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Friendly Bus and Car Service (Much Wenlock and Broseley Area)

Website: http://www.friendlybus.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Formhttp://www.friendlybus.co.uk/contact-us

Telephone: 01952 881145

Address: The Friendly Bus Service, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5E

The Friendly Transport Service (aka The Friendly Bus) is a charitable company which has been operating since 2002, providing transport for a rural community in and around the neighbouring towns of Broseley and Much Wenlock in Shropshire. Our management team are Marie (Project Manager), Julie (Co-ordinator) and Kath (Assistant Co-ordinator) who look after the day to day operation from our office in Broseley.  The service is provided by a team of local volunteers, some of whom use their own cars to take people to appointments, etc. Our management committee consists of both volunteers and users of the service.

In an area where other transport services are limited and not everyone has access to a car, we provide transport by car or minibus.  We offer a door to door service which is friendly, comfortable and reliable for people who don’t have alternative means of transport or who have other difficulties in getting out.

We provide transport for local clubs, schools and other non profit-making groups, to meetings and events or out on day trips.

We aim to make getting out and about whether it be to the doctor’s, the shops or social activities possible for everyone.

 

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Albrighton Flyer

Albrighton Flyer (minibus)

Website: http://www.albrightonparishcouncil.gov.uk/albrighton-flyer.html

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07543 869754 (bookings)

Address: Albrighton Parish Council, Station Road, Albrighton, Shropshire WV7 3QH

Our eleven-seater air-conditioned minibus has wheelchair access and is available to residents from Albrighton and Donnington Parishes.

Priority is given to elderly and disabled passengers within the Albrighton area; just ring the driver on 07543 869754.

It operates between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm Tuesday to Fridays for any destination, with return journeys costing between £4.00 and £30.00 depending on distance within the local area.

Reduced fares are available to passengers with a bus pass with Shropshire Council.

Hospital journeys (New Cross, The Princess Royal, or Bridgnorth) cost £24.00 return to include passenger’s escort.

 

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Registered Charity Number

Qube, Shropshire 28/07/2016.

Oswestry Dial-A-Ride

Website: https://qube-oca.org.uk/dial-a-ride/

Email:  [email protected]

Contact Form: https://qube-oca.org.uk/dial-a-ride/

Telephone: 01691 671571 (both bookings and enquiries)  Monday to Friday 10 am- 3 pm

Address: Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1RB

Oswestry Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door transport service for people without access to public transport or a car.

The service is essential for members of our community who can’t get out and about and it can make a huge difference to their lives.

Qube currently operates six minibuses seating up to 16 passengers and a mobility car. All of our vehicles are able to carry wheelchairs.

Adults of any age can use the service. Our frequent passengers are elderly, wheelchair users and those who are rurally isolated.

The minibuses operate on a ten mile radius of Oswestry.

Oswestry Dial-a-Ride vehicle operates during the following times:

Monday to Friday – 9 am to 4 pm

Dial-a-Ride can be used for all sorts of activities. Some of the places our members like to go are:

  • To the shops or hairdressers
  • Visiting friends or family
  • Hospital or doctor appointments
  • On one of our organised trips

To use Oswestry Dial a Ride service you need to become a member which costs £15.00 per person / per year.

The cost of your journey depends on the distance you are travelling. For example:

  • West Felton to Oswestry (return journey)                   £7.00
  • Mordda to Oswestry (return journey)                          £4.00
  • Cabin Lane to Oswestry Library  (return journey)       £4.00

Your journey must be booked at least 24 hours before you want to travel. If you need collecting at a specific time we need as much notice as possible.

Our office hours are 10:00 and 15:00 on Monday to Friday. You can also leave a message anytime on the answer phone outside of these hours and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please speak clearly and leave your name, telephone number and tell us where you would like to go, which day and what time. A member of staff will return your call to confirm your booking.

Download a Membership Form here:  New-Dial-a-Ride-membership-form (1)

 

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Registered Charity Number 1063319

Access Group (Shrewsbury)

Website: N/A

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 350460

Address: Sue Wood (Chair) 71 Ashfields Road, Heath Farm, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3SD

The Shrewsbury Group considers all access issues for people with disabilities, it also lobbies the Council and gives advice to individuals and organisations with regards to access matters. They also increase the awareness of the needs of disabled people and those with mobility problems.

Meetings are held at Louise House, Roman Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9JN, every other month on a Friday starting at 10 am. These meetings are open to everyone.

Oswestry and District Access Group

Access Group (Oswestry)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/OswestryandDistrictAccessGroup/
Email:  m.me/OswestryandDistrictAccessGroup
Address: 01691 650917

Oswestry & District Access Group is a voluntary group that has been working for over 25 years to improve access and facilities for all those who are either resident in or visiting Oswestry.

In particular, they are focused on supporting:

  • mothers with young children
  • people with disabilities
  • partially sighted people
  • hard of hearing people

The group works with the local authorities, providers of goods and services, and other organisations to meet the needs and solve the problems of access throughout the Oswestry area.

