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WEA online course: Migration, Roots and Routes in Oxford with Julie Charlesworth

We are organising in Oxford a series of courses on migration. We will be starting with the following online course in November. Julie is an outstanding WEA tutor with great online delivery skills.

Migration, Roots and Routes in Oxford with Julie Charlesworth. Ref: C3745959.
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3745959
Course dates: 12/11/2020 – 26/11/2020
Session details: 3 sessions for 1.5 hrs per session Thu 19:00
Fee: £14.40

This course explores the role of migration in shaping people’s lives and focuses on a case study of Oxford to illustrate the ways in which migration creates connections between different groups of people and places over time.

Click on the link above or phone 03003033464 for enrolment

For more details contact: : Inigo Pradera, ipradera@wea.org.uk or 07747790154

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Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary – seeking new Chair of Trustees

ISLAND FARM DONKEY SANCTUARY is looking for a new CHAIR of TRUSTEES
The Sanctuary is a home for 120 rescued donkeys and some other animals. It is run by a small dedicated team of staff, supported by volunteers. The new CHAIR will be someone with experience in managing a team and has an interest in donkey and animal welfare.
PLEASE NOTE – Due to Covid19 the Sanctuary is temporarily closed and not open to visitors. Special arrangements will be made for candidates to visit.
For more information ring to text the retiring Chair: Judy Gibbons on 07880 970534
[This is a voluntary post with the usual allowances for travel etc]

Job location (usual place of work): Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

Pay rate: Voluntary

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Chair of Trustees

Applications close on date: October 12th 2020

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Fixed term

Job description: As Chair you will be hold the Board and the Managers to account for the governance of this incorporated Charity.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:

1 Leadership and experience and team working in organisations with a focus on governance
2 Experience to lead the team with enthusiasm, drive and insight and to both protect and promote the good name of the Charity.
3 An innovative approach with experience in strategic development in a collaborative environment
4 An ability to work with trustees in a positive and collaborative way.

To apply, please contact: Judy Gibbons [retiring Chair] by text or phone on 07880 970534

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Banburyshire Advice Centre – Information Sheets

Banburyshire Advice Centre has recently produced the following information sheets in response to the Covid situation:

  • Redundancy 
  • Cv Writing
  • Interview
  • Job hunting
  • Speculative Job letters
  • Psychometric Testing

If you know of any clients who require one please contact on this email: helpdeskbancp@yahoo.com

We can send out the information sheets by email or by post if we have the clients details.

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Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss have produced communication tips on communicating with people who have hearing loss. There may be some people who are helping people especially with the older population who have higher chance of hearing loss. 

General comms tips

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Citizens Advice NOSN – Gambling Support Service

Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire rolls out gambling support service that aims to tackle problems early.

Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire is set to roll out a new project that will help its advisers spot the signs of gambling-related harm early. The Gambling Support Service, which takes a public health approach to the problem, will be 1 of 10 across the country funded by a £1.5 million, 2-year partnership with GambleAware. A dedicated trainer will teach advisers to identify anyone at risk of gambling-related harm and support them with the knock-on effects it can have, such as debt, work and housing problems.

Full details here: Press Release Citizens Advice Gambling Support Service

More information, contact: Chris Webster, Gambling Support Service Project Leader (Thames Valley and Northants), Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire & South Northants.        Mobile: 07918 750299  Website: www.canosn/promoting-responsible-gambling

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Meeting rooms and hall to hire in Botley

Dean Court Community Centre has 3 meeting rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and one main hall available to hire. Rooms to suit groups from 2 to 100 people. Projector and audio equipment can also be hired.

Opened in 2014 the Centre is modern, light and airy.

Easy access on the outskirts of Oxford with ample parking and bike racks.

On two main bus routes; S1 and 4C, both serve Oxford train station. A short walk from main Botley shops.

Prices from £4/hour

See www.deancourtcc.org for full information

Contact Ellen Harker on deancourtcc@gmail.com or phone 01865 236160 to discuss your venue needs or to arrange a visit.

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OXSRAD – rooms available to hire

 At OXSRAD (Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ) there are two spaces available for groups to hire regularly or as a one-off. Slots available currently are:

  • Main Hall – £28 / hour

Availability:  Mondays – 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursdays – 11:00 – 3:30 p.m Fridays – 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Studio – £15 / hour

Availability:  Mondays – 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m and 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fridays – 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Further details and pictures of the rooms are available on the website – www.oxsrad.org For more information please contact the Centre manager – Sax on 01865 741336.  
Sometimes, additional programmes run in the school holidays which would limit availability during these periods. 
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Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support – Language Line Interpretation 

Thanks to a generous award from the National Lottery Community Fund we are now able to offer the Language Line interpretation service at our drop-in breastfeeding support sessions in Oxford city (5 locations) and Didcot. This is part of our drive to serve all families in Oxfordshire, including those who face barriers to accessing traditional services.

We can now access interpretation in over 200 languages, via telephone.  BSL (sign language) interpretation via mobile phone or tablet is also available. If the language you need is not on the list, it may still be available – in this case, it would be helpful if families could contact us in advance of their visit, so we can find out. 

Unfortunately, our Jericho venue doesn’t have mobile phone reception.  We can still access telephone interpretation there via landline (thanks to the support of the Health Visiting team) but we won’t be able to offer BSL interpretation at that venue.

We hope that Language Line will enable more families to find breastfeeding help and a supportive community at OBS.  Please tell your non-English speaking families about this new service, and pass on the message to other organisations who may be working with these families – we need your help to spread the word!

