Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why not take this opportunity?

Last December, SDN invited you to take part in our competition to design our Christmas Cards for 2018. The weather this week is providing you with another opportunity to snap that scene, or paint that picture using watercolours, acrylics or oils or to do a pencil drawing. May be, you would prefer something different to a local scene. If you think a more traditional card is better or have a different idea to offer, please have a go. This is your chance to use your skills.

There are a few rules and notes:

  • To take part, you must be a registered member of Shropshire Disability Network.
  • Entries accepted must be your own work:   photographs/water colour/oil/acrylics/pencil.
  • No 3D designs.
  • Submissions from Organisations and Professionals will not be accepted.
  • You agree that if your entry is a winning design, it becomes our property to be used solely by SDN for creating our charity Christmas cards, which will be sold to support the charity.
  • We have appointed judges from local organisations.

Have you ever thought, I would like my art to be in an exhibition? SDN Management Committee will consider holding an exhibition of all entries submitted because we know, many of our members have artistic talents

You can submit more than one entry! For an application form please call or text:

SDN Mobile 07780 852 229 or email admin@shropshire-disability.net or

SDN Secretary mobile 07398 350 255  or email secretary@shropshire-disability.net

The form will give you details of where to send your entry. Closing date will be 30th April 2018.

Sales of SDN cards not only help with funding but by supporting us, you will also be helping to spread awareness of our work. While last year we raised more money at the Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card shop, overall sales were slightly down. The bad weather early December when many events were cancelled probably impacted, however we hope by giving you this opportunity to design a card, it will help you and us.

Cold Weather Alert

Public Health England have issued a cold weather alert. They together with Shropshire Council are urging people in the wintry conditions to check on older friends, family and neighbours who may feel isolated.

Click on the link below for advice, including Winter Advice for older people, keeping warm and well, gritting, staying well this winter, travel advice and much more: 

http://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2018/02/cold-weather-winter-stay-well/

Department of Transport Consultation

Start Date:
1st March 2018

End Date:
30th April 2018

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

On Thursday 08th February, the UK Government launched its much awaited consultation on the use of section 19 and 22 permits. This sets out how it intends to change its guidance following its reinterpretation of how the EU regulations (1071/2009) on passenger service vehicle (PSV) operators should be applied in England, Wales and Scotland.

You can access the consultation here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/section-19-and-22-permits-how-to-apply-eu-regulation-10712009

Mobility Matters will be taking the following steps on behalf of the Voluntary sector, as they did with their response to the Transport Select Committee:

  • launching an online questionnaire that will gather much needed information that will be shared with the Department as part of this consultation;
  •  issuing advice and guidance on how best to respond;
  • keeping organisations posted on regional events planned by the Department as part of their consultation;
  • working constructively with the Department to map out a future that supports the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Here is a link to Mobility Matters: https://ctpermits.org/

Department of Transport Consultation

Start Date:
8th February 2018

End Date:
4th May 2018

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

On Thursday 08th February, the UK Government launched its much awaited consultation on the use of section 19 and 22 permits. This sets out how it intends to change its guidance following its reinterpretation of how the EU regulations (1071/2009) on passenger service vehicle (PSV) operators should be applied in England, Wales and Scotland.

You can access the consultation here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/section-19-and-22-permits-how-to-apply-eu-regulation-10712009

Mobility Matters will be taking the following steps on behalf of the Voluntary sector, as they did with their response to the Transport Select Committee:

  • launching an online questionnaire that will gather much needed information that will be shared with the Department as part of this consultation;
  •  issuing advice and guidance on how best to respond;
  • keeping organisations posted on regional events planned by the Department as part of their consultation;
  • working constructively with the Department to map out a future that supports the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Here is a link to Mobility Matters: https://ctpermits.org/

Few days left for you to take part in Mental Health Act Service user and carer survey

Closes, Wednesday 28th February 2018, if you wish to have a say, please read on.

A Government Review has been set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can improve.

They wish to listen to views from people with experience of being sectioned or of caring for someone who has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act as part of the review.

The survey closes on the 28th February 2018. To take part click on this link: https://r1.surveysandforms.com/4c3zqo08-882s0m96  or download this pdf for the Carer_survey or here for the Service User Survey Service_User_Survey

Jill Howarth, Memorial Weekend of Theatre

This is a weekend of theatre at Ludlow Assembly rooms from Friday 9th March to Sunday 11th March 2018.

It includes Vamos Theatre ” A Brave Face” which was set in Afghanistan in 2009. A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. This is suitable for ages 12 and above and is accessible to hearing and the deafened.

Click here for full details: https://shropshiredisability.net/vamos-theatre-a-brave-face/ 

Also there will be a Mask Workshop and various other activities. For a full programme, click this link: https://ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/weekend-of-theatre/

 

Kick Cancer!

Shrewsbury Town in the Community are working in partnership with Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, 

The programme is looking to recruit people from Shropshire onto the 6 week programme which will start on Tuesday 13th March, and will run every Tuesday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The sessions will consist of different group exercise sessions including walking football, walking cricket, walking netball and more. These sessions will be followed by social sessions which include stadium tours, player and guest appearances, discussions and quizzes.

All activities take place at The Community Hub at Shrewsbury Town Football Club.

To find out more or book your place click this link: https://www.shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com/kickcancer/

 

 

 

SDN Meeting-Holidaying on a barge plus Tom with his best mate Harley!

Make Thursday 8th March the date to join us at our next meeting. A warm welcome awaits you. Our meeting takes place at The Telford Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford TF12NJ.  1030am for refreshments and networking. The meeting runs from 1100am to 1300pm.

We have two special guest speakers. They are Peter Walters who will tell us about the Lyneal Trust. They have canal boats kitted out for people who have a disability, enabling them to enjoy a holiday or trip on the canal.
Our second guest speaker will be Tom Kane with Harley his hearing dog. Tom will talk about Deaf n Able.

We will hold our regular quarterly raffle and have SDN wrist bands for sale. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

For further details click here: https://shropshiredisability.net/sdn-members-meeting/ or contact Ann, our secretary on 07398 350 255 or email secretary@shropshire-disability.net and keep looking for your email invitations.