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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]

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Professionals & Carers Day at Headway Shropshire

In association with Lanyon Bowdler (Solicitors Brain Injury Specialists) & Shropshire Community Health Trust, Headway Shropshire are holding a Professionals & Carers Day which open to everyone. (No entrance fee) This “Drop In” event will take place on Tuesday 20th September at  Headway Shropshire, Holsworth Park, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ from 10 am to 2 pm.

This will give you the opportunity to see the Rehabilitation and Re-enablement centre in action & give you opportunity to network, have light refreshments & support Headway Shropshire’s raffle.

Click here for flyer and further details: Headway Shropshire

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Family Fun Day at Hamar Centre, Shrewsbury

A great family fun day is taking place on Saturday 3rd September between 11 am & 3.30 pm at the Hamar Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. At 4 pm the RSH AGM will take place.

There will be lots of things on offer to make a great day including zone areas where various things will take place.

  • Public Health zone including Free Health Checks & Driving Distraction Simulator.
  • Kids Zone includes a Bouncy Castle, a life sized operation games, face painting & more. 
  • Activity Zone including a Climbing Wall and a Penalty Shoot Out.
  • Workshop and behind the scenes visits.

Admission FREE. Click here for more details: 160719-fundayandagm

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Muliti Sports Disability Camps

Multi Sports Disability Camps have been organised by North Shropshire College (NSC) to take place this Summer. NSC are working in partnership with North Shropshire Special Olympics & other specialist organisations. Events include  Boccia, Football, Wheelchair Sports, Angling and a host of others. The camps take place between Monday 8th August & Thursday 11th August.

All activities will led by qualified & experienced coaches & will be fun based in a safe environment. To find out more including costs click here Sport or to get more information or book a place call Benji Evans on 01691 688000 (Monday to Friday 9 am- 4 pm) or email [email protected]

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Plod. What does it stand for? A scheme for people affected by Deafness.

It can be difficult for any of us to go into a police station, whether to report a crime, seek information/advice or may be to see if something you have lost has been handed in. There can be barriers, barriers that need breaking down & that is the aim of a  new scheme Plod (Police Link Officer for the Deaf).

Recently members of Shrewsbury Town Centre Police team met at The Hub (Signal) in the Riverside, Shrewsbury to have coffee with a local deaf & hard of hearing group & to try to improve links with the community. Many of you met Katrina Gilman, Equality & Diversity Officer for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin when she spoke at our June quarterly meeting. Katrina together with PCSO Angie Roberts (who are both currently learning Level 1 British Sign Language) went to the informal coffee morning to explain about the new scheme. Plods will be a scheme available in Shropshire for anyone who is deafened, deaf or hard of hearing.  Plods will use their skills in providing a service for any non emergency situation when communication support is needed as the first point of contact. 

Police Officers will be qualified in British Sign Language (BSL) but will not provide an interpreting service for cases ie interviewing or taking a statement. Katrina said ” The scheme hopes to break down some of the communication barriers many deaf & hard of hearing people experience when dealing with emergency services”.

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Creative Support-New Activities for you

Creative Support is a high quality provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, acquired brain injury, mental health and other needs.

They are starting new activities at Telford Hub which will take place at 67, High Street, Madeley Telford TF7 5AU.

  • Film Nights started on Tuesday 19th July starting at 6 pm & finishing at 9 pm, they will continue each Tuesday. Cost just £3.00.  Popcorn, Cakes & Refreshments will be provided.
  • Art, Craft & Drama Evenings start on Wednesday 17th August with Christian & will take place on alternate Tuesdays.  12 noon bring your own lunch & eat together. From 1 pm -3 pm Activity. Sessions Cost £3.00.

For more information about the film nights and the Art, Craft & Drama sessions contact Gaby Roberts by email [email protected] or call 07816 172 781

Note: People from outside of Creative Support will be asked to fill a short Hub referral form.

 

 

 

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Together We Will

Last week the  National Disability Sports Organisations and English Federation of Disability Sport launched a 3 month campaign called “Together We Will” to encourage & support more disabled people, along with their friends and family, to be more active.

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The Together We Will campaign looks to address the low number of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or exercise as highlighted in the most recent Sport England Active People Survey. First-hand experiences from people with different impairments or health conditions, about why being active is important to them will also be shared.

 

 

Click here to read the recent press release: Together We Will launch press release – Embargoed until Thursday 14 July 00.01

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Sharing news on Jess the Goth Fairy

We would like to congratulate Jo & Jess on the publication of their second book “Jess Makes a New Friend” Jo spoke at our March meeting in 2015 & shared their journey with us. We were delighted to have Jo & Jess join us at our meeting last month, catching up with friends & enjoying hearing from our guest speakers & enabling people the opportunity to see their second book. Jess 2 Both Jo & Jess are not only members of SDN but they also volunteer for Safe Place Shropshire, which we lead on. Many of you will have read the first book but if you have not, it is also worth a read as it gives some clear messages ie “It is Ok to disabled & it is OK to be different”  Through both books, Jess shares her experience & feelings of living with a disability. Jo like her daughter Jess enjoy helping other people especially those who are less able. Jo & Jess have many book signings this summer & new dates are being added all the time so it is worth checking on this link https://www.facebook.com/jessgothfairy/?fref=ts If anyone wants to purchase either book, let us know & we can link you up with Jo & Jess. Here are a few dates when book signings are taking place:

  • Waterstones in Redditch-Saturday 23rd July 2.00-4.00 pm
  • Great Holm, Café Milton Keynes Monday 25th July 11.00-1.00pm
  • Kingfisher Café Bristol Saturday 30th July 4.00-7.00pm
  • Macintyre Warrington (still waiting for exact location & time) Friday 19th August.
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All In- Summer 2016 Programme

The Summer Edition of the ‘All In’ activity programme has information about activities and opportunities that are taking place. It is packed with details of activities for children & young people with disabilities or additional needs , enabling you to have fun & meet friends & make new ones. For details click here: All-In-magazine-Summer 2016 All-In-Newsletter-Summer-2016-final

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) What’s on in July?

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 6th July 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library.

We will be having a talk from Oswestry library as well as finding out more about Charles Bonnet Syndrome and the charity Esme’s Umbrella.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 11th July 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow.

We will be going for a gentle walk led by a member of the ‘Walking for Health’ team followed by a cuppa and chat.

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 20th July 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 25th July 2 pm -4 pm at The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury

We will be meeting for a cream tea and a game of Boccia as well as finding out more about Charles Bonnet Syndrome and the charity Esme’s Umbrella.

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