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Cold weather can be a worry for older people. Help your elderly relatives, friends and neighbours to stay safe and warm this winter by taking at look at the 365alive Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service top tips. And during cold weather, check and make sure they are okay.
Free electric blanket testing in Oxfordshire (04/10/2018)
Book your electric blanket in for a free check:
- Abingdon - Friday 5 October
- Oxford - Monday 15 October
- Bicester - Tuesday 16 October
- Didcot - Wednesday 17 October
- Chipping Norton - Thursday 18 October
- Wantage - Friday 19 October
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A fresh approach to tackling the growing pressure of winter across Oxfordshire's health and social care system was launched on Monday 1 October.
In the first appointment of its kind in the county, Oxfordshire now has a Winter Director, Tehmeena Ajmal, who will lead a system winter team to… Read more about Meet the Winter Director: Help us to help you to stay well this winter
Our Generation is a special newsletter aimed at older residents in West Oxfordshire, and is packed with news, features and information designed to illustrate the wealth of services and activities provided locally.
Depresssed? Try talking to this bot (30/08/2018)
Chatbots are being taught to assist people in dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Please go to the BBC… Read more about Depresssed? Try talking to this bot
'Our house' - a community housing project (30/05/2018)
West Oxfordshire District Council and Cottsway are working in partnership to establish 'Our house’ - a community housing project with funding awarded from a government grant.
The Community Housing Project will support single, under 35-year-old people who are work ready and living in West … Read more about 'Our house' - a community housing project
Learn how to keep your child safe online (30/05/2018)
Parents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse who have a child at primary school can sign up for a free session about how to keep their child safe online.
On Tuesday 3 July, e-safety experts Computing Champions will be visiting Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot to advise parent… Read more about Learn how to keep your child safe online
Oxford City Council has made a further £10,000 of small grants available for local charities and community groups through the innovative online matching platform The Good Exchange.
Following a successful pilot earlier this year, the City Council will offer further grants of up to £1,000 t… Read more about Further funding available through innovative online grant-giving platform
For local mum Carole Hill, it’s hard to remember a time without foster children – or imagine life without fostering.
“I have looked after many children over the years, older children and teenagers”, she says. “The shortest placement was one night and the longest was more than 10 years!Read more about Could you change a child's life, like foster mum Carole?
If you’re looking for unsung heroes in Oxfordshire then you could do worse than read the story of Lindsay Howard-Dean and her mum Rosemary who share their daily home lives with people who need to be cared for.
Lindsay, 35, has been part of the county council’s Shared Lives scheme for more… Read more about Unsung heroes who share their lives with those who need care