South Wilts Mencap: News

South Wilts Mencap news along with local and national stories relating to people with learning disabilities.

South Wilts Mencap at Salisbury Christmas Market

img_20161125_155820006We hope you got to visit our gorgeous chalet at this year’s Salisbury Christmas Market. South Wilts Mencap opened for business in the Charity Chalet on Friday 25 November and had a wonderful day selling homemade jams, chutneys and mincemeat, tree decorations, dog treats and exquisite wreaths. The tombola sold out of prizes due to its enormous success. Huge thank you to everyone who paid us a visit and also spent some pennies at our chalet. All proceeds will go towards the work we do at South Wilts Mencap to support people with learning disabilities.

Support for Patients With Specific Communication Needs at Salisbury District Hospital

nhsTo help Salisbury District Hospital to communicate with their patients effectively they would like to record their patient’s choice for receiving information.

Once they have recorded your needs on their system, it will help them, for example, to send you appointment letters in an appropriate format to meet your needs.

It will also help them to give you support with other types of communication. This may include e-mailing your appointments and letters, Easy Read leaflets or an interpreter for clinic appointments.

You can complete this form and send it to Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Salisbury Rethink Carers Support Group

rethinkAre you caring for someone with a mental illness and would like to talk to someone in a similar situation? Salisbury Rethink Carers Support Group meet to share experiences and perhaps learn more about mental illness and navigating the system!

We meet on the second Thursday of each month between 7.00pm and 9.00pm

Kay Chesterson and Tanya Warren
(M) 07818 482228 (group)
Carers Support Wiltshire
The Carers Centre
15 New Street
Salisbury
SP1 2PH
Email: groups@rethink.org

Kaya Drumming

kayadrumlogoKaya Drumming sessions are more than just drumming. They involve a variety of percussion instruments, play equipment and singing and dancing activities. Kaya Drumming is for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/ or disabilities aged 8 – 25 but if a younger child wishes to attend this may be possible with parent carer support.

November dates are as follows:-

  • Salisbury – Saturday 26 November 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Marlborough – Saturday 19 November 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Chippenham – Saturday 3 December 10.00 – 12.00pm
  • Trowbridge – Saturday 10 December 2.00pm – 4.00pm

PLACES MUST BE BOOKIED IN ADVANCE
To find out more information and to book a place call 01249 463907 (option 4) or email: alison.lawrence@barnardos.org.uk  or jane.middletonjones@barnardos.org.uk

Woodland Crafts at Langford Lakes

wiltshire_wildlife_trustsplashSplash are running a Woodland Crafts event at Langford Lakes on Monday 19 December.

It is a free event for young people aged 9 to 16 in Wiltshire. The event will run from 10am to 3pm. Booking is essential, which you can do via their website or ring 01380 732829. Places will be allocated from 30 November.

“Splash into Christmas and join us to make some fabulous natural Christmas decorations, help cook lunch on the campfire and sample our Mulled Apple Juice.”

 

 

Keep your child safe on the internet

thinkuknow-logoThinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.

Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

Click here to visit their site.

WiltsCIL and Wild Connections Christmas Fayre

wiltscil wiltshire_wildlife_trustWiltsCIL and Wild Connections presents their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26 November from 11am to 3pm at Langford Lakes Reserve.

A free open door event for people with disabilities, the elderly and their families and friends

There will be craft activities to get involved in, walks and talks around the reserve and refreshments with a festive flavour. All materials and refreshments will be provided and attendees can take their creations home for themselves or as Christmas gifts for their loved ones free of charge.

Click here for the flyer.