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.

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Telford & Wrekin Family Connect

Website: http://www.telford.gov.uk/homepage/129/family_connect_service_directory

This page has links to the following services and help:

 

 

 

Vision Support

Vision Support

Vision Support

Website: http://visionsupport.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01244 381515 or FAX 01244 282377

Head Office Address: Units 1 & 2 The Ropeworks, Whipcord Lane, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4DZ 

Chester Vision Centre (Blue Coat) Call, fax or email details as above.

Halton Resource Centre: Independent Living Chester, Collier Street, Runcorn, WA7 1HB Telephone 01928 or fax 01244 382377 or email [email protected]

Prestatyn Sight Loss Centre: 38 High Street, Prestatyn LL19 9BB Telephone 01745 472558 or fax 01244 382377 or email [email protected]

Wrexham Centre: Room 33, AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham LL11 1ND Telephone 01978 318813 or email [email protected]

We exist to support vision impaired people and raise awareness of their needs.  Vision Support is a regional charity established in 1876, we now operate in many parts of Cheshire and North Wales providing local support and services within the local community.

We work closely with local authorities and other organisations to ensure we reach as many people as possible, offering specialist advice about any issues relating to vision impairment.  We also provide a wide variety of services within the local community such as:

Social Media:

Face Book: Vision Support Charity @visionsupportcharity

Twitter: _Vision Support @VisionSupport

Registered Charity Number 1068565

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RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) formally WRVS

Website: http://www.wrvs.org.uk/default.aspx

Telephone: 0845 608 1222 (8 am-6 pm Monday to Friday to find out about services in your area)

Address: Royal Voluntary Service, Cardiff Gate, Beck Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park, CARDIFF, CF23 8RP

To mark our 75th anniversary, WRVS have relaunched as Royal Voluntary Service. Along with a new name, we also have a new logo, and a new slogan: ‘together for older people’ Research shows that the name WRVS (which stood for Women’s Royal Voluntary Service) did not reflect what we do, and hindered new people understanding and feeling inspired by our work. ‘Royal Voluntary Service’ is more easily understood; it conveys a sense of our history and belief in the power of volunteering, as one of the largest volunteer organisations in Britain  It is also more inclusive, showing that we are here for men as well as women.

Older people tell us there are five key conditions that need to be in place to live well:

  • Respect for who I am
  • I can get the help I want
  • I feel in control
  • I feel that I belong
  • I have people I can trust’

RVS can help:

In the home: Meals on Wheels, Home library services, Good Neighbours, Community transport

In the community: Lunch clubs, Social centres and community clubs, Information centres and cafes, Community centres and cafes

In hospitals: Hospital shops and cafes, Home from Hospital, Greeting and guiding, Patient support, Gifting

In emergencies and disasters: Evacuation to rest centres, Helplines and casualty bureaus, Crisis support, Emergency feeding, Emergency response training

The Armed Forces: Services welfare, Soldier support, Locations

Click here to find out about Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Royal Voluntary Service www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/service/1284-shropshire-telford-and-wrekin

Through the Doorway

Through the Doorway to Healthy Living

Website: www.throughthedoorway.btck.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone or Text: 07528 700 492

Through the Doorway to Healthy Living is a ‘virtual’ healthy living centre working primarily in Shrewsbury, but also with a Shropshire-wide remit.

We use the term ‘virtual’ because we do not have premises of our own, preferring to use a variety of community venues across the area to provide activities within communities – in other words we want to spend as much of our funding as possible on people rather than places.

Our aim is to reduce health inequalities (by which we mean reducing the gap between the health of different groups of people such as the well-off compared to poorer communities or people with different ethnic backgrounds), by giving people the skills, opportunities and confidence to adopt healthier lifestyles.

We do this by providing free or low cost practical activities that can help people to live healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Building Better Opportunities-This project will provide pre-employment support within Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin for people aged 19 and over who are not in work. It focuses on those who are furthest from the labour market, helping them engage in activity to move towards and into employment and is funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

Through the Doorway to Healthy Living are delivering a variety of taster sessions and courses as part of this programme. We have three themes: Health & Wellbeing, Cookery and Exercise. To find out more click here www.throughthedoorway.btck.co.uk/BuildingBetterOpportunities

STAA-Lite Group

Website:  www.parentpartnership-shropshireandtelford.org.uk
Contacts:
Karen Bignall
Email:
 [email protected] telford.org.uk 
Telephone: 01952 457176

Has your child recently had or is in the process of diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition or ADHD? If so this group may be for you.

