Tag Archives: Telford & Wrekin

Wellbeing Wheels

Wellbeing Wheels

This is an opportunity to offer vital outreach services for those that are physically, socially and geographically isolated.

Colleagues from across health, social care and the voluntary sector are currently exploring the potential for a mobile service which can visit communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. This could include a range of information and advice and services such as medication reviews; physical health checks or immunisations.  The ‘offer’ on the bus could be tailored to the community it is visiting and/or current health and wellbeing priorities and it could also be used for staff facing activities, for example visiting inpatient areas at weekends.

The bus could travel to isolated rural communities and/or target hard to reach groups wherever there was an identified need and sufficient population.  The bus could also visit existing events such as farmers markets. Each journey would include a clinician who would be supported by health and social care colleagues; experts from the services represented; support from volunteers and/or the voluntary sector.

The planning team are currently looking into the practical aspects of putting a bus on the road and seeking support and input from across the community.  If you have any ideas about services that could be provided by having this bus, where you would like to see it go, whether it would be useful to you, your friends and family or any other suggestions please contact: [email protected]

 

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Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.

Telford & Wrekin Council, along with the Learning Disability Partnership and all the member organisations, are determined to do everything they can to make sure that all people with learning disability in Telford and Wrekin live well and enjoy a full life, with as much independence as possible.

They are proud that there is good support for people in Telford and Wrekin, but know there are many things that could be better so want to make these improvements over the next four years. They have limited resources and cannot do everything at once but the draft Learning Disability Strategy (2021 – 2025) sets out the most important things and they will focus on these.

Telford & Wrekin Council want to hear from adults with learning disabilities, families, carers and staff who care for, or work with them. This will enable them to finalise the Strategy and help us enable people with learning disabilities to live well in Telford and Wrekin. 

This consultation has been extended until the 7 May 2021 at 5pm.

How to get involved:

For Adults with Learning Disabilities

How to let us know your views:

  • Email your views to: [email protected]. or
  • Or write to us: Consultation Feedback, Freepost RTKJ-KGJA-ASXU, Organisational Delivery & Development, ALD Engagement, Telford & Wrekin Council, Darby House, Lawn Central, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JA.

For Family Members and Family Carers (unpaid) 

Take part in one of the planned virtual sessions:

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 9.30am
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021 from 5.30pm
  • Thursday 1 April 2021 from 3.30pm
  • Monday 19 April 2021 from 12noon
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 from 5.30pm.

How to let us know your views: Email your views to: [email protected].

For people who care for, or work with adults with learning disabilities

Complete the questionnaire at this link: Complete the online questionnaire.

Take part in one of the planned virtual sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 March 2021 from 4pm
  • Friday 16 April 2021 from 3.30pm.

How to let us know your views: Email your views to: [email protected].

If you would like to request a paper copy of either questionnaire please contact us on [email protected].

The deadline for this consultation has been extended to 5 pm on Friday 7th May 2021

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin STP

Learning Disability and Autism Programme

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Learning Disability and Autism Programme is developing its overarching vision and principles. This is important as it provides focus, sets direction and unites everybody with where we want to get to as a local health and care system. It also sets out what Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System want to achieve for and with people living with a learning disability and/ or autism.

This vision aims to align our work across health and social care in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Once developed it will provide a foundation for detailed strategies and plans where these are not yet in place or need to be updated.

How has this been developed so far?

The draft vision has been developed using:

  • feedback provided to recent strategy work for both learning disabilities and autism, for adults and children, and across health and social care in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
  • further feedback gathered directly from people with lived experience, families, carers and professionals.

Have your say

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System would like to hear your views and feedback on the draft vision and principles to make sure the right information has been captured.

To have your say, please read the draft vision on page 4 and the easy read version from page 5 in the document below and complete our short survey by clicking on the following link: survey

Learning Disability and Autism Programme Draft Vision

To view the Easy read version of the draft vision on its own please click on the document below:

Learning Disability and Autism Programme Draft Vision – Easy Read Version

The survey will close on Tuesday, 4th May 2021.

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Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.

Start Date:
21st April 2021

End Date:
21st April 2021

Start Time:
1730

End Time:
1830

Event title: Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.
Venue: On-line
Weblinkhttps://www.telford.gov.uk/LD
Name: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: This interactive consultation session is for family carers (unpaid) to hear their views on the draft Learning Disability Strategy.

