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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have put together a list of websites and links to information that we think you might find useful.

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National

Age UK

Age UK products and services

Care Quality Commission

If you care for a loved one and are thinking about care options now or in the future, Care Quality Commission reports and ratings can help you make informed decisions about care.

Local

Computer skills for all

Shropshire Council have put together a list of available help and support for those looking to start using a computer.

Senior Citizens Forum

The Senior Citizens Forum is a small charity supporting older people in Telford & Wrekin and giving older people a voice by providing opportunities for them to have their say and influence decision making.

Shropshire Community Directory

A comprehensive database with up-to-date information on community groups, clubs, societies and organisations.

Shropshire Seniors

Shropshire Seniors have set up forums around the county, providing a voice for older people.

Trading Standards Accredited (TSA)

Trading Standards Accredited (TSA) is operated by Telford & Wrekin Council's Trading Standards Service. TSA seeks to help people find local traders and businesses who agree to do a good job at a fair price and commit to providing good customer service. Members must sign up to a comprehensive Code of Practice.

Health and disability

Dementia Friends

Become a Dementia Friend to understand a bit more about dementia, and the little ways you can help.

FreeDem Films

FreeDem Films aim to increase public and professional awareness around the important issues of memory loss and brain health while at the same time tackle the stigma and fear that can accompany a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life.

Healthwatch Shropshire

Healthwatch Shropshire work to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services, whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin

Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin listen to the local community, hearing about their experiences of health and social care services across Telford and Wrekin, and use this feedback to help improve services for everybody.

Join dementia research

Join dementia research is a place to register your interest in participating in dementia research. Anyone, with or without dementia, can register as a volunteer.

Let's talk about the F-word

Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing. Use these free interactive tools to help an older relative stay safe in later life.

Mental Capacity Act

Information about the Mental Capacity Act from Shropshire Council.

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

NHS advice on how much physical activity adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy.

Shropshire Disability Network

The place for disability information in Shropshire.

Shropshire Support Finder

Directory of adult care and support services available in Shropshire.

Carers

A practical guide to healthy caring (leaflet) (PDF, 4.3MB)

Carers Trust 4all

Providing information and support to carers in Shropshire.

Telford & Wrekin Carers Centre

Offering free support, information and advice to carers in Telford & Wrekin.

LGBT

SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination)

SAND raises community awareness and helps local authorities, care providers and carers to address the fears and discrimination that may be experienced by older and old LGBT people and carers by overcoming prejudice in care, stopping negativity, protecting those who are vulnerable and encouraging openness about specific LGBT needs.

Stonewall

Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies.

Stonewall: Lesbian, gay & bisexual people in later life (leaflet) (PDF, 400KB)

Stonewall: Working with older people (leaflet) (PDF, 483KB)

Trans Unite

The Trans Unite website allows members of the transgender and non-binary communities to find a support group local to them (or even an online-only group).

Further information

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