Bereavement Friendship Group (in partnership with Co-op Funeralcare)Bereavement Friendship Group (in partnership with Co-op Funeralcare)

An informal, friendly, confidential group to share thoughts and feelings, stories and tears.  Held fortnightly for 5 sessions.

Starts Tuesday 24th September 2019 at Omega care for life, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX.

Contact Claire Purcell at or call 01743 245088 for more details.

Download a flyer here.


Charity Bag Pack at Co-operative Food, Wem

Charity Bag Pack at Co-operative Food, Wem

We're hosting a Charity Bag Pack at Co-operative Food in Wem on Tuesday 24th September, 10am-2pm. We need helpers to pack bags and chat to shoppers. For some lonely people, the only conversation they'll have that day is at the shops.

If you're interested, please email Claire at or call 01743 245088.

Venue location: Morris Central Shopping Park, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5NY.


Omega Quiz Night: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Omega Quiz Night: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Test your wits at what is becoming the "hardest, fastest quiz in the town", according to Original Shrewsbury.

Doors open at 6:00pm for a prompt 7:00pm start.

Teams of 2-6 people. £5 per player (all proceeds go directly to Omega care for life)

Delicious vegetarian food will be available from the talented GreenHouse Café chefs from 6pm, with desserts served at half time. £5 per meal.

You can bring your own drinks on the night but there will be teas, coffees and soft drinks available to purchase.

Venue: GreenHouse Café, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ.

Tickets are available via EventBrite here (includes a booking fee).  Otherwise, please email Claire Purcell at for tickets.  

 Download flyer 


Free Christmas Meal at St. Giles - Open to All!Free Christmas Meal at St. Giles - Open to All!

A free Christmas meal for people of any age who are alone at Christmas.  
27th December at St. Giles Community Hall in Springfield from 2-4pm.
Contact Jodie Braddock-Bould on 07742741727 or  01743 354815 to book or for more details. Transport can be provided.
Download a flyer here.


More regular activities:

Hablemos espanol! Lively Spanish conversation every TuesdayHablemos espanol! Lively Spanish conversation every Tuesday.

Classes held 10-11am at Omega care for life, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX. Cost £4 per person per session.

Contact Omega for bookings and information.  A session for beginners also takes place; if you are interested in learning, please get in touch.  Email or call 01743 245088.


Avanti Insieme! Lively Italian conversation.


Goings on in Shropshire that may be of interest to our beneficiaries...

Every Monday - Scooter Friends
From 10:00am, Re:cre@tion Cafe, Riverside Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PH.  For more information download flyer.

First Monday of the Month - LGBT Shrewsbury Chill Out Mondays Social event for the LGBT community; Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH, 8:15pm-10:00pm. Chill Out Mondays Facebook page

Second Monday of the Month - Shrewsbury Hard of Hearing Group
2:00pm - 4:00pm at the United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ ( Free car parking. For full details, email Chairperson Catherine Parry: A text-to-screen and a loop system are in operation. New members welcome.

Second Monday of the Month - Stretton & Shropshire Cancer Care
2:30pm, Mayfair Community Centre, Easthope Rd, Church Stretton, SY6 6BL. Sometimes our meetings are social, like a bring and share meal, sometimes we have an outside speaker talking on subjects which can help people with cancer. For further information, please call Lesley on 01694 723427, or Roger on 01694 722123. Stretton & Shropshire Cancer Care is affiliated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

First Wednesday of the Month - Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafe
10:30am - 12:30pm, St Peters Parish Centre, Henley Road Ludlow SY8 1QZ. For people with dementia and their carers; talk openly about living with dementia with a relaxed and informal environment, plus hear from a variety of guest speakers. For more information, call Tina Harvey on 01952 250392.

Every Thursday - GO-To FIX I.T.
10:00am - 1:00pm, The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE. GO-To Fix I.T. began in August 2015 with the support and development of Omega. This community initiative is only possible thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of the professionals who volunteer their time and the charitable organisations that provide the umbrella support. IT Free group members and Omega clients welcome. For further details view poster or download leaflet or you can view website.

Every Thursday - Shropshire Autism Hub
12 noon - 4:00pm. Shropshire Autism Hub, A4U, Louise House, Shrewsbury, SY3 9JN.  Are you a carer for an adult who has Autism or Asperger’s whether diagnosed or not Shrewsbury Autism Hub offers drop in sessions every Thursday

First Saturday of the Month - Pop Up Chat Together
11:00am, Palmer's of Shrewsbury, Baptist Church, Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG. Pop Up Chat Together is social, informal mental health support. They meet once a month, at the lovely, welcoming Palmers of Shrewsbury. There's no membership, no agenda, no sign-up fee, no guest speakers, no booking your place ... it's not a 'group' in that sense. It's just a time for people living with mental health issues - whether it's your own, or someone else's - to hang out, have a brew and chat. About anything - further details.

Dates vary - Shrewsbury Film Society at the Hive*
Put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing evening at the Hive's cinema; working in partnership with Shrewsbury Film Society, Rainbow Film and independent producers to provide you with a wide range of some of the best current and classic films from around the world. Visit website.