If you’re not familiar with the services our charity provides, you can find out more from our website. OBS serves all families, with many different kinds of feeding journeys. You are welcome to sign up to our OBS Professionals mailing list to receive news and updates from our project.

You can read about what to expect at a drop-in session and find stories from some of our service users here and find us on Facebook.  We also offer a private, women-only Facebook group for 24/7 breastfeeding support from other mothers (currently 1600+ members from across Oxfordshire), closely moderated by our specialist team.

If there is anything that we can do to support the families you work with, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Professional and voluntary supporters are always welcome to accompany families to our sessions, and to contact us about any families who would benefit from our service but are not able to access it.  If you have any ideas about how we might work together to reach more families, we’d love to talk.

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Karcher Accumulator Challenge raising funds for Katharine House Hospice

The Karcher Accumulator Challenge is an amazing project for community groups, schools colleges, businesses to participate in. It raises money for Katharine House Hospice through entrepreneurial projects.  More info on this link:  https://www.kaercher.com/uk/the-kaercher-accumulator-challenge.html

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Grove Day Centre for the Elderly – Trustees needed

Trustees (Voluntary)

School Lane, Grove, Oxon, OX12 7LB

Tel:  01235 770074

YOUR CENTRE NEEDS YOU!   In order to keep the doors of this important service open

GDCE Notice A5 Trustees

To join our long-standing team.  Ideally, you will have an interest in elderly care, be IT literate and someone community minded, who wants to get involved.  Meeting six times a year (evenings) and carrying out the behind the scenes decision making and management of the charity, we are looking for at least three new Trustees with energy, abilities and commitment, to help us.  Our Treasurer also needs to have backup, so someone with accounts experience would be very useful too.

Please respond to Christine Divall (Manager) on 01235 770074 (Tue & Thurs 09.00-15.30 only) or call in to the Centre for further information.  Alternatively email your C.V. or interest to the Treasurer, Eric Hollinrake at grovedaycentre@hotmail.co.uk

 
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Office Space Available in Oxford 

Central Oxford: Office Space Available

Environmental charity has office space to sublet in central oxford / off Cornmarket.

Up to 10 desk spaces in shared office.

Potentially flexible arrangements possible.

Contact officespace@globalcanopy.org

We’d love to share with organisations who have similar values to our own.

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Workshop/office space/classrooms available in Witney

The Windrush Bike Project has approximately 700 sq feet of flexible space for rent in central Witney (Corn Street). This could be a workshop, offices or classrooms. If you are looking for good value office space, and want to share a building with a like minded organisation please get in touch.

For more details contact: : kath@windrushbikeproject.uk

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My World – looking for rented premises

Looking for Rented Premises for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum

Premises needed around Wheatley, Thame, Chinnor area for My World, a not for profit organisation supporting Autistic Adults daily Monday to Friday, 9-5pm with life skills, activities, social interactions, education and training and so much more
Their current home is being redeveloped in January hence the need for this ad

Somewhere with parking and outside space would be perfect for this eclectic group of people

If you can help and for more details contact: : Ann Bratt 07952232984

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Hill End Outdoor Education Centre – work experience

We have a course available to adults who are looking for some work experience based at Hill End Outdoor Education Centre. It runs for one day a week for up to twelve weeks. It is based around maintaining the site.
Full details are on http://hill-end.org/cando/
As long as the adult is a UK resident, living in Oxfordshhire and is not in work the course is free.
Please refer to the web page or contact me directly if you would like further details or you know of someone who may be interested. Email: kim.base@hill-end.org

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Wolvercote Young People’s Club – daytime tenant needed

Our long-term daytime tenant is leaving and this fabulous space in St Peter’s Road, Wolvercote, OX2 8AU is now available for a sub-tenancy between the hours of 8.00 – 4.30 weekdays. (The county council is our landlord.)

The building would suit a charity, sports club or not-for-profit running day time activities or classes for your clients. You would get a fully serviced building with lovely grounds, including a sports ‘cage’, car parking, equipped kitchen, small office (two workstations), sports hall, meeting room, which could provide further office space, and chill-out areas. See photos and further details of the space and rooms on our website: www.wolvercoteypc.org.uk

Our preference is to negotiate terms with an organisation wanting full daytime occupancy but we would consider long-term hire of individual spaces within the building.
Interested? Write to hello@wolvercoteypc.org.uk and we will be in touch.

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Long-term Office Space to-let in Oxford

580 sq ft Independent Office Space for 8 desks in North Hinksey, just 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford railway station. £1,460pcm including two parking spaces, cleaning, gas, electricity, space maintenance. Shared amenities included. Broadband/phones not included.

You will be sharing the building with the One Eighty charity, OCVA’s Charity of the Year 2017/18.

Interested? Call 01865 236 869 to speak to Angus, Rebekah or Nina at the One Eighty charity or email Angus at angus.fookes@one-eighty.org.uk

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Rooms for hire in Berinsfield


The Berin Centre has rooms available for small meetings, 1:1 consultations and larger rooms suitable for training. Ample free parking right outside the door and a friendly welcome.

For more details contact: Linda – managereag@outlook.com

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OCVA Rooms for Hire

Central Oxford venue hire: 3 rooms available for hire for meetings, interviews, training, one to one sessions, group activities, exhibitions and more. Hire can be for an hour, a day, a week or longer. Discounts available for OCVA members and charitable organisations. Wi-fi is available plus a projector, parking for the planner, disabled parking and use of a kitchen if required. For information, hire rates and online booking: https://ocva.org.uk/services/hire/. For further enquiries: 01865 251946
For more details contact: admin@ocva.org.uk