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Posts by: Elizabeth Miller

Coronavirus – our drop-in services are closed indefinitely

We are closing our drop in services from 17th March. This includes drop in at our main offices in Ludlow, Oswestry and Shrewsbury. We are taking steps to keep our staff, volunteers, and the general public safe from potential Coronavirus infection. We plan to reopen the service at a later date but do not know […]

Volunteer open day 24th March cancelled

Due to Coronavirus we are cancelling the Ludlow volunteer and recruitment session that was due to take place on 24th March. You can still telephone or email Cris Willis if you are interested in volunteering in the future. 01743 284189

Flood help scam alert

Unfortunately, scammers are now targeting flood victims by offering financial services via Facebook, If you are applying for funding please do so via Shropshire Council only, please contact the Floods team on 0345 678 9006 Option 1 for more advice.

Support for homes and businesses affected by flooding

Community Recovery Grant – £500 for each eligible household to help communities with their immediate recovery. Business Recovery Grant – £2,500 per eligible small and medium sized businesses which have suffered severe impacts from the floods that cannot be recovered from insurance. Property Flood Resilience Scheme – Flood-hit homes and businesses can apply for up […]

Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth rest centres for people affected by floods

Shropshire Council has opened a rest centre in Shrewsbury for those affected by the floods caused by the rainfall during Storm Dennis. The rest centre is at the United Reform Church in Coleham Head, SY3 7BJ. Shelter, a hot drink and support will be provided. Shropshire Council has opened a rest centre in Bridgnorth for those […]

What to do in a flood

Storm Dennis has brought flooding across Shropshire and flood warnings remain in place. Click here for Government guidance on what to do before, during and after a flood. If you’re worried what to do if your rented home is at risk of damage or flooding, our advice can help

IASS update – the Shropshire Local Area will be inspected by Ofsted and CQC next week

The Shropshire Local Area will be inspected by Ofsted and CQC next week. This is part of a plan of inspections nationally, most authorities having been inspected at least once since the education reforms in September 2014. The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area: identifies children and young people who have special educational […]

We are looking for volunteers – come along to a February information and recruitment day

Help us make a real difference to people in your community If you are interested in volunteering we have opportunities available in Ludlow, Oswestry and Shrewsbury. If you want to find out more, why not come along to an open day. Ludlow open day Shrewsbury open day Places available. 11th February 10:30 – 15:00Ludlow Youth Centre Lower Galdeford […]

We’re braced for the busiest time of year for debt advice

We are expecting around 150 people to seek advice for debt concerns in January, including problems relating to council tax arrears, credit card debt, rent arrears, and unsecured loans. Analysis of national Citizens Advice data over a 12-month period reveals that on a single day – 29 January 2019 – Citizens Advice offices helped 2,776 […]