Loneliness – Do you know your neighbours?
There are many people within our area who live alone and may be lonely. That’s not to say that everyone who lives alone is lonely of course. Many people who live alone have great friendships and social connections. Some do not and some people in a busy household can sometimes feel lonely. Some people are very scared of the whole Covid situation and may appreciate a friendly chat. Please look out for people who may be lonely or scared and if you cannot help please contact Stonesfield Mutual Aid so that we can make contact with them (confidentially) to check they are ok.
If you are able to help starting a conversation could make all the difference. You can knock on the door and stand back (due to Covid), telephone or pop a note through their door.
Age UK Oxfordshire 0345 450 1276 also have many good support services
NHS Support. You can call for yourself or someone you are concerned about. In emergency call 111 or for longer term support please call 01865 901222
Young people can access the same services or can contact Young Minds by texting YM to 85258.
Food / Emergency funding help (Stonesfield Mutual Aid)
Stonesfield Mutual Aid can help you!. in complete confidence. We can provide advice and small emergency grants if you find yourself unable to meet an essential bill, do not delay contacting if you need help, do not think you do not deserve help. Lots of people who are normally ok are finding themselves in temporary need. MANY people in the parish and surrounding areas are struggling as the Covid situation continues.
. If you would like to donate funds to Stonesfield Mutual Aid the link to do this is: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-baldwin-3?utm_term=B5WxjbyEVe or contact Cllr David Baldwin who can provide bank details for Stonesfield Mutual Aid if you would prefer to do a bank transfer: Sort Code 20-65-20 Account no 93964256
Contact Cllr David Baldwin on 07957 497513 or email email@example.com if you need support from Stonesfield Mutual Aid
Citizens Advice are able to give emergency help and advice and can access emergency grants https://citizensadvicewestoxon.org/contact-us/contact/ If you cannot find the advice you need they can be contacted on their Adviceline on Freephone 0808 2787908.
Transport Help – Covid Vaccinations
Doctors surgeries will be starting to call people for Covid vaccinations. Those at Woodstock Surgery will be vaccinated at Islip Surgery (as we currently understand it) and if you are with Long Hanborough Surgery the vaccinations will be in Witney. You will be contacted by your doctor when it is your turn – please do not call the surgeries.
If you are unable to get to the vaccination appointment there is a group offering transport (although not guaranteed as volunteer led): Volunteer Driver Service – 45 pence per mile (just to cover fuel costs) – contact 0300 303 0125 to see if they can help you with transport.
24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Oxfordshire – FREE
Adults: 0800 783 0119 or 01865 904 997
Children and young people: 0800 783 0121 or 01865 904 998
It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people who need mental health care when their situation is not life threatening.
It will support people of all ages including children and older adults.
https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/ is also available for ANYONE who needs support. FREE.
If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, TVP can put you in touch with other support organisations that understand your specific needs. Below you’ll find a list of organisations who can assist you.
The police – Call the UK police non-emergency number, 101, if you need support or advice from the police and it’s not an emergency. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
You can reach the Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service Helpline by calling 0800 731 0055 between 10am and 7pm on weekdays.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is free, confidential, and available 24-hours a day. Call 0808 200 0247.
West Oxfordshire District Council.
If you are, or know someone you know, is in urgent need of help and support you can contact us on 01993 861077 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. If you need more general advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require urgent Covid related support over the weekend or outside of these hours please call 0151 34 32 945. (This will be charged at the national rate).