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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) -September Activities

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 7th September 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library.

This month we will have a session on Laughter Yoga.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 12th September 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow.

This month we will have a demonstration of visual aid equipment from Associated Optical.

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 21st september 10.30 am-11.30 am

We will be having our cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Shrewsbury SY1 1RQ

 

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 26th September 2 pm -4 pm at Roy Fletcher Centre

Our meeting will be about Diabetes and also Healthwatch (the health and social care champion for people and local communities in Shropshire.)

Rachel is on holiday from Friday 26th August until Tuesday 13th Sept. Steve Brown will be at the Oswestry SLOG on the 7th & Julie at the Ludlow SLOG on the 12th to make the teas etc. Rachel says “If you have any queries whilst I’m away please contact Julie on 01743 342168 or [email protected] up until 1st Sept and Daphne Simmons on 01743 342161 or [email protected] after the 1st Sept”.

 

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ROH Live Season 2016/17 with subtitles

ROH Live Season 2016/17 with subtitles in English.

The Royal Opera House have published their 2016/17 programme. 12 productions, 6 from The Royal Opera & 6 from The Royal Ballet.  All 12 productions will be relayed live on screen at The Walker Theatre, Seven Theatre Shrewsbury or the Old Market Hall Cinema, Shrewsbury. All have English Subtitles. Look under our Events as we will try to bring you more details of each individual production.

Click here for details of all productions: ROH Programme

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Care Act 2014 blog by Neil Davies

Last year Neil Davies, Associate Solicitor and Head of the Court of Protection Team with Lanyon Bowdler, Shrewsbury was one of our guest speakers at The Big Care Debate. Just one year on, SDN asks has it made a difference or not?

Click here to read Neil’s Blog giving us an update on the Care Act 2014 http://blog.lblaw.co.uk/care-act-2014-update/ 

Thank you to Lanyon Bowdler for allowing us to share this blog with our members.

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Pedal in the Park-August

After a very successful event in July, Pedal in the Park is back!  How about joining us on at The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury on Thursday 25th August.4.15 pm to 6 pm. Meet us outside outside Quest 88 & Stop Cafe near to Grey Friars Bridge.  

We will have  a range of bikes for all abilities. This is a FREE event, open to all so come along & give it a try. We have specialist help from Quest88 and Charlottes Tandems & Cycling for All. We are also supported by  The Big Inclusivety Bike Quest & Inclusively Fit project.

Click here for poster and contact details Pedal in the Park flyer August ’16 (PDF)

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Shropshire Rugby Team wins Gold Award

Shropshire Disability Network sends congratulations to Shropshire Stags a mixed ability rugby team that was set up 12 months ago by Alex Barclay who had played for another inclusive Rugby team in Scotland, along with Darren Price a Shropshire coach having roots in rubgy for many years specialising in inclusive sport.

Shropshire Stags is based at Bishops Castle rugby club & has satellite clubs at Telford. The team is for people with & without disabilities & they compete in full contact rugby. They have also qualified for the Mixed Ability World Cup in Vitoria Spain in 2017.

To find out more about Shropshire Stags click here for their press release: Shropshire stags award

 

 

 

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Safer West Mercia Plan Consultation

Start Date:
1st August 2016

End Date:
16th September 2016

Start Time:
00.01 am

End Time:
23.59 pm

John Campion

Police & Crime Commissioner John Campion has unveiled fhs Safer West Mercia Plan & it is now out for consultation with communities & partners across West Mercia.

The plan sets out the Commissioner’s specific aims for the next 4 years & how he will create a safer West Mercia< working in partnership with the police, communities & other agencies.

Click here for a copy of the draft consultation: DRAFT Safer West Mercia Plan 2016

There are a number of ways to take part in this consultation & you have until Friday 16th September to submit your comments. They can be emailed to: [email protected]

Or they can be posted to: John Campion, Police & Crime Commissioner, West Mercia Police, Hindlip Hall, Worecester WR3 8SP

Or, click on this link to send your comments via the internet. It should only take a couple of minutes.

Other formats of the draft plan are available on request, please telephone 01905 331656.
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Telford & Wrekin Council Consulatation on Hackney Carriage & Taxi ..

Start Date:
1st August 2016

End Date:
31st October 2016

Start Time:
00.01 am

End Time:
23.59 pm

Telford & Wrekin Council are seeking the views of people who use Hackney Carriages, Private Hire cars etc. People who can get involved are the Taxi Users, General Public, Service User Groups, Licence Holders, Parish and Town Councils, Elected Ward Members, Partner Agencies.

