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News from Friendly Bus (Broseley, Much Wenlock and Shifnal Areas)

The Friendly bus service serving Broseley, Much Wenlock and Shifnal areas have had to make changes to their services and suspend most of their journeys.  As a charity, they aim is to combat loneliness and are still working hard to support the communities in Broseley, Much Wenlock and Shifnal.  Here’s a summary of what they are doing to help you:

  • Taking passengers to medical appointments. By following cleaning guidelines provided by the Community Transport Association (CTA) to keep passengers and volunteer drivers safe and asking passengers to sit in the back of vehicles to increase the social distance.
  • Many shops and pharmacists are offering deliveries but they are extremely busy.  Volunteer drivers are all DBS checked and able to collect and deliver prescriptions and shoppings for their passengers.
  • They have set up a team of Friendly Voice Volunteers to regularly call passengers who are feeling lonely. This is proving very valuable as many passengers won’t have any interaction with anyone else.  It also enables the volunteers to check on their physical and mental well being and raise any concerns with us.
  • They continue to send the monthly newsletter to passengers to keep some normality.  

For help in any of the above, passengers can call the Friendly Bus in the usual way on 01952 881145 between 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday.

They are also actively part of the newly formed Broseley Covid group – answering phone calls from local residents in need of support. Their number is 0333 301 0319 and is available to anyone in Broseley who need some support.

Carers Rights Day Local Events

Start Date:
21st November 2019

End Date:
29th November 2029

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Event title: Carers Rights Day Local Events
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Name: Carer Trust 4All
Email: shropshire@carerstrust4all.org.uk
Telephone: 0333 323 1990 Option 1 then Option 6
Event description: This year Carers Rights Day is on Thursday 21st November 2019. The theme for the day is “Helping you find your way” Each year Carers UK holds Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local communities know their rights and find out how to get help and support they are entitled to.

Carers Trust 4all will be holding events as followings:

  • Thursday 21st November: 1200-1400 at Oswestry Library SY11 1JN
  • Friday 22nd November: 1030-1200 Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmere Road SY2 5JJ
  • Monday 25th November: Shrewsbury Library SY1 2AS
  • Monday 25th November: Church Stretton Health and Wellbeing Centre SY6 6BL
  • Friday 29th November: Broseley Medical Practice TF12 5EL

For further information about any of the above events please contact Carers Trust 4All by email shropshire@carerstrust4all.org.uk or telephone 0333 323 1990 Option 1 then Option 6

For information on Carers Rights UK click this link: https://www.carersuk.org/home

Effective Hearing Programme-Broseley

Start Date:
18th September 2019

End Date:
18th September 2019

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Event title: Effective Hearing Programme
Venue: STAR Housing Community Room, Wilkinson Avenue, Broseley, TF12 5DY
Name: Sight & Hearing Loss Support
Email: shls@shropshire-rcc.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 342168
Event description: The Effective Hearing Programme will help you make the most of wearing your hearing aids. Everyone in Shropshire who uses a NHS hearing aid is offered a FREE place on this informal and friendly course.  If you have private aids we ask for a small donation of £5.00.

The workshop covers:

  • how the ear works;
  • demonstrates a variety of useful equipment which as loops and telephones;
  • services available to people with hearing loss;
  • adjusting to your hearing aid;
  • care and maintenance of your hearing aid;
  • tinnitus and coping strategies;
  • communication tips;
  • access to work and
  • useful resources and organisations.

We encourage you to bring along a family member/friend or carer as the course will also be relevant to them. It is advisable to book early as they are very popular.

Click here for Information and Booking Leaflet: EHP info & booking form 2019

For further information, please call 01743 342168 or email shls@shropshire-rcc.org.uk