Free training scheme launched by Shropshire care company in a bid to tackle Autism stereotypes

More needs to be done to tackle stereotypes about Autism in the community, according to a Shropshire care company.

To mark World Autism Awareness Day today (April 2), Shrewsbury-based Adelphi Care Services, which supports adults with Autism, Asperger’s and learning disabilities, is launching a free training initiative to educate people about the disorder.

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Conference to focus on Achieving the Six Cs

 

 

TV broadcaster Fiona Phillips has been announced as the guest speaker for a conference at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) to mark International Nurses Day.

The former GMTV presenter will speak at the Confidence in Care Conference: Achieving the Six Cs – Moving Forward, which will take place on Friday 17 May 2013. She is a Patron of the Alzheimer’s Society and has direct experience of caring for people with dementia,

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Launch of Downloadable Documents

A local HR consultancy has launched an online support package to help business owners and managers across the region deal with a range of staff-related issues at the click of a button.

Shropshire-based Triangle HR has launched its dedicated web-based portal which will enable its  clients to access a comprehensive range of up to date, legally compliant suite of downloadable template documents, to help manage their Human Resources in areas such as recruitment and selection, disciplinary and grievance, sickness absence and performance and capability, to name a few.

Shropshire company makes finals of national recycling awards

A Shropshire company, which turns once-loved jumpers into beautiful accessories to be enjoyed all over again, has been nominated for a top national award.

Turtle Doves, based in Shrewsbury, has reached the finals of the National Recycling Awards 2013, which recognizes excellence in all parts of the waste and resource management industry.

Kate Holbrook founded her company in 2009 by turning unsellable jumpers from charity shops into wrist warmers, named Turtle Doves.

Kids Easter holiday cupcake-making courses

Budding young Shropshire bakers are being given the chance to learn how to make cupcakes during the Easter holidays.

Professional cake-maker Dom Creighton, of Pontesbury, near Shrewsbury, is teaching youngsters the secrets of decorating the fashionable little cakes.

Courses are taking place every weekday of the school Easter holidays from 3pm to 4.30pm. Courses are also to begin every Saturday throughout the year from 2pm to 3.30pm, launching on Saturday April 6.

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Shropshire attracts further interest from Waitrose

Further to the recently opened Little Waitrose on Pride Hill, and the announcement of a £40 million Waitrose supermarket due to open in 2014, Shrewsbury’s MP met with the supermarket’s Director of Agricultural strategy to encourage them to become even further involved in the county.

Team expansion at Shropshire business consultants

A well known Shropshire business has welcomed a new partner to its firm.

Jason Perry has joined The Business Company, based near Shrewsbury, after relocating from South Wales to take up the partnership.

Mark Harris, managing director of The Business Company, said Jason would be specialising in risk, governance and compliance and would be bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill to the company and to the county as a whole.

CV Writing Service

A local recruitment agency has announced the launch of its new CV writing service which aims to help jobseekers better their chance of standing out in the crowded jobs market.

Shrewsbury-based Red Recruitment has launched its new offer to give individuals the opportunity to have their CVs reviewed and enhanced by a professional team, to ensure that they get the most from their application and to give them a better chance of securing their dream job.

Open Studio for Potter Elspeth Soper!

Talented Broseley potter, Elspeth Soper, will be throwing open the doors of her pottery studio this May Bank Holiday Monday from 10am – 4pm.

Inspired by country pottery from England and Eastern Europe Elspeth says "many of my designs result from when I kept chickens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl here at the pottery some ten years ago, and then unfortunately, the foxes came and steadily stole them away".

Historic venue chosen by architects

A recently-restored historic Shrewsbury building has been chosen as the venue for a new initiative aimed at encouraging interest in architecture and design throughout the county.

Henry Tudor House, which is one of the town’s oldest half-timbered medieval premises, is hosting a series of lectures by the Shropshire Society of Architects, which has attracted a BBC presenter.

The three-storey building off Wyle Cop has recently been completely refurbished and is now a thriving bar, restaurant, meeting place and music venue.

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