Steve Morgan Foundation

Steve Morgan Foundation

Steve Morgan Foundation

Website: https://stevemorganfoundation.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01829 782808

Address: Steve Morgan Foundation,, PO BOX 3517, Chester, CH1 9ET

Founded in 2001 by Steve Morgan CBE, to support projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire.

Steve Morgan Foundation was launched for Specialised The Steve Morgan Foundation, which was founded to support projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly or those that are socially disadvantaged in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire has launched a fund called Enable.

The Enable Fund provides support for disabled people who are in financial hardship to obtain specialist equipment that cannot be supplied by the NHS, education or social services. This can include:

  • Mobility aids, wheelchairs, buggies, hoists, trikes, etc.
  • Specialised beds and sleep systems, postural chairs, seating and car seats
  • Sensory equipment
  • Communication aids, specialised software, specialist alarms
  • Medical equipment and support wear.

The funding is available to individuals and support organisations. Applicants need to contact the Foundation on 01829 782808, where they can discuss their needs and request an application form.

This is a link to the page about Enable funding: https://stevemorganfoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/enable-funding/

Tax Help for Older People

Tax Help for Older People

Tax Help for Older People

Website: http://www.taxvol.org.uk

Email: Click this link to complete a contact form: http://www.taxvol.org.uk/contact-us/

Address: Tax Help for Older People, Unit 10, Pineapple Business Park, Salway Ash, Bridport DT6 5DB

About: Tax Help for Older People provides caring and friendly help and advice service on personal tax issues through our own expert advisers that is jargon-free, independent, confidential and individual to your needs. We are a charity service from Tax Volunteers that provides free, independent and expert advice and help for older people on lower incomes. (£20,000 gross per annum or less.)

Tax Volunteers is a UK registered Charity in England (1102276) and Scotland (SC045819) and an independent company limited by guarantee. The charity was established in 2004. We operate across the UK from our Bridport office base in Dorset assisted by a team of regionally based staff and a national network of over 500 tax volunteers.

Our volunteer tax advisers are spread right across the United Kingdom. Most of them currently practising or retired tax professionals, including retired HM Revenue and Customs staff. These volunteers give their time and expertise free of charge because they recognise how difficult the tax system can be for older people who can’t afford professional advice and they want to use their skills to benefit the community.

We answer simple questions over the telephone. For other problems, we’ll arrange a face-to-face meeting with a volunteer adviser. For anyone unable to travel because of disability, we’ll arrange a home visit.

Our advice is free, independent and confidential. Advice can be give on any personal tax matter, large or small. If you are worried about tax, we are here to help.

To download a Tax help leaflet click here: Tax Help

To download further information click here: Tax Help Information

Shropshire Cerebral Palsy

Shropshire Cerebral Palsy Society

Contact: Ami Price

Website: www.shropshirecerebralpalsysociety.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07526 962664

Address: Shropshire Cerebral Palsy Society, PO Box 265, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 1FB

Shropshire Cerebral Palsy Society are a grant making charity with the aim of benefiting people of any age who have Cerebral Palsy (CP) and also live in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. We welcome any applications for grants which will directly benefit the needs of the person with CP. If you wish to apply for a grant go to www.shropshirecerebralpalsysociety.co.uk/ which tells you how to apply and has forms for each of the following:

  • Holiday Grants
  • Shoes
  • Washing Machine/Dryer
  • Wheelchairs
  • Therapies
  • Therapeutic Equipment
  • Other

SCPS is a charity run by a small group of volunteer Trustees.  We meet once every month to consider grant applications (except August), and also progress the development of the charity. We hold regular  meetings throughout the year that interested people are welcome to attend – contact us to find out the next date.

We are a registered charity, Charity Number 217156

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Shropshire Autism Hub

Shropshire Autism Hub (Open Thursdays 12 noon to 4 pm)

Website: http://shropshireautismhub.moonfruit.com/ or find us on twitter https://twitter.com/shropautismhub

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 539201    (advice line)

Address: Louise House, Roman Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, SY3 9JN

Who are we and how can we help:

  • We are here for people on the autism spectrum including Asperger’s Syndrome (with or with out a diagnosis).
  • Carers are welcome too.
  • We meet at Louise House for a chat & an opportunity to socialise with others.
  • We give friendly advice & support on activities, life skills & planning for the future.
  • Refreshments are available.

We are supported by A4U, STACS. Shropshire Council (Live Life Your Way), Bromford & Autism West Midlands.

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Macular Society

Macular Society

Address: Macular Society PO Box 1870 , Andover ,Hampshire SP10 9AD

Website: www.macularsociety.org

Email: [email protected]

General Phone Number: 01264 350 551

Helpline: 0300 3030 111 Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm [email protected]

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. We have more than 15,000 members &, as the biggest patient group in the sight loss sector. We are the voice of people with macular conditions.

