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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
Abode Impact

Largest ever survey on Wheelchair Users needs and their Housing Needs

The largest-ever survey on wheelchair users and their housing needs finds:

  • There is a chronic lack of wheelchair accessible homes in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), according to new research by Abode Impact
  • 4 in 5 are currently living in a home that fails to fully meet their needs as a wheelchair user
  • 91% have experienced barriers to accessing the PRS
  • Wheelchair users report having to be carried downstairs in order to leave their property, and being turned away by estate agents after arriving in a wheelchair

We think this article from Abode Impact is an interesting read. While there is a call for Wheelchair users living in London who are looking to privately rent an accessible home in to register an interest, Shropshire Disability Network believes the issues are across the whole of the UK.

Please read the article at this link: http://abodeimpact.co.uk/abode-impact-largest-ever-survey-on-wheelchair-users-housing-needs/?fbclid=IwAR3wH-SSwujl15ysfWr3NMajAumo-1vSlJa5eRFcs2-NrpoIpxXyNjA-jHY

You can leave a comment in the box below or use this form to contact us: https://shropshiredisability.net/contact/ or email [email protected] and we will pass on (anonymously if you wish) to the relevant authority.

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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/

 

 

 

Britains Best Cook

Britain’s Best Cook. Your opportunity to apply for the second series!

It is not everyday Shropshire Disability Network are contacted by TV production company Keo Films, producers of Britain’s Best Home Cook or any other TV production company. If you enjoy cooking, this is an opportunity for you. Why?  They would like to encourage applications from people with disabilities to apply for the second series of BBC One Britain’s Best Home Cook that they are currently producing.

They are looking for passionate and talented home cooks from all over the country who love making delicious food for their friends and family to apply for the show.

Anyone wanting more information and an application form can email [email protected] or call Susanna Hudson, Casting Assistant Producer on Freephone 0800 0836 188 to find out more.

More information and the application can also be found on their website: https://britainsbesthomecook.co.uk/ Deadline for applications is Saturday 17th November 2018

 

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This is a great opportunity for our members.  Do let us know if you decide to apply and let us know how it goes.

 

 

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Funcky Friday

Start Date:
7th December 2018

End Date:
7th December 2018

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
21.15

Event title: Funcky Friday
Venue: The Barn, Red House Pub, Wellington Road, Lilleshall, TF10 9EW
Name: The Barn
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: Val : 079467 17963 or Adam: 079312 10941
Event description: Funky Friday at The Barn, Red House Pub, Wellington Road, Lilleshall, TF10 9EW. This event is for young adults, aged 15 plus and for people with sen/disabilities.

A small tuck shop is available with soft drinks, tea etc.

There is wheelchair access at this venue together with accessible toilets. Parking.

Entry £3 per person but no charge for carers.
Adults over 18 can bring their own alcoholic drinks.

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Removal of the existing five hackney carriage zones – revised proposal

Start Date:
8th October 2018

End Date:
4th November 2018

Start Time:
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End Time:
23.59

Earlier this year we encouraged members to take part in a Consultation from Shropshire Council regarding the five hackney carriage zones. Shropshire Disability Network Management Committee also responded to it. We are aware that members who need the use of a wheelchair have experienced issues when trying to get accessible transport. 

On 3rd October 2018, Shropshire Council Strategic Licensing Committee agreed an additional period on the proposed removal of the existing five hackney carriage zones, and the application of a single hackney carriage licensing regime throughout the administrative area of Shropshire Council to commence for a period of four weeks from 8 October 2018 to midnight on the 4 November 2018.

The initial proposal to remove the existing five zones was based on an implementation date of 1 April 2019, with a two year transition period which would allow all taxi proprietors to operate their vehicles across the whole administrative area of Shropshire Council, with the requirement that all taxis are wheelchair accessible by 31 March 2021 at the latest. 

Feedback from the consultation suggested that the proposed transitional arrangements would give the taxi proprietors in zones 1, 2, 3 and 5 (who don’t already have wheelchair accessible taxis) an unfair economic advantage over proprietors in zone 4 who currently do have wheelchair accessible taxis. 

Officers have considered the responses that were received and as a result now consider that the original transitional arrangements that were proposed have changed fundamentally.

