More support to stay in your home

Connection Floating Support

Are a local charity offering time-limited housing related support to help people within Oxfordshire to avoid homelessness and achieve independence.

  • They provide a flexible, home visit based service to people over the age of 16 living in local authority, housing association, owner occupied or private rented accommodation.
  • Offer generic and mental health floating support services to meet a range of different needs as well as more specialised projects.

www.connectionfs.org.uk  Tel: 01865 711267

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

CABs provide information about how to go about renting or buying a home or just finding somewhere to live. You can also find advice on handling problems with your landlord and help to avoid losing your home. Their service is open to anyone regardless of tenure.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing Tel: 03444 111444

AGE UK

AGE UK provide a wide range of information aimed at older people. They can provide advice regarding benefits, remaining in your home, moving home etc.

www.ageuk.org.uk Tel: 0800 169 2081

Children’s Centres

These centres provide an invaluable service to families with a child under 5 within the district. Their staff can provide support with liaising with agencies, parent courses, domestic violence support, first aid courses amongst others.

To find your nearest Children’s Centre please follow this link: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/childrens-centres

Food banks

There are food banks throughout the districts which provide food parcels to vulnerable people.

All the food banks have different qualifying criteria and therefore it is best to contact your nearest food bank for more information.

Didcot – 116 Lower Broadway, Didcot; Open: Tuesday and Fridays 11am-1pm Tel: 01235 813187 link:www.didcotbaptist.org.uk/mission/local-activities/emergency-foodbank.php

Abingdon – Christ Church, Northcourt Road, Abingdon; Open Tuesday and Friday 11am-1pm; Link:www.abingdonfoodbank.org/

Wantage –  http://wantage.com/business-directory/2525/wantage-grove-foodbank/Tel: 01235 766849

Furniture centres

Emmaus have two shops in Oxford - on the Northway estate and in Cowley, where they sell top quality second-hand furniture and goods.

www.emmaus.org.uk

Tel: 01865 763698

Shops:

31 Upper Barr, Templars Square, Cowley, OX4 3UX Tel: 01865 590590 Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5pm Saturday 10am-5pm

Westlands Drive, Northway Estate, Oxford, OX3 9QY Tel: 01865 763698 Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5pm Saturday 10am-5pm

Helen and Douglas House charity shops also sell furniture at low cost.

Changing Lives, 01235 511792, Didcot

Kathryn Turner Trust, 01235 527310, Abingdon

Last reviewed: 13 - 02 - 2017

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