Monthly Archives: August 2010

Telford DCD Group

Telford DCD Group

Website: N/A

Face Book Page


Telephone: 01952 916031

Address: Telford DCD Group, C/O IASS, The Glebe Centre,Glebe Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1JP 

Does you child have co-ordination problems?  Dyspraxia?  Developmental Co-ordination Disorder?

Telford DCD Group aims to:

  • Provide parents who have children with co-ordination difficulties the opportunity to meet, socialise, share information and knowledge.
  • To have a good old chat and coffee!
  • To share any common areas of concern with professionals with a view of seeing how we can all work together to achieve the best for our children.
  • To spread awareness and understanding of DCD/Dyspraxia locally.

Meetings are on the first Friday of every month (term time only), 9.45 am – 11.30 am at The Andrew Broughton Family Room Stepping Stones Centre, Brunel Road, Malinslee, Telford, TF3 2BF.

Although we are an independent parent committee we are currently supported by IASS who facilitate group.

Download Telford DCD Group Flyer

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Oswestry Talking Newspaper

Website: OTN do not have a website but the following may be useful:

Talking Newspaper Association:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund:

Talking Newspaper Federation:

Oswestry Talking Newspaper Contact by telephone 01691 671766

Oswestry Talking Newspaper is a registered charity which provides an audio version of local news and information taken from our local papers. Anyone who is registered as blind or are visually impaired can get the paper. We welcome new listeners from Oswestry and the nearby areas. We will provide the equipment to listen and the recordings are sent weekly in plastic wallets. When you have listened to it just turn the label over in the envelope, put the recording back in and pop it back in the post, POST FREE.

The service is totally free. The newspapers give us copyright, we provide the readings and the Post Office provide the delivery. For more information and to request a form N12 any of the following:

  • Andrew or Helen 01691 671766 or
  • John 01691 650388 or
  • Sandy or Bev 01691 830726

Then return it, authorized by your doctor, ophthalmologist, optician or rehabilitation officer.

OTN is a Registered Charity No 511634

NACC – National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Telephone: 01727 830038 (General Enquiries) 
Address: Crohn’s and Colitis UK, 1 Bishops Square,  Hatfield Business Park AL10 9NE

West Midlands Group


Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common forms being Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Together these conditions affect about 250,000 people in the United Kingdom.

The charity brings together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with IBD, their families and the health professionals involved in their care. We welcome support from anyone who would like to help us in our work, whether as a member, volunteer or by raising funds.

Services include:

  • Information Service
  • NACC-in-Contact Support Line
  • local Groups
  • support for parents
  • IBD and Me – Discussion board for 16 – 29 year olds
  • Guidance on benefits and grants

Designed to Care

Designed to CareWebsite:
Telephone:  0845 224 9687 Telephone Calls are answered between 8.30 am to 6 pm (UK time) on weekdays.  Outside these hours please leave a message on the answerphone and we will come back to you as quickly as possible.We aim to respond via email within 24 – 48 hours.

FREEPHONE: 0800 046 1095
Address: Designed To Care, Box 921, 6 Slington House, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8PH

A mail order company supplying adaptive clothing for the elderly and disabled. Designed to Care’s adaptive clothing make it easier to dress and be dressed. 

In 2013 we became part of The Senior Clothing Company Ltd and complements our existing clothing extending our overall range of adaptive clothing.


Shropshire Council – disability services

Telephone: 0345 678 9005
Address: Adult Social Care, Shropshire Council, Community Services, Ptarmigan, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6LG

On this page you will find information on the following:


Find us on Face Book and Twitter @ShropCouncil




Accessible Countryside-Shropshire’s Great Outdoors



Telephone: 0345 678 9000 Monday to Friday: 8 am to 6 pm and
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

Address: Shropshire Outdoor Partnership, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6AH

There are a few sources of information for people with wheelchairs or mobility scooters wishing to access our lovely Shropshire countryside.

