Dr Jerome Booth the new Chair of UK Community Foundations visited OCF this afternoon with Chief Executive Fabian French. On his sixth day in the job, Jerome said he planned to visit all 46 Community Foundations across the UK.
OCF is working with experts in the Early Years Sector (as well as other areas), to build our understanding of what works to reduce disadvantage. The evidence indicates that prevention is more cost effective than later intervention, and we know that many of life’s challenges can be rooted in early childhood.
OCF recently commissioned a survey by YouGov on behalf of Oxford Homeless Movement to dig a little deeper and benchmark national and local attitudes to homelessness and rough sleeping.
Age Friendly Banbury has appointed a dedicated co-ordinator, Bee Myson, who will work with the local community to drive forward local priorities across a network of businesses, charities and volunteers.