The theme of Monawar’s Shrieval Year will be thanking and celebrating Oxfordshire’s COVID-19 heroes – people who have made exceptional contributions to their communities during the pandemic.
All of Oxfordshire’s councils have agreed to work towards a housing-led approach to preventing and ending homelessness, following the publication of a crucial feasibility study by Crisis. The study brought in significant contributions from partners in Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, of which OCF is a founding member.
Age Friendly Banbury has been sending out regular updates, to all its partners and supporters, to keep everyone interested informed about local events, initiatives and news. The latest version of this update received a new look.
OCF hosted a webinar this week, focusing on the opportunities to tackle homelessness, following the national ‘everyone in’ policy at the start of lockdown. The webinar, timed in the week of World Homeless Day, also looked at how the partners in Oxfordshire Homeless Movement are responding locally.
Age friendly partners are holding an event at Banbury market on Thursday 1st October, 9am to 2pm, to celebrate International Day of Older Persons. They will be handing out free goodie bags for older residents, including lots of useful local information and the Age Friendly Banbury pin. On the same day, the Age Friendly Business Pledge is also launching.
Following positive and constructive feedback from our survey, OCF’s webinars series will continue over the coming months, taking a deep dive into issues affecting our communities in the fall-out of COVID-19. We talk to subject-matter experts, charities on the frontline and funders about how we can bring people together to tackle isolation, homelessness, educational disadvantage and digital exclusion, whilst facing up to the economic fallout of the crisis.
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Amanda Ponsonby, is hosting the OCF webinar at 2pm on Wednesday 13th May with a selection of community groups.
We were delighted to welcome HRH Duchess of Cornwall to Banbury on Wednesday, shining a light on its bid to become an age-friendly town. As part of her visit, the Duchess was presented with the newly commissioned Age Friendly Banbury badge by co-ordinator Bee Myson.
We wish all of our supporters and partners a very happy and restful Christmas. Before we close for the holidays, here are our highlights of 2019!
OCF’s annual #GivingTuesday event was held last week at Maggie’s Oxford, with over 80 donors and supporters.