(1)  Shropshire’s Great Outdoors- The site also has information about specific sites such as Colemere, Lyth Hill Countryside site, Battlefield Heritage Park, Ifton Meadows Countryside Site, Whitchurch Waterways Country Park, Severn Valley Country Park, and the Mere at Ellesmere.

(2)  have some brilliant information about accessible walks around Shropshire – why not have a look.

Wheelchair User's Guide to Accessible Countryside Sites in Shropshire 2010(2) Disabled Holiday Information – an updated version of The Wheelchair User’s Guide to Accessible Countryside Sites and Trails in Shropshire and the Borderlands, giving comprehensive advice on trails throughout Shropshire.  Disabled Holiday Information closed in October 2018 but you can still find some useful information at the above link.

This link goes to Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE)


Changing Places

Changing PlacesWebsite:

Telephone: 0207 803 2876 (For all enquiries in England, Wales and Northern, If you have any questions about using or locating Changing Places, registration, signage or supporting the campaign get in touch with us.)

If you want free and impartial advice on Changing Places equipment and installation you can contact our campaign sponsors Aveso by calling 01242 822 979

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. People need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted.

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. Thousands of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities cannot use standard accessible toilets. They need support from one or two carers to use the toilet or to have their continence pad changed.

Standard accessible toilets do not provide changing benches or hoists. Most are too small to accommodate more than one person. Without Changing Places toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and families are forced to risk their own health and safety by changing their daughter or son on a toilet floor. This is dangerous, unhygienic and undignified.

It is now accepted and expected that everyone has a right to live in the community, to move around within it and access all its facilities. Government policy promotes the idea of ‘community participation’ and ‘active citizenship’, but for some people with disabilities the lack of a fully accessible toilet is denying them this right.

Click this link to find where Changing Places are located:

Find us on Face Book Changing Places and Twitter @CP_Consortium 

Action Deafness


Contact Form:
Telephone: 0844 593 8440 (main), 0844 593 8441 (Fax), 0844 593 8442 (Minicom)
Address: Action Deafness, 1st Floor, The Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP

Address: ATIC, Oakwood Drive, LUSEP, Loughborough, LE11 3Q

Address: The DD Enterprise Centre, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AJ

Address: BMECP Centre, 10A Fleet St, Brighton BN1 4ZE

Action Deafness works with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened and Deafblind children, young people, adults and older people across Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

Services include:

  • Action Deafness Communications
  • Action Deafness Signing Futures project
  • Deaf Parenting Programme
  • HearNow Project
  • Community Development
  • Adovcacy
  • Community Support Service
  • Information, Advice & Guidance
  • Action Deafness Books, a range of books and DVDs on D/deafness, British Sign Language, D/deaf culture, D/deaf issues, Tinnitus etc. including children’s books
  • Action Deafness e-bulletin
  • Community groups and clubs

Find us on Face Book @ActionDeafness and Twitter @ActionDeafness

Leicester & County Mission for Deaf People – Registered Charity No. 226864 – Loughborough & District Mission for Deaf People – Registered Charity No. 244891


Shropshire Council – Carers Support

Contact: Adult Social Care,
Telephone:  0345 678 9005
Address: Shropshire Council, Community Services, Ptarmigan, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6LG

Shropshire Council is committed to supporting family carers and the people they care for. they have a contract with Carers trust 4All to operate the carers service for Shropshire. 

Young Carers:

“Young carers” are young people, ie children or young people 18 and under, whose life is in some way restricted or limited because of the need to take responsibility for the care of a person who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental distress or is effected by substance abuse. Young carers’ responsibilities may include organising life, help with medication, domestic chores, organising household, shopping, personal care, lifting, helping young members of the family, emotional support for the rest of the family and much more.

Shropshire Council commissions the charity Carers Trust 4All to support young carers in Shropshire. Carers Trust 4All already provides support for adult carers, which enables the potential for smooth transition between young carers and support for young adults who are carers.

Useful Link:  Carers Trust 4All Telephone Helpline:  01743 341995 (Shropshire Carers Service)

Click here for Support For Carer’s Fact Sheet: fact-sheet-5-support-for-carers-june17