SpecialEffect April Update

Case Study: “Archiebot has been the best thing” Archie is a gaming-mad young man who has been isolated at home for over a year due to medication and treatment for an injury relating to a genetic condition. Even when his school reopened in the autumn and spring, he wasn’t able to attend lessons and spend… Read More »

Blenheim to Host 100km Non-Stop Charity Walk

Blenheim Palace is to host an epic one-man overnight 100km non-stop charity walk to raise funds for a rare neurological order.

Who Are The Policy Makers

Who are the policy makers?

This episode of The Business Brunch brings you insights into the House of Lords, with special guest Baroness Judith Jolly whose interests lie within healthcare and environmental issues.

Festive homelessness campaign raises £60k

Festive homelessness campaign raises £60k to support the most vulnerable

Thanks to the generosity of the community, Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) was able to raise funds that will now be used to help those at the sharp end of homelessness.

Charity warns of epidemic of loneliness in Oxfordshire

Charity warns of epidemic of loneliness in Oxfordshire as lockdowns reduce support services for the most vulnerable

A new report from Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) suggests that loneliness is driven by feelings of disconnection from civic life rather than distance from people, with urban residents most likely to feel lonely. It says charities are reporting increased demand for support.

Sobell Business Lunch

Sobell Business Lunch

You are warmly invited to join us at our next virtual Sobell Business Lunch and hear from our guest speaker, Professor Anand Menon, who will be delivering his thoughts on ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’.

Requests for COVID-19 charitable funding soar as philanthropists urge people to give

Requests for COVID-19 charitable funding soar as philanthropists urge people to give

Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s latest grants round, opened last week in response to lockdown 3, has been overwhelmed with applications from local charities, indicating a great continued frontline need. The charity and its donors are therefore appealing for the public to give in support of this response.

Oxford Community Action

Why should a white guy care about diversity? And what can he do if he does?

I grew up feeling like a bit of an outsider. I have carried that with me throughout life, and always tried to think about who isn’t here, or who we aren’t talking about or including. That can be a challenging question, but I think it’s an important one for all organisations and people to think about.

Funding sought for initiative that could help end rough sleeping in Oxfordshire

A new project being convened by Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) aims to support people who cannot access any government-funded services due to their country of origin. Combined with existing initiatives happening locally, it could bring us closer to ending rough sleeping in Oxfordshire.

B4 Community Building Day

B4 Community Building Day

It’s B4 Community Building Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

People with lived experience of homelessness to be given greater voice in local decision-making

The Lived Experience Advisory Forum is a partnership approach between the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, Aspire and The Gatehouse that ensures people who have their own experience of being homeless are listened to and can influence the services on offer. A new Coordinator role will take the lead in championing the homeless voice locally.

Business In The Community

Big business gives over 60,000 people in the South East food, tech and care essentials to get through COVID-19

A charity set up by The Prince of Wales has got businesses to step up and help more than 60,000 people in the South East of England as they struggle to get the food, digital technology and care essentials that they need to survive the impact of COVID-19 on their jobs, lives and communities.