Specialist care in Shropshire
Learning and physical disabilities
For more information on organisations in Shropshire, please visit www.shropshirechoices.org.uk/resourcedirectory
Community Mental Health Teams
North East Shropshire
Tel: 01630 655066
North West Shropshire
Tel: 01691 679500
Tel: 0300 1240358 (option 1)
South East Shropshire
Tel: 01746 768787
Tel: 01584 878167
Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Shropshire Independent Advocacy Service (SIAS)
SIAS supports adults aged 18 and over who are experiencing mental health issues in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. SIAS is able to support people on medical appointments and general meetings. It is also able to attend Community Mental Health meetings, psychiatrist appointments and other services, to help provide independent information to enable people to make a choice for themselves. For more information, call 01743 361702, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.siasonline.org
There may come a time when you, your family or carer need urgent support or assistance. If this happens, to access services you should contact the Shropshire Memory Service or the First Point of Contact team on 0345 678 9044.
Support in the community
There is a range of services available within communities across Shropshire to promote community engagement for those living with dementia.
The local Alzheimer’s Society offers support workers, dementia cafes, peer support groups, Singing for the Brain sessions and carers’ support groups. People with dementia and their carers can also access these to get practical information and support. These resources also offer activities and signposting to other Shropshire services. For more information, contact the Shrewsbury Alzheimer’s Society office on 01743 341800.
Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin runs Diamond Drop-In Centres (in Bicton Heath and Monkmoor in Shrewsbury and one in Oswestry) to support local people living with dementia. The Drop-In Centres provide a welcoming and friendly environment offering emotional support, information and a chance to take part in activities. They also provide benefit advice, advocacy, help at home and befriending services. For further information, contact Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin on 01743 233123.
The National Dementia Friends Initiative, led by Alzheimer’s Society, aims to increase people’s understanding of dementia and help people learn ways to create a dementia-friendly community through social action. Anyone can become a Dementia Friend by attending an information session or accessing the material online. For more information, visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance has been formed to improve the lives of people affected by dementia through social action and promoting dementia-friendly communities. Businesses wishing to become members of this social movement can find more information by visiting www.dementiaaction.org.uk
Shropshire Memory Services
Opening times: Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm
South Shropshire Memory Service and Home Treatment Team
Northgate Health Centre
Tel: 01746 768801
25 Corve Street
Tel: 01584 878167
North and Central Shropshire Memory Service and Home Treatment Team
Severn Fields Health Village
Tel: 0300 124 0358 Option 2
Tel: 01691 677300
129 Cheshire Street,
Tel: 01630 695280
If you have concerns about the standards or application of regulations in a care home, you should contact:
The Care Quality Commission
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PA