Shropshire Voluntary Helping Hand Associations

Link to websiteWebsite at Shropshire Council Community Directory List

Bridgnorth:

Miss S. Browning (Assistant Treasurer), 01746 763155

  • Monthly social events for physically disabled people aged between 16 and 65 . Annual holiday to Blackpool. Members are also visited in their homes by a Members’ Secretary.
  • Wheelchairs, commodes, bed cradle and other equipment are available to hire.

County Branch: Mr Rob Hood, 10 Lime Tree Way. Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 3PJ, 01952 252243, rob.hood@blueyonder.co.uk

  • Organises days out for physically handicapped people aged 16 – 65.

Oswestry Branch: Mr Christopher Perry, 11 Hampton Road, Oswestry, SY11 1SJ, 01691 652829

  • Full programme of days out.

Shropshire Voluntary Helping Hand Association organises pastoral care by home, hospital, hospice and residential home visiting, and social outings, for members.

Anyone who is disabled or partially sighted, aged between 16 and 70 years, and lives in the borough of Oswestry or North West Shropshire, can become a member of the Oswestry branch.

Social activities are arranged monthly, usually with a meal, at a variety of places. Assistance is offered in particular to persons with mobility problems, especially wheelchair users, who need carers to push them to venues, or who use electronically operated chairs and scooters.

The branch established 55 years ago is organised by a committee of 12, who arrange fundraising to finance the events, which are offered free to members and carers. The group welcomes volunteers interested in improving the social life of people with disabilities, as committee members, or to be a carer to a disabled person.

South Shropshire: Mrs. G Parker, c/o Manor Farm, Stanton Lacy, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2AE, 01584 856286

The Helping Hand Association organises monthly outings for people who are disabled.

Membership is open to those between the ages of 16 and 65 who are registered disabled and referrals must be through a social worker.

Volunteers pick up members from their own homes.

The Association has use of wheelchair accessible transport.

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