Beckley and Stowood, Oxfordshire

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There will be a Chuch Open Day on Saturday 11 May from 2 to 6pm for everyone who would like to explore what we now have - and - what Beckley's Oldest Resident could (and should?) have.   Volunteers will be on hand to offer assistance or help - the tea and coffee urn will be on continual boil - and homemade cakes available.   A lot has happened recently - more will be happening over the summer.  Learn - Share - Celebrate!         

Wild plant charity Plantlife (, are hoping to reach out to many wild plant enthusiasts and nature lovers by inviting them to become wild plant 'pioneers' and subscribe to a free quarterly e-learning bulletin to learn more about our native wild plants via the 'Wild About Plants' project website - . The May e-bulletin is out now and the August issue being written as we speak! The Wild About Plants team deliver Plantlife’s outreach programme and work to help people reconnect with the outdoors and their local greenspaces. Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hope to engage people with the nature on their doorstep. In recent years subscribers have been asked to record the plant life in their local area and recount what they used to see/pick and forage for.


Plantlife have just launched “Flowers on the Edge” their annual road-verges campaign. They are asking communities to record how their road verges are looking this summer by taking photos and sending in stories.

  Read more about Plantlife - Wild plant charity

The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children and Young people, based in Greys Road, Henley on Thames, offers a variety of services to families with a child/young adult with disability or special needs in the South Oxfordshire and Thames Valley area. Tel: 01491 575575


BREAKAWAY GROUP  - a social group for 18-30 years who have a learning disability that live in South Oxfordshire area .

The group meets up on a monthly basis for a wide variety of activity and entertainment: for instance: bowling, go karting, theatre trips, meals out, pottery painting, overnight breaks.

We always welcome new members. Once registered with us, the family can decide which outings their young person would like to participate in. This is a great way for parents and carers to receive a break whilst their young person benefits from stimulating social activity.

The criteria are that the young person should:

be aged between 18-30 years old and have a learning difficulty.

be able to engage in group activity and enjoy socialising.

be able to be supported in a 5:1 staff ratio (or be able to bring a support worker if additional support required).

able to get to an agreed meeting point, not normally more than 15 miles from home.

be able to fund their own costs (ie: cost of admission/ticket prices). Read more about Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children and Young people

Community transport (CT) is safe, accessible, cost-effective, flexible transport run by the community for the community. It meets the needs of people who cannot access cars, taxis or buses, and provides a lifeline in both rural and urban areas.

Using a one off grant from the Department for Transport, Oxfordshire County Council is supporting the development of sustainable community transport services locally. They have grants available until 2014 to help local people and communities.

The latest May edition of ‘Supporting Community Transport’ project newsletter is now available online. Just go scroll down to the end of their webpage to download your copy.



  Read more about Supporting Community Transport - newsletter

Dear Colleague,


I am delighted to include the link to the latest edition of ‘Care Matters’ with this months Carers Oxfordshire update Care-Matters-Summer-2013.pdf .


National Carers Week 10-16th June


We are really excited about the forthcoming National Carers Week programme. The theme this year is ‘Prepared to Care’ and Carers Oxfordshire along with partners, colleagues and carers have been working hard to create a programme of events and activities to raise the profile of carers and celebrate their caring role. We do hope many of you will be able to join us during the week and attached is a pdf of the events and activities planned so far.  More events are being added daily! For further details please contact us on the telephone number below or check the events calendar on our website

  Read more about Carers Oxfordshire