Community links in Shropshire

Community links

Community Enablement Team

Shropshire Council’s Community Enablement Team supports people to take control of their lives and to live in a place where they feel happy and safe, with a sense of pride and ownership.

Community Enablement Officers are located across Shropshire and work very closely with the elected Shropshire councillors and town and parish councils. They help communities to engage with and understand local priorities and make the most of the economic, social and environmental challenges which face them, through local activities and action.

To contact the Community Enablement Team, call 01743 253077, email or visit

The Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA)

The Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) brings together a diverse range of voluntary and community sector groups and organisations to maximise energy, ideas and resources to provide a strong collective voice. The VCSA aims to improve representation of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and build partnerships with public and private sector organisations to meet the needs of local groups and communities.

Joining the VCSA is free. To download a membership form or to access the information pack, including eligibility criteria, please visit the website. To contact the VCSA, call 01743 258521, email or visit

Shropshire Family Information Service (FIS)

Shropshire FIS provides free information and advice on all aspects of family life. From expecting a baby, to having young children or teenagers, the FIS can support parents, carers or any other family member.

Its online directory provides information on local and national organisations offering advice and support on some of the issues or concerns any family may encounter, including a wide range of information for parents of children with disabilities or additional needs.

Local activities within Shropshire are also promoted to encourage children of all abilities to get active and socialise, where they can learn new skills and make new friends.

To find out more, call 01743 254400 or email

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC)

Shropshire RCC is a local charity and membership organisation which helps people who live and work in Shropshire to make life easier and more manageable for themselves and for their community.

It is committed to making Shropshire a great place for everyone to live, no matter what challenges they face, and has a strong track record for delivering a wide range of quality services and local projects, often working in partnership with other organisations.

For more information on the services Shropshire RCC provides, call 01743 360641, email or visit