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PODS Social for 12-25s, MenSpace & Lots More...

PODS Social - Anime (12-25s)

Tuesday 12th December from 6pm -7.30pm at PODS Hub, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU

PODS are hosting a Social Session for young people aged 12 years to 25 years and their siblings. All our Social Sessions have a very relaxed atmosphere but there is always a specific focus. This session is: ANIME.  

Tickets: £3 per young person attending  

To book, please click here: PODS Social - Anime (12-25s)

PODS MenSpace

Wednesday 13th December from 6pm at PODS Hub, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU

A chance to put the world to rights over cake and coffee! Join us at the MenSpace group. A group dedicated to male carers.

These groups are guided by you, you can talk about whatever you want, and give us all chance to help each other out. You will also be able to influence how these groups run in the future by feeding back what you want from the group and how we can achieve this. 

To book, please click here: PODS MenSpace 

PODS Social Support Group at Blists Hill

Wednesday 20th December 2023 from 10am-12pm at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford, TF7 5UD

Come and join us  at PODS Family Group in Blists Hill Victorian Town for a chat, relax  and meet with friendly faces. Ask us for some advice or just enjoy a walk around the village. Tickets are available at a subsidised cost of £3 per person.

PODS will provide 1 tea/coffee/soft drink to each person booked, however you will have to purchase your own other refreshments if required. Places are limited and booking is essential, open to all PODS members living in Telford and Wrekin. Please note that the tickets are non-refundable.

Children, of any age, are welcome however if they are under 2 years old, no ticket is required. We will be meeting at the entrance at 10am, please let us know if you will be late or can no longer make it so as the group can enter on time.

To book, please click here: PODS Social Support Group at Blists Hill

Short Breaks Newsletter - December

Extract…

"Telford and Wrekin Council’s Short Breaks Statement is designed to show how we meet the social care needs of Children and Young People with disabilities in Telford and Wrekin. It shows the levels of support available, who it is available to and how to access it. The statement was published in Spring 2023, and we agreed to review it on an annual basis."

To read the Short Breaks Newsletter in full, please click here: Short Breaks Newsletter – December

Short Breaks Statement - Survey

Sharing from Telford and Wrekin Council...

"Telford and Wrekin Council’s Short Breaks Statement was published in Spring 2023, and we agreed to review it on an annual basis. Telford and Wrekin Council’s Short Breaks Statement is designed to show how we meet the social care needs of Children and Young People with disabilities in Telford and Wrekin. It shows the levels of support available, who it is available to and how to access it. You can view a copy here: Short Breaks Service Statement (Children with Disabilities) - SEND - Local offer (telfordsend.org.uk)

We have developed a survey to gather your opinions to help us to improve the statement. The survey is now live and will close on 6th January 2024: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/glwpil"

PODS Warm Hub

Join us at our Warm Hub this winter!

A haven for the community, where we come together for activities and support in the face of the cost of living crisis.

Lets make a difference, warm hearts and share the warmth!

Everyone is welcome.

Please see the poster below for dates and times, you will find us at 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU.

PODS December Activities 

Join PODS this December for a variety of activity sessions! Booking is essential and parent/carer attendance is required. Open to children and young people, including siblings. Please book via the links below.

Inflata Nation 

Trains and Construction Session

Chance to Dance

Please see the poster below for details on the Chance to Dance sessions.

Women & Children’s HTP Focus Group Presentation

The presentation from the Women and Children’s HTP Focus Group is now available on their website

The next focus groups will be on:

30th January – About Health Event - Hospitals Transformation Programme

5th March – Women and Children’s focus group

8th March – Medicine, Emergency Care, Surgery, Anaesthetics, and Cancer focus group

Please contact sath.engagement@nhs.net if you have any queries or feedback you would like to give.

Pharmacy Bank Holiday Opening Times in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Please see below for Pharmacy Bank Holiday Opening Times in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

You can also view them here: Pharmacy Bank Holiday Opening Times in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Family Christmas Open Day at St James’ Church

Please see the poster below for details on the Family Christmas Open Day taking place at St. James' Church in Stirchley on Sunday 17th December from 12pm-4pm.

PODS Present Exchange

The idea is: Those who are in need can take a present from under the tree and those who are able or wish to can place a gift under the tree at PODS Hub.

On the 20th December any remaining presents will be donated to PRH.

Your generosity could make someone smile this Christmas!

Information from Telford & Wrekin Community Champions

Madeley's Monthly Cuppa and Chat Sessions

After the success of the Tea & Talk session that Madeley Town Council held on World Mental Health Day in October, 'Let’s Talk…' has been launched and is set to take place on the third Thursday of each month between 10am and 12noon at Madeley Community Library.

Based in the library, this is a place and time for people to come and chat with the Wellbeing Officer about anything and everything, or simply to chat with others wanting some company. And there’s not many who don’t enjoy chatting with a tea or coffee in hand so the kettle is prepped and ready. There’s no pressure to chat either, those wishing to enjoy a hot drink and a quiet browse of the great selection of library books will be left to relax and enjoy the peace.

The next session will be held on Thursday 21 December, 10am to 12noon. There’s no need to book, just pop in.

For more information, contact Charlotte Dade, Madeley Town Council's Wellbeing Officer via charlotte@madeleytowncouncil.gov.uk or by calling 01952 567288.

Action for Happiness Calendar - December Kindness 2023

 

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on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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