Zebra Access

Zebra Access

Website: https://www.zebra-access.com/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.zebra-access.com/

Telephone: 01902 421919

Address: Zebra Access, Creative Industries Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Dr, Wolverhampton WV10 9TG

Zebra Access is a Deaf-led charity dedicated to ensuring that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without communication barriers.

We aim to provide Deaf role models, enabling Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to have self belief and confidence to achieve their aspirations by breaking down barriers. We provide services to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals along with a variety of events, clubs and activities. We also deliver Deaf Awareness and BSL training to organisations and individuals who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities and individuals.


Find us on Face Book @zebraacess and Twitter @ZebraAccess

Registered Charity Number 1149181


Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC)

Website: https://www.ridc.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7427 2460

Address: Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, Ground Floor, Unit 10,, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road, London N7 9NY

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the leading expert in user-centred research involving disabled and older consumers. The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the trading name of the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs. We’re an independent, national charity with a board of twelve trustees, all of whom have personal experience of disability.

What does RiDC do?

  • We provide consumer information and user reviews to help disabled and older people choose the right products and services to lead an independent life
  • We help businesses improve products and services
  • And we take the voice of disabled and older consumers to decision makers.

All of our work is carried out by our research forum of 900+ disabled and older consumers, who take part in mystery shopping and research projects.


Find us on Face Book @RiDC_UK and Twitter @RiDC_UK

Registered Charity Number 1007726

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Market Drayton drop in carers group

Website: https://www.carerstrust4all.org.uk/
Contact: Shrewsbury Carers Trust4all
Telephone: 01743 341995 (Shropshire Carers Service)
Address: Carers Trust 4all Unit 12, Tilstock Crescent, Sutton Farm Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury SY2 6HW

  • This general carers group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 2 pm-3.30 pm
  • All carers are welcome
  • For further information contact Carers Trust 4all on Shrewsbury  01743 341995
Brain & Spine Foundation

Brain & Spine Foundation

Website: http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 3096 7880

Helpline: 0808 808 1000  

Address: Brain & Spine Foundation, Fourth Floor, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological problems by providing expert information, support and education.

Our expert services are there for people at every stage, from first symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and in the long term.

Neurological conditions and associated treatments are often complex and poorly understood by those affected and their families. Many people wait for a long time for diagnosis while living with ongoing symptoms and the anxiety of not knowing what the future holds. The Brain & Spine Foundation exists to provide information, answer questions, reduce anxiety and to inform choices.

The charity is entirely funded by voluntary donations from our supporters; we receive no government funding.

We have a helpline, people can contact us by telephone, email and post. We also have online support groups and hold events for patients, carers and health professionals.


Find us on Face Book @braineandspine and Twitter @brainspine

Registered Charity Number 1098528.

Colostomy UK

Colostomy UK

Website: http://www.colostomyuk.org/

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Form: http://www.colostomyuk.org/contact/

Telephone: 0118 939 1537

Helpline:  0800 328 4257 (24 hours)

Address: Colostomy UK,Enterprise House, 95 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4QA

Colostomy UK is here for questions, support or if you want to talk to someone who lives with a stoma.

Your voice is important on the bigger issues: advocates for your rights and campaigning to raise awareness of what matters to you; running projects to empower you; building communities to support you.

Our vision

  • We want hidden conditions to be understood and accepted by all. Our vision is of communities in which everyone is empowered to reach their potential.
  • We use provide compassionate support tailored to the needs of the individual. Our support is open to all, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious belief.
  • The aim of our day-to-day work, projects and campaigns, is to empower people with stomas to reach their potential.

Advocacy: We act as a voice for people with stomas, raising awareness of the issues that they face and engaging with organisations to bring about positive outcomes.


Find us on Face Book @colostomyuk and Twitter @ColostomyUK

Registered Charity Number 1113471

British Polio Fellowship

British Polio Fellowship

Website: https://britishpolio.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://britishpolio.org.uk/contact-us/

Telephone: 0800 043 1935 (Open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm)

Address: The Xchange, Wilmington Close, Watford, WD18 0FQ

The British Polio Fellowship is committed to supporting our members via the Central Office team and via a comprehensive regional Branch and Group network located throughout the UK. Together, we provide members with a source of local and national contact and support.

Members of The British Polio Fellowship are a diverse group from all walks of life, united by Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) having touched their lives.

Members can be involved with the charity as much or as little as they wish. Some members contact Central Office for advice and support on living with PPS or for benefits advice, while our extensive Branch and Regional network is a way to get involved, meet friends and share advice and experiences on living with PPS.

Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a neurological condition that can occur in people who have had Polio. After a long time without any significant change in their condition, people may develop new symptoms of increasing weakness, stamina problems, fatigue and pain.

