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1st April 2022

Increases in the cost of food, fuel and utilities is affecting many households in Shropshire and we know that it is a worrying time for everyone.

To help, we have brought together a number of useful links, tips and pointers on where and how people can find help across the county (

This will help people see the range of services we and our partner organisations have on offer. This includes a benefits calculator so that people can check whether they’re getting the benefits they’re entitled to, 

advice about energy bills and reducing energy costs from the Marches Energy Agency, as well as information about how to manage debt from Citizens Advice.


We also recently announced that every household in council tax bands A to D will receive £150 rebate towards rising energy costs, to be paid from April 2022.

To find out more about this, please have a look on our website (Energy bills rebate) and newsroom (Direct debit energy rebate). 


We hope that you find our webpage helpful, and we will of course continue to add to this as more help becomes available.


If you can, please share this information so that we can help as many people as possible.


Gwilym Butler

Cabinet member for member for finance and corporate resources

1st April 2022

I am writing to ask for your help to let people living in your local community know about the services we offer.

The Anne Robson Trust is a charity that passionately believes that “no one deserves to die alone.” Liz Pryor, our founder, and Chief Executive was awarded the Member of the British Empire Medal (MBE) in the Queens 2022 New Year’s Honour’s list, for services to end-of-life care.

We work alongside NHS hospitals to train volunteers, who sit with patients in the last days and hours of their life to provide company and companionship, so they know they are not alone. The volunteers also help support the patient’s family and friends. During COVID restrictions these volunteers were unable to visit hospitals, so we set up the Anne Robson Trust Helpline, a free national telephone service to offer comfort and support where needed. 

As restrictions have lifted the volunteers have returned to hospitals, however we continue to offer the helpline, which has proven to be a invaluable resource for people regardless of where they are.

The helpline is available for anyone who is struggling to cope with facing their own death or the death of someone they care about. Whether they are family members, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, or even a member of the care staff who may just need someone to talk to; we understand the pressures of caring for people who are nearing the end of life.

I have taken the liberty of attaching a short article which I hope you can send to the editor of your local parish newsletter or magazine for inclusion in the next publication. Alternatively, I would be grateful if you could provide the contact details of the editor, so that we can discuss how we may work together to raise the awareness of our charity within your local community. If you have any suggestions about other useful contacts in your area, I would be delighted to hear from you.

I hope that this information about the Anne Robson Trust is of interest to you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Suzanne Brown

01438 873257

1st April 2022

Saturday 11 June 2.30pm


Diddlebury Village Hall and School Field

Best Six Legs

Loveliest Lady

Most Handsome Fella

Sausage Race

Best Young Handler

Best Trick

Dog Judge would most like to take home

Golden Oldie 9+ years

Waggiest Tail

(All classes £1)