Links

 

Please Note: Telford & Wrekin Carers Centre takes no responsibility for information contained on external links from this website.  Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.

General:

Carers Direct (NHS): provides advice, information and support to Carers

Carers Trust: information, advice, discussion and support for carers

Carers UK: a national charity for carers giving advice, campaigning, providing news and publications

My Choice:  the information, advice and advocacy service for adults in Telford

MyLife an information, advice and signposting website that enables you to find social care information in your area.

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Trader Register:  find a trader you can rely on.  The Register covers all aspects of home improvement and repairs, including building, carpentry, external property repairs, decorating, home security and gardening.

Money and Benefits:

Citizens Adviceadvice online, by phone and in person

Entitled To:  helps you quickly work out exactly what you are entitled to

Telford Crisis Support:  covers the whole of Telford & Wrekin and partners with the Telford Crisis Network to provide a Network of Support for people finding themselves in crisis

Telford & Wrekin Financial Assessmentsincluding getting help to fill in the forms

Thrive supporting individuals, families and communities in Telford and Wrekin with the aim of establishing and maintaining independance, maximising choice and control and overall health and emotional well-being

Turn2Usa national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services

Training and Education:

Moving and Handling: assessments and advice for family carers

Living Well with Dementia:  a six-session programme offering a comprehensive overview of dementia; free for family carers living in Telford & Wrekin

Community Education: short courses at TCAT and other venues in the community

WEA:  the Workers’ Educational Association is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland

Wellbeing and Recovery College: a recovery focused education and training college without walls.  Most courses have an adult mental health focus. The courses run predominantly in community venues across South Staffordshire and Shropshire.

 

Advocacy, Complaints and Counselling

Care Quality Commission (CQC):  the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England

My Choice:  The information, advice and advocacy service for adults in Telford.

OSCA: a citizen advocacy group, mostly made up of volunteers, who support and represent people primarily, but not exclusively, with learning disabilities throughout Shropshire.

PALS:  Patient Advice and Liaison Service is a free, informal, confidential help and advice service for patients, carers and their families. PALS can help with queries about GPs, dentists, opticians, pharmacies, as well as services offered by local hospitals and all other NHS community services.

Relate: offering a range of services to help with couple and family relationships

Shropshire Independent Advocacy Scheme (SIAS): an advocacy scheme for adults (aged 18 and over) with mental health issues, their families and carers.

Rights and Legal Advice:

Carers Rights Guide:  produced by Carers UK the guide covers your rights as a carer and where to go for financial or practical help in England

Citizens Advice:  advice online, by phone or in person

Healthwatch:  is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Telford and Wrekin

Lasting Power of Attorney: information on how to make, register or end a lasting power of attorney

 

Time for Yourself:

Me Time at the Place: take time out and enjoy live entertainment and creative arts experiences

The Place: Creative Arts:  Carers Mixed Crafts, Carers Pottery  and  Carers Drawing and Painting

The Place: A Time to Sing: a relaxed group of Carers Singing for Fun

Respite Solutions:  sourcing ‘care-free’ holidays and breaks for family carers and people of all abilities

Wyldwoods: a Community Interest Company, set up to offer ‘creative arts and well-being’ for all. Based at Dean Corner Farmhouse near Broseley.

Other Help and Support:

AgeUK: information, advice, help and support for older people

Alzheimer’s Society:   support for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers. 

Assistive Technology:  technology and devices that can help people to continue to live independently in their own home and help carers support their cared for.

Aquarius: helping people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling; working closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by the behaviour of a loved one.

Cruse:  support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies

Deaf Smart: a  non-profit making organisation providing support to members of the hearing impaired community.

Family Connect: advice and information on: childcare, education, youth services, children’s services, parenting support, tax credits, holiday play scheme, family learning opportunities, recreation facilities, early years provision, support for children with special needs and/or disabilities.

Other Help and Support:

IASS: free and impartial support for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities and their parent/carers

Mind: support and counselling for mental health issues

Red Cross:  find a range of services in the local area, such as support at home after a hospital stay

SPIC:  Shropshire Partners in Care is a not for profit organisation representing over 240 independent Nursing, Residential, Supported Living and Domiciliary Care companies in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin with responsibility for providing a wide range of care services and support for those most in need.

STACS: a group for parents/carers/friends of adults with Asperger syndrome living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, offering assistance, guidance and support

Telford Crisis Support:  covers the whole of Telford & Wrekin and partners with the Telford Crisis Network to provide a Network of Support for people finding themselves in crisis

Young Carers: supporting young carers aged from 5-18  with advice, information and activities