About Us

Shropshire Peer Counselling and Advocacy Services, or PCAS for short, was founded in 1995 by the Shropshire Disability Consortium. We provide a community based independent advocacy service for people with any disability, over the age of 18, in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

PCAS is a registered charity (Registered charity number 1187362) and is based in Oswestry, Shropshire. PCAS was set up by disabled people who recognised a need for individuals to be supported so that their voice could be heard.

Our team of advocates help our clients deal with isolation and to make their own informed decisions about their welfare. We work with our clients to make sure that their service providers (e.g. local authorities, housing associations, utility companies) honour commitments and do the things they promise.

We’re managed by a Board of Trustees who help PCAS to maintain its independence and be a free-to-use service for clients. The board holds a strategic role, having the responsibility to oversee effective governance and to ensure that PCAS meets its legal and charitable obligations. Our trustees have a variety of experience, interests and backgrounds and you can find out more about them on here.

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Our Mission Statement Is:-

PCAS provides independent advocacy for adults with any disability, physical, sensory, learning or mental health. We aim to be the Service of Choice, to secure clients’ rights, services, and to ensure they are listened to, empowered and treated with respect. We further aim to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or ethnicity.

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Read our latest blog about how despite the pandemic, we have continued delivering our service during 2020/21 and the ever-growing need for our servicesshropshirepcas.co.uk/2021/07/30/how-the-pandemic-has-affected-our-advocacy-service/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Russ, he got to a point in his life when his self-confidence was at its lowest and he felt let down and alone and struggling to cope. This is where Shropshire PCAS stepped in and helped Russ live confidently and independently and get back to singing!shropshirepcas.co.uk/case-study-russ/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy World Friendship Day!Our disabled clients often have mental health issues or communication difficulties and so find it particularly hard to get out to the usual places that you make friends. So be kind today to everyone and remember that disabilities are often invisible. ... See MoreSee Less
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New team pic for 2021!A massive thanks to all our wonderful staff for their hard work this year!Jackie, Maura, Wendy, Lynne and Ann are our advocates. Glenda is our assistant manager and the thorn amongst the roses (sorry Simon..) is our manager, Simon. #shropshire #disability ... See MoreSee Less
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WHAT IS INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY?At some point in our lives, most of us will need an Advocate. But what happens if you don’t have a friend or family member to help or they are part of the problem? This is where independent Advocacy can help.#Shropshire #Telford #Charity #Disability ... See MoreSee Less
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01691 658 008 | email: simon@shropshirepcas.co.uk

Registered office:
Suite 1, 
The Willow Tree,
Willow Street,
Oswestry,
Shropshire,
SY11 1AJ

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