Brackley Town Council

Telephone: 01280 702441

Town Hall Tower

Clerk: Alison Moses
20 High Street, Brackley
Northamptonshire NN13 7DS

Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire

Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire

Dear Parish/Town Council,

I am the Community Fundraiser for Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire, a local charity, and I am writing to you about two projects under the umbrella of Citizens Advice that may be able to support people in Rural Communities.

One is Connect! which aims to help people become computer literate, a must in these times, and provide access to laptops and IT equipment to those who may not be able to afford it through Getting Oxfordshire Online. Our volunteers show them how to manage their finances, pay bills and order their shopping online. We show them how to use such facilities such as Zoom and Facebook to keep in touch with friends and relatives and help ease social isolation. We allay fears of the safety and security of using the internet and have the correct procedures in place to ensure this. So far they have helped over 160 people to get online, but there is the scope to help many more people.

Another is our Community Assist Team, this project helps people who have been discharged from hospitals and need that extra bit of support from home. It is also a befriending service for people who have either suffered an injury and is limited to the activities that need to be carried out day to day such as housework, benefit claiming forms, walking the dog and much more support can be given. We also can help people get access to aids in the house such as wheelchairs, walking frames and ramps.

My reasons for contact you are threefold, to make you aware of the these services which might be of help to your parishioners, to ask for your help in recruiting volunteers to these projects so we can extend the services we provide and help more people and lastly, to ask if your Council might help us with a small financial donation, demand for all services are increasing in these difficult times, so any donation you can give us would be much appreciated.

I have attached three volunteer appeal posters and two posters regarding the above services, if you were able to include any of these on websites, Facebook, Parish Magazines etc., I would be most grateful. If you would like some hard copies for noticeboards etc, please contact me. If you are able to make a donation, a cheque could be sent to me at:

Citizens Advice,

26, Cornhill,

Banbury

OX16 5NG

or please contact me if you would like account details for a direct transfer.

Many thanks for your help

Kind regards

Steve

Steve Kingsford

Community Fundraiser

CANOSN

01869 943920

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 15:39 by Deborah Sumner

Tags: Advice & Information