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We cannot hope to include links to every useful website, but if you know of any that you think we should include, please let us know.

Campaigning Organisations

Age Action Alliance
Age UK – national Site
Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin
Independent Age

Local Services

Age UK, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin – for advice, information and support
Citizens Advice Telford
Community Directory – for local services in Shropshire
MyLife –  directory of Adult Social Services in Telford
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.

Carers

Carers UK – helpful advice if you are caring for a loved one
Telford Carers Centre – support and services for carers

Wellbeing

Counselling Directory
Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Impact – support for emotional wellbeing
Life Coach Directory – find help tackling a range of issues to meet your goals
Live Well – NHS healthy living advice
Red Cross – support at home services
Samaritans – tel 116 123
Talk TLC
Telford Primary Care Wellbeing Service – information, guidance and talking therapies for mental health problems. Mental Health Out of Hours Helpline, tel 0300 124 0364, Sun – Thurs 6pm – 2am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 6am.
UKAT – UK Addiction Treatment (Free helpline 0808 274 0903)

Long Term Conditions

Alzheimer’s Society
Admiral Nursing – specialist dementia support
Dementia Sense – listening to people living with dementia
Dementia UK
Breathe Easy -Telford & District
Diabetes UK
Disability Rights UK – advice and support
Shropshire Disability Network
Macmillan Cancer Support
Jayne Sargent Foundation
Prostate Cancer UK
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Action on Hearing Loss – advice and support for those with hearing loss
Hearing Loss Support – Shropshire RCC
Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum
Signal UK – Befriending and Outreach services to help people with hearing loss make the most out of life.
Macular Society
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.
Sight Loss Shropshire
West Telford Visually Impaired Person Group

Legal

The Law Society – Find a solicitor
Solicitors for the Elderly

Consumer/Financial

BenefitsGuide.co.uk – an independent website offering free advice and guidance on the UK benefits system.
Benefits and Grants  – save money on home improvements with disability grants
Telford Crisis Support & Food Bank
Turn2us – helping people in financial hardship gain access to benefits, grants and support services.
Pensions Advisory Service
Pensionwise
Money Advice Service
Money Savings Expert
Financial Conduct Authority – find a financial adviser
Unbiased.co.uk – research financial advisers, accountants, solicitor, mortgage brokers
Ombudsman Services – help with unresolved complaints about a provider
POhWER –  independent Mental Capacity Advocacy  and Direct Payments Support and Advice Service.
Over50Choices –  personal financial advice
Living Made Easy – practical advice on daily living equipment
Find a Funeral Plan – reviews, advice and comparison service
Funeralservicesguide.com – a comprehensive independent guide to local funeral directors, products and services

News/Magazines

The Guardian – Older People News
Independent – Older People News
Mature Times – online news for the over 50’s
Saga
NHS Behind the Headlines – latest news from the Health Service
NOVA Magazine – Newport and surrounding areas
Discover Telford – local tourism, meeting venues and volunteering opportunities

Safety

Citizens Advice – spotting a scam
Age UK – scams and fraud
Action Fraud – report a scam
Senior Citizen Liasion Team – safety, crime prevention, victim support and social advocacy
Senior Siren

Home

Assistive Technology
Trusted HandyHelp – small jobs in the home at a low cost
T & W Council Bins & Recycling
Home Improvement Grants
Energy Savings Advice
Energy Savings Trust
Telford Housing Options
Age UK Help at Home
Help at Hand – T&W Council
Home from Hospital
Red Cross – support at home
Wrekin Housing Trust
WATCH Alarms
Wrekin Retirement Living
Housing Care – advice on finding a housing scheme
Care Homes – help finding a care home
Care Choices

Transport & Travel

Arriva Bus Telford –  transport services in the Telford area
Telford Public Transport – bus and rail information and timetables
Bus Times – easy to read UK bus timetables
Gorge Connect – links to Ironbridge Park and Ride via the Museum of the Gorge bus interchange and links all Ironbridge museums including Blists Hill Victorian Town.
Ironbridge Park & Ride
National Express Coaches
Community Transport
Concessionary Travel –  offers a number of different travel opportunities for residents who are age eligible, or people with disabilities who qualify under certain criteria.
Dial a Ride – a door to door service for residents who cannot access conventional public transport due to mobility problems or are over the age of 70.
Non – Emergency Patient Transport – Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals
Driving Miss Daisy – a safe, friendly and reliable community companion driving service.
Driving, the Essential Guide for Seniors, including driving with dementia
National Rail Enquiries
TrainLine
Split Ticketing – save money by breaking your journey down.
Senior Railcard – a third off fare for the over 60’s
Two Together Railcard
Foreign Travel for Disabled People – advice for disabled travellers preparing for travelling abroad
Foreign Travel Advice
Airport Parking Shop
Airport Parking Shop Blog –  articles giving helpful holiday and travel advice and recommendations, including The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition

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