The Telford Crisis Network was established in November 2012 and includes local service providers from public, private and third sector organisations who have agreed to work cooperatively to provide a more efficient, effective and coordinated Network of Support Services for people in crisis in Telford & Wrekin.

 

We share a vision that

“No one in the borough of Telford and Wrekin should need to go without the basic essentials to keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed, clean, clothed, warm and healthy.”

 

We welcome Partners who would like to refer people for whom they care to receive support from other agencies across the Network and to access the provision made available by the community through Telford Crisis Support including food, clothing, bedding, crockery, cutlery and furniture for individuals who are in dire crisis and unable to provide for themselves or their family.

We encourage and support partnerships with private enterprises that can provide access to their knowledge and resources or who have an exciting or innovative idea to share. If you think your business could help in any way; please get in touch.

We welcome support from individuals who are able to donate a little money, provide a bit of food or volunteer some of their time to help and support their neighbours. The support we receive from the community is absolutely amazing and makes this whole project possible.

We believe that helping our neighbours in crisis benefits not only them and their families; but the community of Telford & Wrekin as a whole.

Within Telford Crisis Network there is a wealth of experience and understanding of the complex needs of individuals and families in acute financial crisis. Network agencies already provide a range of established and respected services including emergency food, emergency shelter, temporary accommodation and advice and support to resolve financial crises.

All of the Network agencies report a steadily increasing need over recent years and we share a concern that the current economic situation and impending changes in Welfare Benefits will cause further increases in the number of individuals and families in acute financial crisis.

Network Members believe that forward planning, preparation and collaboration are essential if we are to meet this growing need. We recognise that there are gaps in current service provision and that no single agency will be able to provide the breadth and range of support that will be required to resolve immediate crises and initiate longer-term solutions that will prevent a recurrence.

The Network Members believe that by working collaboratively we can deliver a more accessible, comprehensive, holistic, efficient and effective crisis response.

Examples of current Network members include Telford & The Wrekin CAB, Maninplace, the KIP project, YMCA, British Red Cross, Stay, Telford & Wrekin Council,  Wrekin Housing Trust, Lyreco, TCAT, Dawley Christian Centre, Telford Christian Council, Madeley Parish Council, Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council, King Street Cafe in Wellington,  Bournville Village Trust, Sanctuary Housing and Bromford Housing.


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