Monthly Archives: May 2016

Powerchair Football FREE Taster Sessions

Start Date:
6th June 2016

End Date:
20th June 2016

Start Time:
5 pm

End Time:
6 pm

Event title: Powerchair Football FREE Taster Sessions
Venue: Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Rd, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 4RQ
Name: Shrewsbury Town in the Community
Telephone: 01743 289177
Event description: Shrewsbury Town in the Community will be holding 3 tasters sessions of Powerchair Football.

They will take place at Shrewsbury Sports village on the following dates between 5 pm & 6 pm:

  • Monday 6th June
  • Monday 13th June
  • Monday 20th June

Please note: Powerchairs will not be provided but we will provide the attachments to go onto the powerchair.

These taster sessions are FREE, however when sessions start in August, there will be a charge of £3.50 per session. These sessions will take place on a Monday at Shrewsbury Sports village between 5 pm & 6 pm.

There are only 10 places available so booking is essential. To book your place please call 01743 289177 or email

Alternatively click here to download a registration form to complete.  powerchair-football-reg-form181-3090392This should be returned to Shrewsbury Town in the Community Hub, Greenhouse Meadow, Oteley, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

Crossroads Together (formally Carers Trust 4all and Shropshire Carers Service)



Email: (Head Office)

Telephone General Enquiries: 033 33 23 1990

Head Office Address: Crosroads Together, Cheshire East, Overton House, West Street, Congleton, CW12 IJY

Telephone: 0333 323 1990

Telephone Carers Support Line: 01743 341995 (Shropshire Carers Service)

Address: Crossroads Together, Unit 12, Tilstock Crescent, Sutton Farm Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury SY2 6HW

Carers Trust 4all is the trading name for Crossroads Care Cheshire, Manchester & Merseyside. It is a Registered Charity. (Charity Number 1075268)

Looking after a relative or friend who’s frail, ill or disabled can take up a lot of time. Before you know it, you can easily become a full-time unpaid carer. Carers Trust 4all is here to help.

We’re here to offer you the support you need, when you need it. Whether it’s simply a little advice, some practical help or a break from your caring responsibilities. 

How we can help:

We offer a wide range of services for you and the person you care for. These include:

  • Flexible breaks for carers, with care in your own home
  • Information, support and advice for carers
  • Support for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers
  • Groups, activities and individual support for children and young people with disabilities, including those with complex needs
  • Singing Together and Musical Memories
  • Asperger’s Social Skills groups for children and adults
  • Volunteer Befriending
  • Carers Emergency Response Service
  • Palliative and End of Life Care – enabling people to choose to live their last days at home
  • High quality personal care and general help with daily living
  • A range of services you can purchase privately, with your Personal Budget or by Direct Payment

*many are free. Not all services are available in all areas.

For more information, please call 0333 323 1990 or email

Shropshire Office: 

Address: Crossroads Together, Unit 12, Tilstock Crescent, Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury SY2 6HW

Telephone0333 323 1990 Option 1, Option 6

Early 2016 we took on the contract from Community Council of Rural Shropshire to provide Shropshire Carers Service. The telephone number remains the same  01743 341995

We will be providing a newsletter 3 times a year. We also provide the carers support line, support visits, training workshops, Carers groups and short carer breaks.

Find us on Face Book @xroadstogether and Twitter @Xroadstogether

Registered Charity. (Charity Number 1075268)

Crohn’s and Colitis UK



Telephone Information Service: 0300 222 5700 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am- 5 pm and Thursday 9 am -1 pm-excluding Bank Holidays Answer phone available outside these hours. We try to return calls where possible the same day.

Helpline calls may be recorded or monitored for training and evaluation purposes. Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s policy on confidentiality is in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998

Telephone Crohn’s & Colitis Support:

Address: Crohn’s and Colitis UK, (NACC), 1 Bishops Square,  Hatfield Business Park AL10 9NE

Email Helpline:

Information Service: 

A team of trained Information Officers provide clear & balanced information on a wide range of issues relating to Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). This service is available to everyone with IBD & is accessible by telephone or email.

