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Coronavirus Testing in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: What You Need to Know

Issued by: Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Who can get tested? Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) has been expanded to everyone over the age of five with symptoms. People can ask for a test if they, or a member of their household, have the recent onset of any of the following symptoms:  […]

Shropshire Council’s public health team launches mental health resources

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020), Shropshire Council’s public health team has today launched a series of mental health resources to help support people’s mental health and wellbeing, through and beyond coronavirus. The resources aim to help reduce loneliness and isolation, and provide easy access to mental health support, to […]

Coronavirus / COVID-19: Help with food in Shropshire

The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance have put together a helpful page of information detailing where you can get help with food from local food banks, the neighbourhood groups and AgeUK providing help with shopping, and links to Government help if you are extremely vulnerable and shielding for 12 weeks. There is also a map which […]

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 […]