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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should take heed of the current information available from GOV.UK:

Therefore, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory may still be unable to meet, and there may also be a reduced service available from other local and national organisations.

For more information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed. Stay alert and stay safe.



ACTIVAGE is an EU-funded scheme being trialled in Shropshire in a partnership between Shropshire Council and Samsung.  It aims to see how everyday technology such as smart watches, smart phones and sensors can be used or adapted to support the health and social care needs of vulnerable people.

People over the age of 55 who live in Shropshire and have a broadband connection are invited to apply.  Those who care for people who fit this criteria can also apply on behalf of the person they care for.

Volunteers will receive a technology package worth over £600 that can help support people to stay independent, safe and active for longer, especially if their carers or family aren’t close by.  This includes a free Samsung watch and smartphone which will be posted to them.  Also included in the tech package are home sensors.

Through technology, the programme helps people to monitor their activity levels and to keep connected with others, and for those with health conditions it will help them to monitor their health using apps.

There is no cost to take part in this initiative and volunteers will be able to keep all the equipment when the scheme is completed.

For more information or to express your interest, whether for yourself or on behalf of someone else, please follow the link to visit the ACTIVAGE website or use the contact details provided.

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