Personal Grant Fund:

Applications for an individual grant can be made for a need which arises as a result of having IBD. For full details please go to our website or call our Information Service.

Disability Benefits Service:

Opportunity to speak to a trained volunteer on the telephone re Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independent Payment (PIP) or Attendance Allowance (AA)

Parent to Parent:

A free , confidential telephone service provides parents of children with IBD, up to the age of 21, the opportunity to talk to one of our trained parent volunteers. Call the Information Line.

Crohn’s and Colitis Support:

This is a confidential, supportive service which is provided by trained volunteers and us available to anyone affected by IBD. Contacts offer emotional support for anyone who needs a safe place to talk. This support service is available 1 pm-3.30 pm Tuesday-Thursday and 6.30 pm-9 pm Monday to Friday except for Bank Holidays.-Telephone 0121 737 9931

There is no answerphone for Crohn’s and Colitis Support. If you are unable to get through, please try again during the opening hours.

Me and IBD:

Our “Me and IBD” discussion forum can be accessed via our website. This forum is for young people who are living with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease. Registration is required before you use the forum & can be accessed on our website  under the heading “Shared Experiences”

Information about IBD:

We have over 30 information sheets on a wide range of topics ans seven longer booklets. These range from “Managing Bloating & Wind” to “Surgery for Crohn’s Disease” and “Employment and IBD”…”Food & IBD”,”Drugs Used in IBD” and many more.

Local Support Group: There is a Shropshire & Mid Wales Support Group which can be found on our A-Z Useful Organisations.


Find us on Face Book  @CrohnsColitisUK and Twitter @CrohnsColitisUK

Registered charity in England & Wales (1117148) and Scotland (SC038632)


Shrewsbury Town in the Community (STITC)


Contact: Scott Guilbert and Mark Bull, Health & Inclusion Officer, Shrewsbury Town in the Community

Email: and

Telephone: 01743 289177 EXT216

Address: Shrewsbury Town in the Community Hub,  Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

Shrewsbury Town in the Community is a registered Charity. Our aim is to make a positive difference for everyone through sport & learning. We do this by providing safe & enjoyable activities that will be fun for people of all ages & abilities whilst ensuring all sessions are accessible & delivered to the highest standards. 

STITC is a community development programme that is supported by Shrewsbury Town Football Club. STFC is very community minded & we know the positive impact we are having in the community & will continually look to develop & expand our reach. Shrewsbury Town in the Community have four main themes governed by the Football League Trust & they are Sports, Participation, Education, Health & Social Inclusion. STiC works across the whole county of Shropshire.

Activities include:

  • DS Football
  • CP Football
  • Blind Football (having teamed uo with the Royal National College for the Blind) we now offer Blind Awareness workshops across Shropshire.
  • All-In Short Breaks specifically for children with disabilities & additional needs (5-14 years)
  • Walking Football (over 55’s) Shrewsbury
  • Walking Football-Ludlow Stadium
  • Down Memory Lane (for people who have Dementia)
  • Powerchair Football 

Our shrewsability session runs on a Monday evening where we have:

  • Under 12 and 12+ down syndrome sessions.
  • Cerebral palsy under 12 and 12+ sessions.
  • Amputee – open age.
  • Power chair – open age.

These sessions take place at Shrewsbury sports village.

We also have sessions on a Friday.

  • Short brakes session at Shrewsbury Towns Community Football Hub.
  • Pan 12+ session at Shrewsbury towns community football hub.
  • Pan under 12 football session at Ludlow town football club. 


Click here to watch a short video about the work we do 


Find us on Face Book @shrewsburytowninthecommunity and Twitter @STFC_ITC

Registered Charity Number 1125101


My Choice (Now known as Wellbeing Independence Partnership (WIP)



Telephone: 01952 916030 (Open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm)

Address: The Glebe Centre, Glebe Street, WellingtonTelfordTF1 1JP 

 Click this link for map directions:

Sensory Impairment

If you have a sensory impairment and struggle to use the telephone you can Text (SMS) 07797 873 866.

