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Mark and Lizzi Smith sat on mopeds for Community Resource and Wheels to Work Silverstone
11 Jul 2022
A prominent Shrewsbury-based charity is working with an established motorcycle hire firm to provide low-cost travel solutions for people in Shropshire.  Community Resource is working with Wheels to Work Silverstone to offer an enhanced and expanded moped hire scheme in Shropshire from 11 July. The charity has run its own affordable transport scheme since 1995, which has offered short-term moped...
Morris Care Resident Brenda Yates, Social Life Co-Ordinator Mandy Bullock, Resident Mary Farquharson and Madam Mayor Karen Sawbridge at Oldbury Grange Open Day
28 Jun 2022
Four Nursing Homes in Shropshire and Cheshire are welcoming their local communities into their homes as part of Care Home Open Week (Monday 27th June to 3rd July 2022). The popular annual event, which is hosted by Championing Social Care, sees more than 1,000 care homes come together to showcase their offering to local communities, future residents and their families. It also shines a light on...
25 Mar 2022
People keen to become motivational exercise instructors are being sought by a local charity. The callout comes from Community Resource (formerly known as Shropshire Rural Communities Charity), which wants to hear from people fromShrewsbury, Whitchurch and Market Drayton  who could join the ‘Move It or Lose It’ scheme to support older people. Move It or Lose It training shows you how to teach...
Shropshire Council Community Support Training Courses
22 Feb 2022
Community groups within Shropshire are being invited to take part in a wide range of training courses to help them ‘survive and thrive’. The varied topics are open to local charitable groups and organisations and include spotting the risks in vulnerable people, governance and legal structures and mental health awareness. The accredited sessions start with ‘Encouraging Communities for a Safer...
04 Oct 2021
A pioneering radio station covering Shropshire is to launch a new breakfast show as it enters an exciting new era. INTune Radio says the new programme marks the start of an ambitious period of growth for the community broadcaster which will include developing new shows and a 24-hour-a-day schedule, recruiting more volunteers and launching an app for listening on both Apple and Android devices....
02 Aug 2021
Equipment to help people safely hold outdoor summer events, private garden parties or even weddings is just waiting to be used, bosses at an organisation which supports the rural economy in Shropshire said today. Enterprise South West Shropshire in Bishop’s Castle provides a huge range of business development activities and facilities for the rural community, including hiring out everything you...
Hanson opens its Condover quarry for biodiversity competition
02 Aug 2021
Hanson’s Condover sand and gravel quarry, near Shrewsbury, is among the sites participating in the fifth round of the company’s biodiversity competition, the Quarry Life Award.   The international competition is run every three years by Hanson’s parent company HeidelbergCement to raise the understanding of the biodiversity value of quarrying sites during and after extraction and share new best...
12 Jul 2021
A building contractor is looking for charities and community groups in Shrewsbury that need a helping hand with building as part of its pledge to support the areas where it works. Pave Aways wants to identify a community hall, centre or sports club where it can provide general repairs, decorating or plastering free of charge as it builds new school facilities for Shropshire Council at Harlescott...
15 Jun 2021
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which opened a charity shop in the Darwin Shopping Centre last year, could not operate without its trusted family of volunteers. The shop helps raise money to fund local lifesaving air ambulance missions, but could be forced to close on certain days due to low volunteer numbers. The team is therefore asking the Shrewsbury community to find out about the Covid-19...
08 Jun 2021
Recent research conducted by a Shropshire home care provider has explored the experiences of older people during the pandemic and their concerns over life returning to normal.   Shrewsbury-based Radfield Home Care, which operates throughout the UK, surveyed 250 adults aged 60 and above to understand and shine a light on the experiences of older people during the various national lockdowns.  ...
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