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Eyes

A Message from Emma Chaplin-Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Shropshire Disability Network have received the following message from Emma Chaplin, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer:

“I would like to offer my services to any of your service users who are concerned about their vision during the COVID-19 epidemic.

My role is to offer practical and emotional support to people with a sight condition, their families and carers. I am usually based within eye clinics at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals but am currently working remotely.

I can provide advice and information on a  range of matters including:

  • living with sight loss and remaining independent
  • details of latest aids and equipment
  • eye conditions and treatment information
  • emotional support
  • the advantages of certification and registration

Anyone can self-refer, I can accept secure email referrals via [email protected] or you can contact me direct on my mobile - 07808 736449. 

Please note that I am working from home with other family members present so may not always be able to answer the phone, but if you leave a message I will call back as soon as possible.
 
Please do get in touch if you need any further information.

Kind Regards,
 
Emma

Emma Chaplin
Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Princess Royal Hospital Telford

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Shrewsbury-Cancelled

Start Date:
27th April 2020

End Date:
27th April 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Shrewsbury-Cancelled
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ, in room SGH201
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: The group will be joined by Emma Chaplin, the Eye Care Liaison Officer from Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-March 2020

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 4th March, 10 am to 12 noon  at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

This month you will be put through your paces by Shelly McGlinchey with come Chair based exercise lessons.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 9th March, 10.30 am -12.30 pm at at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow SY8 1QZ

This month Gareth and Robin will be joining you for an interaction workshop in exploring bird songs and sounds.  You will have an opportunity to name that  bird!

Shrewsbury Group meets on Monday 23rd March, 2 pm-4 pm at AMF BowlingBrixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3AZ 

Time for a bit of fun after all the flooding, and hopefully things are beginning to get back to normal soon.  At the moment we have Laura, John, Maureen, David and Lottie booked, please email or ring if you are joining us.  Can we arrive at 13.45 pm to start at 14:00 pm, this is a two hour activity with a small contribution towards costs. Refreshments can also be purchased at the venue.

Shrewsbury Cycling SLOG’s Group:

Our regular cycling session will re commence on Wednesday 18th  March at  Shrewsbury Sports VillageSundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.

This club is aimed at being a fun session for sight loss people to meet up and enjoy themselves on the specially adapted bikes in a very friendly and safe environment. Using specially adapted bicycles and under the supervision of a cycle coach and volunteer helpers, the group ride around the figure-of-eight circuit either on their own, or on a tandem or trike, depending on their level of vision.  Booking is advisable so we can monitor the correct level of support.  Email on [email protected] or call us on 01743 342163

Should you wish to join the Shrewsbury Sight Loss Group for a few games of 10-pin bowling on Monday 23rd March, 14:00 pm to 16:00 pm, don’t forget to book yourself on. Contact details as above. 

Please note that you can still cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00.  Can I ask you to let us know if you are planning on going along to the afternoon session as we will need to arrange some volunteer support.  

Should anyone like to join the Shrewsbury SLOG group for a game of 10-pin bowling, please, let me know. We plan on the game lasting around 1.5/2 hours, depending on numbers. The will be a small contribution request for this activity.

All SLOG Groups

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped.

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, we will need a minimum of 6 -8 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]   or [email protected]

Cinderella

Cinderella (Audio Described and BSL Interpreted)

Start Date:
16th December 2020

End Date:
16th December 2020

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Cinderella (Audio Described and BSL Interpreted)
Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
Weblink: https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk
Name: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 42 92 12
Event description: About the show: Under the power of her evil Stepmother and wicked Stepsisters, Cinderella lives as a poor servant girl, pandering to their every need and only dreaming of their luxurious lifestyle. With help from her only friend Buttons and a fabulous Fairy Godmother, can she make it to the Royal Ball and find her Prince Charming?

With magical new staging, CINDERELLA promises to be an unmissable festive fairytale production full of fun, dazzling choreography and a star cast to be announced soon!

About the show: This show will have Audio Description and be BSL Interpreted.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Click here to find out more about what to expect at a BSL interpreted performance: https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/plan-your-visit/box-office/access-information/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing/

Click here to find out more about what to expect at an Audio Described performance: https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/plan-your-visit/box-office/access-information/visually-impaired-2/

For access related enquiries, please contact by telephone 01902 573320 or SMS 07973 83 81 89 or email [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Shrewsbury-Cancelled

Start Date:
23rd March 2020

End Date:
23rd March 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Shrewsbury-Cancelled
Venue: AMF Bowling, Brixton Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3AZ
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Time for a bit of fun after all the flooding, and hopefully things are beginning to get back to normal soon. At the moment we have Laura, John, Maureen, David and Lottie booked, please email or ring if you are joining us. Can we arrive at 13.45 pm to start at 14:00 pm, this is a two hour activity with a small contribution towards costs. Refreshments can also be purchased at the venue.

April – Emma Chaplin, the Eye Clinic Liaison officer will be joining us.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry-Cancelled

Start Date:
1st April 2020

End Date:
1st April 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry-Cancelled
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: The group will be hearing about the My Guide service offered by Guide Dogs.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry

Start Date:
9th March 2020

End Date:
9th March 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: This month Gareth and Robin will be joining you for an interaction workshop in exploring bird songs and sounds.  You will have an opportunity to name that  bird!

April – Emma Chaplin, the Eye Clinic Liaison officer will be joining us.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Six

Six (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
25th July 2020

End Date:
25th July 2020

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
1920

Event title: Six (Audio Described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sellout international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

It’s time they told their story.

Think you know the rhyme, think again…

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Ludlow

Start Date:
4th March 2020

End Date:
4th March 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1230

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Ludlow
Venue: St. Peter’s Church Hall, Henley Road, Ludlow SY8 1QZ
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Today we will be put through your paces by Shelly McGlinchey with come Chair based exercise lessons.

April we will be having a talk about My Guide

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Cavalier Centre

Tea with a Pony

Are you or someone you know living with dementia or other disabilities? If so, why not join us at the Cavlier Centre for a new experience-Tea with a  Pony! The Cavalier Centre in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire Hills near Much Wenslock.

There are many opportunities to be had. You could watch a Riding session while having tea and coffee and afterwards meet the ponies. See the poster below and/or book your session. THe Cavalier Centre can take up to 4 individuals with their carers per sesion. To find out more call 01952 983200 or email [email protected] 

Tea with a pony

Did you know, the Cavalier Centre also hold a baby and toddler session each Wednesday from 11 am to 12 pm? See below for details.

Little Ponies