Monthly Archives: April 2019

OHMI (Enabling Music Making for the Physically Disabled)



Telephone: N/A

Address: The OHMI Trust, 29 Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham  B17 8BY

The OHMI Trust is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled.

Our objective is to remove the barriers to music making faced by physically disabled people, and to enable undifferentiated participation in musical life, whether at school, in the home or in a professional ensemble.

There are four elements to our work:

  • The acquisition of instruments through our international competition
  • Music Makers – our teaching support programme
  • Research into music education, instrument design, instrument manufacture, and social issues
  • Making instruments available through a national hire scheme

Find us on Face Book @TheOHMITrust2016 and Twitter @TheOHMITrust

Registered Charity Number 1143623


Shrewsbury (Sansaw) Men’s Shed



Contact Form:

Telephone: 01630 655586

Address: Hadnall, Shropshire, SY4 3DJ 

Open on Tuesday and Wednesday. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Other days are available by arrangement with a member of the Trustees.

We have been open for 4 years and are very well established with both woodworking and metal working machines available for members who are trained to use. We do not have a clean quiet room for the use of the members.
For further details contact: Gerald Neville Email: Telephone: 01630 655586

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Registered Charity Number 1158135

UK Men’s Sheds Association (Men in Sheds)



Contact Form:

Telephone: 0300 772 9626 Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Address: UK Men’s Sheds Association, Henleaze House, 13 Harbury Road, Henleaze BS9 4PN

We are UK Men’s Sheds Association, the support body for Men’s Sheds across the UK. We raise awareness of the Men’s Sheds movement and the many benefits of Shedding and we support Men’s Sheds in getting off the ground and thriving as community-driven, member-led entities. We don’t own or manage Men’s Sheds, but we champion them for miles around.

Our mission is to enable access to a Men’s Shed for every man that would benefit from one and we won’t stop until we’ve achieved it.

  • Promoting the Men’s Sheds movement so as many people as possible know about them. We want Men’s Sheds to be a household name so that every man knows what they are and how to find one.
  • Promoting individual Men’s Sheds to help put interested members of the community in touch with their nearest Men’s Shed. We do this by maintaining an up-to-date map of UK Sheds on our website, through social and print media and by forwarding enquiries to the relevant local Shed groups and attracting support for member Sheds.
  • Providing advice and guidance on starting up and running a shed to help grow the number of UK Men’s Sheds. We do this by providing practical information guides, example documents and toolkits on topics such as registering as a charity, insurance, funding, sourcing equipment and venues, and volunteer recruitment. We provide telephone, email and in-person support to individuals and groups wanting to start a Men’s Shed. We equip them with the knowledge to develop and sustain a thriving Men’s Shed in their community for years to come.
  • Training volunteer Ambassadors with experience of starting their own Men’s Sheds to mentor and guide like-minded individuals and groups in starting and managing Men’s Sheds across the UK.
  • Holding networking events to connect men from different Men’s Sheds across the UK. Here they can share experiences, knowledge and skills, and make friends for life with others who share interests and a common purpose.

 To find Men in Sheds in your area, click this link:


Find us on Face Book @UKMensSheds and Twitter @UKMensSheds

Registered Charity Number 1162409

Challenging Behaviour Foundation (The)




Telephone: 01634 838739 General Enquiries

Telephone: Family Support Line: 0300 666 0126

Address: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, c/o The Old Courthouse, New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BE

We are the charity for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. We’re making a difference to the lives of children and adults across the UK through:

  • providing information about challenging behaviour
  • peer support groups for family carers and professionals
  • supporting families by phone or email
  • running workshops to reduce challenging behaviour
  • speaking up for families nationally / campaigning

Our vision is for anyone with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour to have the same life opportunities as everyone else.

We work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities.

