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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

Shrewsbury Book Club for people living with chronic illness or disabilities

Start Date:
12th November 2018

End Date:
12th November 2018

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1500

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: Shrewsbury Library are launching a new book group for adults, especially catering to those living with long-term health conditions (If you have carer(s) they are welcome to accompany you). Starting on Monday 12th November 2 pm -3 pm at Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AS.

The book group will consist of a half-hour ‘coffee and chat’ (refreshments provided) to help encourage a relaxed environment, and a half-hour book discussion. The book we have chosen for the first group is ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, and we have quick read and DVD copies available also. Books can be collected at Shrewsbury Library.

There is no cost to join us. 

Members of the group will also be encouraged to choose future books themselves.

 

There is no cost to join us. For more information please call 01743 255308 or email [email protected]

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Shropshire Libraries

Oswestry Library – Singing for Health with Chloe Murray

Start Date:
16th November 2018

End Date:
30th November 2018

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1145

Event title: Oswestry Library – Singing for Health with Chloe Murray
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Oswestry Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Oswestry Library – Singing for Health with Chloe Murray.

Cost £25 for whole block of 5 sessions or £6.50 per session

Sessions take place on:

  • Friday 16th November
  • Friday 23rd November and
  • Friday 30th November.
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Shropshire Dyslexia Association

Start Date:
10th November 2018

End Date:
10th November 2018

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Shropshire Dyslexia Association
Venue: Belle Vue Methodist Church Bellevue Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7NL
Weblink: http://www.thesda.org.uk
Name: Shropshire Dyslexia Association
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Come along for an informal chat:

Information from:

  • Specialist Teachers
  • Specialist Assessors
  • Our workshop leaders who teach pupils with specific learning difficulties.

Demonstrations will include:

  • specialist computer programs and assistive technology available to support both children and adults.
  • APPS that are available.
  • Assessment materials for assessors and SENDCO’s.

Suitable for: Parents, pupils, students, adults with specific difficulties, teachers, anyone who works in or has an interest in Special Educational Needs.

Light Refreshments available.

Workshop by scanning pens at 3 pm.

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Preparing for Adulthood Event – Book your places!

Start Date:
15th November 2018

End Date:
15th November 2018

Start Time:
0930-see content

End Time:
1800-see content

Event title: Preparing for Adulthood Event – Book your places!
Venue: Shrewsbury Football Ground, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ST
Weblink: http://shropshire.gov.uk/local-offer/
Name: Local Offer Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 254267
Event description: Shropshire Council, Severndale Academy and Partners are hosting a Preparing for Adulthood event for young people and their parents/carers in Shropshire who have an EHCP or are accessing higher level Special Educational Needs (SEN) support.

This event is aimed at pupils/students who are year 9 and above. There will be a range of service providers and organisations present on the day to offer information and advice on what is available in Shropshire for young people with an EHCP or accessing SEN support.

The event will be held on the 15th November at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ST and there will be four sessions throughout the day:

  • 09.30 – 10.30 (Shorter sound/light sensitive session),
  • 10.30 – 12.30,
  • 13.00 – 15.00,
  • 16.00 – 18.00

Book your FREE places now:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preparing-for-adulthoodtickets-51284558495
Video’s and all information from the event will be made available on the Local Offer.

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Happy End with subtitles

Start Date:
26th April 2019

End Date:
26th April 2019

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2200

Event title: Happy End with subtitles
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Weblink: www.thehiveonline.org.uk
Name: The Hive
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 234970
Event description: Isabelle Huppert stars in this black comedy of inter-generational back-stabbing. Squabbles over the family business, pervasive surveillance, and long-suppressed family secrets make for a heady mixture!

To watch a trailer of Happy End click this link https://youtu.be/cZ1ajZRn8YM

Tickets: £6 on the door or in advance / £3 for under 25s

To book tickets click here: https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/happyend

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Relaxed Showing: Nativity Rocks

Start Date:
23rd December 2018

End Date:
24th December 2018

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
Contact for details

Event title: Relaxed Showing: Nativity Rocks
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: Following three hit films and a musical version touring the UK, the Nativity series returns with another family festive favourite!

This relaxed showing is being shown at 11 am on 23rd December and 24th December.

Watch the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/dBmHMl7qjzQ

To book, click this link here:  https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=X8

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Relaxed Showing: Mary Poppins Returns

Start Date:
26th January 2019

End Date:
26th January 2019

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
Contact for details

Event title: Relaxed Showing: Mary Poppins Returns
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: Michael and Jane are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Also starring Meryl Streep.

To watch a trailer click here: https://youtu.be/-3jsfXDZLIY

To book tickets click here: https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=TL

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Relaxed Showing: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald

Start Date:
22nd December 2018

End Date:
22nd December 2018

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1330

Event title: Relaxed Showing: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald
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: The powerful Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped custody from MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

To watch a trailer of the film, click here:  https://youtu.be/VAmT1vS-Dco

To book tickets click here:  https://uk.patronbase.com/_WemTownHall/Performances?prod_id=U9

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.