Monthly Archives: April 2021

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Start Date:
28th April 2021

End Date:
30th June 2021

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Event title: Five Ways to Wellbeing
Venue: The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB
Name: The Qube
Telephone: 01691 656882
Event description: We’re encouraged to eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day to take care
of our physical health, but what about our mental health? Five ways to wellbeing is a programme which encourages positive mental health based on worldwide research amongst doctors. Good mental health is also important for our physical health too. The stresses and strains of the Covid19
pandemic have put additional pressure on us. As we slowly come out of lockdown North Shropshire College are providing a service for a small number of people (max 6) which encourages us to take responsibility for our own wellbeing and learn strategies for dealing with difficult situations.

By the end of the course you can expect to be able to do the following:

  • Build a list of people you can connect with who will encourage and support you
  •  Learn strategies to manage emotions and difficult times-whether it is family or situations
  •  Learn mindful practices that can be implemented daily which will help you relax
  •  Understand why lifelong learning is important and find interests that will keep you mentally stimulated
  •  Build your own personal plan based on goals you set yourself to keep you motivated.

You will need…your own pen.
Your tutor will supply…folders and handouts.

Rosemarie Sellers is a Health and Wellbeing lifestyle teacher who has been delivering programmes out into the Community for the last 10 years. She is herself no stranger to overcoming challenging times and has a very practical approach to helping others become motivated to make those changes
necessary to have an improved quality of life. She has worked with the long term unemployed, Enable and Shropshire recovery, and has also spent the last 3 years working with Syrian refuges teaching them English and British values.

Arts and Crafts

Start Date:
19th April 2021

End Date:
21st June 2021

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Event title: Arts and Crafts
Venue: The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB
Name: Through the Doorway
Telephone: 07528 700492
Event description: Our 10-week arts and crafts course will give you time to relax, have fun and meet other people while doing a variety of arts and crafts. You will get the chance to try lots
of different techniques or you may just wish to do one or two things – the choice is

No previous experience is necessary – this course is suitable for total beginners as well as those with more experience.

To keep everyone safe, you will need to agree to do a Covid lateral flow test before each session.

Starting Monday 19 April 2021 – but spaces are still available to join now.

These sessions are totally FREE and are part of the BBO Programme

To be eligible you must:

  • be unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or
  • economically inactive (not in work and not currently looking for work) but would like to look for work in the future.
  • You must also have the right to live and work in the UK

Everything is provided so all you need to do is turn up, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so that we can provide enough equipment

For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email

Relay UK

Email: or use the contact form at this link

Telephone: 0800 7311 888

Textphone and Relay UK app: 0800 500 888 

We’re open:

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm
  • Saturday, 9am–6pm
  • Sunday, 9am-1pm
  • Public holidays, 9am-5pm (closed Christmas Day)

Address: (Post) Relay UK Team, Internal Box 14, Telephone House, 170 – 175 Moor Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1BA

We’ll aim to get back to you in five working days from receipt of your letter.

British Sign Language (BSL)

Use the SignVideo BSL interpreting service to contact us. Find out how to contact us with BSL.

Our app makes those all-important phone calls easier. Simply type what you’d like to say and our assistant will relay the conversation in real-time. Watch our animation to find out how we can help you.­

Relay UK brings relay services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired people right up to date with the latest app technology.  You don’t need any special kit – just download the app from the App Store or Google Play onto your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Conversations are easy to manage and relaxed. For fluent communication with anyone, anywhere, use Relay UK. Visit this page to know how to download Relay UK app.


The Sleep Charity


Telephone: 01302 751416

Address: Kale Lodge, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 8QN

The Sleep Charity, incorporating The Sleep Council (is our voluntary advisory board) provide advice and support to empower the nation to sleep better. We campaign to improve sleep support and access to high quality information, raise awareness of the value of a good night’s sleep and promote understanding around the complexities of sleep. We want everyone to share our vision that sleep is a vital component of health and wellbeing and that everyone living with sleep issues should have access to effective, consistent, evidence-based support.

Sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing yet it is estimated that 40% of the population suffer with sleep issues and many do not get the support that they need. 

We have a wide range of courses on offer for both families and professionals. We have trained NHS staff from leading hopsitals including Evelina Hospital, Great Ormond Street and Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We provide a range of “Sleep Workshops” for parent/carers, professionals and young people.

We aim to:

  • Provide access to high quality information and advice to deal with most sleep issues
  • To ensure everyone understands the value of a good night’s sleep
  • To campaign for improvements to the support available
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of those we work with by campaigning for improvement to the support available
  • Provide accredited training for professionals so they can offer sleep support to the people they work with

NB:  “The Sleep Council’ is our voluntary advisory board. The Advisory Board helps to shape the future of sleep support nationally and plays a vital role around providing advice, challenge and scrutiny on key issues and programmes.

The professionals’ expertise spans across sleep, sport science, nutrition, menopause, mental health, sleep research, primary care, public health, sensory processing, CBTi and medical sleep disorders.

Find us on FaceBook @TheSleepCharity and Twitter @TheSleepCharity

Charity Number 1150585

Wellbeing Wheels

This is an opportunity to offer vital outreach services for those that are physically, socially and geographically isolated.

Colleagues from across health, social care and the voluntary sector are currently exploring the potential for a mobile service which can visit communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. This could include a range of information and advice and services such as medication reviews; physical health checks or immunisations.  The ‘offer’ on the bus could be tailored to the community it is visiting and/or current health and wellbeing priorities and it could also be used for staff facing activities, for example visiting inpatient areas at weekends.

The bus could travel to isolated rural communities and/or target hard to reach groups wherever there was an identified need and sufficient population.  The bus could also visit existing events such as farmers markets. Each journey would include a clinician who would be supported by health and social care colleagues; experts from the services represented; support from volunteers and/or the voluntary sector.

