The Shropshire Disability Network meeting will be held on Thursday 9th March 10.30 am for refreshments & networking with 11 am start. Meeting ends at 1 pm. It is at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ
SDN look forward to welcoming members & guests to the first meeting of 2017 and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers.
Jo Allmond and her daughter Jess will give an update on their journey since they attended the meeting in March 2016. (Jess The Goth Fairy) Jo and Jess have written books about Jess, the Goth Fairy. These are books which describe what it is like to be different, and specifically targets a younger audience. Their next book about dementia will be out this year.
David Sandbach former chief executive of Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital will be talking about developments in the Digital Health domain and how they affect people with disabilities. Currently, the computer program Skype, which allows free video calls using a computer webcam is being used. A patient could be sitting in their home with a nurse and a stethoscope. Using Skype, a doctor anywhere in the world can listen to the person’s heart and decide what action to take.
Also attending will be ‘Caring for God’s Acre’, a national conservation charity focusing on the conservation of burial grounds and engaging people in these sites. They have taken up the opportunity to have a stand at the meeting giving attendees the opportunity to see what they do. They have a group of volunteers that goes out every week undertaking practical conservation work in burial grounds across Shropshire. This includes pruning, scything, grass raking, dry stone walling and clearing brambles etc. and is open to all. They are called the Churchyard Task Team.
Raffle: Attendees will be able to take part in the quarterly raffle and SDN wrist bands will be for sale.
Email: email@example.com (Secretary) or call or text SDN mobile 07780 852 229 for more information.
We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings.