Come and meet us at Shows

Shropshire Rural Support attends a number of country shows and events over the summer months. If you would like to call in a hear more about our services, here are the venues and dates:

Burwarton Show – Thursday August 4th. We will be in the NFU tent.

Oswestry Show – Saturday August 6th. For location see show catalogue.

Minsterley Show – Saturday August 20th. We will be in the NFU tent.

Cruckton Ploughing Match. Saturday September 24th.

We find this an ideal informal way for people to sound us out. This might be when thinking about how to help a family member or a friend.

Loneliness kills

Loneliness due to isolation & lack of social interaction is as serious as smoking to our health.

Research suggests that a sense of isolation can have an immediate, measurable effect on physical health, causing higher blood pressure and stress levels, depressing the immune system, disrupting sleep, encouraging overeating and alcohol consumption, and leading to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.

In rural areas isolation is all too common & this is why Shropshire Rural Support is campaigning to help reach sufferers in our county.

What can we do about it?

  • We have written to all the rural parish councils in our county asking them to consider what is on in their parish & how is it advertised.
  • We need to effectively reach people experiencing loneliness & isolation through clubs, societies & social groups

Loneliness can be an easy thing to fix – it is just a matter of connecting people.