It’s nearly 18 months since the launch of Oxford Together, the volunteering programme set up by Oxford Hub to facilitate community support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite difficult and ever-changing circumstances, we’ve achieved a huge amount in that time — listening to over 3000 people and working out a way…

For many of us, covid-19 restrictions aren’t something we associate with getting out and about or making new friends. But for Mathilde, who started mentoring with our Big Brothers Big Sisters programme in early 2021, that’s exactly what happened! …

In May, we held our Innovate for Oxford Competition, where students were tasked with designing a project that will benefit the Oxford community. The four winning students are putting their project “ShareWorthy” into motion. In this blog, they share why and how they came up with ShareWorthy and how it will build new relationships in Oxford with the aim of tackling loneliness.

“As all of us in Oxfordshire still reckon with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to share, connect, and build as a community. Collectively, so many of us have experienced isolation, loneliness, separation from loved ones in the past year.

With that…

Two people with building blocks, under the banner Bridge Builders.

Since the pandemic started, we’ve been matching people across the city to support one another and build community. One-to-one matches have always been core to our approach: for conversation in Phone Links, and for practical support in Together Neighbours.

We’ve learned loads over the past year and a half: how…

Joint press release

In 2016, Community First Oxfordshire set up a small Oxford city focussed Good Neighbour Scheme called Red Arrow. …

As Covid-19 restrictions ease, we are taking advantage of the warm weather to create healthier, happier, more connected communities through the power of relationships. Read on to find out more about our activities this summer.

We’re having a busy summer at Oxford Hub, with lots of opportunities for building relationships in communities. We believe that social connection is essential for us all to thrive, and we’ve not had as many opportunities to gather with others over the past 18 months.

A photo from one of our Summer Schools

Summer of fun in the…

The 5 winners of the Social Enterprise Awards

As the pandemic continues, we know it can sometimes be hard to stay optimistic about the future.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to some of the winners of Trinity term’s Social Enterprise Awards. These teams of Oxford University students are innovating for a better city for all. We’ve…

“Working Well changed how I approach work, interact with colleagues and think about my career. It’s helped me build self-confidence and support networks, and reflect deeply on priorities, work culture and self care. I feel much more engaged in and excited about what I’m doing and empowered to really make…

In just a few weeks, our Summer Schools will be kicking off in Cowley and Blackbird Leys! Based around the Fit, Fed, Read model, they include literacy activities, lots of sport and games, and a healthy meal every day — but most of all, they’re a lot of fun. …

Last week, our Together Neighbours and Phone Links teams met up to talk about the future of these programmes. Both programmes started in response to the crisis at the start of the covid-19 pandemic. Now we’re looking to develop them to focus on building community in the longer term as…

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