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 Please Donate to the Community Emergency Foodbank

Here's a message from Mary Clare and Tom Palmer at 36 High Street:

We realise there are great demands on everyone’s time and resources at the moment but we felt it was important to circulate some information about the Oxford Community Emergency Foodbank (CEF) based locally in Headington who need our help more than ever at the moment. 

Even in normal circumstances, CEF struggle to meet the demand to provide essential food supplies to people who would otherwise not get a daily meal. As we’re all too aware, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant the loss of livelihoods and income for many and according to news reports a few days ago, an estimated 1.5 million people going without food for a day following the lockdown measures. 

CEF is no longer able to open its 3 centres around Oxford but instead are trying to deliver the food parcels door to door to keep their vital service running, but they urgently need more food supplies. 

Click here to see how to help. 

Church Open for Private Prayer

All Saints' Church is open daily from about 10.ooam until late afternoon for private prayer.

Local Support Network

The local support team is made up of parish councillors and some other residents. Every house in Cuddesdon and Denton has been visited by members of the team, mainly to identify those who are most vulnerable and to develop a support network in the community. There is a WhatsApp group for the community as well as several other local Whatsapp groups. Most other residents can be communicated with by email.

This support network means that we can give support to one another if it becomes necessary as well as monitoring the most vulnerable in our two villages. 

Information and Help

For more information and help from the community please see the Cuddesdon and Denton Community News page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cuddesdonanddenton

or visit Nextdoor which is a wider community communication that you may like to join: https://nextdoor.co.uk/

If you want to post any information on this website concerning help in the community then please use email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Help With Claiming Universal Credit

If you are new to claiming Universal Credit then please take a look at this guide.

 

Support Lines

There are two support phone lines for vulnerable residents.

Anybody the NHS has identified as high risk can call Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 897 820 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This dedicated line provides advice and support to extremely vulnerable residents that don’t have a support network.

If anybody calls the line but isn’t in the NHS high risk category, the county council will forward them on to the new community support line. Anybody that doesn’t have anybody around them to help can also use that line on 01235 422600 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Practical help and guidance will be provided to vulnerable residents. Anybody who needs urgent help will be matched with the right local volunteer group, who can provide them with what they need.

Both the county council and district council support lines and email addresses operate from 8.30am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm at the weekend.

Age UK Help Line

The help line number from Age UK Oxfordshire offers advice and assistance to older people concerned about coronavirus.

Call 01865 411288, leave your name and phone number and a trained call handler will call you back.

Read more at www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/coronavirus/

Mindfulness

 This may help to enhance your wellbeing if isolation and anxiety are taking their toll …

Here are some good free Apps to assist with mindfulness meditation:


   https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app


   https://www.calm.com/


   http://franticworld.com/mindfulness-apps/#.XpXWR2ZGAC4.gmail


A good introduction to understand mindfulness can be found with Mark Williams (Retired Professor of Clinical Psychology, Oxford) youtube recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvICQ6mqOcg  He has many more recordings that may also be of interest. He spoke at the Village Hall to the WI last year. 

There is a helpful website with lots of books and references at http://franticworld.com/

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:50 )