  • We can offer you emotional support & give you opportunity to express your views in a safe environment.
  • Offer you the opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation.
  • Provide useful resources.
  • Help you to find more support in your area.
  • Plan workshops & speakers
  • Help you to extend your knowledge and skills to help you build confidence.

Please contact Karen on 01952 457176 for details of meetings & events. We provide refreshments & children are most welcome to come along.

Although we are a group in our own right we are currently supported by IASS who facilitate group.

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The Dyslexia Consultant

The Dyslexic Consultant 

Website: www.theddc.org.uk

Contact: Elizabeth Wilkinson

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01952 321884  or 078 076 254 29

Address: 32 Nevil Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 3DE

The DDC delivers Bespoke Dyslexia Awareness Training for those in Education, training & Business, as well as Open College Network) OCN Dyslexia courses; community & parent courses. Access to work funded 1:1 specialist dyslexia support & tuition.  All in the Shropshire and surrounding areas, (training is delivered nationally). The DDC was set up in January 2007 with the aim of raising dyslexia awareness local area and to enable my fellow dyslexics.

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Telford & Wrekin Fibro Support Group (See Fibro Family)

Telford & Wrekin Fibromyalgia Support Group are a local group dedicated to the support of people living with fibromyalgia, as well as their families, friends and carers. People from Shrewsbury are welcome to join us as there is no group in that area.

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 lunch meeting, held on the first Tuesday of every month, and join in the discussions on our facebook page.

 

Website: www.fibrofamily-telford.uk
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0844 887 2392

Working4me CIC

working4me logoWorking4Me CIC is a social enterprise which aims to develop self-employment opportunities for people with a learning disability and to showcase their products and services.

The Working4Me website www.working4me.org.uk has a wealth of information and inspiration for people who are interested in working for themselves.  The website offers:

Advice and Information

We have advice and information about how to become self-employed and what it means for you and your benefits together with some success stories to inspire you.

We are developing a range of tools and resources that people can use for themselves in planning or developing their enterprise idea, and we also try to signpost people to other resources and services that may be able to help.

Online Shop

The on-line shop is designed to enable members to showcase and sell handmade crafts, gifts and services to the wider public.  The facility has been designed to be as accessible as possible for people who want to sell or those who wish to buy.

If you are a member of Working4Me you can:

  • Get support with setting up your own shop on the site and personalising your page
  • List your items/products for sale in the online marketplace
  • List your services on our adverts page
  • Get support with publicity and marketing  and materials to help you promote your shop on the site
  • Use our secure payment facility using the Working4Me Paypal account if you don’t have one of your own 

Business Start Up Support and Advice for Members

If you are a member of Working4Me you can access:-

  • One to one development support and guidance for your business idea
  • Help with ideas of where best to sell your product or service
  • Advice on how to price your service or product
  • Advice on marketing and promoting your product

Membership of W4Me costs just £5 per year for an individual and £15 per year for a group. 

You can complete the membership form via the website www.working4me.org.uk or download it and post it to us if you prefer.

Get involved with Working4Me and influence how it develops in the future by voting on key decisions.

Contact Us:

Working4Me CIC

Unit 3 Owen House

Radbrook Campus

Radbrook Road

Shrewsbury

SY3 9SR

Tel:  01743 361544

E-Mail:  [email protected] 

The office is usually staffed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings – we’d love to hear from you.

Mental Health Support – useful websites

Its time to Talk - a website which tries to bring mental health into the mainstream – find out how to help family friends and colleagues who have a mental health challenge they are trying to win  Its all here. 

Rethink – a website full of information, ideas and suggestions for people who have mental health issues and those who support them

Turn2me  We are an online mental health support community offering support and professional counselling to those in need.

If you find any others please let us know so that we can share them with as many people as possible.  Just email us at [email protected]