Senior Citizens Forum
The Telford Senior Citizens Forum is offering telephone support to older people who are feeling isolated or need some help. Volunteers can offer a regular call and a friendly chat to make sure older people are coping.
Self-isolation doesn’t mean having to manage alone. We have a group of very willing volunteers offering to be telephone buddies and keep in regular touch, and working with others such as Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, we’ll try to get you any practical help you need too, such as getting groceries and medications.
Just having someone to chat to can make a huge difference.
Call 07932 828333 or 07552 975676 Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. Leave a message outside of these hours.
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
Age UK are offering telephone support and help through their Help at Home service (food & medication delivery only). Call Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm, tel 01743 233123.
Their website offers lots of helpful information and advice, plus resources to help you to keep fit at home.
Telford & Wrekin Council
Any resident, particularly the more vulnerable members of our communities, who is in urgent need of assistance can request help online or by calling 01952 382030. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm.
Support with food parcels, prescriptions, dog walking, telephone chats. Call Sharon on 01952 505108.
Citizens Advice Telford & Wrekin
01952 567193 callers will be asked about their problem and if they need more than brief information they will be called back by one of our advisers for a more in-depth interview.
01952 567174 which is for people wanting food parcels.
People having problems with claiming Universal Credit can get help through 0800 144 8 444 or national webchat support www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/claiming/helptoclaim which will send enquiries through to local advisers.
Email queries to email@example.com or write to Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin, 40 Tan Bank, Wellington, TF1 1HW
The Shropshire Star are regularly updating a feature about support in the community. Click HERE to view.
The national charity’s website contains lots of useful information and guidance.
We’ll add more sources of support as soon as know about them.