Oxfordshire All In set up at the start of the pandemic, mapping and co-ordinating the various grassroots volunteering efforts around Oxfordshire, providing both groups and individuals with resources to support them during the COVID-19 crisis.
Their base was the charity organisation KEEN Oxford and the charity redeployed its expertise and infrastructure to support an effective voluntary sector and public sector response to Coronavirus.
Through Mapping – Supporting – Coordinating – Simplifying – Oxfordshire All In’s mission was simple: to help support a joined up approach to Covid-19 across the county that was effective, efficient, resilient, and which reached the most isolated and vulnerable.
The map allowed anyone to search their area to find out what support was being offered to help people cope with the pandemic. This included both the armies of street champions that were emerging offering to collect provisions or care for pets when people have to self-isolate and the established charities and community groups that adapted their existing services to support the most vulnerable.
The website was aimed at individuals wanting to get involved with a volunteer effort in their area and at people who might be vulnerable and looking for support from their community. The partnership also worked with the networks created to reach people who did not have internet access. Resources for community groups were included around governance, safeguarding, hygiene, shopping and medication.