Fire Service Safe & Well checks
To book your free home fire safety visit, please call 01743 260 260 or for further advice and assistance contact the Fire Prevention Team. https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/free-home-fire-safety-visit
Warm homes & repairs
Mears, Shropshire Home Services is a locally based home improvement agency, working in partnership with Shropshire Council.
The ‘Safe at Home’ scheme offers a free survey of privately-owned properties to check out any hidden dangers and keep occupants safe from trips or falls, safe from burglary, from fire, keep warm and comfortable and help to maintain homes.
Shropshire Home Services can also help with repairs, improvements or adaptations, particularly for those who are older and/or disabled, enabling them to ‘stay put’ in the community in comfort and safety. It offers confidential advice, support and assistance.
The service is NOT available to housing association or council tenants.
Mears, Shropshire Home Services provides a small repairs service that can help carry out small routine jobs that individuals may be unable to do themselves. There is a charge of £15 per hour plus VAT for labour. Individuals will also have to pay the cost of materials (inclusive of VAT) required to carry out the work.
01743 344632 Mears Homes Services
01743 458347 Handyperson Service
Website Mears Shropshire Homes Services
Care Call / Lifeline
Personal Alarms give family and friends peace of mind and independence to the user.
When the button on the pendant is pressed, it connects 24 hours a day to dedicated call centre. So if there is an accident or a fall, the person can get help quickly.
The alarm works in the home or in the garden so the user can move around freely safe in the knowledge that help is at hand. The light weight alarm pendant can be worn either around the neck or as a wrist band.
There are a range of suppliers including:
Personal data – LIONS message in a bottle
Message in a Bottle is a potentially life-saving scheme. It is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common place where they can easily be found in an emergency. It is a national scheme but depends on local funding and involvement of local clubs.
This scheme appears to run at:
Bridgnorth firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 833 8552
Newport email@example.com (Secretary)
Home & Personal security
Composition of Telford Safer Neighbourhood teams are as follows:
- Bishops Castle and Craven Arms Rural
- Broseley and Much Wenlock
- Castlefields and Bagley
- Church Stretton and Craven Arms
- Cleobury and Highley
- Ellesmere Town and Rural
- Harlescott and Sundorne
- Market Drayton
- Meole Copthorne and Sutton
- Oswestry Central
- Oswestry Rural North
- Oswestry Rural South
- Shifnal and Albrighton
- Shrewsbury Central
- Shrewsbury Rural North and District
- Shrewsbury Rural South and West
Non-emergency number: 101
Non-emergency email: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Mercia Victim Support
Those affected by crime should call the local victim care team in West Mercia on 01905 726 885
Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
Safeguarding / Elderly Abuse
How to report adult abuse
If you are worried about a vulnerable person being abused or neglected by other people, please say something.
You can report online here
Alternatively you can contact by post or in person:
Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
- Shropshire First Point of Contact: 0345 678 9021 (during office hours)
- Emergency Social Work Duty Team: 0345 678 9040 (out of office hours)
- Your local police (non emergency) 101
- Police (in an emergency) 999
Further information: Adult protection in Shropshire
The Silver Line is the only free, 24 hour, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people. The helpline number is open every day of the year:
From a landline on: 0800 4 70 80 90
From a mobile: 0300 4 70 80 90