29/06/2015 - Permalink

Drop into Let’s Talk Local: Shrewsbury, Oswestry or Ludlow

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Shropshire Council and People2People are inviting people and their carers to drop into their Let’s Talk Local hub session for the latest advice and information.

These drop-in sessions, taking place in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow, are part of a new pilot which aims to help people to get to know their options for the future, particularly those who fund their own care.

  • Shrewsbury – every Tuesday from 1.30pm until 3pm at Unit 1, Radbrook Professional Centre, Bank Farm Road, Radbrook, SY3 6DU.
  • Oswestry – every Wednesday from 1.30pm until 3pm at The Centre (off Oak Street Car Park), Oswestry, SY11 1LW.
  • Ludlow – every other Monday (next being Monday 6 July 2015) from 1.30pm until 3pm at Helena Lane House, 20 Hamlet Road, Ludlow, SY8 2NP.

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult services, said:

“Our Let’s Talk Local hub sessions, which are booked via our First Point of Contact, have been taking place for a while now and they are proving to be extremely popular. They are a fantastic way to help people to stay healthy and well, and maintain independence in their home and community.

“However, we wanted to improve on this by piloting three sessions across the county which require no prior booking. We’re looking forward to seeing how they go, and if successful, rolling them out to the rest of the county.”

As well as offering people the opportunity to speak with People2People, the hubs enable them to access information from a range of local organisations including: housing support, Age UK, occupational therapy, social work, benefits advice, assistive technology and Independent Advocacy Services.

Lee added:-

“What’s great about the hubs is that they offer people access to all sorts of information, in one place, and within people’s local communities. We look forward to seeing you there.”

In addition to the new ‘drop-in’ hubs, People2People are working with four GP surgeries in Shifnal, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Ludlow as part of a pilot where GPs and District Nurses can book patients directly into hub session at the practice.

Lee said:

“Our primary aim with Let’s Talk Local hub sessions is to really get to know people before they need our help, so that we can help them to plan for the future and remain independent for as long as possible, preferably within their own home.”

People2People are a not-for-profit independent social work practice working with Shropshire Council to provide adult social care support to older people and those with disabilities.