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Fibro Family

Fibro Family was formally known as Telford & Wrekin Fibro Support Group.

Contact: Carole Lawrence

Website:  https://www.fibrofamily-telford.uk/

Facebook Page:  https://m.facebook.com/Fibro.Family.Telford/?tsid=0.3910724748375194&source=result

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Fibro Family are a local group based in Telford dedicated to the support of people living with fibromyalgia, as well as their families, friends and carers, although anyone is welcome from surrounding areas.

As fibromyalgia sufferers ourselves, we understand the daily frustrations and emotional upheaval that this condition can cause. That’s why we’re here to help.

Please do feel free to come along to our monthly meeting, held on the first Tuesday of every month 11am to 1pm at the International Hotel, Telford (next door to the Holiday Inn) and join in the discussions on our face book page. We also run crafty Friday every fortnight at 11.30am-1.30pm at Brookside Community Hall.

We are affiliated with: Fibromyalgia Association – fmauk.org

Living Paintings

Website: https://www.livingpaintings.org/

Email: [email protected]  (for general enquiries about our work and services)

Email: [email protected] (any other Library services such as special requests, changes to membership details, extensions to loan periods etc please either phone or email us)

Telephone: 01635 299771 

Address: Living Paintings, Unit 8 Kingsclere Park, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW

Living Paintings is a unique publishing house and library.

We are the only charity in the UK who design, create and publish tactile and audio books for blind and partially sighted people. We call them Touch to See books.

We publish titles suitable for anyone from pre-school to adult. Our wide and growing range is designed to provide education and life-long learning, enhance lifestyle and support leisure interests.

We distribute these Touch to See books through our free postal library.

We lend to anyone in the UK who is blind or partially sighted including:

  • Organizations such as schools, health authorities and care homes
  • Individuals such as teachers, carers and support workers
  • Children at home
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Groups such as societies and book clubs

Our completely FREE postal and online library operates throughout the UK.

All books are dispatched ‘Articles for the Blind’ through Royal Mail. An ‘Articles for the Blind’ label is enclosed for free return.

There are no overdue charges.

To become a member call telephone 01635 299771 or click this link to join https://www.livingpaintings.org/our-library/become-a-library-member

To find out more, visit our website: https://www.livingpaintings.org/



Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance

Website: https://www.shropshirefoodpoverty.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Address: N/A

The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance aims are to:​

  • Tackle food poverty and diet related ill health
  • Promote a healthy and sustainable diet

  • Build community food skills and knowledge

  • Increase access to affordable healthy food

  • Ensure there is crisis and emergency support so that people do not go hungry

  • Get food poverty (particularly rural) on the local and national policy agenda

  • Research and monitor food poverty so we know if we are being effective

Connect For Life

Connect For Life

Website: https://www.connectforlife.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone:07582 207972

Contact: Alison Humphreys (Project Co-ordinator)

Address: Gatacre Pavilion, Oswestry, SY11 1DP (Not a postal address)

“Connect For Life” started in October 2016, the dream began to form many years earlier over cups of coffee and chats between Alison and Carolyn. Both worked for the NHS and shared the thought that one day they would like to open a high quality Day Centre for Older People.

Alison and Carolyn had a particular concern for older people, especially those with memory difficulties or dementia who are often isolated, lack confidence or feel unable to go out. Whilst working as a Dementia Support Worker Alison met many carers who were struggling with the challenges of caring for someone with dementia and who were often longing for even a few hours away from their caring role.

We provide:

  • A safe, stimulating environment where older people can make connections with others to improve their well-being.
  • Support and respite, particularly to carers of people living with life restricting conditions, including the provision of a safe, supportive environment where the person they care for may be looked after for part of a day.
  • Specialist information and support to people affected by memory difficulties and dementia and we work with other agencies to offer more general information and support.


Our long term vision is to provide more of our high quality day support for Oswestry and the surrounding area. We want to enhance an individual’s sense of well being, giving them opportunities to meet with others and build connections that will help them feel valued and listened to, despite the challenges of living with life limiting conditions such as memory loss and dementia.


West Telford VIP (Visually Impaired People) Self Help Group

Website: www.wtvip.info


Telephone: 01952 250110

Contact: Ken

A small number of people with sight problems formed the West Telford VIP Group in 2007.  The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm at Meeting Point House, Southwater Square. Town Centre, Telford TF3 4HS

The aim of the group is to provide a meeting point to improve the lives of all visually impaired people living or working in West Telford.

