Author: Liz Cruse

Grants available to help people hit financially by pandemic

Grants available to help people hit financially by pandemic

Oxfordshire County Council, in partnership with the county's district councils and Citizens Advice services, is offering support to vulnerable residents through a Winter Support Grant. Oxfordshire was awarded £400,000 by the government in December to fund the cost of food, electricity, heating and other essential items, and the financial help is available for households to claim by 31 March,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 11:00 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Grants

Keeping You Safe and Warm During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Keeping You Safe and Warm During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As we find ourselves in another national lockdown, and while things are far from normal, we hope you're continuing to stay safe and well at home.

During the unprecedented weeks and months ahead, your safety and the safety of our employees will remain our number one priority. Making sure that all of the gas appliances in your home are regularly checked by a gas safe registered engineer, and having an... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 10:57 by Liz Cruse

Tags: SGN

Criminals Continue To Take Advantage of Coronavirus Vaccine Roll-Out

Criminals Continue To Take Advantage of Coronavirus Vaccine Roll-Out

Action Fraud is raising awareness of another coronavirus vaccine scam, after it received a high volume of reports relating to a phishing email on Monday 25 January.
The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours. It appears to come from the NHS and asks the recipient to click on a link to accept or decline an invitation... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 11:30 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Action Fraud

Flood warnings and alerts

A flood alert means that people in the affected area should be aware that flooding is possible and they should be prepared. A flood warning means that flooding is expected and immediate action is required. More detail is provided by the Environment Agency, found here:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311020/flood_warnings_LIT_5215.pdf

It... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:06 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Flooding

Free webinar on loneliness

Free webinar on loneliness

One of our most popular and perhaps most useful webinars last year was on loneliness. Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) are holding a similar one next Wednesday 27th January at 2pm and they would be very happy for anyone in a community support group to attend.

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing out the language of loneliness. 'Self-isolation' and 'social distancing' have become common terms, but... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:04 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Loneliness

Thanks for sticking to lockdown disciplines

but we must keep up the good work, says County Council


People in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to keep up the lockdown disciplines that have begun to start driving COVID cases down but remain at much higher levels than before Christmas, with hospitalisations and deaths still on the rise. For the week ending 15 January, there were 392.1 cases per 100,000 people in Oxfordshire compared to 567.2 the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:29 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Lockdown

Dementia Awareness – an online event

Millers Grange care home in Witney is hosting a dementia awareness online event on Wednesday 17th February from 2pm until 3.30pm. The event aims to help people understand dementia and how it progresses and will cover:

  • What is dementia
  • Living well with dementia
  • Hints and tips in daily living
  • Introduction to their dementia guides
  • Signposting for further advice

You can register to attend by emailing james.macleod@careuk.com... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:28 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Dementia Awareness

Move More Mondays

By popular request, Generation Games have decided to live stream a 30 min exercise session every Monday for the next few weeks. Next Monday 25th at 10am will be their first session!

  1. Click on this link on Monday 25th at 10am https://youtu.be/7BfkE__W2Mo
  2. To be notified of subsequent Youtube Live sessions, please subscribe to Generation Games Youtube channel (search for 'generationgamesuk' in Youtube) so... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:27 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Active

Residents feedback and update on local projects discussed at Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Residents feedback and update on local projects discussed at Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Released 22 January 2021

Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board members are meeting on Monday 25 January to find out how the first Residents Sounding Board meeting went and to hear the latest on planned improvements for the town.

The Residents Sounding Board is one of three groups set up by Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils to collate direct feedback to the advisory board on important... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:23 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Didcot Garden Town

Didcot Garden Town Newsletter - New Year 2021 Edition

Didcot Garden Town Newsletter - New Year 2021 Edition

Happy New Year!
Welcome to the first 2021 edition of the

Didcot Garden Town newsletter

Residents Sounding Board

We held our first-ever Residents Sounding Board on Monday 30 November 2020. 81 people attended who were either local residents or represented community organisations.

Feedback raised at the session will be presented to the the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board to consider in January. Following... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:18 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Didcot Garden Town