Revised Proposals: It is now proposed that any decision to remove the existing zones should still be made in 2018/19, but with an effective implementation date delayed until 1 April 2021.

This means that the trade will still have a two year transition period. However, all proprietors will continue to operate in their current zones until 31 March 2021. All existing non-wheelchair accessible hackney carriage vehicle proprietors who hold a licence on 13 December 2018 (the date the final decision will be made by full council) in zones 1, 2, 3 and 5 must replace their vehicle with a wheelchair accessible vehicle by 31 March 2021.

A copy of the full report considered by the Strategic Licensing Committee can be found at Item 7 of the Strategic Licensing Committee agenda dated 3 October 2018.

For further information including how to get involved click this link:  https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/removal-of-the-existing-five-hackney-carriage-zones-revised-proposal/

Email address to send comments: [email protected]

If you know of people who have no IT access, please tell them about this Consultation. Comments can be sent to Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

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Wild about Nature at Albrighton Moat

Start Date:
31st October 2018

End Date:
31st October 2018

Start Time:
1000 and 1300

End Time:
1200 and 1500

Event title: Wild about Nature at Albrighton Moat
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV7 3FL
Name: Albrighton Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: You have the option of two sessions which will have a Halloween theme. Explore and discover nature through a series of fun activities, enjoy a spider safari, meet a moth, learn how to light a natural fire using a fire steel, then toast marshmallows.

Out door clothing is essential – Choose to join us at 10 am or 1 pm sessions for two hours. £5 per person per session.

Please book your place by calling 01902 372441 or email: [email protected]

Albrighton Moat

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Coach Angling at Albrighton Moat

Start Date:
1st November 2018

End Date:
1st November 2018

Start Time:
1000 and 1300

End Time:
1200 and 1500

Event title: Coach Angling at Albrighton Moat
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV7 3FL
Name: Albrighton Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: Two opportunities for people interest in angling. Coaches will be available to help novice and inexperienced anglers. You will learn how to put on a hook, cast a line, land a fish, unhook a fish safely and return it to the water. Also  you will learn about personal safety and awareness near water.

Choose your session-starting either at 10 am or 1 pm. Sessions are £ 5 per person per session.
(Prior Booking Essential)

Please book your place by calling 01902 372441 or email: [email protected]

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Funky Friday

Start Date:
5th October 2018

End Date:
5th October 2018

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
2115

Event title: Funky Friday
Venue: The Barn, Red House Pub, Wellington Road, Lilleshall, TF10 9EW
Name: St. John’s Muxton
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: Val : 07946 717963 or Adam: 079312 10941
Event description: Funky Friday @ St John’s, Muxton. This event is for young adults, aged 15 plus and for people with sen/disabilities. Note change of venue to The Barn, Red House Pub, Wellington Road, Lilleshall, TF10 9EW

A small tuck shop is available with soft drinks, tea etc.

There is wheelchair access at this venue together with accessible toilets. Parking.

Entry £3 per person but no charge for carers.
Adults over 18 can bring their own alcoholic drinks.

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Social Care-National Consultation Closes 26th September 2018

The Local Government Association (LGA) are holding a major national consultation into how to pay for adult social care and support for older people, working age adults with mental or physical disabilities and unpaid carers.

Years of significant under-funding of councils, alongside rising demand and costs for care and support has pushed adult social care services to breaking point.

More and more people are unable to receive good, reliable care, such as help with getting washed and dressed, and funding is increasingly having to be diverted from other vital council services, such as parks, leisure centres and libraries, to plug growing adult social care funding gaps.

The LGA’s consultation is open to any – regardless of whether they are directly affected by or receive adult social care and support – and community groups. The findings will be used to help influence the Government’s own green paper and its spending plans.

To find out more about the consultation, this link takes you to the LGA’s website: https://futureofadultsocialcare.co.uk/the-green-paper/

The LGA’s green paper consultation is available here: The-lives-we-want-to-lead-LGA-Green-Paper-July-2018

An easy read version can be downloaded LGA_Easy_read_August_2018_Social_Care_4_reduced size v3

This is a link to an easy fill on-line form: https://futureofadultsocialcare.co.uk/easy-read-online-form/

To complete the consultation before the closing date 26th September 2018, please read the green paper and then visithave your sayand submit your views via the online form.

If you’d prefer to submit via email, please use: [email protected]