Local Support Groups:

  • Bridgnorth contact Aidan 01746 786 763
  • Ludlow contact Jackie 01743 324 163
  • Newport contact Veronica 01952 812 429
  • Shrewsbury contact 01743 792 256 Meets 3rd Monday of the month 1 pm to 3 pm at St Nicholas Hall, Shrewsbury United Reformed Church, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.
  • Telford contact Brian on 01952 7711 164. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month 2 pm to 3.30 pm at Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington TF1 1LU
  • Wolverhampton contact Mavis 01902 673 480
  • Wrexham contact John 01978 357 981 Avow, 21 Egerton St, Wrexham LL11 1ND . Meets monthly on third Monday from 1 pm (not Aug, Dec or Jan)

Various Departments at the Macular Society:

  • Groups: 01264 321 986
  • Administration and membership: 01264 350 551
  • Online shop: 01264 350 551
  • Media & PR: 01264 321 987
  • Fundraising: 01264 321 970
  • Legacy Giving: 01264 321 965
  • Volunteering: 01264 321 977
  • Helpline: 0300 3030 111

Legal Advice around Care Costs

Please find below links to paper copies of a number of documents produced by Shropshire solicitors Wace Morgan which will help in providing you with advice to consider when planning for your future. As their representative said to SDN “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst” and these documents explain all the things you need to know in simple terms. Please remember that although they were correct at the time of printing, the law changes and policies change too, so you will always need to check the current up to date situation.

Here are all the documents which Liz shared with us.

Continuing Healthcare Funding

Third Party Top Up – Should you Pay?

Advance Medical Decisions

What is a Health and Welfare LPA

Lasting Powers of Attorney Information

What the donor needs to know before completing an LPA

Who Carers Who Pays?

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Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss formally RNID

Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Head Office Address: 1-3 Highbury Station Road, London N11S

Telephone: 0207 359 4442 Textphone: 020 7296 8001E

Information Line: Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone) Web link for Information Line:  https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/information-line/

 

Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone) SMS 0780 0000 360

Email: [email protected]

 

Tinnitus Information Line:

Telephone: 0808 808 6666 | Textphone: 0808 808 9000  SMS 0780 0000 360 

Email: [email protected]

 

Action on Hearing Loss Shop:

Telephone: 03330 144525 Textphone: 03330 144530

Email: [email protected]

Address: Action on Hearing Loss Shop Team, Bakewell Road, Peterborough, PE2 6XU

Social Media: Twitter @ActionOnHearing https://twitter.com/actiononhearing and Facebook Action on Hearing Loss https://www.facebook.com/actiononhearingloss 

The Action on Hearing Loss is Britain’s leading charity working with deaf people. The site provides a range of information and links to related parts of the organisation such as Sound Advantage, which can advise on equipment, and has links to regional offices and groups. Action on Hearing Loss also provides a consultancy service including an access audit. The Action on Hearing Loss help people identify whether they have a hearing loss, we campaign for change, we provide services and training, and we actively support scientific and technological research.

Action for Hearing Loss is a Registered Charity Numbers 207720 (England and Wales) and SC038926 (Scotland).

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]

Carer focussed websites that we think you might find useful

The website links below are links to websites that specifically support the needs of Carers.  Some of them are local to Shropshire, and others are national or regional.   Please let us know if you find any that you think  would be helpful to others and we will add them too.  If you are registered on the website  just log in and put a comment in the Comment Box at the end of this article, if you are not a member send us an email to [email protected].

1.  Community Council of Shropshire Follow this link - then Click on Carers Tab for more details andthen click on Carers Events in that tab – there is information in there about Carers Social Events and Carers Support Events in Shropshire

2.  Carer’s UK  Information for Carers Follow this link  to find out more about the organisation which acts as The Voice of Carers.

3.  Carers Direct - Follow this link

4.  Young Carers – a valuable source of support and information for children and young people who are carers Follow this link

5. Government website with information for carers  Follow this link

Disability focused websites that we think you might find useful. Tell us of any you find too!

Disability Now -  a website with all sorts of useful information

Livability -   Livability gives disabled and disadvantaged people real choice about how they live their lives.  As the UK’s largest Christian disability charity, we run a wide range of services for disabled adults and children. This complements our community mission work which supports churches to make their communities a better place to live. We welcome and work with people of all faiths and none.

Action Hearing Loss  – Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

http://www.enabledpeople.co.uk/goingout.shtml

http://www.dialuk.info/info_service/Information/holidays_for_disabled_people_user_guide.asp

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/TravelHolidaysAndBreaks/TravelAndHolidaysInTheUk/DG_4015876

www.disabledholidays.com  01457 833 444

http://www.disabledaccessholidays.com

http://www.disability-grants.org

http://www.3hfund.org.uk

http://www.disabledholidayinfo.org.uk/documents/PossibleFundingsourcesforforAdults.pdf

http://www.myhandicap.com/barrier-free-holidays-disability.html

http://disabledgo.com – website with access information to shops and venues in towns and cities across the UK.