Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 2.00 pm at Meeting Point House, Telford
Laura Cross, Service Delivery Manager, Guide Dogs on the organisation and their service and
Simon Blakeman, Digital Skills Officer, Action on Hearing Loss on support to get online and utilise the internet
Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 2.00 pm at the Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury
Jackie Jeffrey, CEO Citizens Advice Bureau, Shropshire
Vicky Saddler, Senior Audiologist and Hearing tHerapist, SATH
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 2.00 pm at the Whitehouse Hotel, Wellington, Telford
Heather Smith,, National Trust Equality Specialist, on access for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Rachel Whitney on developments at HLSS
Lyndon Thomas from Hearing Link on Text Relay System
Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 2.00 pm at the Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury
Darren McHale, head of AudiologyServices at SaTH talking about balance issues.
Andrew Bleach, Technical officer for Shropshire County Council talking about equipment to suport hearing.
Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 2.00 pm at the Southwater Romm , Meeting Point House, Telford
Paul Coope, manager of The Hub drop in centre talking about services and equipment available there.
Wendy Southall, Comissioner for Shropshire CCG with a update on the provision of hearing aids, as second round of AQP begins.
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at the Trinity Centre Meole Brace.
Phil Rogers, Project Manager for Signal talking about the Befriending and deaf aware projects
Darren Wilkins, Paediatric Audiologist on assessing and providing hearing care for children
Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 2.00 pm at the Memorial Hall, Oswestry, SY11 2EG
Margaret Chamberlain, former Mayor of Oswestry, wheel chair user and hearing impaired, campaigner for disabled people.
Caroline Anderton, Head of Engagement for Hearing Link - talk entitled -Connecting people, transforming lives
Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 at 2.00 pm at the Whitehouse Hotel, Wellington, Telford TF1 2NJ
*Vicky Sadler, senior member of the Audiology staff at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals. with an update on Audiology services which will be of special interest in view of the recent decision by North staffs CCG to cut back on the provision of hearing aids for those with mild hearing loss. She also spoke about research into the links between hearing loss and dementia.
*Kate Ballinger, Manager of Telford and Wrekin Healthwatch
Wednesday, 25th February at 2.00 pm at theTrinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury.
Mr John Vaughan Raising funds for hearing dogs - trekking to Everest
MS Jackie Jeffrey, Chairman of the Shropshire Voluntary and Community Service Association and Chief Executive of Shropshire Citizens' Advice Bureau
Wednesday, 22nd October at 2.00 pm at the Glebe Centre, Wellington, Telford.
Mrs Natasha Harrington-Benton, Director of the Meuniere's Society
Dr Darren Perry, Consultant Neuro-Pschologist with experience of Meuniere's.
Wednesday, 18th June 2014 at 2.00 pm at the Trinity Centre, Meole brace, Shrewsbury.
Jean Randall-Smith, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire “Making Yourself Heard”
Philip Moyse, MBE, on a free scheme which he runs to help older people to become computer literate, a vital need at a time when local authorities and others are trying hard to deliver services electronically whenever possible.
Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 2.00p.m. at the Whitehouse Hotel, Telford
All About the British Tinnitus Association. David Stockdale, Chief Executive.
Tinnitus Groups and Other Help Available Locally. Bethan Porritt, Hearing Therapist at SATH.
The Work of Signal. James Cousins, UK Operations Director
Wednesday, 9th October 2013 at 2.00 pm at the Trinity centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury.
Mr Andrew Scott, ENT surgeon, talking about his experiences working in hearing clinics in developing countries and
Ms Vicky Ryan from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People talking about their work
19 June, 2013
at the White House Hotel, Telford.
Ann Shaw, Tactical Equality and Diversity Adviser for West Mercia Police (and a regular supporter of the Forum) spoke on the important subject of Disability and Harassment.
Sue Hall, who teaches sign language at Telford College of Arts and Technology gave a presentation. Sue does not speak, but teaches by a combination of signing, gestures and notes, finding ways for all to take part. It made for an interesting session.
This meeting was also the AGM.
13 February, 2013
at at Trinity Hall, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury
Robin Ash of the British Deaf Association talked about their work with profoundly deaf people,
Darren McHaleand Vicky Sadler from Audiology at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust,who talked about recent developments in Audiology, including an update on AQP.
Tuesday, 2 October, 2012
at The Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, Telford, TF1 2NJ
Frustrated by Loop systems that are absent or don’t work?
Johanna Taylor, from Action on Hearing Loss spoke about the Loop systems campaign.
How can the council help?
Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and a regular supporter of the Forum, spoke about the reorganisation of services provided by Telford and Wrekin Council for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.
Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 2.00 pm
at Trinity church Hall, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury
Forum Annual General Meeting
Report of the year’s activities, presentation of the annual accounts, election of officers and committee.
Representatives of police, fire and ambulance services spoke about safety issues related to hearing impairment.
Thursday 14th March 2012 at 2.00 pm
at United Reform Church Hall, Shrewsbury
A Surgeon’s eye view
Mr Andrew Scott, Consultant ENT Surgeon, with a special interest in Otology at SATH, will talk to us about recent developments in ear surgery.
Planning for the introduction of AQP
Representatives of the commissioning teams from Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin explained what the system will entail and current progress in preparatiions.
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