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Short Breaks Open Morning at Derwen College

Derwen College offers short break holiday provision for young adults aged 18 and over with learning difficulties and disabilities. Guests can take part in a range of activities and trips, as well as making use of the campus facilities. Holidays can be a great opportunity to relax with friends, meet new people and explore local attractions.

The Open Morning will take place at Derwen College, Whittington Road, Gobowen, Oswestry SY11 3JA on Tuesday 29th January 2019 from 10 am-1 pm. You will have the opportunity to view the accommodation, meet the support staff and ask any questions you have about having a short break at Derwen College. Please telephone 01691 661234 for more information.

For other events coming up at Derwen College, click this link: Upcoming events at Derwen College (Jan-March)

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Carers’ Forum Event

Start Date:
7th February 2019

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7th February 2019

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Event title: Carers’ Forum Event
Venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Name: Shirehall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 678 9044
Event description: This is an opportunity for family carers of adults with a learning disability in the Shropshire Council area to meet the director, senior officers, and the carers’ lead for adults with a learning disability. You will have the chance to discuss any issues you may have in an open forum, and also to hear the latest messages regarding developments in Adult Social Care.

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Relaxed Screening- The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Start Date:
20th April 2019

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20th April 2019

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Event title: Relaxed Screening- The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
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: About the film: It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Watch the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/cksYkEzUa7k

Choose between the show on Saturday 20th April or Tuesday 23rd April at 11 am

Click here to book tickets for 20th April: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=YZ

Clock here to book tickets for 23rd April: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=YZ

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All is True (Film with Subtitles)

Start Date:
21st February 2019

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21st February 2019

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Event title: All is True (Film with Subtitles)
Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Weblink: www.oldmarkethall.co.uk
Name: Old Market Hall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: About the film: The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family, as his very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

The film is 1 hour and 41 minutes long. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.

To book tickets click here: https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=410374

To book Wheelchair/Disabled concessions and groups of 10 or more, please contact the Box Office on 01743 281281 between 10am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

The Old Market Hall regularly screens films with captioned subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. These screenings are open to both hearing and hearing impaired audiences.

Telford Tinnitus Support Group

Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Telford and Wrekin

Start Date:
29th March 2019

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29th March 2019

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Event title: Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Telford & Wrekin
Venue: Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford, TF3 4HS
Weblink: https://www.signal.org.uk/projects/united-kingdom/tinnitus-support-group/
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358356
Event description: Tinnitus is a condition where sounds are heard inside a person’s head where no external source is present.

Signal’s tinnitus support groups allow people living with tinnitus to come together and develop support networks. Here they can not only exchange their stories and share their anxieties and worries, but also talk about their own coping strategies and ways in which they learn to live well with their tinnitus.

For more information please email: [email protected] or telephone 01743 358356

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Action for Children-February 2019 Short Breaks.

Action for Children Shropshire Community Short Breaks takes place from Tuesday 19th February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019. (Half days are available on venue days 9.30 to 12.30 or 12.30 to 3.30) For ages 4 to 18s.

There will be a varied programme of activities taking place.  For more details including how to place your booking, payments etc and booking form, downloaded the form at this link: AFC Feb 2019

Note the deadline for return of booking forms is Friday 11th January 2019.

For more information contact  01743 285765,   [email protected] or [email protected]


Book Break

Jolt at Oswestry share details of their Spring Wellbeing activities starting with Book Break on 5th January. Being together, working together and learning new skills helps our wellbeing and mental health. Come and join in!

On Saturday 5th January from 1100-1230 at 17, Cross Street, Oswestry, SY11 2NF will be the first Book Break for 2019. Held on the first Saturday of each month (2nd February and 2nd March), there is no charge.

It is not a book club, and it is not a study of literature. Shared Reading is simply a question of listening to a great story (and frequently a poem) and those who wish to chat about any thoughts they have as a result of the reading.

People with reading difficulties are of course very welcome.

Led by Bella Doolan & Helen Willows.

For further information please call Julie Turner on 01691 655140 or email: [email protected]

For poster click this link: Jolt Winter poster (1)

For information on other activities taking place at Jolt ie Stitch Club (afternoon and evening sessions) and Makers Studio please visit Jolt website by clicking this link https://www.thisisjolt.co.uk/wellbeing


Shrewsbury Book Club for people living with chronic illness or disabilities

Start Date:
21st January 2019

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21st January 2019

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Event title: Shrewsbury Book Club for people living with chronic illness or disabilities
Venue: Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AS
Name: Shrewsbury Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: The next book club will take place held on Monday 21st January at 14:00. The book we are reading is A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen and can be collected from Shrewsbury Library. There is no need for potential members to have a library card themselves and we do have a couple of Quick Read editions and one DVD left.

Key points of the group are:

  • Group is an hour-long but split between a half hour ‘coffee and chat’ (refreshments provided) and half hour book discussion. This is to cater to those who may struggle with concentration and to encourage a relaxed group.
  • Where possible, books will be provided in several formats (quick reads, DVD’s etc).
  • Run by someone living with chronic illness.
  • Recommendations can be made for future books.

Click here for more information on a PDF that you can download. Book Group poster (2)

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK update on Disabled Students’ Allowances

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and are studying in higher education, you may be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying which are over and above those provided as reasonable adjustments by the college or university.

These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying which are over and above those provided as reasonable adjustments by the college or university.

There are four allowances to cover different areas of need.

  • Specialist equipment allowance
  • Non-medical helper’s allowance
  • General and other expenditure allowance
  • Travel costs.

Click here for the new fact sheet giving details on how to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA’s)  https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/applying-disabled-students%E2%80%99-allowances-dsas


Friendly Hour at Sainbury’s (Telford Forge Store)

Start Date:
4th February 2019

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4th February 2019

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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: Sainsbury’s, Telford Forge store, PR Ambassadors-Sandra and Marg with the support from the Store Manager arrange a specific time, 9.30-10.30 am on the first Monday of each month called “Friendly Hour”.

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.

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.