeball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Smash-up Badminton
  • Football Mash-up
  • Boccia
  • New Age Kurling

Take a look at this page on The TNS Foundation to see if there are any activities you would like to do. Here is a link to the page: https://www.tnsfc.co.uk/foundation/disability-sport-and-senior-saints/ Activities take place in other areas apart from Oswestry!

They also hold activities weekly for children and teenagers. Download a leaflet here: TNS_ALL_IN_MultiSport_5_2_18

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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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Views and experiences of using local taxi services

Start Date:
28th May 2021

End Date:
30th June 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
2359

Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin have recently received feedback regarding people’s views and experiences of using local taxi services, and are now keen to explore what is working well and what requires improvements.

They have produced a very short survey which can be completed in minutes and invite you to take part. If you have a disability and/or sight or hearing impairment or are a wheelchair user and use taxis in the Telford & Wrekin area, it would help Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin learn more about the problems people experience.

To take part in the on-line survey, click on the link below:  https://www.healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk/disability-and-sight-impairment-taxi-survey

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone or would prefer to email you can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin using the details below: 

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What does good look like for older adults in Telford and Wrekin?

Start Date:
13th May 2021

End Date:
13th May 2021

Start Time:
1230

End Time:
1430

Event title: What does good look like for older adults in Telford and Wrekin?
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-good-look-like-for-older-adults-in-telford-and-wrekin-tickets-142076527719?aff=erelexpmlt
Name: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership Integration Workshop: What does good look like for older adults in Telford and Wrekin?

This interactive workshop aims to look at ways in which we can work together to improve outcomes for older adults in Telford and Wrekin , including:

  • Hearing people\’s experiences,
  • Listening to attendee\’s views, and
  • Virtual workshops.

The workshops are suitable for:

  • Practitioners across health and social care organisations,
  • Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector workers, and
  • Care sector staff.

To book your place click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-good-look-like-for-older-adults-in-telford-and-wrekin-tickets-142076527719?aff=erelexpmlt

This workshop is also available on Friday 7th May 2021 0930-1130 Click here to book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-good-look-like-for-older-adults-in-telford-and-wrekin-tickets-142076507659?aff=erelexpmlt

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What does good look like for older adults in Telford and Wrekin?

Start Date:
7th May 2021

End Date:
7th May 2021

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1130

Event title: What does good look like for older adults in Telford and Wrekin?
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-good-look-like-for-older-adults-in-telford-and-wrekin-tickets-142076507659?aff=erelexpmlt
Name: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership Integration Workshop: What does good look like for older adults in Telford and Wrekin?

This interactive workshop aims to look at ways in which we can work together to improve outcomes for older adults in Telford and Wrekin , including:

  • Hearing people’s experiences,
  • Listening to attendee’s views, and
  • Virtual workshops.

The workshops are suitable for:

  • Practitioners across health and social care organisations,
  • Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector workers, and
  • Care sector staff.

Register to book your place by clicking on this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-good-look-like-for-older-adults-in-telford-and-wrekin-tickets-142076507659?aff=erelexpmlt

There is another opportunity to take part in this workshop on Thursday 13th May 2021 at 1230 to 1430 to book your place click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-good-look-like-for-older-adults-in-telford-and-wrekin-tickets-142076527719?aff=erelexpmlt

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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

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin STP

Over 50′s can get a flu jab

Health leaders across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin continue to encourage everyone with a long-term health condition to get their free flu vaccination as soon as possible and help protect themselves from the harms of flu.

Evidence shows people who catch flu and COVID-19 at the same time are more likely to need hospitalisation or die.

With COVID-19 infections on the rise, doctors, pharmacists and public health leaders are keen to make sure that eligible patients get their free NHS flu jab as soon as possible, to protect themselves and others from the double risk of flu and COVID-19 and reduce pressures on health services this winter. As from 1st December 2020 anyone 50 and over is entitled to a free flu jab.

Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications in people with an underlying health condition such as bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, immunosuppression or a chronic neurological disease – like multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy.

The free vaccine is available from GP surgeries and pharmacies, and social distancing and safety measures are in place to make sure the vaccine is given in a safe environment.

People with long-term health conditions should ask their GP or pharmacist about the free flu vaccine, it is not to late to ask.

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Do you have ideas about how technology could help us age healthily?

We’re all growing older – and with that comes joy and a few gripes!  At University College London (UCL), scientists and engineers are developing technologies that help people to live longer, healthier lives. But to make these as useful as possible, they need your help.  

They’ve launched a new online platform, Age Innovation Hub, to hear your ideas about technology that could help us age healthily and hear any age-related issues you have that technology could help solve. They’ll then develop new research to help with the needs and problems found.  

As a population we are living longer lives than ever before, with half the babies born in the UK today expected to reach their 100th birthday. This is exciting progress, but it comes with its own challenges. Too often, people ageing are faced with problems like loneliness, loss of independence and avoidable years of disease

This is your chance to shape the future of innovation! 

Find out more at this link https://ageinnovationhub.crowdicity.com/category/browse and share any ideas you may have.

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

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 25 September 2020 and was to end 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 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].

Time_to_Have_Your_Say (1)

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].