Monthly Archives: May 2017

Shropshire Disability Network Quarterly Meeting-June 8th

Thursday 8th June 2017 is a date we hope you all have in your diaries. We look forward to welcoming you to Telford. So come and join us at a new venue which is:

Casey’s Cordingley Hall, Donnington, Telford TF2 8JS. This link gives you directions to the venue Click Here For Details

Arrive anytime from 10.30 am for refreshments and networking. We kick off at 11 am with brief reports about what we have been up to since March 2017, before welcoming our guest speakers and launching some new video’s

  • George Rook will tell us about his journey “Living with Dementia”  Many of you may know George through his passion of raising awareness of Dementia and what we need to be doing locally.
  • Jessica Lightwood, lead on the Shropshire Inclusively Fit project, a project we have been a partner in since its start in 2014, will tell us about the project and give you opportunity to see some short video clips they have produced. These video’s have not been shown in public until today so you are in for something “a bit special”

We will have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL)  at all our meetings.

SDN Management Committee were very pleased with the attendance at our March meeting, so lets do even better this time. At our March meeting we launched “Give your old £1 coin to SDN” if your pot is ready to bring back, please do.

There will be refreshments and our usual quarterly raffle as well as networking opportunities throughout the morning.

For further information please email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net (Secretary) or call Ann on 07970 816 030

For our list of Events for 2017 click here: SDN Dates & Events for 2017 Members (May 2017) For Print

 

 

 

 

Get Going Together!

Get Going Together sessions have recently been established in Shrewsbury enabling you to try something different. 

What is on offer?  Cycling, indoor bowls, walking and much more.  Sessions will vary throughout the year, so offers you inclusive indoor as well as outdoor activities. Click on this link to see a poster with more information: Get Going together A5

Who is it for? Sessions are open to all adults of all abilities. If you would like a bit  of encouragement, support or adaption whether due to lack of confidence, disability, recent illness or other health issue then this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

When and Where: Every Wednesday from 12 noon to 3 p.m at Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ .Flexible times to suit you.

Cost: £4.00 per session

For more information and to book your place please telephone 0345 000 7002

 

 

 

 

 

Rising to the Challenge (Daytime) Shrewsbury

Start Date:
22nd June 2017

End Date:
28th September 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
12.30 pm

Event title: Rising to the Challenge (Daytime) Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 2150 962
Event description: This training workshop is FREE!
Rising to the Challenge is a series of six free workshops for family carers living in Shropshire who really want to understand their child’s autism.

Information about the course:

The aim is for Families attending this course to gain greater confidence in living with autism & feel better equipped to manage the difficulties they are experiencing. All participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences & take away ideas, strategies & resources as well as information about Autism West Midlands’ Information and Support services and other local sources of help.

PART 1

SESSION ONE – Autism as a Spectrum

22nd June 

  • Exploring the world of autism
  • The individuality of children on the spectrum
  • How autism is diagnosed

SESSION TWO – Communication and Understanding your Child’s Behaviour

29th June (Daytime)

  • Communication difficulties in autism
  • Making sense of why children with autism behave as they do
  • Developing better communication with your child

SESSION THREE – The Sensory World of Autism

6th July 

  • Sensory processing
  • How children with autism use their senses
  • Improving sensory experiences for your child

PART 2

SESSION FOUR – Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

14th September 

  • How children develop social skills
  • Social skill difficulties in autism
  • Promoting social skills with your child

SESSION FIVE – Anxiety and Anger

21st September

  • The role of anxiety in a child with autism
  • Coping strategies for dealing with autism related anxiety and anger outbursts
  • Strategies to help your child regulate their emotions

SESSION SIX – Happiness and Wellbeing

28th September 

  • Strategies to promote self esteem and wellbeing for your child
  • Reflection on your child’s diagnosis
  • Sources of help and support

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/rising-to-the-challenge

For more information about this event please contact the Autism West Midlands Shropshire office by calling 01743 250 962 or emailing shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Rising to the Challenge (Evening) Shrewsbury

Start Date:
21st June 2017

End Date:
27th September 2017

Start Time:
6.30 pm

End Time:
9.30 pm

Event title: Rising to the Challenge (Evening) Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: This training workshop is FREE! Rising to the Challenge is a series of six free workshops for family carers living in Shropshire who really want to understand their child’s autism.

Information about the course:

The aim is for Families attending this course to gain greater confidence in living with autism & feel better equipped to manage the difficulties they are experiencing. All participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences & take away ideas, strategies & resources as well as information about Autism West Midlands’ Information and Support services and other local sources of help.

PART 1 SESSION ONE – Autism as a Spectrum

21st June 

  • Exploring the world of autism
  • The individuality of children on the spectrum
  • How autism is diagnosed

SESSION TWO – Communication and Understanding your Child’s Behaviour

28th June 

  • Communication difficulties in autism
  • Making sense of why children with autism behave as they do
  • Developing better communication with your child

SESSION THREE – The Sensory World of Autism

5th July

  • Sensory processing
  • How children with autism use their senses
  • Improving sensory experiences for your child

PART 2

SESSION FOUR – Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

13th September 

  • How children develop social skills
  • Social skill difficulties in autism
  • Promoting social skills with your child

SESSION FIVE – Anxiety and Anger

20th September

  • The role of anxiety in a child with autism
  • Coping strategies for dealing with autism related anxiety and anger outbursts
  • Strategies to help your child regulate their emotions

SESSION SIX – Happiness and Wellbeing

27th September 

  • Strategies to promote self esteem and wellbeing for your child
  • Reflection on your child’s diagnosis
  • Sources of help and support

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/rising-to-the-challenge

For more information about this event please contact the Autism West Midlands Shropshire office by telephoning 01743 250 962 or emailing shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Sight Loss Opportunity Group Cycling Session

Start Date:
21st June 2017

End Date:
21st June 2017

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
11.30 am

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group Cycling Session
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Rachel Whitney
Email: shls@shropshire-rcc.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 342168
Event description: We will meet for our monthly cycling at Sundorne Sports Village.
Not had a go yet, please come and try it, help is on hand including volunteers who will help you with confidence issues.

