Local Support Services

British Red Cross

Support at home services available in Telford and Wrekin
Tel: 01952 209840
Email: SupportTelford@redcross.org.uk

And Shropshire
Tel: 01743 280070
Email: SupportShrop@redcross.org.uk
Web: redcross.org.uk

stay well at home Telford stay well at home leaflet
The Red Cross helps local people to remain independent in their own homes by:
> Supporting people as they settle back into a routine in their homes following an illness, accident or stay in hospital.
> Loaning medical equipment such as wheelchairs and commodes.
> Helping people to get out of the house, to appointments, to the shops or to see
> Assisting in pain and stress relief by providing gentle hand, neck and shoulder
>  Teaching people how to disguise skin disfigurements from illness or accident.

Home from hospital HFH Shrops Leaflet Aug 09
Going home after a stay in hospital is not always easy. Trained British Red Cross volunteers offer assistance to help you return to your daily routine.
Our volunteers help you regain your independence through a service tailored to your individual needs.
Our support includes:
> taking you to appointments
> helping with shopping and light household tasks
> collecting prescriptions
> helping you to regain your confidence.
This free service is available to any adult hospital patient living in Telford and Wrekin who needs that extra bit of support for up to six weeks after going home.

Swimming after Surgery

Swimming After Surgery (SAS) is a local project in Shropshire to give ladies who have had breast cancer surgery a chance to regain their confidence by either refreshing their swimming skills or letting them learn new ones.  The sessions are for an hour on a Wednesday evening from 6.30 – 7.30 pm at Short Wood Primary School, Limekiln Lane, Wellington TF1 2JA.  Ladies are advised to telephone Fiona Smith on 01952 371941 or Mark Moore on 01952 382720 to book a place or find out further information.

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To find out about local services for advice on benefits:
Telford: PALS 01952 641222 ext 4741
Shrewsbury: BIAS 01743 261083