Advice

Age UK, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin –  for advice, information and support

BenefitsGuide.co.uk – an independent website offering free advice and guidance on the UK benefits system.

Carers Centre – support and services for carers

Carers – helpful advice if you are caring for a love one

Dental Care – a helpful guide

Disability Rights UK – advice and support

Driving, the Essential Guide for Seniors, including driving with dementia

Independent Age – advice and support

Life Coach Directory – find help tackling a range of issues to meet your goals

Live Well – NHS healthy living advice

Living Made Easy – practical advice on daily living equipment

My Choice An Information and Advice service for adults with care and support needs, (phone only) tel 01952 459252, 9am – 5pm

Mesothelioma – advice and information for sufferers and their families on mesotheliomasymptoms.commesotheliomaguide.com,
and mesotheliomaprognosis.com

Over50Choices –  personal financial advice

POhWER –  Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy  and Direct Payments Support and Advice Service

Senior Citizen Liasion Team – safety, crime prevention, victim support and social advocacy

Smart Pensions – a consumer guide against pension fraud and scams

Stairlifts – taking the stress out of buying a stairlift

 

Campaigns

Age Action Alliance – network of older peoples’ organisations

Age UK – campaign with us

Disability Right UK – campaigning for equal rights and independent living

Save the Clifton – help support the renovation of the old cinema in Wellington

 

Finance

BenefitsGuide.co.uk – an independent website offering free advice and guidance on the UK benefits system.

Benefits and Grants Available for OAP’s
Save money on home improvements with disability grants

Choose.net – a price comparison service

Guarantor Loans – free advice about guarantor loans

Seniors Discounts – find where you can find discounts and offers

Turn2us – helping people in financial hardship gain access to benefits, grants and support services

Find a Funeral Plan – reviews, advice and comparison service

Funeralservicesguide.com – a comprehensive guide to local funeral directors, products and services

Which Funeral Plans – unbiased funeral planning advice

 

News

The Guardian – Older People News

Mature Times – online news for the over 50’s

NHS News – latest news from the Health Service

NOVA Magazine – Newport and surrounding areas

Safest & Kindest – newsletter of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

 

Other

Discover Telford – local tourism, meeting venues and volunteering opportunities

 

Services

Age UK, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin –  for advice, information, support and services

Community Directory -for local services in Shropshire

Counselling Directory – to search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you

Mental Health Out of Hours Helpline, (phone only) tel 0300 124 0364, Sun – Thurs 6pm – 2am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 6am

Funeralservicesguide.com – a comprehensive guide to local funeral directors, products and services

Hearing Aid Clinic – Wellington, 1st Wednesday every month

MyLife –  directory of Adult Social Services in Telford

Property Maintenance Service – Telford & Wrekin Council, tel 01952 381855

Red Cross – support at home services

Shropshire Community Health

Signal UK – Befriending and Outreach services to help people with hearing loss make the most out of life.

Telford & Wrekin CCG – Telford’s Clinical Group commissioning local health services

Telford & Wrekin Council – local services & administration

Telford & Wrekin CVS – for information about local charities and voluntary groups and volunteering opportunities

Trusted HandyHelp – small jobs in the home at a low cost

Veolia UK – recycling services

 

Support

Action on Hearing Loss – advice and support for those with hearing loss

Alzheimer’s Society

Carers Centre – support and services for carers

Counselling Directory – to search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you

Dementia Sense – listening to people living with dementia

Hearing Loss Support – Shropshire RCC

Life Coach Directory – find help tackling a range of issues to meet your goals

Live-in Care Jobs – helps you find a live-in carer

Mesothelioma Group – a community supporting sufferers of Mesothelioma

Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Osteoporosis Society

Prostate Cancer UK

Red Cross – support at home services

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)- lots of useful information and advice for people affected by sight loss, whether blind, partially sighted or losing their sight.

Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

Sight Loss Shropshire

Signal UK – Befriending and Outreach services to help people with hearing loss make the most out of life.

Telford Primary Care Wellbeing Service – information, guidance and talking therapies for mental health problems.

The Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre

UKAT – UK Addiction Treatment (Free helpline 0808 274 0903)

WATCH Alarms – 24 hour help at the touch of a button

 

Transport

Arriva Bus Telford –  transport services in the Telford area

Community Transport – operates in areas where there are a number of people experiencing difficulty accessing conventional bus routes, all buses are fully accessible and transport passengers to a local centre.

Concessionary Travel – 
offers a number of different travel opportunities for residents who are age eligible, or people with disabilities who qualify under certain criteria.

Driving Miss Daisy – a safe, friendly and reliable community companion driving service.

Gorge Connectlinks to Ironbridge Park and Ride via the Museum of the Gorge bus interchange and links all Ironbridge museums including Blists Hill Victorian Town.

National Rail Enquiries

Non-Emergency Patient Travel

Red Cross
 – transport support for people affected by crisis

Royal Voluntary Service – for help getting to GP and hospital appointments, and to the shops.

Senior Railcard
– a third off fare for the over 60’s

Telford Public Transport – bus and rail information and timetables

Wheels 2 Work – a scheme that helps people to get into, or keep, work by solving their transport problems.

 

Travel

Airport Parking Shop Blog –  articles giving helpful holiday and travel advice and recommendations, including
Adventure Holidays for the Over 55’s
The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition

 

 

 


 

 
 

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