A wide range of activities include open meetings with talks, outings, and other fun events. The group has both young and senior members, and they welcome both VIPs and their partners.


Deaf N Able

Website: http://www.deafnable.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01952 763578

Contact: Tom Kane

Deaf N Able is an organisation providing advice and support to deaf and hard of hearing people, and offering deaf awareness training.

Deaf N Able is run by Tom Kane who has worn two hearing aids for over 15 years and has a hearing dog. Tom provides advice to affected people and their families and friends, he is also a qualified lip reading teacher.

Tom is a founder member of the Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum and is the Chairman of the West Mercia Police Force Disability Independent Advisory Group.

Deaf N Able organise deaf awareness classes for businesses who are concerned about the welfare of their workforce and customers.


PCAS-Shropshire Peer Counselling & Advocacy Service

Website: www.shropshirepcas.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01691 658008

Contact: Simon Arthur, Service Manager, PCAS Office, Suite 2, Old Station Building, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1RE

PCAS is an advocacy service for people with any type of disability, helping people who live in Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin boroughs. We work with all age groups, any ethnicity and we offer long term help and support. At PCAS we simply aim to listen to people, put forward their view point and support their rights as an individual. As citizen advocates PCAS support their clients to enable them to claim their rights to benefits and services. PCAS also offer their clients emotional support.

Here are some examples of issues that we can help you with:

  • Helping clients to sort out their community care issues
  • Reading for clients
  • Helping clients to write letters
  • Giving clients the information they need to make informed choices-
  • Raising awareness of disability benefits
  • And most importantly fighting for our clients cause as if it were our own.

Can you help us? If you are able to assist others please volunteer.

PCAS is a registered charity 1102986.

Telford CCG

Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Website: https://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/ 

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01952 580300

Address: Telford and Wrekin CCG, NHS Telford and Wrekin, Halesfield 6, Halesfield, Telford TF7 4BF (Sat Nav postcode TF7 4QQ)

The CCG has a governance board. This is largely made up of local GPs with many years of direct service in communities throughout the area. Each now dedicates part of their working week directly to CCG business, while for the rest of their time they continue in general practice.

We are responsible for delivering healthcare for the people of Telford and Wrekin. The membership is made up of family doctors (GPs) who work in 18 GP Practices across the district.

The “commissioning” part of the title means the services we buy for our patients – for instance, if you need an operation we will commission a hospital to carry it out.

The important thing is that GPs now have more direct responsibility for all aspects of patients’ healthcare.

In April 2015 the CCG also took responsibility for commissioning Primary Care services from NHS England.


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Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Website: http://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/

Email: [email protected] Please make the topic of your enquiry clear and your email will be directed to the correct place. Please do not send personal information to this email address.


Telephone: 01743 277500 (main switchboard)

Address: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, William Farr House, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XL

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for your local healthcare services.We are We are led by family doctors in Shropshire’s 41 GP Practices and are responsible for buying a wide range of health services for our patients.

We are committed to involving the people of Shropshire in all major decisions about developing healthcare in the county.

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s main role is to plan and buy high quality, value-for-money health care services from a range of healthcare providers on behalf of Shropshire people.

We are a ‘membership organisation’.  Our membership consists of the 41 GP Practices that serve the county’s population.  This means the family doctors (GPs), and the other health professionals who work in our practices, such as nurses, are members of the CCG.

We have a Governing Body which meets in public each month and makes the important decisions for our organisation.  Most of our Governing Body members are local doctors who continue to work in our communities, treating people.  A part of their working week is dedicated to the CCG to help us develop our plans and services. 

My Options-Telford

Website: http://www.myoptionstelford.co.uk/

Email: 01952 381317

Telephone: [email protected]

About My Options: 

My Options, offers five separate services which are committed to enabling people to live life the way they choose, by offering flexible support options which promote independence, wellbeing and community involvement.

Working closely with individuals, parents and carers, commissioners and Local Authorities, we are a trusted and established service.

We are passionate about providing the best to our customers, listening to what people want and making a positive difference to their lives.

If you or someone you know would like to find out more about My Options and our wide range of services, our friendly team are waiting and available to help.

Please contact us by telephone on 01952 381317 or you can email us at  [email protected].

We look forward to working with you to provide the best possible care and support solution to help you retain independence and make that difference.