We, along with the Learning Disability Partnership and all the member organisations, are determined to do everything we can to make sure that all people with learning disability in Telford and Wrekin live well and enjoy a full life, with as much independence as possible.

We are proud that there is good support for people in Telford and Wrekin, but we know there are many things that could be better. We want to make these improvements over the next four years. We have limited resources and we cannot do everything at once but the draft Learning Disability Strategy (2021-2025) sets out the most important things and we will focus on these.

To register for this event click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telford-and-wrekin-learning-disability-consultation-family-carer-sessions-tickets-142239844203?aff=erelexpmlt

This event is FREE

For more information on the consultation please visit www.telford.gov.uk/LD

This event is also taking place on: 

  • Thursday 1st April 2021 at 3.30 pm and
  • Monday 19th April 2021 at 12 noon

The deadline for this consultation has been extended to Friday 7th May 2021

Need to Talk

New Shropshire Suicide Bereavement Service

Shropshire has a new suicide bereavement service. Referrals for this new service are accepted from anyone affected by a death by suicide or suspected suicide that feels they could benefit from some additional help.  Referrals can be made either via self-referral or from someone acting on behalf (following consent) such as by a GP, police or other support services/agencies.

Contact details for the Shropshire service are as follows;

The suicide bereavement service is available to families, friends, Colleagues and anyone living in Shropshire Telford & Wrekin who feels affected by a suicide:

  • Early contact
  • Home visits, phone or email contact
  • Support to manage the procedures that take place after a suicide
  • Help to access any other support you need
  • Practical and emotional support

 Shropshire MHS will accept referrals from anyone affected by a death by suicide or suspected suicide and feels our service can be of help. You can self-refer by contacting the number below and leaving contact details. Or someone can refer on your behalf if you have consented to this e.g. GP, police or other support services/agencies. Shropshire MHS aims to respond to enquiries and referrals within 72 hours.

Find out more information at Shropshire MHS website: www.shropshiremhs.com

The loss of a loved one through sudden unexplained death and suicide is a uniquely devastating circumstance. It can create a particular complex set of feelings in those left behind and leave is with unanswered questions which are hard to resolve. Shropshire MH Services can help you find the pat to the right support, understanding and recovery.

To download a leaflet in PDF, click hereSuicide Bereavement Service Flyer

To watch/listen to a short video -A safe place to talk, share and support others like you, click this link: https://youtu.be/mXEbpaU9YjU

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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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Free rapid testing for everyone-Telford and Wrekin

Everyone is now being asked to TEST TWICE PER WEEK to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
It’s simple to do and here’s how:

IF YOU ARE FEELING WELL (with no symptoms):

Pick up a home testing kit and simply test at home twice a week

From April 12th, you can collect home testing kits from the below libraries and leisure sites:
◾️ Southwater Library, 10am – 5pm Monday-Saturday
◾️ Wellington Library, 10am – 5pm  Monday-Friday, 10am -1pm Sat - Closed Wed
◾️ Abraham Darby Leisure Centre, 9am – 3pm, Monday-Sunday

The following sites are also open for collection:

Monday–Friday, 9am–2pm & 2.30pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am–2.30pm
◾️ The Place – Oakengates (closed on Saturdays)
◾️ The Anstice – Madeley
◾️ Cosy Hall – Newport

Monday-Sunday, 2:30pm-8pm:
◾️  Ironbridge Park and Ride site
◾️  Legges Way Car Park, Madeley
◾️  The Place Car Park, Oakengates
◾️  Donnington Wood Bowling Club
◾️ Wrekin Road Car Park, Wellington

To find your nearest collection site click here: Find your nearest collection centre

Collect a test kit from your local pharmacy - find your nearest pharmacy

Anyone over 18 can collect home testing kits and no appointments are needed

-You can get a rapid test at a community testing site

  • ◾️ The Place – Oakengates,
  • ◾️ The Anstice – Madeley
  • ◾️ Cosy Hall – Newport
  • ◾️ or participating pharmacies

To book an appointment click on this link Book an appointment

-Get tests through your employer. Please check with your employer to see if this option is available to you.

Home Tests:

- Order online - if you can’t use the options above, you can at this link order a home test kit online.

