If you are one of those who have generously offered to host Ukrainian refugees, you need to know what is involved.
The government hasn't yet released complete details of how the "Homes for Ukraine" scheme will work, but as of the time of writing (mid-April 2022) the following guidelines apply:
First, you can volunteer for someone from the Ukraine to come to the UK and live with you. If you know of specific... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 21:36 by Chelsey Lordan
Posted: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:30 by Chelsey Lordan
Last year Hasnath Miah won the COVID Hero Award at the Didcot Town Awards.
Hasnath Miah has won this special award for all the help he has given to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hasnath runs local Indian restaurant Indian Dream and since the beginning of lockdown has been helping feed NHS staff, key workers, people struggling with income, and many more.
Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan
Last year Ady Crook won the Unsung Hero Award at the Didcot Town Awards.
Ady Crook was nominated for raising money for a local child, Yasmin who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left femur in February 2020, just 9 years of age at the time. Ady also raised money for the ward she was treated in at the Oxford Children's Hospital.
Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan
Last year Robin McStay won the John Eldridge Award at the Didcot Town Awards.
Robin McStay is the leader for Didcot Health Walks, which runs twice a week plus social events for the walking group too.
Posted: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan
Last year Angels Performing Arts won the Artist Award at the Didcot Town Awards.
Angels Performing Arts are a Didcot-based performing arts school who offer dance, drama and singing classes for ages three and up.
Posted: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan
It's not widely known that Citizens Advice needs volunteers to help manage the organisation, as well as volunteers to provide advice.
In particular, we are looking for people who can offer a day a week to help us with our Research and Campaigns work, our new website, IT support, fundraising administration, maintaining links with towns and local communities, organising events with MPs (planned for autumn),... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:58 by Chelsey Lordan
With food banks and other support organisations running reduced or limited services over the Christmas period, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are urging residents to think ahead and get in touch now if they'll need help with food or essential supplies.
The councils' own Community Hub will be running a limited service and wants to make sure families like Andrew's do not suffer... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 13:12 by Chelsey Lordan
Congratulations to all nominated for our 2020 Town Awards.
The winners are announced in this virtual awards video along with performances from singer Maya Dodkins and Bernadine Soul School of Dance.
Stay safe and thank you for watching.
Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 18:54 by Chelsey Lordan
As the cold weather closes in with biting frosts and long, depressing hours of darkness, the
combined effects of the pandemic and financial problems threaten to drive us into a pit of total despondency. But if lack of money is your problem, take heart because there could be a way to take control of the situation: you might be entitled to receive benefits and Citizens Advice can help you all the way.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:33 by Chelsey Lordan