New partnership to deliver wellbeing support in Shropshire
4th Apr, 2019
Shropshire RCC is delighted to announce that we are joining forces with a number of local organisations to deliver services which support people’s wellbeing and independence.
The partnership, funded by Shropshire Council, is being led by Age UK Telford & Wrekin and also includes The Mayfair Centre, North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours, Oswestry Qube and Royal Voluntary Service.
Shropshire RCC runs a variety of projects which help people to continue living independently. Our Good Neighbours schemes connect local people with volunteers who can give them a helping hand with day-to-day tasks, or just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat to keep them from feeling lonely.
We organise inclusive initiatives in the community which promote staying active and exercising, including Boccia – a Paralympic sport which involves players trying to score points by propelling balls to land close to a target ball.
We also travel round the county throughout the year hosting events which provide information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing matters.
Other services delivered by the partnership include practical help at home, a telephone buddy system and volunteer befriending.
Julia Baron, Chief Executive of Shropshire RCC, said: “We are excited to be part of this consortium and are looking forward to exploring what opportunities working in partnership will offer to the people we support.”
Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin said: “As voluntary and community sector organisations, we have always worked closely together, but this partnership provides the opportunity for us to take this to the next level, working together to provide, develop and improve services which will help people across Shropshire improve their wellbeing.”
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