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Ethos Group Oswestry (formally Transhouse)

Ethos Group Oswetry (formally Transhouse) 

Website: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Telephone Number: 01691 404359

Address: Ethos Group Oswestry, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG

Ethose Group Ltd is a registered charity ( Charity number: 1040269) for people with spinal cord injuries. We provide short-term accommodation and advocacy support for our clients, while helping them to find and adapt suitable long-term accommodation in their chosen area. By empowering people to gain their independence we are freeing up hospital or nursing home beds. Our unique facilities allow time for Social Care to thoroughly assess future requirements, enabling people to move on with confidence.

The charity has two properties that are able to accommodate up to eight people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities at any one time.

These properties, consisting of two bungalows, are located in Oswestry Shropshire. Each of these properties is fully equipped for use by people with spinal cord injuries.

People can self refer by telephoning us on 01691 404359 or by emailing [email protected] or by completing the form on our website.

Back Up

Back Up-transforming lives after spinal injury


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 8875 1805

Address: Back Up, 4 Knightley Walk, SW18 1GZ

Back Up is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1072216) It exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.

That means delivering a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offering a support network when it is needed most. It also means challenging perceptions of disability – that life with spinal cord injury can be a full and active one. Many of our volunteer and staff team have been affected by spinal cord injury, and have a strong understanding of the challenges an injury can pose. We support over 800 people a year – of all ages and injury levels – to lead the life they want. We are there at every stage, and we are there for families and loved ones too.

Our outreach team deliver vital wheelchair skills training in hospitals and spinal centres, and contact people once they return home, offering an understanding ear and practical advice. Our residential courses help people with a spinal cord injury build confidence, give them a supportive network and opportunities to learn life skills that allow them to be as independent as possible. Our Back Up to Work course and education inclusion service support people as they find their way back to work and education. Our mentoring service matches people with a spinal cord injury and their family members with someone who has been through the same situation. They are there to listen on a regular basis and help people move forwards with their lives.


Right Home, Right Place


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:

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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


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


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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 –

Living Paintings


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

To find out more, visit our website:



Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance


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


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



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.