Support links

Shropshire support links

Money, utilities & housing

Shropshire Council Cost of Living Help.

Citizens Advice Shropshire Free Phone Line: 0344 499 1100. Confidential advice and help to solve problems with debt, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment and immigration.
Citizens Advice Universal Credit helpline: 0800 144 8444.
Fair Share: 01743 240403 An ethical, not for profit community bank.
Just Credit Union: 01743 252325 An ethical, not for profit community bank.
Keep Shropshire Warm Phone: 0800 112 3743. Advice and grants for people struggling with heat and energy bills.
Money Saving Expert: Financial advice website.
NILS: 01584 811512 No interest loan scheme.
Shropshire Council Local Support and Prevention Fund helpline: 0345 678 9078. Provides essential basic living support such as food, gas and electricity.
Shropshire Council Housing Support helpline: 0345 678 9005. Support on all housing matters particularly rentals and homelessness.
Turn2us: 0808 802 2000 Advice on benefits and grants.


Shropshire Larder: Information on low cost and free food in Shropshire.

Mental health

Mind: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
Shropshire Mind: 01743 368847
NHS Crisis Mental Health Team: 0300 124 0315.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123. A 24hr service to talk about any concerns or worries.

Help with Addiction (alcohol or drug)

Shropshire Council: Drug and Alcohol support


Childline: 0800 1111. Listening and wellbeing support for anyone under the age of 25.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000. Helpline if you are worried about a child’s safety.

Family life

A4U: 01743 539201: Information, legal advice
Carers UK: 0808 808 7777 Support and advice for people caring for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
Shropshire Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0300 303 1191
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
West Mercia Women’s Aid: 0800 783 1359
Women’s Aid: Live online chat for women experiencing domestic abuse.

Older people

Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin: 01743 233123. Confidential advice for older people, their families and carers on social care, legal and income issues, befriending, and staying warm and safe.
Silverline: 0800 470 8090. Information, friendship and advice for older people.

Stretton Foodbank opening hours
Every Friday, 2.30pm to 4pm

Foodbank address
St Laurence’s Parish Centre
Church Street, Church Stretton

Visit Stretton Foodbank webpage →

Contact Stretton Parish for support →

Mayfair Community Centre
Easthope Road
Church Stretton

Tel: 01694 722077


Mayfair offers support through its own and other services which visit their premises, for people across all age ranges.