Please go to details under Wellbeing Independence Partnership (WIP)

Touch 2 See (T2S) Book Club

Touch 2 See is a new club being launched at the Lantern Shrewsbury which will be invaluable especially to those people with visual impairment. Note the date -Monday 6th June, 10.30 am to 12 noon at the Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY4 1NG as that is when this FREE club starts.

T2S Book club uses resource packs created by award winning charity Living Paintings. They make special versions of pictures with raised surfaces (called thermoforms) that come to life when fingers feel them. A sound recording directs the fingers over the raised image, describing the features of the picture & telling the stories of the image.

This is a good opportunity to meet new people & make new friends. The club is free & open to all, so please come along. Tell your friends & anyone who may be interested.

Click here for poster T2S book club – HL

New Victim’s Charter-PCC seeks your views

Start Date:
27th May 2016

End Date:
31st July 2016

Start Time:

End Time:
23.59 pm

West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner John Campion is seeking your views about the new Victim’s Charter. The new Victim’s Charter will make it clear exactly what support & services people from across West Mercia, including Shropshire, can expect should they be the victim of crime.

John Campion, West Mercia PCC has launched this consultation & invites you to share your opinions & experiences. John said ” We have some good victim services available but we can do more”

The survey is open until 31st July 2016. It should only take a few minutes to complete & to do that this link takes you to the consultation

Coffee Morning –Shrewsbury

Start Date:
21st June 2016

End Date:
21st June 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
11.30 am

Event title: Coffee Morning –Shrewsbury
Venue: Palmers Coffee Shop, Central Baptist Church, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: or
Telephone: 01743 210 962
Event description: Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting?

Our Coffee Mornings are an opportunity to meet up with other parents who have a child on the autism spectrum or with other additional needs. Autism West Midlands workers will be present to offer advice and guidance.

No need to book, just turn up. If you would like any more information about this event please contact Shropshire Services by email or and telephone 01743 210 962

Bishops Castle- Wise & Well Information Day

Start Date:
2nd June 2016

End Date:
2nd June 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
1 pm

Event title: Bishops Castle- Wise & Well Information Day
Venue: Bishops Castle Community College, SY9 5AY
Name: Wise & Well Team at Shropshire RCC
Telephone: 01743 342160
Event description: This is a day of advice & information that is being hosted by Shropshire RCC.

The days begins at 10 am when there will be a number of short talks on topics like:

  • Falls Prevention.
  • Avoiding Scams.
  • Fire Safety

There will also be exercise taster sessions; and there will be various exhibitions from charities & support groups.

The day finishes at 1 pm with a FREE lunch. During the afternoon the Wise & Well Team will carry out Functional Fitness & MOT assessments but for these you must book before the event. THIS IS NOT A DROP IN EVENT! The assessments will test performance of everyday tasks & compare them to established age-group averages.

Although this event is FREE of charge, booking is essential so please call 01743 342162

Touch 2 See (T2S) Book Club

Start Date:
6th June 2016

End Date:
6th June 2016

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12.00 noon

Event title: Touch 2 See (T2S) Book Club
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Name: Living Paintings
Telephone: 01743 210810
Event description: Today is your opportunity to go to the first Touch 2 See Book Club at the Library at the Lantern Shrewsbury. The Book club uses resource packs created by award winning charity Living Paintings. They make special versions of pictures with raised surfaces (called thermoforms) that come to life when fingers feel them. A sound recording directs the fingers over the raised image, describing the features of the picture & telling the stories of the image.

This is a good opportunity to meet new people & make new friends. The club is free & open to all, so please come along. Tell your friends & anyone who may be interested.

Click here for poster T2S book club – HL