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SDN Members an event for you! Learn to love Moths!

Many of our members will know about “Caring for God’s Acre” Beautiful Burial Ground Project. Shropshire Disability Network have been fortunate to be included in various sessions they have hosted for our members ie “Archives Department at Shrewsbury, Small Mammals event, looking at wildlife in Longden and Bridgnorth cemeteries. We have always had a great time and learnt a lot from these sessions.

Now you are being offered another session so “Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and Moths expert Charlie Bell in the Churchyard of St Bart’s part of the National Trust’s Benthall Hall near Much Wenlock”.

This event will take place on Tuesday 24th August 2021 from 10 am – 12 noon to learn to love Moths!

Overnight Charlie will set a harmless moth trap and in the morning will show us what has been found before they are released. 

Be prepared to discover the world of moths is more interesting and colourful than you first expected!

This session is free to attend but places do need to be booked, please book yours by contacting  George george@cfga.org.uk or info@shropshire-disability.net

This session is planned with accessibility in mind and will have seating and BSL interpretation available. 

Please let us know if you have any specific access needs that we need to know about in advance to accommodate. Also if you need help with transport, please let us know.

We hope many of you will join this FREE event.

Click here for Information on Benthall Hall https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall-hall

Image courtesy of Unsplash.

Much Wenlock-Community Connectors Meeting

Start Date:
26th August 2021

End Date:
26th August 2021

Start Time:

End Time:

Event title: Much Wenlock-Community Connectors Meeting
Venue: On-line
Name: S Lanyon at the Qube
Email: s.lanyon@qube-oca.org.uk
Telephone: 01691 656882 via The Qube
Event description: This network is for voluntary and community groups, healthcare professionals, public sector providers and businesses who operate in the Much Wenlock and surrounding areas.

Please email Sara Lanyon s.lanyon@qube-oca.org.uk for a link.

For further information about Community Connectors meetings please call 01691 656882

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.

Your Voice January-February 2020

Welcome to Shropshire Disability Network’s first newsletter of 2020!

Check out the invitations to the accessible wildlife session with the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and to SDN’s spring Members’ Meeting.

Read the excellent contributions by SDN members, on topics from accessible nature, to fibromyalgia support, to our libraries’ role in health and wellbeing.

Find out about help with computers, refurbished arts and crafts facilities, the chance to meet ponies, all-ability football, hospital engagement meetings, giving your views on home care, and more.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please email newsletter@shropshire-disability.net . We would love to receive your comments or ideas.

Your Voice January-February 2020

Your Voice May-June 2019

Catch up with Shropshire Disability Network’s (SDN) activities in this latest edition of Your Voice.

Read news and views from fellow disability-oriented organisations and public bodies too. From “Awkward Bastards”, the new Victim Advice Line in the West Mercia Police area, and inclusive cycling, to information and open days for people living with multiple sclerosis or a stoma, there is much variety.

For puzzle fans, we also have a wordsearch on the back page, courtesy of SDN member Gill.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have suggestions for future editions, please email newsletter@shropshire-disability.net . We would love to receive your comments.

Your Voice May-June 2019