Author Archives: Sarah.Dodds

Age UK seeks volunteer befrienders

Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin (Age UK STW) is appealing for additional volunteer befrienders across north Shropshire to address an increasing waiting list of older people requesting its befriending service. The Charity, which helps older people to enjoy later … Continue reading

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National Association of Local Councils considers Loneliness

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) joint work with the Local Government Association (LGA) and The Campaign Company (TCC) is to continue with an initiative to tackle loneliness. The group recognises that loneliness doesn’t just impact on an individual’s … Continue reading

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Healthcare Experts Comment on the New Healthcare Model

There were some common themes within the feedback gathered as part of the NHS Future Fit public consultation. Recognising people’s concerns and questions local healthcare experts have developed a short paper to explain a little more about the new healthcare … Continue reading

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Warm & Safe Home Campaign 2019

On Friday 1st February 2019 10am to 2pm Social Heart CIC, supported by The Friends of Clee Hill Forum, will be available at The Recreation Room , High Street , Clee Hill to help consumers understand their energy use, cut … Continue reading

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Energy Advice Drop In

Wednesday 23rd January 10am to 3pm. Craven Arms Community Centre. For more information email: info@socialheartcic.com

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Future Fit News

Health leaders set the date for a decision making meeting on future of hospital services Health leaders have  announced that a decision making meeting on the future of local hospital services for people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid … Continue reading

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SATH Engagement – Ophthalmology

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SATH) is currently engaging with patients who use, or have used, Ophthalmology services A survey is available through the SATH website, and will be promoted through social media.  SATH is also carrying out face-to-face surveying in … Continue reading

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Policy News

NHS Long Term Plan Described as a “historic” moment for the NHS that would help pay for “world class” treatments, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, asked for a long-term plan for the NHS when she announced extra funding to mark … Continue reading

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Contracts News

Shropshire Council currently has a number of contact opportunities open. These can be found on the ‘Doing Business With Us’ section of the Council’s website. You can find out more here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/doing-business-with-us/current-opportunities-for-tendering/view-and-apply-for-current-tenders/ Current opportunities include: Overnight Short breaks for Disabled … Continue reading

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Grants News

Curiosity Fund The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust. Curiosity grants are not about education but about using science as a tool to make wider changes in the lives … Continue reading

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