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Autism Awareness Cards
This card is produced by Autism West Midlands working with The Police. It gives you space to write the name of a trusted person on the back. Its purpose is that, for anyone who is out about in the community and is in a stressful situation, they can show it to any professionals (such as police officers) and they can contact the trusted person. You can find it here.
Walking for Health Shrewsbury
There will be a few walks that have been organised around Shrewsbury. Walking for Health is a scheme to encourage people to exercise through gentle walks in small groups.
For more information see the link bellow
Personal Independence Payment
On 3rd September 2015 Mary Walker from A4U did a talk on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) about what it is and how to claim for it. This is going to replace Disability Living Allowance and you will need to apply to receive the new benefit. You can find more information on it, here.
Picasso Legal has teamed up with A4U to offer free legal consultations and expert advice during monthly Open Days at Louise House.
Picasso Legal's, Louise Clayton, will be offering free legal advice on wills, inheritance, probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Solicitors Louise Whitehead will be available for free consultations on divorce and family law, including issues reguarding children and finances.
All Legal consultations throughout the day will be completely FREE. To book your private 30 minute consultation, please call Picasso Legal on 01952 303004 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise House is part of the safe places scheme. This is run by a number of people including Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police. The idea is to provide a safe haven for people to go to, if they need assistance.
To find out how it works and where it available see our facebook page.
More can be found out about the scheme from the links below
Artists on the Autism Spectrum
Doug Bayliss is a local Shropshire Artist on the Autism Spectrum. He has setup an online art space. Its aim is to allow artists with autism to share their work through various ways to get their skills recognised.
If you would like to find out more or contact him, please go to the following links.
If you are an artist on the Autism Spectrum, live in Shropshire and would like to meet up in an Autism Friendly Place. You are more than welcome at the Shropshire Autism Hub at Louise House in Shrewsbury. It is held every Thursday 12-Noon to 4pm.
Autism and Airports
Manchester Airport has fabulous autism awareness support for people traveling who are on the spectrum. You get a wristband which allows a person with autism and their family/party to go through fast track security checks. Your also can get a information pack which gives loads of information to reduce peoples anxiety. It is a free to use service.
News story about the scheme
Manchester airport information link
For more information and to apply for it click this link
Non Fee Bank Accounts
For those of you who recieve benfits or anything else though a bank account, just to make you aware there are a few fee-free accounts. These are bank accounts you can use without having any kind of fee attached, extra or otherwise.
For more information visit this link.