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Age UK STW – News

Penny the Piggy bank visits Shropshire on Age UK tour to highlight social care crisis Age UK’s ‘Penny the inflatable Piggy Bank’ is coming to Shropshire to highlight the urgent need for more funding for social care. The latest data … Continue reading

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Wem Co-op helps older customers keep cool

Staff at a local supermarket have been helping their older customers to keep cool in the summer heat by offering them free cold drinks and a rest in seats. Maria Leicester, a staff member at the Midcounties Co-operative in Wem, … Continue reading

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Check On Older Neighbours During Heatwave

Whilst many of us are enjoying this hot weather, spare a thought for older people who may need some help during these extreme temperatures. Local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is urging people to check on older neighbours … Continue reading

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Walking Football Team Lend Support For Men’s Health Screening Service

Members of the Shrewsbury Walking Football Club for players over the age of 55, have been raising awareness of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme offered by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). The team leading the … Continue reading

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Preventative Services for Adults

As part of the review of preventative services for adults we have identified additional information that would be really helpful in fully understanding the current picture and to assist our planning to meet emerging or future needs. The attached questionnaire … Continue reading

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Make Your Voice Heard – Shropshire Older People’s Assembly Meeting Invitation

The spring meeting of the Shropshire Older Peoples Assembly (SOPA) will take place on Tuesday 17th April at the University Centre, Shrewsbury. With pressures on Health and Social Care, the meeting is themed around alternative medicine and assistive technology in … Continue reading

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News from Age UK STW

See below 3 press releases from Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin launches new dementia respite service Dementia currently affects around 800,000 people in the UK* and this is predicted to increase to one … Continue reading

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Tender Opportunity: Functional Fitness MOT

Shropshire Council’s Public Health is seeking to optimise the opportunity provided by the forthcoming launch this year of Energize’s “Community Postural Stability Instruction” classes for falls prevention, to promote the benefits of a physically active lifestyle to older adults, (with … Continue reading

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Procurement Opportunities

The following opportunities are currently out for tender on the Shropshire Council website: Tender ref Supply/service description Estimated contract value Contract period Submission deadline Online training for teachers who are designated leads for looked-after children in their educational setting Please … Continue reading

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Events and Training Round Up

Cooking Up Meals                           NEW CEDAR DEATH EDUCATION WORKSHOPS If you have not had a workshop with the Award-Winning CEDAR Education – now is the time. Many of you have … Continue reading

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