A cycle coach is on hand and we have access to a number of adapted bikes as well as Tandems, Tricycles, and two wheel bicycles so there is a bike for everyone.

If you need any more information on anything above please do contact me on 01743 342163 or shls@shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Awareness of autism and ADHD – Shrewsbury (Afternoon)

Start Date:
12th July 2017

End Date:
12th July 2017

Start Time:
3 pm

End Time:
5 pm

Event title: Awareness of autism and ADHD – Shrewsbury (Afternoon)
Venue: Richmond House, Rutland, Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury SY1 3QG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: Are you a practitioner and would like a better understanding of autism and ADHD?

Awareness of autism and ADHD, a training workshop for practitioners working with families and children in Shropshire.

A free 2 hour course for practitioners working with families and children in Shropshire.

Topics covered:

  • An introduction to autism and ADHD
  • How these conditions affect children
  • Information about how autism and ADHD are diagnosed
  • Simple strategies that work
  • Supporting families of children with autism and ADHD

These sessions are also run on run on:

  • Wednesday 11th October 9.30 am-11.30 am
  • Wednesday 6th December 9.30 am-11.30 am

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/awareness-of-autism-and-adhd-for-practitioners

For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team by calling 01743 250 962 or emailing shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Awareness of Autism and ADHD – for Practitioners

Start Date:
6th December 2017

End Date:
6th December 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
11.30 am

Event title: Awareness of Autism and ADHD -for Practitioners 
Venue: Shrewsbury Training and Development Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury SY2 5BP
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: Are you a practitioner and would like a better understanding of autism and ADHD?

Awareness of autism and ADHD, this is a training workshop for practitioners working with families and children in Shropshire.

A free 2 hour course for practitioners working with families and children in Shropshire.

Topics covered:

  • An introduction to autism and ADHD
  • How these conditions affect children
  • Information about how autism and ADHD are diagnosed
  • Simple strategies that work
  • Supporting families of children with autism and ADHD

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/awareness-of-autism-and-adhd-for-practitioners

For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team please telephone 01743 250 962 or email shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

This event is funded by Shropshire Council and CCG

Awareness of Autism and ADHD for Practitioners- Shrewsbury (Morning) Fully Booked!

Start Date:
11th October 2017

End Date:
11th October 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
11.30 pm

Event title: Awareness of Autism and ADHD – Shrewsbury (Morning)
Venue: Richmond House, Rutland, Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury SY1 3QG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: Are you a practitioner and would like a better understanding of autism and ADHD?

Awareness of autism and ADHD is a training workshop for practitioners working with families and children in Shropshire.

This is a  free 2 hour course for practitioners working with families and children in Shropshire.

Topics covered:

  • An introduction to autism and ADHD
  • How these conditions affect children
  • Information about how autism and ADHD are diagnosed
  • Simple strategies that work
  • Supporting families of children with autism and ADHD

These sessions is also run on: Wednesday 6th December 9.30 am-11.30 a

Cost: Free

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/awareness-of-autism-and-adhd-for-practitioners

For more information about this event please contact the Shropshire team by telephoning 01743 250 962 or emailing shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

This event is funded by Shropshire Council and CCG

Mirror Mirror

Start Date:
15th June 2017

End Date:
15th June 2017

Start Time:
13.30

End Time:
14.30

Event title: Mirror Mirror
Venue: The Hive, Shrewsbury
Weblink: http://www.hiveonline.org.uk/theatre#627
Name: The Hive, Shrewsbury
Email: oilies@oilycart.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 234970
Event description: MIRROR MIRROR is a special, interactive theatre production from acclaimed company Oily Cart for children and young people aged 3-19 on the autistic spectrum and their carers.

MIRROR MIRROR’s multi-sensory beauty parlour is a chance to be pampered and get involved in messy play. Soft make-up brushes glide across faces, warm soapy water washes over skin, and mud-packs are massaged into hands in Oily Cart’s production for children and young people with complex disabilities. It’s a world of sparkling light and magical mirrors, complemented by the aroma of perfume and accompanied by live music from a full-sized harp. MIRROR MIRROR is an immersive, interactive treat from head to toe.

Enamelling and Pewter Casting Course

Start Date:
18th September 2017

End Date:
16th October 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Enamelling and Pewter Casting Course
Venue: Wyldwoods, Dean Corner Farmhouse, Broseley TF12 5JH
Name: Steph Brett
Email: steph.brett@wyldwoods.co.uk
Telephone: 01952 884224 or 07816 113539
Event description: Six sessions covering two different jewellery making techniques
Enamelling. Kiln fuse powdered glass onto copper to produce colourful decorative enamel finishes to make into jewellery, tiles, pictures and hangings. Learn how to use transparent and opaque powders. Sieving, stencilling, graffito and decorative inlays. Looking at techniques of multiple firings to build layers and effects. Embedding wire and metal. Inlaying beads, glass chips for more texture. Pewter casting. Design and carve your own plaster and cuttlefish moulds, melt lead free pewter ingots, pour into the moulds to cast your own designs!

This course is an opportunity for carers and gives you opportunity for some “me time”

The dates for this course are:

Monday 18th and 25th September and Monday 2nd, 9th and 16th October.

Free to carers. There may be a small cost for materials on some courses.
Booking essential. Please contact: Stephanie Brett steph.brett@wyldwoods.co.uk Telephone 01952 884224 or 07816 113539