Monthly Archives: November 2013

SAHA FC Ability Counts Football ‘Mash Up’

SAHA FC Ability Counts Football ‘Mash Up’ Sessions in partnership with ‘Smile it’s Wicked’ starting up in Shrewsbury.  This activity is targeting for  12 – 16.yrs of age.  Adult sessions will  also be running alongside, so anyone aged 16+ are welcome to come along.


Sam Penny:

Click here to download poster


Telford United to launch new scheme for supporters who care

AFC Telford United is teaming up with Telford & Wrekin Council, Clinical Commissioning Group and local voluntary and community groups –including the Shropshire Disability Network to develop a programme of support for and engagement with supporters who have caring responsibilities and for the people they care for.

The Club has an existing scheme which enables carers to get into games free with the person that they care for paying a concessionary price. This new project will seek to highlight this offer to attract new supporters to the club.

It is estimated that in Telford there are 18,000 people over the age of 5 years providing unpaid care approximately 2,000 of these carers (adults/children) are known to Telford & Wrekin Council.

With a growing elderly population and more people with caring responsibilities, the football club recognise this group of people could become increasingly important in building and maintaining our fan base.

Lee Carter managing Director at AFC Telford United said ‘We have a very proud history and inclusion is at the heart of the Club’s values. The Club has developed a strong reputation for ‘caring’ both for its own supporters and those facing disadvantage in the wider community. Football has been shown as a great resource for bringing people together and promoting opportunities.

Carers like all supporters want to have an enjoyable and positive experience when they come to the Bucks Head and this scheme will seek to understand better the needs of carers and those that they care for to encourage others to come and become long term supporters.”

Amanda White the Club’s newly appointed Carers Champion said “We want to find out about the stories of the club’s carers and the people they care for. Over the coming weeks we will be circulating a questionnaire and will be launching the project at the Leamington Spa game on 7th December.”

Ruby Hartshorn Press/Publicity Officer from the Shropshire Disability Network said: “This is an excellent community-spirited campaign that highlights the fantastic contribution that carers make .

I would like to congratulate and thank the club for running this scheme which means carers can get in to games free of charge with the people they care for paying a discounted admission fee.

I know the Club is keen to hear from our members about ideas for making football more accessible at Telford and is holding an open day before the game against Lemington Spa on 7th December to encourage our members to experience football first hand . .”

If you would like to attend the game on the 7th December please contact Pete Jackson from the Supporters Trust on and see details on our December Events Page


Jungleland Soft Play Centre in Telford

Jungleland is an established soft play centre Having grown over the years into a multi-attraction venue boasting Soft Play, Lazerland Lazer Tag, Safariland Crazy Golf and Alien Strike Ten Pin Bowling and a BRAND NEW Baby Butterflies Sensory Room.

Activities can be accessed by Adult’s there are no height restrictions, so it is ideal for children and adults to play together.

SDN have been informed (18/11/2016) that Jungleland have recently introduced a new pricing structure as follows:

  • Jungleland

Term Time: Over 2 years old – £3.45, Under 2 years old -£2.45* ,Under 1 years Old- £1.99* ,Under 6 months – FREE* , Adults 50p

Weekends and School Holidays: Over 2 years old – £4.85, Under 2 years old – £3.45*, Under 1 years Old- £1.99*, Under 6 months – FREE*, Adults 50p

 *Admission includes a session in the Baby Butterfly Sensory Room


  • Lazerland Lazer Tag

Monday-Friday Term Time: £2.50 per person per game

Weekends and School Holidays :£3.25 per person per game


  • Safariland Crazy Golf 99p per player per game


  • Alien Strike Ten Pin Bowling £2 per player per game


You can get posters, leaflets or an electronic poster using the form attached. Disabilities and special needs form

If you require any further information contact: 01952 252222

Belinda Griffiths


Jungleland UK Ltd
Interchange House
Trench Lock
01952 252222


Shropshire Council Joint Training Publish New Course Dates


Mental Capacity Act Awareness


To introduce participants to the key messages of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and explore the implications for different service areas


By the end of the course paricipants will be able to:

