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'Not a stranger, but a supporter' - volunteer Sylvia more

One of Shropshire RCC’s projects involves recruiting volunteers to act as a personal advocate on behalf of people in care homes or hospitals who lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act and who are being “deprived of their liberty”....

Active buddies - Daisy and Liz! more

Daisy was an active, outgoing person all her life until she suffered poor health about 5 years ago, since when she has struggled with her fitness and confidence.  She requested an Active Buddy...

Clun Good Neighbours Scheme – a helping hand in their community more

August 2017 Clun Good Neighbours Scheme ("Clun GNS") was set up 25 years ago and is run by a volunteer management committee. 37 volunteers provide different types of social support for local people who need that...

Good Neighbours Schemes: helping people in their own communities more

August 2017 Shropshire RCC supports the development of Good Neighbours Schemes in Shropshire.  North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours (NSFN) in Castlefields is one such scheme. NSFN was able to help Mr K - a local man - resolve...

Job Security for Shropshire Wheels2Work client more

June 2017 The impact on the life of one of the service users of our Shropshire Wheels2Work scheme was abundantly clear when we met with him for a catch-up last week. Edward Thornton, age 32 from Whitchurch, has had a 125cc...

Wheels2Work – Helping Three Parishes Residents Stay in Work more

A Three Parishes resident has been able to stay in work, thanks to a transport loan through Shropshire Rural Communities Charity's Wheels2Work scheme. Kyle, from Gobowen, had lift shared from Gobowen to work in Welshpool but when his...

New Scrabble Partner for Mary more

If you were looking for a new scrabble opponent, you probably wouldn’t expect to find them at a Shropshire RCC Senior Safety Day, where the Wise & Well Team organise access to top-quality information about how to keep safe and independent at home. But with a little help that is exactly what happened to Mary.