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What we do

Oxfordshire Small Good Stuff does two things:

We link people who need care or support with local people who might help.

We help small organisations that offer care or support. We provide them with information, publicity and access to a friendly network.

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What we believe

We're the friendly website that believes:

People want care and support at times and in ways that suit them.

Local people helping other local people is good for everyone and for communities.

Very small organisations can offer great care and be imaginative and responsive.

Very small organisations struggle to tell people what they can offer (they don’t have huge marketing budgets like the big guys).

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Local links

What's happening locally

  • Community Action Groups Oxfordshire – A network of over 80 groups in Oxfordshire at the forefront of community-led climate change action. CAG Oxfordshire provides day-to-day support and funding to members. Find out more.
  • No Limits Project – A comprehensive programme of support to help address the legacy impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, providing access to digital devices and digital skills development, intensive employment development support and travel bursaries. Find out more.
  • Oxford Business Community Network – A membership organisation offering business networking opportunities. Find out more.
  • Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership – Champions Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy. Find out more.
  • Perch – An eScalate Enterprise Support Hub, providing business support through workshops, events, and peer to peer groups. Find out more.
  • The Buck Project –  Supports individuals in finding work placements, peer mentoring and apprenticeships. Find out more.

Other local resources

  • Oxford Hub – Brings people and organisations together to make Oxford a better place for everyone. Runs programmes that build new relationships in the community and support everyone who lives here to thrive. Find out more.
  • Assistive Technology – Local resources for families as well as supporting staff to learn about assistive technology and how they can use it with the individuals they are supporting across Oxfordshire. We have a website which explains a little more about what is available in regards to technology. Find out more.
  • Oxfordshire Community Foundation – A grant-giving organisation working to improve lives by addressing social and economic disadvantage. Find out more.
  • Carers Oxfordshire –  A free service which offers information, advice, and support to adult unpaid carers of someone living in Oxfordshire. Find out more.
  • Community First Oxfordshire – A community development charity which helps communities and individuals with local issues that affect them. Find out more.
  • SOFEA Community Larder – A membership scheme where you can get your groceries for as little as £3.50 per week. Find out more.
  • North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank – A voluntary group formed by members of local Christian churches. Provides food parcels to people within the Kidlington, Woodstock, Chipping Norton and Charlbury area. Find out more.
  • Restore – An Oxfordshire-based mental health charity that supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives. They offer recovery groups, training, and employment groups. Find out more.
  • Volunteer Driver Service North Oxfordshire – A group of volunteers who use their own cars to take people to appointments, where there is no reasonable alternative. Find out more.
  • Bicester Good Neighbour Scheme – A  voluntary organisation that offers free support to older people in the Bicester area. Find out more.
  • Community Glue CIC – A community organisation that works collaboratively to support people affected by ill-health, old age or ‘disability’. Find out more.
  • Banburyshire Advice Centre – A charity that offers assistance with benefit claims, food bank vouchers, paperwork completion and general advice. Find out more.
  • Aspire Oxfordshire – An employment charity and social enterprise that supports people to find employment and housing. Find out more.
  • Sanctuary Housing – Cherwell – Affordable housing provider with schemes available for older residents. Find out more.
  • Oxfordshire AgeUK – A local independent charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. Find out more.
  • Healthwatch Oxfordshire – They listen, influence, and have your voice heard. They are the county’s independent health and social care watchdog. Find out more.
  • My Life My Choice – A user-led Oxfordshire based self-advocacy charity. They raise the self-esteem, confidence and quality of life of people with learning disabilities by providing training, employment, volunteering and social opportunities for their members. Find out more.
  • Emerald and People Training Development – Joanne specialises in providing training to small and medium-sized businesses in the Health and Social Care Sector. Find out more.

My experience with dementia in my own family and my role as an unpaid carer has really helped me to run a better enterprise. I can share my experience with the families I support.

Charmin – Abingdon Home Care

Interested in offering care or support?

We can help you get set up

If you’re thinking about setting up your own small organisation, group or community enterprise to help other local people in Oxfordshire you can complete this enquiry form to get support from your local Community Catalyst, Anita Wingad (a.wingad@communitycatalysts.co.uk / 07341 425126).