Shropshire Council

Updated March 2017

Click on the links below for more information about each of the services.

Shropshire Council’s Sensory Impairment Service:  Information about the services for sensory impairment can be obtained by telephoning 01743 250529 or e-mailing cs.sensoryimpairment@shropshire.gov.uk

Vision Technology and Training Shropshire.  This service is provided at Helena Lane Centre, 20 Hamlet Road, Ludlow, SY8 2NP and offers specialised training in the use of Information Technology and computers for blind and visually impaired users. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 01743 257746, or emailing pauline.rose@shropshire.gov.uk

Sensory Inclusion Service (SIS).   This is a joint service covering Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.  Information about Education Support Services for children and young people with sensory impairment, and their families and schools, can be obtained by telephoning 01952 385269.

Shropshire Council administers a Concessionary Travel Scheme enabling people with an eligible disability, or who are state pensionable age or over, to apply for free or reduced travel.

The Blue Badge parking scheme provides an arrangement of parking concessions for people with various disabilities, who travel either as passengers or drivers.  If you are registered blind (severely sight impaired) you are automatically entitled to a Blue Badge. Contact Customer Services on 0345 678 9014 to request an application pack or apply online.

Home Library Service.  The Home Library Service is a free service available to anyone who finds it difficult through age, disability or caring commitments to use their local library.  The service includes large print books and audio books.

Shropshire Council’s website contains a host of information about many aspects of services provided in the county including local clubs and societies.