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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

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Shropshire Mobility Repairs

Website: www.shropshiremobilityrepairs.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01691 701007

Address: Shropshire Mobility Repairs, Park Hall, Oswestry SY11 4AH

We provide quality service and quality value to enable you to live independently. We can offer you:

  • Mobility Scooter Servicing & Repairs.
  • New Batteries.
  • Battery Testing.
  • All Mobility Scooter parts available.
  • New and Used Scooter Sales.

All work is carried out at our workshop. We are a small independent local business and not linked to any franchise or large company. We understand your needs as we have experience of disability. If you need a mobility scooter while we service or repair yours please tell us when you book in. We also offer a Collection, Delivery & Return Services as well as a Recovery Service.  To find out more about Servicing, Repairs , Batteries and Charges visit our website www.shropshiremobilityrepairs.co.uk We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shropshiremobilityrepairs/?fref=ts

North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours (NSFN)

North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours

Co-Ordinator: Julie Thomas

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 235505 or Mobile: 07973 395 515

Address: 67 New Park Street, Castlefields, Shrewsbury SY1 2LE

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10 am to 2 pm

North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours is a Registered Charity (Registered Charity Number 1110476) set up in 2002 & provides help & support for residents within the following areas:

Battlefield, Belvidere, Castlefields, Coton Hill, Ditherington, Greenfields, Harlescott, Heath Farm, Monkmoor. Mount Pleasant, Sundorne & Underdale.

Services are provided by our Co-ordinator, Julie Thomas & a team of locally recruited volunteers who receive full training, on-going support & expenses. Each volunteer is subject to a Police CRB check & two satisfactory references. 

What can we do?

NSFN can help you, your family & friends by providing one off, short term & long term support through assistance with these tasks:

  • Light shopping
  • Collection of prescriptions/pensions
  • Support for parents & carers
  • Support during convalescence
  • Transport to & from appointments
  • Befriending
  • Dog Walking

NSFN is recognised by & receives grants from Shropshire Council & Severnside Housing. We do not make fixed charges for the services provided, however we are dependent upon donations from those who receive our help. We do hold fund raising events.




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Website: http://www.ctc.org.uk/cycle-centre/cycling4all-shropshire

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 254945 or 07990 085 688

Address: Sustainable Transport Project Team, Shropshire Council. 107 Longden Road ,Shrewsbury SY3 9DS

  • Cycling4All Shropshire is a new community group that wants to increase all-ability cycling opportunities in Shropshire. We are working to raise awareness of what is already on offer and to increase the chances to take part and get new people to take part. There are currently outdoor sessions running at several locations across Shropshire including, Shrewsbury Sports Village, Cae Glas Park, Oswestry and South Shropshire Leisure Centre, Ludlow. It is easy to take part and you can just come along on a drop in basis or contact the centres to ask about pre- booked sessions. There are sessions that run through the school holidays which gives an opportunity for the whole family to join in. The activities we currently offer are:
    • Access to a range of adaptive cycles
    • Supported sessions where there is a trained person on hand to help you choose the right cycle and enjoy your ride
    • Opportunities for using the adaptive cycles during the school holidays so families can take part.
    • Open sessions where the participants can come along on a drop in basis and change bikes as required or desired during the session
    • Block and regular bookings
    • Out of hours, carer led, individual and group sessions for WFA trained carers (there is an induction process to complete)
    • Outdoors riding on an enclosed track built to British Cycling Standards
    • Outdoor riding on an enclosed MUGA or leisure space
    • Progression pathways to other cycling clubs
    • Some centre led skills training and progression activities where desired
    • Supportive, caring assistance for people that need a little help to get riding, no matter what their background, age or ability
    • Led rides on low traffic and no traffic routes nearby
    • Visits and day trips to the centre from groups and organisations further afield

We are able to accommodate a diverse range of participants:

    • Children that have additional needs including local SEN schools or other educational establishments with younger students.
    • Parents, children and families including siblings
    • People from local care settings
    • wheelchair users
    • People with weight management goals
    • Elderly people
    • People with visual impairments
    • People managing mental health issues
    • Those that are recuperating post op and need to ease themselves into physical activity
    • Amputees
    • Alzheimer’s support groups and carers
    • People recovering from a stroke
    • People with cerebral palsy

For more information about what we have please visit our website www.ctc.org.uk/cycle-centre/cycling4all-shropshire


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All Shropshire Mobility

Website: www.allshropshiremobility.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 790 879 or

Mobile: 07866 569 369

AddressAll Shropshire Mobility, Unit 11 Malehurst Industrial Estate, MINSTERLEY. SY5 0NE

We install and maintain products by all the major adaptation manufacturing companies, enabling us to source a vast selection of products making it possible for us to find the right equipment to suit your individual need.

