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National Residential Weekend 2017 - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED


28/07/2017 - 16:00 to 30/07/2017 - 14:00


Derwen College, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3JA


Our 2017 National Residential Weekend will take place at Derwen College. This is a new venue for us and we are confident that the accommodation and facilities on offer will meet our needs. 

We have listened to feedback from some of our members and this year we are giving participants an opportunity to explore their musical talents! The Saturday sessions will be run by a group of music artists who have experience of delivering accessible music workshops.  Our trustee, Helen Quiller, has worked alongside the group for a number of years. Helen talks very passionately about her involvement with the group and says: “I just love it. I find that making music and writing lyrics is a different way I can communicate my thoughts and feelings, without having to verbally say them.”  You can see her award winning songs at and  Participants will take part in either: musical exploration and singing; instrumental exploration and singing; a music technology and percussion group (including Soundbeam); or a song writing group.  Parent activities will take place alongside the music workshops and there will be plenty of opportunity to network.  Don't forget your party outfits for the Saturday night disco!

The event is open to residential stays as well as day delegates. As always we welcome new AAC users and their supporters as well as familiar faces.

The 2017 prices are:

Whole weekend (Fri-Sun):

AAC Adult £ 75,   AAC Child  £50,      PAs £ 75,    Siblings £ 75,     All other Adults  £125

Please note children under the age of 5 are free and where a parent is acting as a PA for the weekend, the PA rate is payable.

Saturday (9:30am - late evening- inc. lunch and dinner)

AAC Adult £ 25,   AAC Child  £15,      PAs £ 25,    Siblings £ 20,     All other Adults  £50

Sunday (9:30am - 2pm inc. lunch)

AAC Adult £ 15,   AAC Child  £7.50,   PAs £ 15,    Siblings £ 7.50,   All other Adults  £25

The costs are the same as those charged in 2016.  1Voice is heavily subsiding the cost of places from our reserves to make the event more affordable to all.  The estimated budgeted cost for the entire weekend is £195 per person and if you would like to make an additional donation towards the cost of the weekend this will be gratefully received.

DEPOSIT.  On completion of the online registration, you will be required to pay a £25 deposit (by cheque or online banking). Once received, this will secure your registration and you will be contacted by Jo to continue the process/be issued an invoice for the remaining balance.  A deposit of £25 is required per group booking and not per individual.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and some places will be reserved for families new to 1Voice.


At the beginning of the registration you will need to state how many places you want to reserve (e.g. 4), complete the initial information on the booking name/contact details, then proceed to add first person, and then ADD ANOTHER x 3 so that we have all the details of all the participants.  If you do not have name for PA, then use AAC user's last name and PA1 for first name, PA2 for second one. etc.

Please register for the event using the link below.




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