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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In accordance with the latest government announcement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should be aware of the instruction to stay at home, and to only leave the house for food, health reasons or essential work. You should also stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people.

In light of this, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory will be unable to meet until further notice, and there may be a reduced service for other local and national organisations.

For further information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed.

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Safe Places (Ironbridge)


Safe Places is a community led initiative supported by Shropshire Disability Network, Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, Taking Part, OSCA Citizen Advocacy and West Mercia Police

It provides a network of ‘havens’ for people who may require additional support and assistance when they are out and about in the community.

The aim of ‘Safe Places’ is to provide vulnerable individuals with a number of places that they know they can go to and immediately receive support and understanding about their issues. This includes people with learning disabilities or those who live with anxiety attacks or dementia.

Each location that signs up to the initiative will display a sticker that identifies it as a ‘Safe Place’.

This scheme gives people more confidence to travel independently around Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. It will also allow carers to feel reassured that there is always likely to be help nearby for their loved ones.

For more information, please follow the link to visit the Shropshire Disability Network website or contact Katrina Gilman, Diversity Advisor at West Mercia Police.

Contact Details

Katrina Gilman (Diversity Advisor)
01952 214637

Additional Information


As of October 2018 the following locations in Ironbridge had signed up to the initiative:

  • Bears on the Square
  • Blists Hill Victorian Town
  • Blists Hill Volunteer Centre
  • Chrisalis (newsagents)
  • Coalport China Museum
  • Dale End Cafe
  • Eighty Six’d
  • Enginuity
  • Ironbridge Book Shop
  • Ironbridge Fish and Chip Shop
  • Ironbridge Gift Emporium
  • Ironbridge Pharmacy
  • Ironbridge Tackle and Bait (including Abe’s Candy Emporium)
  • Jackfield Tile Museum
  • Merrythought Teddy Bear Shop
  • Museum Gift Shop, Ironbridge
  • Museum of Iron
  • Museum of the Gorge
  • The Cooperative Food Store

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