The planning team are currently looking into the practical aspects of putting a bus on the road and seeking support and input from across the community.  If you have any ideas about services that could be provided by having this bus, where you would like to see it go, whether it would be useful to you, your friends and family or any other suggestions please contact:


Sofia (15) with subtitles

Start Date:
23rd April 2021

End Date:
23rd May 2021

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Event title: Sofia (15) with subtitles
Venue: On-line
Name: Old Market Hall
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: We have partnered with leading film distributors to bring you a handpicked selection of new releases, independent film and international cinema which you can watch from the comfort of home. By purchasing an online ticket, you will be directly supporting the Old Market Hall and UK film industry, with revenue split between the distributor and the venue. Look out for more in the weeks ahead.

About the film: 20-year-old Sofia, a daughter of a well-to-do Casablanca family, goes in to labour during a family gathering. She can no longer deny, to herself or anyone else, that she is pregnant. In Morocco, the consequences of sex out of wedlock is an imprison-able offence. Whisked away from the party by her cousin, she gives birth in a hospital which admits her on one condition – she must produce her husband within 24 hours or face the consequences.

Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloïsi (2018) FRA/QAT/BEL/MAR This film is 1 hour and 20 minutes
Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles
Arabic/French with English Subtitles

Cost: £9.99 | 25% OFF with promocode SHREW25
Available for 48 hours from purchase until Sunday 23 May 2021

Book your tickets at this link:

In partnership with YourScreen. By purchasing an online ticket, you will be directly supporting the Old Market Hall. Revenue will be split between the distributor and the venue.

Consultation sessions for family carers of people with learning disabilities.

Telford & Wrekin Council, along with the Learning Disability Partnership and all the member organisations, are determined to do everything they can to make sure that all people with learning disability in Telford and Wrekin live well and enjoy a full life, with as much independence as possible.

They are proud that there is good support for people in Telford and Wrekin, but know there are many things that could be better so want to make these improvements over the next four years. They have limited resources and cannot do everything at once but the draft Learning Disability Strategy (2021 – 2025) sets out the most important things and they will focus on these.

Telford & Wrekin Council want to hear from adults with learning disabilities, families, carers and staff who care for, or work with them. This will enable them to finalise the Strategy and help us enable people with learning disabilities to live well in Telford and Wrekin. 

This consultation has been extended until the 7 May 2021 at 5pm.

How to get involved:

For Adults with Learning Disabilities

How to let us know your views:

  • Email your views to: or
  • Or write to us: Consultation Feedback, Freepost RTKJ-KGJA-ASXU, Organisational Delivery & Development, ALD Engagement, Telford & Wrekin Council, Darby House, Lawn Central, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JA.

For Family Members and Family Carers (unpaid) 

Take part in one of the planned virtual sessions:

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 9.30am
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021 from 5.30pm
  • Thursday 1 April 2021 from 3.30pm
  • Monday 19 April 2021 from 12noon
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 from 5.30pm.

How to let us know your views: Email your views to:

For people who care for, or work with adults with learning disabilities

Complete the questionnaire at this link: Complete the online questionnaire.

Take part in one of the planned virtual sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 March 2021 from 4pm
  • Friday 16 April 2021 from 3.30pm.

How to let us know your views: Email your views to:

If you would like to request a paper copy of either questionnaire please contact us on

The deadline for this consultation has been extended to 5 pm on Friday 7th May 2021

Parkinson’s in the Marches

Start Date:
8th August 2021

End Date:
8th August 2021

Start Time:
0930 for 1000

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Event title: Parkinson’s in the Marches

Venue: Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry SY11 2SZ
Name: Parkinson’s in the Marches
Telephone: 07984 596797
Event description: A one-day event is to be held at the Wynnstay Hotel in Oswestry on the 8th August; when health professionals and alternative therapists can get together with Parkinson’s sufferers.

The plan, if Covid19 allows is to invite people to attend, free of charge, from groups in quite a wide area, using doctor’s surgeries, media (facebook, newspapers etc), word of mouth etc. and to provide refreshments and a light lunch. If successful then it might be repeated at other venues.
This event at the Wynnstay Hotel, will take place on the 8th August 2021. 

Please telephone 07984 596797 or email to register your interest. Places will be limited.

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Bishops Castle-Community Connectors Meeting

Start Date:
28th April 2021

End Date:
28th April 2021

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Event title: Bishops Castle-Community Connectors Meeting
Venue: On-line
Name: Helen Vaughan
Telephone: 01691 656882 via The Qube
Event description: If you haven’t already been along to a Community Connectors’ meeting, they are well worth an hour of your time. It’s a chance for people working in your local community to meet (online for now) and share news, updates and ideas. Each local community has its own meeting and you can go along to as many as you like. 

Please email Helen Vaughan for further details.

Sleep Tight Workshop for parent carers in Shropshire

Start Date:
23rd April 2021

End Date:
21st May 2021

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Event title: Sleep Tight Workshop for parent carers in Shropshire
Venue: On-line
Name: Parenting Team Shropshire via The Sleep Charity
Telephone: 01743 250950
Event description: The Shropshire Parenting Team are delivering a 5 week evidence based ‘Sleep Tight’ workshop starting on Friday 23rd April 2021.

This workshop is for parents/carers who live with their children and are experiencing challenges around bedtime routines and sleep in general.

At the end of this course parents/carers will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of sleep hygiene to improve sleep
  • Identify causes of sleep issues and appropriate practical strategies to try
  • Interpret sleep diaries to identify potential sleep issues.

To book your place and/or get further information please telephone 01743 250950 or email