The following links from our website enable you to visit other external websites. While we attempt to include links to useful, appropriate and responsible sites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for the content or any products or services featured. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have had the opportunity to remove a link which may not work correctly.
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.
Age UK, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin – for advice, information and support
Citizens Advice Telford
Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Impact – counselling and psychology services, support for emotional wellbeing
Life Coach Directory – find help tackling a range of issues to meet your goals
Live Well Telford – Telford & Wrekin Council’s all age online community directory
Red Cross – support at home services
Samaritans – tel 116 123
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
Telford & Wrekin CCG – Telford’s Clinical Group commissioning local health services Telford & Wrekin Council – local services & administration.
Telford & Wrekin CVS – supporting local charities, voluntary groups and volunteering opportunities.
Wellbeing and Independence Partnership – the information and advice service for people in Telford with care and support needs. Tel 01952 916030, email.
UKAT – UK Addiction Treatment (Free helpline 0808 274 0903)
Long Term Conditions
Action on Hearing Loss – advice and support for those with hearing loss
Admiral Nursing – specialist dementia support
Breathe Easy -Telford & District
Dementia Sense – listening to people living with dementia
Disability Rights UK – advice and support
Flying with a Disability – an extensive guide.
Hearing Loss Support – Shropshire RCC
Macmillan Cancer Support
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Prostate Cancer UK
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.
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum
Shropshire Disability Network
Sight Loss Shropshire
Signal UK – Befriending and Outreach services to help people with hearing loss make the most out of life.
West Telford Visually Impaired Person Group
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
Citizens Advice – consumer advice, benefits, debt etc
Financial Conduct Authority – find a financial adviser
Funeralservicesguide.com – a comprehensive independent guide to local funeral directors, products and services
Living Made Easy – practical advice on daily living equipment
Money Advice Service
Money Savings Expert
Ombudsman Services – help with unresolved complaints about a provider
Over50Choices – personal financial advice
Pensions Advisory Service
POhWER – independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.
Stairlift Reviews – useful information for people who need help with the stairs and are thinking of getting a stairlift.
Telford Crisis Support & Food Bank
Turn2us – helping people in financial hardship gain access to benefits, grants and support services.
Unbiased.co.uk – research financial advisers, accountants, solicitor, mortgage brokers
Safety & Scams
Age UK – scams and fraud
Action Fraud – report a scam
Avoiding Fake Cheque Scams
Safeguarding against identity theft – information on the most common ways people’s identities and personal information are targeted and stolen online
Senior Citizen Liasion Team – safety, crime prevention, victim support and social advocacy
Age UK Help at Home
Care Homes – help finding a care home
Energy Savings Trust
Help at Hand – T&W Council
Home from Hospital
Home Improvement Grants
Home Insulation Guide – including energy grants and boiler replacement
Housing Care – advice on finding a housing scheme
Preventing Injuries at Home
Red Cross – support at home
Safe Independent Living – tips for living in isolation
Telford Housing Options
T & W Council Bins & Recycling
Trading Standards Accredited – providing greater choice and increased reassurance when looking for a business or tradesperson you can trust.
Trusted HandyHelp – small jobs in the home at a low cost
Wrekin Housing Trust
Wrekin Retirement Living
Transport & Travel
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
Arriva Bus Telford – transport services in the Telford area
Bus Times – easy to read UK bus timetables
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.
Flying with a Disability – an extensive guide.
Foreign Travel for Disabled People – advice for disabled travellers preparing for travelling abroad
Foreign Travel Advice
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
National Rail Enquiries
Non – Emergency Patient Transport – Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals
Senior Railcard – a third off fare for the over 60’s
Split Ticketing – save money by breaking your journey down.
Telford Public Transport – bus and rail information and timetables
Two Together Railcard
Discover Telford – local tourism, meeting venues and volunteering opportunities
The Guardian – Older People News
Independent – Older People News
Live Well – NHS healthy living advice
Mature Times – online news for the over 50’s
NHS Behind the Headlines – latest news from the Health Service
NOVA Magazine – Newport and surrounding areas