Support and advice for charities
- Guidance for charities: government guidance to help with running your charity during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Charity Mentors Oxfordshire – support for charity leaders (chair, CEO, manager) to talk through what your immediate priorities should be, how best to work together (especially between the board and CEO).
- Guidance from the Charity Commission on your Charity’s objects– what do they allow you to do to help with the COVID-19 efforts?
Support and advice for parish/ town councils
- National Association of Local Councils: COVID-19 advice and information for parish and town councils
Getting supplies to those in need
- Giving world: provide free supplies of clothing, food Items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in our communities can stay safe and well.
- Big Barn: lists local suppliers around the country, including Oxfordshire, who are able to deliver food.
Post and communications
Mental health and isolation
- Community Connect – social prescription service for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire: Covid-19 support
- Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: government advice
- Oxfordshire Mind: take care of your mental health and wellbeing when self-isolating and working from home
- Age UK have launched a new telephone service for older people who need support if they are self-isolating. Call 01865 411 288 and leave your name and number, someone will call you weekly to see how you are, chat and offer practical support if needed.
- Coronavirus: looking out for each other – from Oxford Health
Children and young people
- Oxfordshire County Council Early Years Toolkit has a ‘Home Learning Environment’ tab with lots of activities to do at home.
Domestic abuse and personal safety
- Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council have put together advice for those suffering from, at risk from or concerned about domestic abuse during COVID-19: it is unfortunately likely that abuse is likely to increase with as a result of the coronavirus restrictions.