The nearest branches are:

  • The Marches-The Rocks Spring Centre, Sandford Road, Ludlow SY8 1SX
  • Wolverhampton & Dudley-Birmingham New Road, Wolverhampton
  • Chester/Wirral and North Wales Group- Whitby Sports & Social Club, Ellesmere CH65 6QF


Find us on Face Book @BritishPolioFellowship and Twitter @Britishpolio

Registered Charity Number in England & Wales (1108335) and in Scotland (SC038863). 

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

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

Email: [email protected]

Email Helpline: [email protected] 

Telephone: 020 3795 1555

Helpline:  0300 373 1000 or 020 3795 2184 (Open- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30 am-1.30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 am-4.30 pm)

Address: Cystic Fibrosis Trust, One Aldgate,Second Floor,London EC3N 1RE

We are working towards a brighter future for everyone with cystic fibrosis (CF) by funding research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting condition that makes it difficult to breathe, this causes vulnerability and infection and restricts your ability to fulfill your ambitions. Medication, physiotherapy and general health all have to be taken into account when planning the simplest activity, and being unwell frequently interferes with work and education. This is why we are fighting to overcome all those hurdles – and more!

We have a Helpline where we can be contacted by telephone or email. (see above) We have a forum that you can join as well as a newsletter. Our website has a lot of information about CF, publications and information to help you.

 Find us on Face Book @cftrust and Twitter @cftrust

Registered Charity England and Wales 1079049, Registered Charity No. (Scotland) SC040196




Website: https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/contact/contact_mencap_direct
National Helpline: 0808 808 1111 (Open Monday-Friday 9 am -5 pm)
Telephone: 020 7454 0454 (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday)
Address: Royal Mencap Society, 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT

Mencap aims to be the voice of learning disability. They work with people with a learning disability to change laws and services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.

Activities include:

  • Support for people with a learning disability to get a job or take a college course, or help in finding a place of their own to live in.
  • Advice about things like respite care, individual budgets or transport services.
  • Residential/day care services and leisure groups that are important to people with a learning disability, and their families and supporters.
  • Support for people with a learning disability to be part of their local communities.
  • Lobbying the government to change laws so that more and more people with a learning disability can have control over their own lives.

Local Groups

  • Bridgnorth & District -Contact -Derek Moorhouse Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01746 762059
  • Market Drayton-Contact Sheila Lomas (Co-organiser)  Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01630 654389
  • Shrewsbury-Contact  07850 749951



Find us on Face Book @Mencap and Twitter @mencap_charity

Registered Charity Number 222377 (England and Wales); SC041079 (Scotland)


TNF (Talking News Federation)

Website: http://www.tnf.org.uk/

Email: N/A

Contact Form: http://www.tnf.org.uk/contact-tnf.aspx

Telephone: 01793 497555 

Address: Talking News Federation. P.O Box 5883, Sheffield S1 9GS

TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. It was formed specifically:

  • To provide information, guidance and help to local Talking Newspapers across the UK
  • To help TNs provide a comprehensive local news service to blind and partially sighted people
  • To provide people with information and contact details
  • To campaign at a National level on related issues on behalf of local TNs 

We offer advice and support to our members on many things, including

  • Policies and procedures
  • Technical issues
  • Equipment/Property/Public Liability Insurance
  • Health & Safety
  • Legal matters
  • Suppliers

 Find us on Face Book @TalkingNewsFederation

 Registered Charity no. 1108294 


West Mercia Women’s Aid

Website: http://westmerciawomensaid.org/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01432 356146 (General Enquiries)

Helpline:  0800 783 1359 (24 hours) Herefordshire, Shropshire Telford and Wrekin

Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 980 3331

Address: West Mercia Women’s Aid, Head Office, PO Box 74, Hereford HR4 9WB

West Mercia Women’s Aid are a specialist organisation working primarily with women and children affected by domestic abuse.  They also support male victims whose needs are regarded as ‘high risk’. 

They operate across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, providing:

  • safe and secure emergency accommodation in refuge and safe houses,
  • Helpline support for those seeking immediate telephone advice and support,
  • community-based support for those living with friends or relatives, or who are in their own homes and surviving abuse,
  • group programmes and peer support networks, and
  • specific safety planning and support through the legal process for those whose circumstances are ‘high risk’.

West Mercia Women’s Aid now employs 44 staff and 12 volunteers, running a 24-hour helpline, 3 refuges and a well-developed and expanding outreach service in each county, which includes the provision of community support to families in all three counties, group programmes and links to education and employment opportunities, as well as Independent Domestic Violence Advisor services in all three counties.

WMWA is an active member of the County Domestic Violence Forums, Safeguarding Children Boards and other relevant multi-agency groups, working to increase the safety of victims and survivors and reduce societal tolerance of domestic violence.

WMWA is a full member of the Women’s Aid Federation of England.


Find us on Face Book @WestMerciaWomensaid and Twitter @WMWomensAid

Registered Charity Number 1078496