Providing opportunities for education, recreation, leisure and social welfare

Prioritising those who are socially disadvantaged in our local community

The Aims of East Oxford Community Association are:

The advancement of citizenship and community development, the provision and organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life of the inhabitants of East Oxford and its environs in the City of Oxford.

EOCA Corona Virus 2020 RESPONSE

Community Resources for Education, Information, Help & Social Support

in the Oxford East Constituency during the Coronavirus Emergency

What to do if you think you may have Coronavirus

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get NHS 111 advice online. Only call NHS 111 IF you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; IF your condition gets worse; or IF your symptoms do not get better after seven days.

East Oxford Community Association

Migrant worker Advice and Advocacy Service

During Corona Emergency the EOCA Advice and Advocacy Service is Online or by Telephone

EOCA provides a discreet and bespoke advice, advocacy and coaching service for migrant workers, individuals and small (often family) groups who find it difficult to access normal advice services or for people struggling with language issues. This service covers HMRC, Government Gateway Accounts setup and access, Benefits, Universal Credit, GP Services, Health and Social Services, Housing or Employment issues. Online Applications, questions and correspondence with Employers, Landlords, HMRC, NHS and the local authority.

If you would like some help or information, please Email: advicework@eoca.org.uk

EAST OXFORD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

DIGITAL INCLUSION & DIGITAL LITERACY

Community IT Consultancy in the Oxford East Constituency

During the Coronavirus emergency EOCA's Digital Inclusion, digital literacy & IT support services continue to operate by telephone, Email, and online, including remote desktop.

For Individuals, Small Businesses, Migrant Workers, Refugees, Trade Union Branches, Charities, Non-profit organisations, Community Activists and Campaign Groups. Hardware and Software Support, Internet Connectivity, Web Sites and Mailing lists, Smartphone issues, Computer skills. Setting up Email, Government Gateway, Universal Credit and other accounts, support and teaching how to use these and other basic computer skills.

On a tight budget and don't know what to buy? We can help you choose affordable PCs and laptops that will meet your needs.

Can't afford a computer? We can sometimes help with recycled and surplus PCs that are upgraded by our volunteers.

If you would like some help with your Computer or IT issue please Email: ITmanager@eoca.org.uk

East Oxford Community Association

50 Plus Club

Our over 50s club, which provides a weekly social drop in and craft work session at East Oxford Community Centre, is closed due to Coronavirus. We have virtualised services and contact with this group and continue to give support by telephone and video. Many of the participants are vulnerable elderly with multiple social needs and health issues.

If you are 50 Plus and would like some help or just to talk please Email: 50PlusClub@eoca.org.uk

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Coronavirus information leaflet translations

Healthwatch Oxfordshire and Oxford Community Action Group have been working together to make sure that new and emerging communities have access to trusted and clear information about coronavirus support available locally and nationally.

The Somali, Syrian, Sudanese, East Timorese, East African communities in Oxford have lent their skills and expertise to develop the leaflets with Healthwatch Oxfordshire, and to translate information into five languages- Somali, Arabic, Tetum, Swahili and Amharic. Community representatives have safely distributed over 700 leaflets through their networks to households in Oxford and beyond, to make sure that families have up to date and trusted information they need. The leaflets are now available for organisations and individuals to download and use.

Oxford cORONAVirus cOMMUNITY RESOURCES

Oxford City Council

For Community Assistance during the Coronavirus Emergency

Contact Centre - call: 01865 249 811

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