Click on this link for Support available in the West Midlands:


Find us on Face Book @thecbf  and Twitter @CBFdn

Registered Charity Number 1060714

CBT (Children’s Burns Trust)



Contact Form:

Telephone: 020 7881 0902

Address: 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH

We are a national charity dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families, as well as prevention and awareness campaigns for which there is little or no national funding.

A burn injury is for life. The scars are physical as well as psychological and can present life long challenges. It is our aim to make those challenges easier to bear, helping children and young people to grow up and lead as happy and healthy a life as possible.

We regularly supply Rehabilitation equipment including: hospital equipment, technology and child therapy and Sensory


Find us on Face Book @childrensburnstrust and Twitter @CBTofficial

Registered Charity Number 1082084

Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (The)



Contact Form:

Telephone: 0800 025 3500 Freephone

Address: The Sleep Apnoea Trust,Po Box 60, Chinnor OX39 4XE

We are working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients, their partners and their families. Managed by volunteers, SATA is regarded as the leading UK charity working in the field of Sleep Apnoea.

We do not provide medical advice. If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnoea please contact your GP who will be able to refer you to a sleep clinic.
This website contains a wealth of information which should answer most of your questions, including those that are DVLA related.
If you need to contact our confidential Helpline, this is now email based on

Find us on Face Book @sleepapnoeatrustassociation and Twitter @ApnoeaTrust

Registered Charity Number 1056963

Ring NHS 111 Over May Bank Holiday Weekend

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have issued this press release regarding May Bank Holiday.

“Patients are reminded by NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that GP Practices will be closed over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

GP Practices across the County will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May). There will be appointments under the extended access service for pre-bookable routine GP appointments. These are booked at a patient’s local practice and the appointment will be offered at a local GP hub so patients may not see their own GP.   

Pharmacies across Shropshire are also operating on a rota over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Full details of the pharmacy rota are available on the CCG’s website or by calling NHS 111.

NHS 111 is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7, including bank holidays. Trained advisors can help advise and direct you to the help and care you need including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is.

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “GP Practices will be closed over the Bank Holiday Weekend, but there is no need to worry if you need help and advice. Just call 111.

“You will be offered help and advice by NHS 111, which can also direct you to services if you can’t wait until your practice is open.”


For more information please contact:

Andrea Harper, Head of Communications and Engagement ,NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Telephone: 01743 277500 ext 2142

Mobile: 07964 566560





Hearing Dogs UK



Telephone: 01844 348 100

Text relay: 18001 01844 348100 (for deaf & hard of hearing)

Address: The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP279NS

We train hearing dogs that help deaf people to leave loneliness behind. We train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. 

Hearing dogs have saved countless lives in their important role; fire alarms sounding at the dead of night, alerting them to the shouts of a loved one who is in peril, even saving their recipients from potential car thieves!


Find us on Face Book @Hearing.Dogs and Twitter @HearingDogs

Registered Charity Number England and Wales no. 293358 and in Scotland no. SC040486

Can Be Done (the travel experts for disabled travellers)



Contact Form:

Telephone: 020 8907 2400

Address: Equity House, 128-136 High Street, Edgware HA8 7EL

We provide disabled access holidays. At Can Be Done, we believe that a disability is simply a challenge and not a limitation to enjoying that perfect getaway.

For over 30 years, our specialist travel experts have been creating detailed itineraries for travellers who are disabled. At Can Be Done, we focus on all aspects of your travel experience so that you get the most from whichever destination you visit.


Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Anti-Bullying Network



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The Anti-Bullying Network was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 with funding from the Scottish Executive to provide free anti-bullying support to school communities. In the first eight years that it operated on this basis, the Network gained a national reputation for the high quality of the services it provided to school communities.

The Anti-Bullying Network is now an independent operation with the following objectives:

  • to support anti-bullying work in schools;
  • to provide a free website;
  • and to offer an anti-bullying service which will include the provision of training, publications and consultancy services.

 This website has many useful resources.


Find us on Face Book and Twitter

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