I’ve just really got one thing to say this week (for once!) and that’s just that it is sooooo good to be back on the water!!
I’ve only done 2 light paddles but hey, it’s a start! And the good news is that nothing flared up from my injury, so I get to do 4 paddles next week! One step at a time ‘n’ all that!:-)
It’s been a tough week for some of the other guys on the squad though. The classifier has been going through all the new classification system, and it’s going to have a big impact on some people….. good for some, and not so good for others.
I often say life is very like a sat nav….you put in your destination and plan your route, but things happen along the way that mean you get held up, sometimes you have to take an alternative route, and sometimes you have to change direction all together.
I guess the skill is taking control of what you can and making sure the place you end up is still a place you want to be.
Monday 30th March is fast approaching so if you have not taken part in the Department of Health National Consultation about the cap on care costs, you need to do so NOW!
NB: This is a different consultation to the one by Shropshire Council as this one is a consultation on the draft regulations and guidance needed to introduce the cap on care costs that Councils will have to be guided by. It also covers proposals for a new appeals system.
To read more about what is proposed ie Cap on Care, Daily Living Costs, Top Up Payments, Measuring what counts towards the cap, extension of means tested support & more.
Click here to find out more and take part http://careact2016.dh.gov.uk/
13th February 2015
15th April 2015
Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board are undertaking a formal consultation on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) and would like your feedback on the draft assessment.
Click here to read the draft Pharmaceutical needs assessment – draft.pdf
The PNA is a statutory requirement of Local Authority Health and Wellbeing Boards.
This information is important as it is needed by NHS England to decide whether there is a need for new pharmacies in the area.
All enquiries, comments and feedback on the content proposed in the draft PNA should be sent by email email@example.com
For more information, contact us via www.shropshiretogether.org.uk or call 01743 253937.
12th March 2015
23rd April 2015
This consultation by Shropshire Council seeks your views on the Local Support and Prevention Fund (LSPF) Policy which details the proposed governance of how awards under this scheme will be administered for Shropshire residents.
The Government abolished the Social Fund, previously administered by the Department for Works and Pensions, from April 2013. Shropshire Council received funding in order to be able to offer a Local Welfare Provision to replace the financial assistance previously available through Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants. Now they have to decide who may be eligible for financial assistance through Local Welfare Provision and under what circumstances an award will be made.
This Consultation is open to everyone to get involved & covers these topics -Budgets, Benefits and Welfare. To read the final draft policy click on this link http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-support-and-prevention-fund/ then to take part in the short on-line survey click on the tab “How to get involved”
12th March 2015
23rd April 2015
This consultation seeks your views on the Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP’s) Policy which details the proposed governance of how such awards will be administered for Shropshire residents.
The purpose of this Consultation, which is open to everyone is to seek the views of our residents, landlords and advice agencies on the proposed policy during a period of public consultation and once agreed, the policy will be used to determine the amount of financial help available.
Click here to find out more & to get involved:
15th February 2015
12th August 2015
On 11th February 2015 Shropshire Council made an experimental traffic order to bring into force parking restrictions in Claremont Street, Shrewsbury the following parking restrictions:
- No Waiting At Any Time – Except Taxis Claremont Street (south side) Between points 10 metres and 26 metres west of its junction with Mardol and
- Disabled Badge Holder Only -Claremont Street (south side) Between points 40 metres and 52 metres west of its junction with Mardol.
Shropshire Council are considering providing an all-day taxi rank for Hackney Carriages close to the main shopping and commercial facilities in Shrewsbury town centre on Claremont Street.
This will be of interest to anyone who uses, have family & or carers that use the Disabled Parking Bays. Click here to read more & find out how to get involved:
20th March 2015
20th March 2015
Event title: Severnside Learning Programme Launch 2015/2016
Venue: Central Baptist Church, Claremont Street Shrewsbury SY1 1QG
Name: Severnside Housing
Telephone: 0300 3000 0059
Event description: Severnside would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to the official launch of their 2015/16 Severnside Learning Programme.
This is an ideal opportunity to see what new & exciting courses we have on offer & a chance to find out more. Sign up for a course today to be in with a chance to win a £20 voucher!
No matter what your age or ability everyone is welcome.
Our courses, which are split into six themes, are FREE to all Severnside residents and we can help with transport and childcare costs if necessary. We only charge a small fee of £2.50 to non-residents (unless otherwise stated).
We are open from 11 am & the official welcome will take place at 12.30 pm.
We will have refreshments available & the usual cake or two, so please feel free to drop in & see us.
For more information please call 0300 300 0059
Our trusty volunteers have been busy again loading new content onto our YouTube channel. Always interesting but especially helpful for our partially sighted members. Pay a visit and see what you think.
Click here to visit SDN’s YouTube Channel.
For full details of next weeks meeting click here March Meeting Flyer 1
A new company given the contract to assess disabled people for a sickness benefit tells the BBC it will do one million assessments this year.
The BBC reports that Maximus is being paid £595 m over three years to carry out work capability assessments for people applying for employment and support allowance. Read More on the BBC website: