The Shropshire Larder is a community information resource, bringing together the support available in Shropshire for people on low incomes
Find mutual aid groups, council services and specific initiatives to help you during this time
Find out where to access emergency food in Shropshire.
Support with benefits, grants and employment
Low cost or free food provided by the community for the community
Find out more about the Healthy Start scheme, Free Schools Meals and more
Debt advice and resources to help you manage your money
A range of housing advice and support services
Help with council tax, energy bills, water bills and TV licensing
Advice and advocacy for people living with disabilities
Mental health, addiction and bereavement support
Support on a range of issues impacting older people's lives
Tips to get the most out of your food budget
Find help quickly
Have you seen the new 'Worrying About Money?' leaflet for Shropshire?
The leaflets are straightforward resources for people facing financial crisis, and anyone supporting them, to quickly see available advice and cash first support options and which agencies are best placed to help.
You can access the leaflet here.
Emergency financial support
Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Council may be able to help with food, bills and other essentials
Shropshire: Call 0345 678 9078 or apply online
Telford & Wrekin: Call 01952 380400 or apply online
The welfare support teams are ready to help and will support you through the application process
Test and Trace Support Payment
If someone is told by NHS Test and Trace Service to stay at home and self-isolate, they may be able to get a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.
For the qualifying conditions and to apply see here.
Citizens Advice Shropshire can advise on a wide range of issues:
Claims for welfare benefits
Debt and employment advice
Appeals on Universal Credit
Employment Support Allowance
Help with employment contracts around furlough, redundancy and discrimination around disability and pregnancy.
Consumer issues such as holiday cancellations
Call the advice line on 0808 278 7894
Line open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday