Unrest Virtual Reality Experience.

Kinokulture Oswestry are very pleased to be welcoming the Unrest Virtual Reality Experience team to the cinema in time to accompany the showing of “Unrest”, their November documentary.

An immersive journey into the creator and director Jennifer Brea’s experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitus, Unrest VR contracts the painful solitary confinement of a bedroom world with the kinetic freedom of an inner dreamscape. When you are too sick to leave your bed, where do you go?

The Unrest Virtual Reality Experience will be in the downstairs front room Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN and is open to the public between 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday 21st – Thursday  23rd November and for an hour before the screening of Unrest on Thursday evening. Find out more about Unrest & book online here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/397866

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An Eye Opening Experience-Wheelchair Access Day

Courtesy of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors we are able to share this blog with you. Emma Bloomfield, Associate Solicitor-Clinical Negligence and her colleague Dawn Humphries had an eye opening experience at a Wheelchair Awareness Day in Birmingham hosted by No 5 Barristers Chambers,

SDN says: “This blog is a must read, Are we really living in the 21st Century?  There is so much that needs to be done to enable people with a disability to have the same opportunities, choices and responsibilities as non-disabled people, to be respected and treated as equal members of society. We hope through Shropshire Disability Network, we can continue to try and make a difference. Read on by clicking on the link below.

Emma’s bloghttps://blog.lblaw.co.uk/wheelchair-awareness-day/

Thank you to Sophie Davies, Business Development-Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Team at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors for sharing this with us.

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Join us for our November Quiz Night

Our last quiz for 2017 takes place on Wednesday 22nd November starting at 7 pm at the The Harry Hotspur, Harlescott Lane,  Shrewsbury. 

Join us for a night of  head scratching, fun and laughter. To be in with a chance of winning you need to join us, not got  a team together, then still join us as we can link you together with others. Lots of prizes on offer. 

We will have a raffle. With the Quiz or Raffle there is opportunity to win a bottle of wine, a teddy bear, chocolates and other goodies too. If you would like to know more or enter a team call/ SDN Secretary on 07398 350 255 or SDN mobile 07780 852 229 or email [email protected]

This flyer gives you more details: Quiz-November 2017


SDN is one Charity supported by this year’s Telford Tree of Light.

We are delighted to announce Telford Tree of Light run by the Rotary clubs in the Telford area will this year be supporting us together with Severn Hospice, Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes, Wellington Cottage Care, Dementia UK [Admiral Nurses Telford & Wrekin].

To read more about it click this link: http://telfordtreeoflight.org.uk/

Our Chairperson Ruby Hartshorn will be attending the switch on at Telford Shopping Centre on Thursday 16th November at 16.30. The Switch-0n will be performed by Dicky Dodd, the Signal 107 Radio presenter.

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SDN Christmas Cards now available

By kind permission of The Churches Conservation Trust charities once again many charities including Shropshire Disability Network/Safe place Shropshire are able to raise cash for their well deserved cause. The Charity Card Shop opened at St. Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF on Friday 27th October and will remain open until Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Opening times are Monday to Saturday 10.15 am to 4 pm.

Wednesday 15th November: The Church and Charity Card Shop will also be open from 4 pm to 8 pm by request of Shrewsbury Town Council. Not only will you be able to browse the huge array of Christmas Cards, Calendars and wrappings you will also be able to get in the festive spirit. Shrewsbury YouTh Gospel Choir, Stiperstones Brass Band and a soloist, Jenna Clark, will be performing in the church.

This year we have added two more designs. A Snow Globe designed by Alison Staples of Romy Design and the other a photograph of Porthill Bridge, Shrewsbury taken by Ian Carvell I C Images. We thank both Ian and Alison for their support.

Our packs of cards are 10 cards & envelopes for £3.99 and every penny comes to us. As well as the two new designs we have previous designs available.

If you cannot get to the shop to buy cards, please contact us by calling or texting 07780 852 229 or email [email protected] or [email protected]  Thank you to all who support us by buying our cards. They will be available at all our events from now until Christmas.

Look out for news coming soon of a competition that members can enter re Christmas Cards 2018! 

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Two Courses -Coping with Christmas and Cooking 4 Christmas.

Through the doorway to Healthy Living are running two courses which they hope will help people cope better with what can be a pretty stressful time. Both are specifically aimed at people who are either unemployed or economically inactive i.e. not in work and not looking for work.

  • Coping with Christmas course starts on Friday 10th November and will take place at The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NA from 1 pm to 3 pm. The course is free, all materials will be supplied but booking is essential.  For more information click on this flyer: Flyer
  • Cooking 4 Christmas starts on Tuesday 14th November from 10.30 am -1.30 pm at  The Bradbury Room, Drapers Place, Horsefair, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BP. The sessions are Free. Everything is provided so all you need to do is turn up, but BOOKING ESSENTIAL so that we can provide enough food and equipment. This is a link to the flyer: Flyer v2

If you are interest in either or both courses and would like more information please call or text 07528 700 492 or email [email protected] www.throughthedoorway.btck.co.uk

Old £1 Coins

Old Round £1 coins can still help us.

Earlier this year we launched “Give Your Last Old round £1 Coin to SDN” by giving out small containers for people to collect the old £1 coins to help our charity. This innovative idea to raise funding really is important to us at Shropshire Disability Network and now that you can no longer spend these in shops, we thought we should remind you that we are still collecting them.

We have had  a few of the containers returned that were issued but we know there are at least 12 more containers that we gave out still to be returned. Were you one of those people who took a container but still has not returned it?

So why give to us?  Shropshire Disability Network is run in its entirety by volunteers (there are very few local charities led by volunteers, we are one of them. We have to fund raise to operate and this is a way you can help with our ongoing work. Ongoing costs include financing this website, paying for venues to hold meetings, public liability insurance including insuring all events, stationery, newsletter, publicity, equipment etc

Thank you to all who are supporting us. If you have a container or wish to donate your old £1 coins to us but don’t know how to get them to us call 07780 852 229 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

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All In Autumn 2017 Programme

The Autumn Edition of the ‘All In’ activity programme has information about activities and opportunities that are taking place. It is packed with details of activities for children & young people with disabilities or additional needs , enabling you to have fun & meet friends & make new ones.

Click here for full programmeall-in-autumn-2017

All In Registration Word Document: all-in-registration-form-v8 (1)

All In Registration PDF: all-in-registration-form-v8