Ox All In Bulletin
We hope you enjoyed the beautiful blue skies across our county at the weekend. It certainly lifts the spirits.
In today's bulletin:
- Join our OAI webinars - range of topics
- Volunteers needed in Bicester, Witney and Oxford
- Active Reach - funding received
- Importance of registering for GP services
- Free Mental Health Aware course
- Maps demonstrating Covid in our county
- Keep up to date through our Facebook group
- Link to all previous CSG Bulletins here.
The Oxfordshire All In Team
OAI are hosting several important and exciting upcoming meetings and training events; take a look below for more information!
Friday 5th March, 2pm
Our next cross-sector meeting will focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion, and is aimed at community leaders but open to anyone.
Many organisations that were set up as an emergency response to Covid-19 are now looking to sustaining themselves long term and assessing their governance arrangements. Oxfordshire All In will be piloting a community-wide standard of competence and sharing existing best practices to support organisations – big and small – on their equality, diversity, and inclusion journeys.
This session will explain the proposed pilot and how you can be involved!
Join us on Friday 5th March at 2pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89913781029
Friday 19th March, 2pm
Here, we will be sharing the exciting plans for this year's social action festival, Marmalade (https://www.marmalade.io/)!
Usually a face to face event, this year OAI will be working with Arts at the Old Fire Station and Oxford Hub to take the event online and to get our step count up too by facilitating conversations around community work.
We'd love to have as many community groups involved as possible, so join us on Friday 19th to find out more: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89913781029
Thursday 25th March, 1pm
Free online 1-hour training session for staff and volunteers to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to talk about being more active with their neighbours and community.
We can all play a role in encouraging and empowering others to become active. Whether that's through signposting to resources, talking about the benefits, or simply encouragement. This hour will teach you:
• The benefits of being physically active
• National guidelines
• Common barriers and practical tips
• Key signposting resources
• How to have positive conversations about being more active
If you have any questions about any of these events, please message this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed in Bicester, Witney and OxfordAs part of the roll out of School Streets across Oxfordshire, Sustrans are recruiting volunteers to support implementation and to enable families to travel to school safely and healthily.
Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
As a schools volunteer, you will:
- make a difference in the health and wellbeing of young people
- help reduce congestion and pollution around schools
- be active, meet new people and give something back to your community
- receive free training and support
- gain experience in planning and running events.
Changing Lives - the power of Active Reach
Active Oxfordshire is delighted to have received £155,000 in funding from Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund.
This fund means that we can work with partners in areas of greatest need across Oxfordshire, helping people to get more active and protect their health and well-being, at a time when it's never been more critical.
You can find out more about Active Reach and our community led approach here: https://www.activeoxfordshire.org/news-and-events/2021/02/changing-lives-the-power-of-active-reach.
Everyone is welcome in General Practice – blog by Dr Kiren Collison
Oxfordshire GP Dr Kiren Collison, Clinical Chair of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the interim Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement, has written a blog about why being registered with a GP is so important and how people can be supported to get registered.
In her blog called, Everyone is welcome in General Practice, she writes:
This is absolutely true. Sadly, we know that many people, including those who are most vulnerable or suffering, can feel excluded from accessing care.
People who experience homelessness and those in other inclusion health populations experience some of the worst health inequalities; the average age of death for women is 42 and men 44 for people who experience homelessness.
While we know the reasons for this are many and largely lie outside the remit of the NHS, we know too that it is these same groups who are the least likely to be registered with a GP.
This is far from ideal in normal times, but right now it could also significantly reduce the likelihood of them having the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Registering with a GP and getting access to the holistic and person-centered care offered in General Practice is often a life changing experience for many.
Unfortunately, the misconception remains for many that you need photographic ID, such as a bus pass, driving licence or passport, and/or proof of address, as a prerequisite for registration.
This is why, supported by the RCGP and GPC, as well as many inclusion health charities and groups, this week we launched our GP 'Access Cards' registration campaign.
Working with the groups who know these communities the best, we're encouraging people to register, and reiterating this is possible even without ID documentation. These messages are encapsulated on bright yellow 'access cards' and accompanying campaign materials which will be distributed locally – you can view and download these on the FutureNHS platform.
You can read this blog in full here. https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/everyone-is-welcome-in-general-practice/.
Healthwatch Oxfordshire has produced its own Access to Health Card, which you can download or request copies of here. https://healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk/information-and-advice/posters-and-leaflets/.
Free Mental Health Aware course
Here is a good opportunity to learn about mental health on this free, half day training course on Zoom.
The course, funded by Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council, is open to all frontline staff and volunteers and will be held on Tuesday 6th April.
You can book on to the course here:
The deadline for forms is 1st April.
Covid in Oxfordshire: maps show areas with no cases
Maps have revealed the areas of Oxfordshire with the least amount of coronavirus cases.
The interactive data, which is part of the Government's Covid data dashboard, shows where the positive cases have been in the county since August.
On the map, lighter colours like white, yellow and green, show low infection rates per 100,000 people while blue and purple colours show the highest rates of infection.
The graphic shows 26 areas (in white) where there are fewer than three cases in the week leading up to February 23 (the latest data available).
The areas are:
- Wolvercote & Cutteslowe
- Osney, Jericho & Port Meadow
- Oxford Central
- Grandpont & New Hinksey
- Beckley & Horspath
- Hanborough & Cassington
- Charlbury & North Leigh
- Chadlington & Wychwoods
- Cropredy, Wroxton & Shennington
- Sibford, Hook Norton & Milcombe
- Kingham, Enstone & Middle Barton
- Moreton & Stow-on-the-Wold
- Leafield, Minster Lovell & Duckington
- Eynsham & Stanton Harcourt
- Witney East
- Carterton North
- Carterton South
- Bampton, Clanfield & Standlake
- Faringdon & Stanford
- Wantage Town
- Henley North
- Shiplake & Binfield Heath
- Watlington & Nettlebed
- Benson & Crowmarsh Gifford
- Bicester North
Here's another image of the map that shows coronavirus cases in the same area a month ago (the week up to January 26):
And when lockdown started (5th January)
Join our Facebook Forum for Community Support Group Organisers
Our Facebook forum continues - sharing info, ideas, resources, successes, and challenges. Please do join if you can.
If you're not on Facebook, fear not, we'll be sharing a selection of the most useful content in this bulletin and you can always email us on email@example.com with feedback and queries.
Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:54 by Joanne Myers