Who are the MAYSI team?

MAYSI & CoCo are services provided by Mayfair Community Centre.

Janet Williams and Shaz Malins are co-ordinators of the service.
They can be contacted on 01694 722077 or at

MAYSI provides information and support to help people remain independent. This could be anything from helping you to access benefits, and advice on equipment and care, to social opportunities to keep you well.

If you are finding it hard to cope with everyday tasks, feeling lonely, need company, are just out of hospital, caring for a friend or relative, not able to get out and do the things you want and wondering what may be available, then give us a call. We will listen to you, help to identify your needs, offer choices, put you in touch with relevant services and support.

MAYSI also provides the GP Care and Community Coordinator role for Church Stretton Medical Practice.

CoCo offers one-to-one befriending with a carefully matched volunteer. It is part of the Countywide Compassionate Communities network, led by Severn Hospice volunteers who are trained and DBS checked.

We are part of the countrywide Wellbeing and Independence Partnership, which includes: Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire Rural Community Charity, RVS and Oswestry Qube.


The MAYSI project was launched in December 2001 and covers Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Dorrington.

In 2010, CoCo was developed as part of the Strategic Health Authorities Compassionate Communities pilot scheme, working in partnership with the Severn Hospice and Church Stretton Medical Practice. The recruitment and training of volunteers to provide on-going support for people in their own homes was a natural development of MAYSI. It gives time to enable those with most needs to do the things they want to do, improving their quality of life. We continue to work with the Severn Hospice on this Project.

We are the GP Care 4 Community Co-ordinators for Church Stretton Medical Practice.

Are you?

  • Feeling lonely?
  • In need of some company?
  • Finding it hard to cope with everyday chores?
  • Just out of hospital and in need of a little help?
  • Caring for a friend or relative?
  • Receiving all the benefits you are entitled to?
  • Trying to find living aids that will be of use to you?
  • Not able to get out and do the things you want to do?
  • Wondering what things might be available?
  • Not sure what to do next?

If you have answered yes to any of the above, we may be able to help you.

What we do:

  • Listen to you
  • Help you to identify your needs
  • Offer choices
  • Put you in touch with relevant services and support
  • Help you to fill in forms
  • Offer regular support from trained volunteers to help improve your quality of life
  • Respond to enquiries by telephone
  • Keep in touch
  • Help with Attendance Allowance and the Blue Badge scheme.

Your confidentiality is respected at all times