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Coronavirus Update: How We're Helping

6th Apr, 2020

 

Like all other charities, we have had to make huge adjustments to our way of working. Many of our services rely on face-to-face support, and so have been suspended until further notice. However our staff are working from home, and supporting individuals and groups in different ways as part of a number of organisations working together to do what we do best –  help Shropshire communities.

Please see below for the latest information on our services.

Volunteer coordination

We are using our expertise and experience of volunteer coordination to help with mobilisation of volunteers in areas across Shropshire.

Hearing Loss Support

We are working with the SATH Audiology department to support people who need emergency hearing aid support. This is being done through our volunteers, who are making no-contact deliveries of parts and/or conducting repairs away from people’s homes and adhering to strict social distancing guidelines.

For more information and enquiries on what services our Hearing Loss Support team is providing, please contact shls@shropshire-rcc.org.uk or call 01743 360641.

Oil buying scheme

We are continuing to run our oil buying scheme, and are oil order deadlines are still noon, the first Tuesday of the month. Please note, the delivery times may be affected so we advise you to place an order before your tank gets very low.

We are still accepting new members, so if you are interested in joining our oil buying scheme you can do so here.

For all member and non-member enquiries, please email oil@shropshire-rcc.org.uk in the first instance.

Grants

We are currently accepting grants for our Community Resilience Fund for community groups and voluntary organisations in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin that have been affected by February’s floods. More details can be viewed here.

We are continuing to accept applications for all other grant schemes, which can be viewed here.   

Wheels2Work

We are currently helping a number of our current clients, who are key workers, to continue to work through their Wheel2Work loan.

If you are a key worker in need of transport for your job, we currently have a number of electric bikes available. For more information, please contact wheels2work@shropshire-rcc.org.uk or 01743 237883.

The following Shropshire RCC activities are cancelled until further notice:more

Hearing Loss Support

  • Home visits
  • Drop-in clinics
  • Effective Hearing Programmes 

Sight Loss Support

  • Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOG), including cycling 
Social groups
  • Musketeers and Maidens
  • Care and Share groups – all locations 

Village Halls Quiz

  • Quiz masters will be contacting teams in due course to confirm final standings  

 

Looking for more information?

Call us on
01743 360641
email
enquiries@shropshire-rcc.org.uk

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