CASE STUDIES
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AESOP

Aesop’s ‘Dance to Health’ initiative is a fall-prevention programme for older people, and a fun and social way for older people to participate in exercise, building up strength and mobility while also supporting mental health and wellbeing.

Aldates Community Transformation (ACT)

ACT is a small charity in Oxford providing housing and support for people at the margins of society: homeless people, ex-offenders, and people struggling with mental health. Their outreach work centres on food, in particular weekly communal meals.

Archway Foundation

The Archway Foundation helps people in Oxford and Abingdon who feel unwanted, excluded and forgotten, matching them with volunteer befrienders and social networks that give them back a sense of belonging.

Ark T Centre

The Ark T Centre is an arts project in East Oxford, and is situated in a high-risk area for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Ark T is an open and inclusive community, where people, art, and powerful ideas come together, using the transformative powers of creativity to change lives.

Bicester Good Neighbour Scheme (BGNS)

Bicester Good Neighbour Scheme befriends old and very vulnerable people in Bicester and the surrounding area. With 80 clients and 65 volunteers, the group understands the importance of social contact and practical support for people who feel particularly isolated by frailty or disability.

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Children Heard and Seen

Children Heard and Seen works to mitigate the effects of parental imprisonment on children, and consequently to reduce the likelihood of generational offending, mental health issues and family breakdown.

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Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN)

The Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) helps artists, arts organisations and arts venues to adapt their work for people with dementia and their carers.

Full Circle

Full Circle works with schools to set up intergenerational groups that bring together children and older volunteers. They bring older and younger people together on a weekly basis, with the aim of nurturing friendship and understanding between the generations.

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Home-Start

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation that promotes the welfare of families with young children.

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Ikkaido

Ikkaido creates mass participation in Martial Arts for people who are disabled, disadvantaged or living with poverty. They take martial arts into education settings, from 5 years old into adulthood.

Maggie’s Oxford

Maggie’s Oxford provides free cancer support and information in its purpose-built centre in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital. Their Support Specialists, Psychologists and Benefits Advisors are there for anyone with cancer and their families and friends.

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Oxford City Farm

Oxford City Farm has a vision of empowered communities learning and working together to live healthy, enriched, and sustainable lives.

Oxfordshire Discovery College

The new Oxfordshire Discovery College gives young people the tools to be happier, healthier, and to understand themselves better.

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Rose Hill Junior Youth Club

Rose Hill Junior Youth Club has been part of their local community for 10 years and has strong and trusted relationships with children and young people, their families and local organisations.