  • list the five guiding principles and apply them to individual roles.
  • explain what it means to lack capacity
  • Identify who needs to use the Code of Practice and where to find it


Mary Johnson, Staff Development Officer, Joint training Team

Dates and locations

17th January 10.00 – 12.30, Wildlife Trust Shrewsbury 22nd January 10.00 – 12.30, Shrewsbury T & D Centre 10th February 1.00 – 3.30, Lantern Centre Shrewsbury 25th February 1.00 – 3.30, Lantern Centre, Shrewsbury 17th March 1.00 – 3.30, Lantern Centre, Shrewsbury 1st April 1.00 – 3.30, Lantern Centre Shrewsbury  

Appropriate to  

All workers in Social Care, Housing, Independent Sector, Community Health Trust, with no prior knowledge of the subject  

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


Introduce the concept of deprivation of liberty and ensure staff are aware when an Authorisation is needed and how to apply for one.


By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • explain what a deprivation of liberty is
  • describe the procedure for requesting authorisations
  • recognise the different types of assessment needed
  • describe the role of the Relevant Persons representative and the IMCA
  • link DOLS with the Adult Protection Procedure
  • recgnise the role of the Court of Protection
  • explain the referral process to others

Prior to attending this course applicants MUST have attended a Mental Capacity Act Awareness session.  If this session was not provided by Shropshire Council Joint Training then evidence of attendance must be provided.

Dates & Locations

31st January 10.00 – 12.30, Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury 11th March 1.00 – 12.30, Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury 7th April 1.00 – 3.30, Lantern Centre, Shrewsbury Appropriate to anyone providing care in a residential setting, healthcare assistants, social workers and nurses, as well as senior staff in the Managing Authority and Supervisory Body.


Mary Johnson, Staff Development Officer, Joint Training Team

Book online here

See also places available for Learning Disability and Human Rights on Thursday 26th November: Click Here

Day Centre Closures: Judicial Review

Shropshire Disability Network has been closely following developments in the on-going campaign against Day Centre closures. We highlighted Mencap’s Survey in October. We now have news of the Judicial Review hearing:

The judicial review hearing regarding the proposed day centre closures in Shropshire is taking place in Manchester on Thursday 14 November.


The hearing will commence at 10am and finish at 4pm. The following is a link to the address and a map for the court in Manchester:

John Miles is organising a 50 person bus leaving from Shrewsbury on Thursday morning. He is happy for anyone who wants a place to contact him to make arrangements on his mobile 07812 645792.

Please feel free to share these details with anyone who is interested in attending the hearing.

Contact Information: 

Hayley Stokes

Regional engagement officer (Central)

Mobile: 07950 964999





Kingsway Mobility Ltd (Closed)

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Address: 29B Ennerdale Road, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3LD

For quality wheelchairs in Shrewsbury, make Kingsway Mobility Ltd your first port of call. We offer personal service from our family run business where we employ caring and understanding staff to cater to all your mobility needs. Our showroom has a large selection of mobility aids, so why not come and visit us today and see for yourself? We have easy to find premises and parking available.

Kingsway Mobility have moved (Feb 2014)  from Hereford Road, they are now next door to Alan Wards at Ennerdale Road, Shrewsbury

Question time with the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Start Date:
8th November 2013

End Date:
15th November 2013

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End Time:

CalderKarenThe Shropshire Partnership is inviting all members of the online Health & Wellbeing Stakeholder alliance to pose a question about any issues relating to the delivery of health and wellbeing services across Shropshire to Councillor Karen Calder, Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board.  You can do this by posting the question on the online Health and Wellbeing Stakeholder Alliance. 

Join one of the groups below (follow links to the online groups below – goes to an external website).  If you are not already a member and would like to join then please contact or call 01743 252269.




Priority 1 – Health Inequalities

Priority 2 – Healthy Weight

Priority 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Priority 4 – Dementia Friendly

Priority 5 – Assistive Technologies

Priority 6 – Isolation and Loneliness

Priority 7 – Collaborative Commissioning

Priority 8 – Access to Information, advice and support


The deadline for this is Friday 15th November and Councillor Calder will respond to your questions in an online ‘Blog’ that will be posted on the online stakeholder alliance later on this month.