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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin campaigns on local issues affecting the quality of later life.

Protestors campaigning against day centre closures in Shropshire

Through our involvement with Age UK we also play a part in national debate.

Forum 50+

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin set up and supports Forum 50+, a small charity supporting people over 50 in the Telford & Wrekin area, helping them to maintain wellbeing and independence through increased access to information, support, activities and opportunities to build new connections and engage in social activity within their communities.

For more information call 07932 828 333.

Visit the Forum 50+ website

Shropshire Seniors

In 2000 Age Concern Shropshire Telford & Wrekin set up the first Shropshire Senior Citizens Forum in Shrewsbury. Now called Shropshire Seniors, that has developed and grown, with forums across Shropshire now fully independent of us, linked together as an association.

For more information you can call them on 01743 891 833 or email them at

Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme allows those people with a permanent and substantial disability who have very considerable difficulty in walking, to park in specially allocated parking spaces close to shops.

However, Shropshire Council interprets the eligibility criteria very strictly. Telford & Wrekin Council interprets the eligibility criteria with more leniency. Some older people in Shropshire who have difficulty walking have had their application to Shropshire Council for a Blue Badge turned down.

Our advocacy team is discussing the issue with the Council and Members of Parliament in the county and we would like to hear from anyone who has experienced difficulty, whether with Shropshire Council or Telford & Wrekin Council.

Contact Rob, Sharon or Geraldine, advocacy officers at the Shrewsbury office, on 01743 357 748.

Find out more about the Blue Badge Scheme in Shropshire

National campaigns

Find out more about national issues affecting older people and opportunities for you to have your say.

Age UK national campaigns