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Communities of Practice – Update on activities and new groups starting soon

May 12, 2022

Since our last update, we’ve had some great sessions with our Communities of Practice in Oxford, Abingdon and Banbury. (If you haven’t seen our previous news stories about these, you can read more background information here about the CoPs and how they fit with the vision of the Oxfordshire Way.)

As well as sharing information and making new contacts and linkages across organisations and initiatives, a key aim is for participants to benefit from training as part of the sessions too. We’ve been fortunate to have contributions from Active Oxfordshire and Shaping our Lives at some of our recent meetings, and we’ve also had an in-depth look at key issues, led by members of the group themselves.

We’ve already covered a wide range of topics in the different groups, including:

We will revisit some of these, and we’re looking forward to sessions by Community First on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) at the next round of meetings. We are planning to focus on dementia at future sessions too, as well as other topics requested by the different groups.

CoPs up and running:

Oxford (4 meetings held), next on 1 June

Abingdon (2 meetings held) next on 24 May

Banbury (2 meetings held) next on 19 May

CoPs starting very soon:

Bicester first meeting 24 May

Witney first meeting 24 May

CoPs starting soon:

Didcot (and possibly Thame)

If you work directly with people who access support from Adult Social Care (in either a paid or voluntary role), would like to know more and are interested in joining any of the CoPs, please sign up here.

We hope to see you at a session soon!

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