Meetings are held between 10.30 am and 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month, except August and December, when there are social events. The Guild Hall, Bailey Head. Oswestry SY11 1PZ

Contact the group if you are:

  • having difficulties gaining access to shops or other amenities
  • a carer concerned about access issues
  • someone who would just like to help make a difference

Follow us on Face Book @OswestryAccess Group

motability

Motability -the car and scooter scheme

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

Email: N/A

Contact Form: https://www.motability.co.uk/contact-and-support/general-enquiry-form

Telephone: 0845 456 4566 (8.00 am to 7.00 pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm) Note: Monday 9 am-11 am is our busiest period. You may find it easier to call outside these times.
Minicom/Textphone:  0300 037 0100 (For people who have specialist Minicom equipment)

BSL Speak to us through a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. 

Click here https://www.motability.co.uk/contact-and-support/british-sign-language-service

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

Why Join? When you join the Motability Scheme you get more than just the car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair of your choice, you’ll enjoy all the freedom that comes with a truly worry-free lease. https://www.motability.co.uk/about-the-scheme/why-join/

Who can join? The Eligibility Checker tool at the link below will help you to find out if you may be eligible to apply to join the Scheme. https://www.motability.co.uk/about-the-scheme/who-can-join/

To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
    As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
    As of 08 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week.
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
    As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £68.35 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
    As of 10 April 2019, the mobility element of the allowance is £61.20 per week.

Remember, you can choose to spend your higher rate mobility allowance in whatever way you wish. If you only travel short distances, you might want to consider leasing a Motability scooter instead of a car. However, if you only travel occasionally, it might be more cost-effective for you to spend your allowance on other modes of transport such as taxis.

 

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Fish Insurance

Fish Insurance (specialist insurers for pre-existing medical conditions, mobility issues and disabilities)

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

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.fishinsurance.co.uk/contact-us/

Telephone: 0333 331 3770

Address: 12, Sceptre Court, Sceptre Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW 

For over forty years Fish Insurance has been providing specialist insurance in the UK for people with pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities or mobility issues.

Each of our 80,000 policyholders have policies that have been specially designed to meet their unique and specific requirements.

We provide specialist insurance cover for manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, mobility scooters, in-home products such as stair lifts and hoists as well as cover for a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV).

We also provide liability insurance to protect people who employ their own personal assistants in the home. In designing all our policies we work closely not just with our customers, but healthcare professionals, local authorities, mobility and healthcare equipment dealers, charities and our insurers.

 

Mobility Trust

Mobility Trust (the road to freedom)

Website: https://mobilitytrust.org.uk

Email:  [email protected]ust.org.uk

Contact Form: https://mobilitytrust.org.uk

Telephone: 0118 9842588

Address: Mobility Trust, 19 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR

Mobility Trust was founded in 1972 to develop special road vehicles for severely disabled people, building on the work of the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville hospital. 

Mobility Trust provides powered wheelchairs and scooters for UK residents who have severe disabilities and who cannot obtain such equipment through other means. We aim to reach and help people who, quite simply, have nowhere else to turn. We are the only UK charity that provides such broad support, regardless of age or cause of disabilities.

Find us on Face Book @mobilitytrust and Twitter @MobilityTrust

Registered Charity Number 1070975

Qube

Qube Befriending and Shopping Service

Website: https://qube-oca.org.uk/wheelchair-and-scooter-hire/shopping-service

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01691 656882

Address: Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB

Qube Befriending and Shopping Service aims to help people in Oswestry and the surrounding villages who are lonely and isolated. This is for people who live in postcode areas SY10 to SY13 and are unable to do their shopping by themselves. There is a small charge for this service.

The shopping service is run by our friendly team of volunteers who can assist clients in either of the following ways:

  • Driving clients to the store and assisting with shopping

or

  • Taking a shopping list over the phone on Wednesday morning, then collecting and delivering shopping to a client’s home.

Their team of friendly volunteers offer regular visits of company and friendship to people who may not otherwise see anyone from week to week..  

 

Find us on Face Book@Qubeoswestry and Twitter @qubeoca

 

Registered Charity Number 1063319

 

Youareable

Website: https://www.youreable.com/

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 0207 289 6111 (office)

Telephone: 0300 999 0004  (Tuesday to Thursday to 10 am to  4 pm)

Address: Youreable.com, c/o Disabled Living Foundation, Unit 134 Chatfield Road, 
London SW11 3SE

This is an on-line community of and for disabled people.

Discussion Forum: [email protected]

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) delivers information, advice, training and learning events to guide older and disabled people to the practical equipment solutions to everyday living. It is the leading national charity providing information across multiple technology areas from wheelchairs to kitchen aids, bathroom adaptations to clothing, telecare to leisure equipment. We work in partnership with many other charities to support their members to find the information that is vital to maximising independence.

In late 2009 the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) took over running Youreable and today is responsible for hosting and moderating the site day-to-day. The Forum currently has 300 active users who log in to the site at least once a week to answer questions and provide guidance and 60,000 visitors to the site each year.

Find us on Face Book and Twitter via Disabled Living Foundaion