Here are a range of events being hosted by Shropshire Community Council.

Start Date:
19th May 2011

End Date:
19th September 2011


Three one day workshops run by Adfam, to help and assist families living with someone who uses drugs and/or alcohol.


Saturday 25th June – Understanding Family Dynamics

Saturday 23rd July – Setting and Keeping Boundaries

Saturday 17th September – Coping with Conflict

Times and venues –  TBC.



Do you support someone who is using drugs or alcohol to excess? Adfam Workshops being hosted by The Community Council of Shropshire may be of help to you.

Living with and supporting someone who is using drugs or drinking to excess is difficult and distressing. It can destroy relationships, wreck your peace of mind and can result in outbursts of aggression and violence.

Many families and friends in this situation don’t know where to go for help and don’t want to involve professionals out of shame, fear and belief that they can’t be helped.

If you are living with, or supporting someone who is misusing drugs or alcohol we can help. We can offer support, information and an assessment of your needs if that is what you want.

We recognise how hard it can be to  change family relationships when they are stuck in negative patterns or when you are covering up for, trying to control or subsidising another person’s habit.

But… you can change the way you manage your own feelings and actions. The Community Council have organised 3 one day workshops in Shrewsbury for family members that will be run by specialists Adfam, who work with families living with someone who uses drugs and/or alcohol.

Adfam is a national organisation offering information, support, training and support to families affected by someones drug or alcohol misuse.

The workshops are informal and practical – to help you cope better and feel more in control of your own life.

Each workshop will give you the chance to talk with others in similar situations and show practical strategies to help you cope more effectively.

These workshops are free and we can help with the cost of travel. Lunch and refreshments are also provided.

To get more information and/or book a place call

Glenda on 01743 –  341995.


Understanding Dementia – Co-hosted by The Alzheimer’s Society

Date and Time

Wednesday 29th June 2011 11am-1pm


Ludlow, Bishop Mascall Centre, Ludlow. SY8 1RZ

Organised by The Community Council of Shropshire as part of Learning Together programme for carers. This workshop covers dementia and what happens in the brain, managing unusual behaviour, medication, shifting not lifting, an introduction to hand massage, and time for you!

Please call Glenda on 01743 –  341995 to book your place.

Please note –  this programme must have at least 8 people booked in order that it can be run!


Managing the 3 W’s.

Dates and time

Friday 15th July in Shrewsbury   10am-1pm

Monday 19th September in Oswestry 10am-1pm

Venues TBC.

Wound Up!


At your Wits end!

Well don’t be. We can help

A positive half day workshop on creative strategies to help carers manage the 3 W’s

These half day workshops run from 10am to 1pm with light refreshments mid morning.

If you wish to come along to either of these dates please book your place by telephoning Glenda on 01743 –  341995.

Please note –  these programmes must have at least 8 people booked in order that they can be run!


An Invitation to Bridgnorth Family Carers Group

Date and Time:

Thursday 19th May 2011 10.30am-12noon


The Bungalow, Innage Lane, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Darren Williams from the Welfare and Income Team will explain the changes that have taken place to the Fairer Charging Policy in Shropshire and to update you on benefits news.

Natalie Hawkins will also be there to speak about the work that is being done in day services on employment.

For further information about this meeting or to get help to go to it please ring :

Jackie Taylor 01743 –  254080 or

Claire Shaw 01743 –  254080 or

Gail Bonella-Foster 01952 –  276056

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