SUSTAIN Support Services

Part of the SUSTAIN Consortium

SUSTAIN support services are funded by Shropshire Council and are available for our tenants in Shropshire only.

Connexus is a lead partner of the SUSTAIN Consortium. SUSTAIN provide housing support services for all over Shropshire as part of a programme funded by Shropshire Council.

Housing Support Services work to help vulnerable people develop the skills and experience to be able to maintain their own accommodation and live independently in the community.

Shropshire support services are given through individual and group support aimed to help people to develop their own networks and friendships.

Group activities and training are also hosted in local areas covering a wide range of topics with the aim of increasing personal skills.

What Housing Support can help you with:

  • Budgeting - reducing household bills and making ends meet
  • Benefits - applications and appeals
  • Finding a new home, a lodger, house swap or house share 
  • Avoiding eviction 
  • Contacting services, groups and agencies 
  • Coping in your own home - managing your post, bills and appointments
  • Aids and adaptations - changing your property to suit your needs
  • Becoming involved in the community - activities, events and groups
  • Staying safe - coping with domestic violence, household security
  • Finding social care or help at home 
  • Self-harm - substance or alcohol abuse 
  • If you're concerned about someone else
     

Who is eligible?

Those in need of housing support irrespective of where they live, or whether they own their own home or not.
 

How do I get this service?

You will be able to access services through local hubs by attending a drop-in session (details below), an event or activity or by making a direct referral (please see below).

Further support can then be arranged.

To make a direct referral for support please contact us here for a referral form.

Drop-in sessions

Details of drop-in sessions are shown below. In some areas you will have to book onto a session by calling the telephone number listed. 

North Shropshire 

All North Shropshire drop-in sessions are located in and around the town of Market Drayton.

Where
The Zone, Linden Way, Market Drayton,TF9 1JT
When 
Wednesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm
Type of session 
Drop-in


Where
Festival Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton,TF9 3AX
When 
Fortnightly on a Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm
Type of session 
Ring for appointment 01743 341 900


Where
Foodbank, Church Street, Market Drayton,TF9 1AF
When 
Tuesdays 9.00am – 11.00am
Type of session 
Drop-in


South Shropshire 

Where
Bishops Castle - Community Centre, Grange Road, SY9 5AW
When 
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm
Type of session 
Drop-in


Where
Millmead, Craven Arms, SY7 9PR 
When 
Fortnightly on a Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Type of session 
Ring for appointment 03332 313 233


Where
Ludlow Library 7 – 9 Parkway Ln, Ludlow SY8 2PG
When 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Tues 2pm – 4.30pm
Wed 10am – 1pm)
Type of session 
Drop-in


Where
Church Stretton Wellbeing Centre
Easthope Road, Church Stretton, SY6 6BL
When 
Mondays 10am – 3pm
Type of session 
Drop-in


Where
Bridgnorth Food Bank, No 7, West Castle Street
WV16 4AB (next to Baptist Church)
When 
Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm
Type of session 
Drop-in

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