Telford Crisis Support – “No one need go without the basic essentials to keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed, clean, clothed, warm and healthy.”
Latest figures show that the Foodbank has provided over 100,000 meals to adults and children since opening.
Telephone: 01952 586646
Parkinson’ s UK, Telford and Wrekin Support Group – Our group offers friendship and support locally to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. Contact us to find out more.
Web site: https://localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk/provider/telford-and-wrekin-support-group
Telephone: 0300 123 3673
Telford After Care Team, “TACT”, has the primary purpose of ensuring there is a clear and safe program of recovery options available to people who use substances, but also provides support to other vulnerable members of the community. The scope of its activities includes:
- Providing a variety of support groups to assist in the rehabilitation of recovering substance users;
- Liaising with mutual aid support groups to improve overall service delivery;
- Raising public awareness of health issues;
- Providing safe accommodation to women at risk;
- Providing support services to individuals experiencing problematic mental health;
- The continuing development of a bespoke training program for West Mercia Police to increase police officers’ understanding of mental health issues and improve their ability to deal with volatile situations;
- Managing trading businesses to enable those service users who are ready to re-enter the workplace to gain practical experience of the workplace environment, whilst as a side benefit generating revenue to help support TACT’s activities;
- Providing volunteer vocational training and management education programmes to enhance the skill sets of service users, volunteers and staff.
The Holly Project is a free, independent support service for the survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and their families, run by CSE survivors. It was named YMCA Family Project of the Year at the national Youth Matters awards in 2019.
It is a safe place for those affected by CSE to get support and advice from people who have experienced the trauma and impact of CSE. We also work with other agencies and volunteers to support people through their journey, along with the support of other survivors who have similar life experiences. We know that there is not a “one size fits all” approach, so draw on our own experiences and established networks to find the best fit and pathway for each survivor and their family. We run drop-in sessions 5 days a week and provide direct access to services that can help, including counselling and other therapies. Counselling and therapy sessions are funded through grants and donations.
Website – https://hollyproject.org
Facebook – @hollyprojectymca
Climbing Out runs 5 day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence, self esteem and motivation in people who’ve been through mental or physical trauma.
The programmes combine outdoor activities with mind management and personal development coaching, enabling participants to accept what’s happened in the past and start to find a new way forwards.
All the activities are bespoke to the needs and capabilities of individual participants, so it doesn’t matter how fit you are, or what physical limitations you may have, all the activities are adapted to suit the group, so everyone can take part and get involved.
All places are fully funded. Places are available to anyone aged 18 years and over who has been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma.