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Right Home, Right Place

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

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 257785

Address: Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Right Home Right Place is here to help identify housing need in Shropshire and to provide information about affordable housing, community housing and housing in general. 

Affordable Housing in planning terms has a very clear and defined meaning and is set out in the Government’s 2012 National Policy Planning Framework (NPPF) prepared by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

In this, Affordable Housing is defined as, “Social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices. Affordable housing should include provisions to remain at an affordable price for future eligible households or for the subsidy to be recycled for alternative affordable housing provision.

To find out more, visit this page: https://www.righthomerightplace.co.uk/about/

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GO-To FIX I.T.

Website: http://www.gotofixit.uk/

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 245088

Address: The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE

At FIX I.T. you will be shown how to solve your own computer problems. We will not grab your mouse or push you away from your keyboard. Wherever possible we will walk you through fixing your own problems. We believe that this is the best way to help you.
 
GO-To FIX I.T. is a service open to everyone and particularly welcomes those involved with voluntary or community work.

When you have a computer or I.T. problem, you can leave your equipment at the mercy of a sales-driven computer store or, for £10 or less…

You can bring it to GO-To FIX I.T., where it will never leave your side, you’ll be the most important part of the solution, and you’ll hopefully learn how to solve the issue for yourself next time. 

Click here for GO-TO FIX I.T Shropshire Disability Network clients most welcome flyer: GO-To FIX I.T. Advert A4 (July 2018) with SDN Welcome

Click here for Go-TO FIX I.T informative leaflet, that includes information about the FIX I.T team as well as “Common Questions” and and answers. GO-To FIX I.T. Tri-fold Leaflet (July 2018) with SDN Welcome

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Shrewsbury Epilepsy Support Group

Website: www.shepsgroup.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07583 606968

Contact: Ange Barre

Postal Address: 30, Hotspur Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2QB

We are an informal, social network for those affected by epilepsy (or their families and carers included) in Shrewsbury and it’s surrounding areas.

The aim is NOT to sit down and endlessly talk about the condition, but to give support through fun social activities/events around Shrewsbury.

Members come to have fun and have a break away from the worry and isolation that epilepsy can bring to their lives.

The group draws on their own experiences, to offer practical information on how to manage the condition and refer members to seek additional advice from other epilepsy charities and organisations  with greater expertise in particular areas.  We hold meetings twice a month. One for adults (e.g a night out etc), and one for families with children. This way we can give support to all ages.

At the meetings

  1. Learn more about the condition and contributing factors.
  2. Socialise; Meetings for both adults and families.
  3. Raise awareness.
  4. Meet local epilepsy specialists
  5. Provide Support.
  6. Form a network of friends who can help outside of the meetings.
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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/

 

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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

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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.

Vision:

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

Email:

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.

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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

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.