Pre-election hustings – Abingdon – postponed

Due to the tragic circumstances in Manchester last night, 
the pre-election hustings to take place tonight 23 May 2017
have been cancelled and rearranged 
for Monday 5 June 2017, 7.30 pm, Amey Theatre, Abingdon.
Any enquiries, please contact Debra Mcknight 
on or 07896 860381.
Thank you

Information about changes to learning disability community health services in Oxfordshire

Dear Family Member

I am writing to provide you with an update, following my letter last month about learning disability services in Oxfordshire.

I’m pleased to be able to confirm that we are on track to complete the transfer of community adult learning disability health services from Southern Health to Oxford Health by 1 July 2017.

Our focus over the next six weeks will be on delivering a seamless transfer of services, with the vast majority of staff moving from Southern Health to Oxford Health. This means that the professionals you currently know will continue to work with your family both during and after the move.

As part of the transition process, each person’s clinical records need to be safely and securely transferred to Oxford Health. If you or your family member has any concerns about this, please contact your local Southern Health team leader to discuss this further. Records will begin to be confidentially transferred in June, so please contact them soon if you have any queries about this process.

While the location of your local learning disability team will not change on 1 July, their contact telephone numbers and emails will change. From 1 July, the contact details for the teams will be:

Jubilee House 5510 John Smith Drive Oxford Business Park South Cowley Oxford OX4 2LH Telephone: 01865 336800 Email:

Team Location Telephone Email
North team
Samuelson House Tramway Road Banbury OX16 5AU 01865 903500

South team
Abbey House Abbey Close Abingdon OX14 3JD 01865 903100

City team
Knights Court Between Towns Road Cowley Oxford OX4 3LX 01865 904555

If you have any questions about the contents of this letter, please get in touch with my colleague, Chris Walkling. Chris is our commissioning manager and can be contacted on 01865 336830 or via email:

click here for an easy-read version of this letter FINAL Easy read letter – LD community services transfer – May17

Training: FASD (foetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

I would just like to draw to your attention our project FASD (foetal alcohol spectrum disorder) in Education and the training days we have available.  With the noticeable increase in children / young people with FASD struggling in school, we have set up a nationwide series of days helping teachers understand FASD and how best to support the FASD-affected pupil to enjoy and achieve in school. Dates for 2017 are:

26 April – Cardiff
5 July – Southampton
20 September – Edinburgh
11 October – Bodmin / St Austell (Cornwall)
18 October – Chelmsford
8 November – Leeds

More information can be found here – or email my colleague, Karen, at

Please note we also offer bespoke / in-house training sessions, including inset days, twilight sessions and individual pupil assessments.

Finally, can I draw to your attention our Christmas Ball in Norwich on 2 December 2017 – tickets on sale now –

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or look on our main charity website,

Yours sincerely

Ruth Roach
Volunteer – Oxfordshire
The FASD Trust
Unit 8, The Gallery
54 Marston Street
Oxford OX4 1LF

Tel: 01865 249771


charity registration no: 1125212
company registered in England No 6501335

Food Services Database: survey

Oxford City Council is working with Good Food Oxford and Feeding The Gaps to conduct a survey aimed at creating a single database and map of services providing free or subsidised food for those in need. This will enable us to promote the services that you provide to your target groups.

We are also looking to gain a better understanding of the unmet needs of your organisation and its users; we hope that this knowledge will help us to better support and coordinate services across Oxford.

We are sending you this survey as an organisation which has an interest in this field. Please can you click on the link below to complete the survey and help us compile the database.

Thank you for your time.  Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to circulate to other food service providers you may know.

You may now respond to this consultation

OCVA – changes to our membership renewal system

2017/18 Membership of OCVA

Please note the following changes to our renewal system: Members will be expected to renew their membership by 31st May 2017.  All current members who do not renew by this date will have their membership cancelled and will need to reapply to become a member.

For full details about how to renew your membership please go to