Our work includes general aids for driving, left foot accelerators, steering aids, mechanical hand controls, Person hoists, Wheelchair Stowage, Permanent Swivel Seats, Wheelchair Swivel seat as well as Remote Control of Ancillaries and more.

We carry out general vehicle repairs and servicing. For many years we have been a Ricon tail lift dealer in Shropshire, offering after sales service and repair on all Ricon products.

We have Mobility Accreditation and install driving adaptations to vehicles on the Mobility Scheme and for private customers.

We believe customers’ need is key and it enables us to deliver a bespoke service to suit your individual needs.

Charlottes Tandems

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Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 01746 785659

Address: 6 The Row Easthope TF13  6DW

Social Media: Twitter @CharlottesTand and Facebook Charlotte’s Tandems

We are a Charity which lend tandem bicycles to (and only to) people with disabilities or special needs for FREE, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling. 

Our borrowers are both children and adults.  Tandems are a fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group.  They are available for hire for a couple of a months at a time. 

We now have about sixty tandems and tag-alongs all over the UK.  We now have Ray Hughes, a new Shropshire based helper and he has bikes to lend.  If you would like to borrow one then please go to our website or contact our Shropshire contact Ray Hughes 01746 785659 [email protected]  Ray is happy to answer your questions of course.

The disabilities and special needs of our borrowers have so far included: Severe Learning Difficulties, Autism, Aspergers, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Amputation, Hearing Loss, Dyspraxia, Fybromalgia, Parkinson’s, MS, ME, CRPS, COPD, Hemiplasia, Tuberous Sclerosis, CHARGE & MPS III

Charlotte’s Tandems is a Registered Charity and our number is 1148053.


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Bus Users Shropshire

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bus-Users-Shropshire/233755999981466

Email:  [email protected]

Contact:  Peter Gilbert   07580 564 458 

Address: Bus Users Shropshire, c/o Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, 5 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AE

We represent bus users with the aim of getting better, more reliable services across Shropshire. Whether you’re in your teens or twenties, working or retired, buses are an essential part of our civilised society. Bus users deserve a powerful voice, and we’re keen to get as many people on board as members or supporters as possible.

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Transport – Community Transport for Telford and Wrekin Area

Telford Community Transport ceased trading on 26th April 2013.

The community transport service was launched in this form in 2000 and has since provided transport for hundreds of pensioners and vulnerable people across the borough. All of the scheme’s minibuses were wheelchair accessible and easily accessible for people who struggled with steps.

“We receive no support, funding or subsidies of any kind and can no longer afford to subsidise the service ourselves”.

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers may help with:

  • mobility services so older people can still get out and about in their community. Tel: 01743 240271.
  • undertake some 90,000 journeys on behalf of older people. These may be trips to and from hospital or to a GP appointment. Equally, these may be trips to the shops or into town journeys that enrich lives and really add to the pleasure of day-to-day living. Re Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Tel: 01743 240271.
  • Visits to hospital and the GP surgery can be stressful so the help and support of a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer often proves invaluable. Our volunteers accompany older people, arrange care for pets and are there in the first few weeks following a hospital visits. Royal Voluntary Service volunteers will also collect prescriptions and help cook meals. Local service covering: Bridgnorth, North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham, South Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin (Shropshire) To apply and access this Call: 0845 608 0122

Dial-A Ride Telford: The Dial-a-Ride scheme operates in the urban area of Telford and Wrekin and is intended for residents who cannot access conventional public transport due to mobility problems. For more information click here: https://telford.mylifeportal.co.uk/directory/providerdetails/75607

The Friendly Bus for Broseley, Much Wenlock and parts of Telford 01952 881145 [email protected] www.friendlybus.co.uk

Transport and Travel-Telford & Wrekin Council includes information on applying for a bus pass.




Transport – all over Shropshire you can access community transport

The Community Transport scheme is run by 8 different schemes across Shropshire.  All of them use volunteers, have mini buses and can provide group or individual travel services. All of them have wheelchair access vehicles.

If you can’t use public transport, or simply don’t have accessto it, the community transport scheme is there to help. You might not be able to walk to a bus stop, or you might need assistance to travel, or you could live somewhere so rural that there are no buses!  You might want to organise a group of people to go to an event and travel to gether.   The schemes offer door to door transport in local areas,and they are there to help you.  Just ask!  Click here to download the flyer which gives you details of the schemes, where they operate and the contact telephone numbers for each one. 

Alternatively call the ShropshireLink on 0345 6789068 and they will give you the necessary details about your local group.


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.




www.disabledholidays.com  01457 833 444






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