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Coronavirus Update: How We're Helping

Published: 27th Jul, 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 urgent and 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.

Wise and Well Club

The Wise and Well Club, our online programme to support older people to develop their mental and physical health, was launched in August 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis and our inability to host face-to-face community events. Find out more here.

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 Covid-19 and 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.   


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

Hearing Loss Support

  • 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
  • We are following current guidelines and continously assessing how and when to continue with the Shropshire RCC services that are currently suspended. For more information, please contact us on 01743 360641 / enquiries@shropshire-rcc.org.uk

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    Looking for more information?

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