Useful Links

Here at Shropshire Rural we don’t work in isolation: there are many other organisations whose work complements what we do and helps us in delivering our ambition. Some of those organisations can also be of real assistance to our tenants and prospective tenants.

HomePoint, for example, is the system, operated by Shropshire Council, through which we allocate our housing. So, if you’d like to apply for a Shropshire Rural home, you’ll need to register with HomePoint and ‘bid’ for homes when they are advertised.

Right Home, Right
is Shropshire Council’s online housing need survey. If you are in need of affordable housing, complete the survey and the information will be used to help inform the number, type and location of new homes that are built in Shropshire.

These examples, and other services, can be accessed using the links below.

Right Home Right Place

Shropshire HomePoint

HomePoint is a Choice Based Lettings agency that has replaced the old council waiting lists. The idea of Choice
Based Lettings is designed to give you more choice in the properties you are interested in and the areas of which
you wish to go.

Benefits Calculator

We help people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.

My Home Energy Calculator

My Home Energy Switch is the site that is designed to help you save money on your energy bill. By following the
simple on screen instructions you can compare prices from all UK energy suppliers and if you find a cheaper deal
switch today!

The Debt Support Trust

The Debt Support Trust helps people who are in serious debt to get free, honest advice on debt solutions.

Citizens Advice Shropshire

Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service
For advice and support in relation to domestic abuse.

West Mercia Women’s Aid

For advice and support in relation to domestic abuse.


Do you need help with food banks, detailed below are some of the main Foodbanks within Shropshire.

Shrewsbury Food Hub, Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE.  Telephone: 07399 039292

Barnabus Church Centre, Shrewsbury, SY3 7DN.  Telephone 07421 745847.  Open Mon, Tues, Fri 9.30 – 12.00, Wed 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Oswestry & Boarders, 56 Beatrice Street, Oswestry, SY11 1QW.  Telephone: 01691 671941.  Open – Mon & Thursday 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Welshpool & District Food Hub, Kingswood Church, Church Road, Welshpool, SY21 7LN.  Telephone: 01932 536379.  Open – Tues & Fri. 1.30 – 3.30

Bridgnorth Food Hub, 7 West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AB.  Telephone: 07960 285520.  Open Monday 10.30 – 12.30