Whilst national advice now includes a message on living with covid 19, the following contact details may still be helpful for anyone needing support:
Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire can provide support for those in urgent need of food with access to food vouchers through West Oxfordshire DC’s Food and Essential Supplies scheme. Up to £250 is available. They can also help with support for Electricity Top-Ups for those on a pre-payment meter:
Please contact Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire on 01993 892057 or email: email@example.com.
West Oxfordshire District Council has also set up a Community Support Helpline: 01993 861077.
Older residents can also contact the Age UK Oxfordshire support helpline on 01865 411288 for help. You will be asked to leave your name, address, contact number and a brief description of what is needed. A volunteer will then get in touch with you to see how help can be arranged.
Oxfordshire Mind have also issued information and ideas for maintaining good wellbeing:
https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk. You can also contact them for information by telephone on 01865 247788 or call for mental health support on 01865 904997 (adults) or 01865 904998 (children and young people).
Guideposts, a national mental health and wellbeing charity, offers free advice and support over the phone or via webchat. Lines open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
T: 0300 222 5709
Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Services offers free services to anybody aged 16+ experiencing domestic abuse. Their Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline is still open and available Monday to Friday 10am - 7pm.
T: 0800 731 0055
* Alternatively, you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on T: 0808 2000 247.
Citizens Advice is helping people over the phone and added a new email advice service.
T: 0300 330 9049
If you have a diagnosis of dementia, or are a carer or relative of someone who has, DementiaUK can provide advice and support. Support line open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm.
T: 01865 410 210