The Great Christmas Lunch!

Louise received a lovely email with picture a few days ago, from the one of the charities we sponsor. Every year Anna Gatrell organizes a Christmas meal for the local elderly residents. See (Picture below). Looks like a lot of happy faces. I wonder if this was taken before or after the meal? I think probably before 😉

We helped with the funding of this Christmas meal, it was organised by Anna Gatrell, a local businesswoman, who cooks for nearly 50 elderly people, allowing them to enjoy Christmas together rather than celebrating on their own. The funding helps towards the food and hampers provided on the day.

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Special Effect

SpecialEffect, a unique charity doing whatever it takes to help everyone with disabilities to have a better quality of life. For some, this means access to fun and leisure activities like computer games. For others, it’s giving them a voice at a time when they can’t even speak.

How does SpecialEffect help?

Take a look at Chloe and Ella using a Microsoft Kinect together for the first time. Giving these two young friends the ability to enjoy games alongside everyone else has had a major impact on their quality of life. That’s why we’re not doing this purely for fun – it’s much more important than that.

For people with disabilities, the majority of computer games are simply too quick or too difficult to play. We can help them to find out which games they CAN play, and how to adapt those games they can’t.

Please click here to contact SpecialEffect directly

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Oxford Homeless Pathways

Oxford Homeless Pathways provides a range of services for homeless and recently homeless people aged 25 and over. We will help you tackle the issues that have led you to becoming homeless. We will also help you to build your confidence, develop new skills and put in place plans that will support you to change your life.

We will also help you to build your confidence, develop new skills and put in place plans that will support you to change your life.

Oxford Homeless Pathways was previously known as Oxford Night Shelter.
Do you need help?

O’Hanlon House receptionAre you homeless or recently re-housed? Are you aged 25 or over? We can help.

O’Hanlon House provides direct access Emergency Accommodation
O’Hanlon House also provides referral only support: Day Services, Resettlement Floor
Julian Housing provides Second stage housing (by referral).

Can you help?

Have you noticed someone who might need our support?
Could you make a donation of money or good quality clothing?
Would you like to volunteer?
Find out how you can get involved in supporting homeless people in Oxford.

Stop press: OxHop is incorporating the The Vineyard

OxHoP is pleased to be incorporating The Vineyard, Abingdon, to Julian Housing from 1st November.

The Vineyard consists of 13 self contained flats for homeless people from the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire.

Referrals are made through Vale of White Horse District Council. Telephone the Vineyard for more information on 01235 526716.

To contact OxHop Directly please click here

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