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Covid-19 - support for local communities

posted 19 Mar 2020, 09:41 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk   [ updated 20 Mar 2020, 06:33 ]

Here is a list of organisations offering help during this emergency:


Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales have been responding rapidly to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis making a positive impact within their local communities. This is a challenging time for all of us. We must highlight health, safety and wellbeing must be our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make. Please see our full statement from Neighbourhood Watch Network on COVID-19 here:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/NW%20COVID-19%20Message%2018.03.20.pdf.

We have built a dedicated area on our new website: 
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/NW_national-news/covid-19. Over the coming days, weeks and months we will be adding to this as the situation develops, sharing updated guidance, resources, partner links and encouraging communication between supporters through our social media channels, especially to share some of the positive ways communities are coming together to support one another through this.


Age UK Oxfordshire – advice, information and support for older people

AgeUK Oxfordshire, has launched a new, free of charge telephone support service offering advice and assistance to older people concerned during this time. For more information visit  www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/

 

MIND – advice, information and support for your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.  This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.  For advice, information and support, visit:

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB) – advice, information and support for anyone with a visual impairment

OAB are not running any face to face services and their resource centre is closed.  They will be providing telephone and email support for anyone who has a visual impairment, providing a listening ear and trying to help with any solutions at this time.

Contact details:

Tel: 01865 725595 / 07936 341444

info@oxeyes.org.uk 

www.oxeyes.org.uk


Good Food Oxford have been working in conjunction with Oxfordshire Public Health to develop a Food Services Access Map to signpost the most vulnerable in our communities to community food services such as Foodbanks, Community Kitchens and Food Surplus cafes. We hope that this is a valuable tool to help you support your communities. https://www.oxford.gov.uk/foodservicesmap


A new website has also been launched by Oxfordshire Community Voluntary Action (OCVA) called Oxfordshire All In https://www.oxfordshireallin.org/  to support groups across the county helping people in response to Covid-19. Share what is happening in your local community - FIND your most local Support Group - use their resources - Is there no public Community Support Group near you? Let us support you to set one up. Help us add you to our growing map of support across the county by completing this form.

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