Derwen College @ Telford



Telephone: 01691 661234 Fax 01691 670714

Address: Derwen College @Telford, Stafford Park, Telford TF3 3BD

Derwen College welcomed the first students to its new satellite provision in Telford in September 2020. The launch of the Telford site comes in response to a need for more options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the local authority. Students working at the site will receive expert vocational training and independence skills learning.

Derwen College has converted the former business premises at Stafford Park into a new satellite site. From here, a team of expert staff will offer day students with SEND the specialist learning and work placement provision that they would expect from a college with an outstanding reputation.

As a learner at our Telford site you will work within small groups in a friendly, productive environment. Once you gain confidence and your skills progress, you will have the opportunity to work within the local community.

Entry Requirements

The Derwen@Telford Pathway is for young adults aged between 16 and 25 with learning difficulties, disabilities and challenging needs, who live in or around Telford and Shropshire.

Contact us if you are interested in Business Support related training, and are working at Entry Level or Level 1.

How to Apply

For further information contact the Admissions Team on:

Telephone: 01691 661234 ext 401 or Email:

Or you can email Lucy Harrison, Area Satellite Manager on

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Derwen College is a Registered Charity No. 1153280

Veterans with Dogs



Contact Form:

Telephone: 01626 798030

Address: Basepoint Business Centre, Yeoford Way,Matford Park,Exeter EX2 8LB

Veterans  with Dogs was founded with the specific intention of training fully accredited assistance dogs to help mitigate the symptoms of mental health difficulties for our veterans and active-duty service members.

We saw the real need to establish a programme of training as there were no other organisations in the UK providing dogs specifically for mental health disabilities. The task was a huge undertaking, but seeing how veterans and their families suffer is a heart-breaking experience and only strengthened our resolve to do ‘something’ to help.

More veterans are dying from suicides as a result of the impact of the psychological and emotional trauma than have been killed in conflict. The divorce rate, number who are now in prison or homeless, and the impact these issues are having on their children of our veterans are shocking. Many have severed relationships, are afraid to leave their homes, get little sleep due to recurring nightmares, and are emotionally numb.


Find us on Face Book @veteranswithdogs and Twitter @VWDogs

Registered Charity Number 1161554




Contact Form:

Telephone: 020 7452 2000 Fax: 020 7452 2001

Address: Livability, 6, Mitre Passage, London, SE10 0ER

Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.

Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. We put the elements in place that all add up to connected lives and communities.

Livability is a proven and trusted provider of disability care and community projects throughout the UK. Our 2000-strong, enabling team of staff and volunteers across the UK deliver:

  • Care homes and residential support centres.
  • A school and a further education college for disabled students.
  • A well-being discovery centre set in 200 acres of natural landscape.
  • Independent and supported living programmes for disabled people.
  • Care and support for disabled people.
  • Rehabilitation centres for brain and spinal injury.
  • Church training in community engagement and disability awareness.
  • Spinal injury rehabilitation expertise in developing countries.
  • ‘Dementia Inclusive Church’ resourcing and coaching.
  • Well-being and happiness coaching through the Livability Happiness Course.
  • Social inclusion work through churches and community projects

 In the list of Commissioning bodies, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are included in the list.


Find us on Face Book @LivabilityUK and Twitter @LivabilityUK

Registered Charity Number 1116530

Crowsmill Craft Centre CIC


Email: directors@crowsmillcraft

Contact Form:

Telephone: 01746 781942   

Address: Coton Lane, Alveley,Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6HF

Crowsmill Craft Centre can provide opportunities to learn both traditional and modern skills in rural and woodland activities, construction, or various arts and crafts, which can be therapeutic for health and wellbeing, and encourage involvement in team building.  They can also provide social skills, work ethics and a chance to learn skills that can help you change your direction in life and help you gain employment.

We are part of The Better Opportunities project which is a Big Lottery Funded project as well as the European Social Fund (EFS) to help tackle poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England. The project aims to provide pre-employment support within Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin for disadvantaged people aged 19 and over who are not in work.



Find us on Face Book @CrowsMillCraftCentreC.I.C and Twitter @CrowsMillCraftCentreC.I.C

Disabled Police Association

Telephone: N/A
Address: N/A

The Disabled Police Association was founded in July 2012 in response to a need for a coordinated response to national policing matters affecting disabled officers and staff within the police services of the United Kingdom.

The DPA is run by an Executive Committee made up of serving officers and police staff, drawn from all ranks and grades from police forces across the UK. National representatives meet regularly to discuss employment issues within the police service relating to disability, injury and illness. Support for individual officers and staff is provided by Force disability support networks.

