The Shropshire Larder is a community information resource, bringing together the support available in Shropshire for people on low incomes

 
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Find mutual aid groups, council services and specific initiatives to help you during this time

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Find out where to access emergency food in Shropshire.

Support with benefits, grants and employment

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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 

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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 

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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

Financial support if you have to self-isolate due to Covid

 

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.

Help to work out what benefits you are entitled to

Try Shropshire Council's free, anonymous benefits calculator. 

You can find the calculator here. 

Advice
 
Citizens Advice Shropshire can advise on a wide range of issues:
  • Claims for welfare benefits

  • Debt and employment advice

  • Disability benefits

  • 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

 

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