Event Date/Time: October 29, 2014 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Shine HQ, 42 Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2UQ
A support group for parents/carers of children aged 0-5 years who have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus/IIH.
Come along and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea whilst the children play.
Commenting, Shine Support and Development Worker, Sharon Lapsley said:
“This is a great opportunity to meet other parents. In addition a Shine Support & Development Worker is on hand to discuss in confidence any issues you may wish to raise.”
Parking is very limited at Shine but there is a Pay & Display car park located very close to our offices.
- Event: Shine Event
- Event Type: Social
- Event Cost: Free
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Shine’s annual Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the conditions, while celebrating the fantastic achievements made by its energetic and growing community.
The third Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week will take place across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland from 19th-26th October 2014.
To mark the week, Shine encourages people to take part in its Wear Yellow and Shine initiative, which raised over £20,000 in 2013 to help the charity support everyone affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
This year, in addition to Wear Yellow and Shine, we are launching a new initiative called #shinereflections, which aims to help boost awareness among Shine’s growing membership and active online community.
With funding from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, Shine has made three short #shinereflections films, which demonstrate the capacity of people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus to overcome adversity. We are calling on the Shine community and anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to upload their own #shinereflections onto Facebook, to help raise awareness and inspire others through their stories.
Submit your video (approximately two minutes long) onto your Facebook profile and make sure to use the essential hashtag #shinereflections
For more information on sharing your #shinereflections email E: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also help raise awareness by simply adding your support to our Thunderclap campaign below. By adding your support through one of your social accounts, you’ll help let the world know about spina bifida and hydrocephalus awareness day! Simply click/touch the image below!
The LG Arena has invested in a new Changing Places facility as part of its customer experience programme. The ribbon was cut by Changing Places advocate Julie Clough and General Manager of Arenas, Guy Dunstan. The facility’s main aim is to give disabled customers greater convenience and comfort with extra features that aren’t provided in standard disabled toilets.
Located on the West Side concourse near the disabled ramp, the facility is in addition to 11 public unisex RADAR key operated disabled toilets already installed at the arena. Meeting the needs of people with multiple and complex disabilities, it includes a height adjustable adult sized changing bench and hoist; with adequate space for the disabled person and up to two assistants to manoeuvre with ease. It also features a privacy screen and height adjustable washbasin, plus a ‘Clos-o-Mat’ wash and dry automatic toilet; this has an additional optional touch-sensitive switch – a benefit to those with little body strength who wish to remain independent.
Emma Ball, Projects and Contracts Manager for the LG Arena, said:
“The Changing Places toilet increases our capability to accommodate everyone’s needs. It’s been on our ‘wish list’ for a while, so it is great we were able to secure funding to install the facility and now be able to open it.
“We know from customer feedback from the one already open within NEC, that the facility will be appreciated and used by our disabled visitors.”
These are just the first of many customer experience improvements at the LG Arena, with more scheduled for the coming months.
Guy Dunstan, General Manager of Arenas and Chairman of the National Arenas Association said: “As one of the largest entertainment venues in the world, the LG Arena is committed to giving all customers the best experience possible by making sure everyone’s needs are met.”
Sister venue, the NEC, unveiled its own Changing Places accessible toilet last year, in the main Hall 20 Atrium.
For more information about Changing Places please visit www.changing-places.org
Event Date/Time: October 21, 2014 10:30AM – 4:30PM Location: Resource for London (Seminar Room 4), 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA This event will be in two sessions: 10:30am to 1pm : Morning session for parents 2pm to 4:30pm : Afternoon session for adults An opportunity for members to receive up to date information on bowel and bladder issues and discuss any concerns/issues in a confidential environment. Sessions to be presented by Shine’s Health Development Manager Gill Yaz and a representative from Qufora. There is no provision for children at this event and the closing date for booking a place is 7th October 2014.
- Event: Shine Event
- Event Type: Information
- Event Cost: Ticket in advance – see details
- Cost Details: £5 per person.
Refreshments will be provided and light lunches can be bought in the cafe at the venue. For more information or to book a place please contact Joanne Tailor, by E: email@example.com or T: 01959 534618.