Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT Send us an online question or request

Telephone: 01584 872 939

We are closed. Call 111 for urgent advice out of hours.

Support Groups based in Ludlow or nearby areas


Ludlow Portcullis Surgery Compassionate Communities – ‘CoCo’ VOLUNTEERS WANTED!


Can you help? Would you like to get involved?

Do you have a couple of hours once a week or fortnight to support someone in their own home to stay healthy and socially connected?

Would you be interested in:

  • Visiting and befriending; (Online, phone calls or socially distanced)
  • Helping with errands;
  • Helping someone with social activities.

Then CoCo befriending may be for you.

Initial training is provided

Ongoing support is provided throughout your time as a volunteer by our practice.

For further information on CoCo volunteering, please contact Judith Sharod at Portcullis practice by calling the practice or emailing Judith: judith.sharod@nhs.net

We would love to hear from you.

Good Grief Cafe 

The Good Grief Cafe, a bereavement support group open to all.

Now meeting at Bill’s Kitchen, Ludlow

Anyone interested in attending should contact janna.vigar@mfgsolicitors.com or telephone Janna or Kim Price on 01584 873156.

Ludlow Diabetes Support Group

An independent support group group for people with or affected by Diabetes.
Facebook group ‘Ludlow Diabetes Support’.
Or contact Nicola North – nicjnorth@aol.com
Working Together at the Rock Spring Community Centre
Memory Cafe
2nd Tuesday of the month
Ludlow Library
Ludlow Library 01743 250510
Parkinson’s support group
Do you have Parkinson’s or are you a carer of a Parkinson’s patient?
The meetings are held monthly at either Clifton Court, Old Street, Ludlow, SY8 1TZ. or The Clive Arms, by Ludlow Food Centre
Ian Maxwell-Muller,
email address: i.maxwellmuller@btinternet.com
Cancer Support Group
LCSG meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the Parish Room of St. Peter’s Church, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ.
Everyone is welcome and more information is available on their website,

Hands Together Ludlow

Since taking on the old dance studio and chapel in Lower Galeford, Hands Together Ludlow have been working hard to turn the building into a new hub for volunteering and community support activities.

The Ludlow Men’s Shed has a new, permanent home in the building and the Community Fridge is also up and running.

Some things they do:

Recruit, train, and match volunteers with those in need:

  • Befriending Dog walking
  • Walking Buddies
  • Cooking and Food activities
  • Digital inclusion
  • Youth mentoring
  • Job club / CV writing

Network with and support other charities and organisations including:

  • Work with the Food Bank
  • Reducing food waste
  • Support SYF activities
  • Social Prescribing
  • Food Network

Deliver projects

  • Men’s Shed Healthy Eating courses and support
  • Good Start Together parental support
  • Lunch Club and Afternoon Tea
  • Christmas Day lunch
  • Community Fridge
  • Good Grief Café
  • Community Transport
  • Community Helpline… and much more!
Opening Times: From Tuesday 7th May the Social Space will be open from 11am – 2pm
Refreshments:  As well as serving tea/coffee, light lunches will also be served every day from 12-1.30pm for a minimum donation of £2
Activities: A range of activities will be launched during the opening times to bring people into the Social Space.  Initially we are introducing:
‘Friendship Fridays’   This is being launched next Friday (10th May) and will take place from 11am to 2pm. The purpose is for it to be a welcoming space for those who would like some company and to get to know people.  It is open to all.  There will be volunteers there for people to chat to, various activities (dominos, cards etc) and a sandwich/cake lunch from 12 o’clock for a minimum donation of £2
‘Tech Talk’ This will take place on a Monday afternoon between 2 and 4pm with the first session being on Monday 13th May.  This will provide help with mobile phones, devices and laptops.  It will help with things like…. “I need to download an app on my phone”, “how do I send an email?”, or “what is virus protection and how do I get it?”   This is a bookable session.
‘Help Hub’ Two sessions are being offered every week:
  1. Wednesday Morning between 10am and midday . This session will provide help with on-line forms e.g. Utilities, DVLA, Council Tax, Repeat Prescriptions etc .
  1. Thursday Morning between 10am and midday.  This session will provide help with Carer’s Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Blue Badge, Bus Pass, Universal Credit and Pension Credit.

Hands Together can only achieve all this with the help and support of the local community. During the Covid 19 lockdowns the help and support they received was magnificent. Since the restrictions lifted and many of their volunteers returned to their jobs, they have been working hard to develop their volunteering opportunities and the team. They have regular and occasional volunteer roles from a day a week to a couple of hours a month and would love to hear from you. You can fill out a (non-binding!) volunteer form here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VolApp2022 and their Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

Their website is full of information and What’s On news but in the meantime, if you want to sign up for their newsletter please email admin@handstogetherludlow.org.uk; follow their Facebook page @handstogetherludlow or give the Helpline a ring: 01584 873062.

Shropshire Carers Support

Shropshire Carers Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Clive Arms
11.00am- 12.30pm.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6.30-9.30pm Bookable in advance appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6.30-8pm Bookable in advance appointments only. Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6.30-9.30pm Bookable in advance appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6.30-8pm Bookable in advance appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Friday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6.30-9.30pm One Friday a month Bookable in advance appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    9-5pm One Saturday a month Bookable in advance appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    Call 111 for advice OOH
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