Our Association holds no financial budget, and we receive no government funding.

(If you need assistance with autism, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, ADHD or other neurodiverse conditions, our sister group the National Police Autism Association also offers personal advice and support.)

Follow us on Twitter at @DisabledPolAssn

Disabled Access Day

Contact: Disabled Access Team



Telephone:  N/A

Address: Disabled Access Day,
c/o Euan’s Guide,CodeBase,38 Castle Terrace,Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ

In 2015 Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. The day was very much about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, experiences such as going on a touch tour, enjoying a relaxed peformance, sensory experiences, signed events, level access and of course a warm welcome!

The Day was founded against the backdrop of wanting to make it easy for disabled people to try something new. Often these activities and experiences are hard to arrange or create a sense of anxiety and fear. 

Our founder, Paul’s experience of wanting to try getting on a bus with his powerchair but not in the rush hour of a weekday service was the catalyst. He describes it as a day for focusing on creating opportunities for people to attend a series of organised events where they will receive a warm welcome, a chance to try something new and the memory of having done something different. He wants 2019’s events and experiences to have a legacy. Just like his telling the story of trying a bus for the first time. 

Disabled People are encouraged having tried something new, or visited somewhere new, to share their story so that others can follow. A review on Euan’s Guide, a tweet on social media or a blog post all help to make it easier for others considering a similar visit or experience. 

Follow them on Face Book @DisabledAccessDay and Twitter @AccessDay

My Options-Telford



Telephone: 01952 381317

AddressGround Floor, Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA

About My Options: 

My Options, offers five separate services which are committed to enabling people to live life the way they choose, by offering flexible support options which promote independence, well-being and community involvement.

Working closely with individuals, parents and carers, commissioners and Local Authorities, we are a trusted and established service.

We are passionate about providing the best to our customers, listening to what people want and making a positive difference to their lives.

If you or someone you know would like to find out more about My Options and our wide range of services, our friendly team are waiting and available to help.

Please contact us by telephone on 01952 381317 or you can email us at

We look forward to working with you to provide the best possible care and support solution to help you retain independence and make that difference.


Find us on Face Book @myoptionstelford and Twitter @TelfordWrekin

Telford & Wrekin Family Connect (formally Family Information Service)


This page has links to the following services and help:


Find us on Face Book @TelfordWrekin and Twittter @TelfordWrekin




Family Connect-Telford and Wrekin



Telephone: 01952 385385

Address: Southwater One, Southwater Square, Southwater Way,Telford TF3 4JG

Family Connect is a free, confidential service providing, impartial advice, information, guidance and support on a full range of children’s services available across the borough including childcare, activities, school admissions and finance.

From a single contact point families, carers and professionals can access comprehensive local information relating to the needs of children aged 0-19 years or to 24 years for those with a disability.

Additionally, if you have a concern about a child you can contact Family Connect to speak to a Safeguarding Advisor by calling 01952 385385 or looking at this link for information

Family Connect aims to ensure that families are getting the right help at the time.

Find us on Face Book @TelfordWrekin and Twitter @TelfordWrekin

Vision Support



Telephone: 01244 381515 or FAX 01244 282377

Head Office Address: Units 1 & 2 The Ropeworks, Whipchord Lane, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4DZ 

Chester Vision Centre (Blue Coat) Bluecoat Square , Upper Northgate Street,Chester, Cheshire

Email: Information@Visionsupport.Org.Uk

Telephone: 01244 341885 Fax: 01244 382337

Halton Sensory Service Centre: Halton Sensory Services Centre,126 Widnes Road, Widnes,

Email: Halton@Visionsupport.Org.Uk

Telephone: 0151 511 8801   Fax: 01244 382337

Prestatyn Sight Loss Centre: 38 High Street, Prestatyn LL19 9BB


Telephone 01745 472558 or fax 01244 382377

Wrexham Centre: Room 33, AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham LL11 1ND

Email :

Telephone 01978 318813 Fax: 01244 382337

We exist to support vision impaired people and raise awareness of their needs.  Vision Support is a regional charity established in 1876, we now operate in many parts of Cheshire and North Wales providing local support and services within the local community.

We work closely with local authorities and other organisations to ensure we reach as many people as possible, offering specialist advice about any issues relating to vision impairment.  We also provide a wide variety of services within the local community such as:


Find us on Face Book @visionsupportcharity and Twitter: _Vision Support @VisionSupport

Registered Charity Number 1068565