When testing at home,  you will need to register your results online or by calling 119. If you have a positive result, you should self-isolate and book a confirmatory PCR test.

IF YOU HAVE ANY MAIN CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS, book a free PCR test

This information has been provided courtesy of Telford & Wrekin Council

Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.

Start Date:
1st March 2021

End Date:
30th April 2021

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
1700

Telford & Wrekin Council, along with the Learning Disability Partnership and all the member organisations, are determined to do everything they can to make sure that all people with learning disability in Telford and Wrekin live well and enjoy a full life, with as much independence as possible.

They are proud that there is good support for people in Telford and Wrekin, but know there are many things that could be better so want to make these improvements over the next four years. They have limited resources and cannot do everything at once but the draft Learning Disability Strategy (2021 – 2025) sets out the most important things and they will focus on these.

Telford & Wrekin Council want to hear from adults with learning disabilities, families, carers and staff who care for, or work with them. This will enable them to finalise the Strategy and help us enable people with learning disabilities to live well in Telford and Wrekin. 

This consultation has been extended until the 7 May 2021 at 5pm.

How to get involved:

For Adults with Learning Disabilities

How to let us know your views:

  • Email your views to: [email protected]or
  • Or write to us: Consultation Feedback, Freepost RTKJ-KGJA-ASXU, Organisational Delivery & Development, ALD Engagement, Telford & Wrekin Council, Darby House, Lawn Central, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JA.

For Family Members and Family Carers (unpaid) 

Take part in one of the planned virtual sessions:

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 9.30am
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021 from 5.30pm
  • Thursday 1 April 2021 from 3.30pm
  • Monday 19 April 2021 from 12noon
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 from 5.30pm.

How to let us know your views: Email your views to: [email protected].

For people who care for, or work with adults with learning disabilities

Complete the questionnaire at this link: Complete the online questionnaire.

Take part in one of the planned virtual sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 March 2021 from 4pm
  • Friday 16 April 2021 from 3.30pm.

How to let us know your views: Email your views to: [email protected].

If you would like to request a paper copy of either questionnaire please contact us on [email protected].

The deadline for this consultation has been extended to 5 pm on Friday 7th May 2021

Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.

Start Date:
19th April 2021

End Date:
19th April 2021

Start Time:
1200

End Time:
1300

Event title: Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.telford.gov.uk/LD
Name: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: This interactive consultation session is for family carers (unpaid) to hear their views on the draft Learning Disability Strategy.

We, along with the Learning Disability Partnership and all the member organisations, are determined to do everything we can to make sure that all people with learning disability in Telford and Wrekin live well and enjoy a full life, with as much independence as possible.

We are proud that there is good support for people in Telford and Wrekin, but we know there are many things that could be better. We want to make these improvements over the next four years. We have limited resources and we cannot do everything at once but the draft Learning Disability Strategy (2021-2025) sets out the most important things and we will focus on these.

To register for this event click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telford-and-wrekin-learning-disability-consultation-family-carer-sessions-tickets-142239814113?aff=erelexpmlt

This event is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 21st April at 1730

For more information on the consultation please visit www.telford.gov.uk/LD

The deadline for this consultation has been extended to Friday 7th May 2021

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Consultation sessions for people with learning disabilities run by Taking Part.

Start Date:
20th April 2021

End Date:
20th April 2021

Start Time:
1500

End Time:
1600

Event title: Consultation sessions for people with learning disabilities run by Taking Part.
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-with-learning-disabilities-sessions-part-of-ld-consultation-tickets-142901982677?aff=erelexpmlt
Name: Telford & Wrekin Integrated Place Partnership
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: This interactive consultation session is for people with learning disabilities to explore what the strategy means to them and what is missing.

The session will be run on Microsoft Teams by Taking Part on behalf of the consultation.
To register for this event click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-with-learning-disabilities-sessions-part-of-ld-consultation-tickets-142901982677?aff=erelexpmlt

This event is FREE
For more information on the consultation please visit www.telford.gov.uk/LD

This session also takes place on Thursday 8th April 2021 at 11 am. Click here for details https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-with-learning-disabilities-sessions-part-of-ld-consultation-tickets-142901956599?aff=erelpanelorg

The deadline for this consultation has been extended to Friday 7th May 2021