Telford & Wrekin Council has responsibility for licensing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators within the borough of Telford & Wrekin. The purpose of licensing Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators is for the provision of a safe and accessible service to the public, which includes the protection of children and vulnerable people.

This is a large documents as many areas are under review. These have been highlighted in red in the consultation document for ease of reading. There are proposed amendments to the Council’s “Licensing Policy Hackney Carriage and Private Hire; the Council’s Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Criminal Convictions’ Policy; the Council’s Manual of Inspection Standards for Licensed Vehicles; Private Hire Operator Conditions of Licence; Private Hire Vehicle Proprietor Conditions of Licence; Hackney Carriage Proprietor Conditions of Licence; Dual Driver Conditions of Licence.

Click here to read the document in full: Consultation_Document.docx

This consultation document is also available at Telford & Wrekin Council’s libraries, in the receptions at Southwater One, Addenbrooke House and Darby House.

Comments & proposed amendments can be sent to [email protected] Or by sending them  to:

Suzanne Fisher (Mrs)
Principal Licensing Officer
Public Protection (Environmental Health, Licensing & Trading Standards) 
Customer and Neighbourhood Services
Telford & Wrekin Council, Darby House , Telford TF3 4JA

SDN says: The consultation includes details on training of drivers to help people with disabilities as well as accessibility for users of wheelchairs, braille & other signage & more that may be of importance to our members. We would encourage you to take this opportunity to comment. Anyone having difficulty with this document should contact Mrs Suzanne Fisher, details above or call  01952 380000 (Monday to Friday from 9 am – 5 pm) to discuss further with Telford & Wrekin Council.

 

 

 

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Medical Alert Seat Belt Covers

Have you wondered what might happen if you were involved in an accident and were unable to tell the emergency services about your medical conditions?

This appears to be one solution. A seat belt cover which lists your conditions clearly. They can be bought ‘off the peg’ or customised to your specific conditions. These belts are shipped from America.

The manufacturer says:

“I am excited to introduce “HELP BELTS,” the medical alert seat belt covers that speak for your loved ones when they can’t! HELP BELTS alert emergency personal to pre-existing conditions in order to prevent medical misdiagnosis in life threatening motor vehicle accidents.

When the HELP BELT is in place, First Responders are given vital information even when you aren’t able to advocate for them.

Having a son who is non-verbal, has autism and also epilepsy I always fear being in an accident or a situation where I become incapacitated or worse. This is why I created HELP BELTS!”

Prices start at £10.84 plus £9.94 shipping costs. For further information or to place an order go to:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/helpbelts

Similar belts are available online in the UK from companies such as Amazon. They can also be bought via various shops on www.givingabit.com which means if you choose to support us, SDN would get a donation from each sale at no extra cost to you!

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Draft Sports Facilities Strategy 2016 – 2037

Start Date:
1st August 2016

End Date:
30th September 2016

Start Time:
00.01 am

End Time:
23.59 pm

It was 2009 when the last Leisure Facilities strategy was produced for Shropshire Council. It is no longer fit for purpose; the landscape has changed considerably since then, both financially and from a local policy perspective.

Click on this link as Shropshire Council are seeking views on the ‘Draft Sports Facilities Strategy 2016 – 2037’, out to public consultation until 30 September 2016. The document is based on the need to identify a future for leisure facilities that are affordable, sustainable, future proofed and that deliver value for money.

SDN has contacted Shropshire Council to see if they can provide us with something in easy read.

We would encourage members to look at this & comment. Please take some time to read it, and send comments to [email protected] no later than Friday 30 September.

Please consider -”Does this draft” tell you much about the needs & provision for people in this county who have a disability as the council looks to the future provision of Leisure Facilities?

SDN says “If you have friends or family that have no IT access for whatever reason let SDN know by calling 07780852229 or email [email protected] and we will seek help for you to be included in commenting.

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) What’s on this August ?

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 3rd August 10 am to 12 noon at Maesbury Marsh for a canal boat trip. Rachel will email everyone from the Oswestry group regarding the address, time and cost. Please contact Rachel Witney if you have not heard from her. (on 01743 342163 or [email protected] )

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 8th August 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow.

Andrea Jones from Guide Dogs for the Blind will be joining us & give us an update.

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 17th August 10.30 am-11.30 am

We will be having our cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Shrewsbury SY1 1RQ

 

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 22nd August 2 pm -4 pm. This month we will be going for a walk up Haughmond Hill.

Rachel will email everyone from the Shrewsbury group nearer the time regarding the arrangements. Please contact Rachel Witney if you have not heard from her. (on 01743 342163 or [email protected] )

If you need any more information on anything above please do contact me on 01743 342163 or [email protected]