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A place a child can call home 

Ever thought about fostering but not sure it's right for you? If you have love to give a child, there are so many different ways you can foster to fit with your lifestyle.

500 Oxfordshire children currently live in foster homes and we need more carers right now to keep others locally in the county and close to family and friends.

Short or long-term fostering, supporting teenagers, helping a new parent and their baby – there are many different types of fostering and all will make make a positive difference. 

Benefit from a welcome payment of £1,500, paid allowances and expenses and 24/7 support as well as the great feeling that comes with caring for a child. 

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Keeping safe in open water: Test your knowledge

Take our test on water safety

Drowning is a leading cause of death in the UK. Do you know how to stay safe in and around open water? Take our short survey and see how you do!

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Creating a walking group has never been easier: Street Tag

Get fit and meet new people

In three simple steps you can boost your energy, improve your wellbeing and catch up on the latest neighbourhood news. 

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Grass and flowers growing long

Could you support No Mow May?

If you’ve got a garden, why not take part and let the grass grow for a month to boost biodiversity and give wildflowers a chance to bloom.

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Inspiring young entrepreneurs

75 students from across the county attended a Young Enterprise start-up programme last week – giving them valuable skills and the confidence to succeed in business. Find out more

Keep talking to battle loneliness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. One in four people will experience mental distress in their lifetime but help is at hand. Find out more

Helping people stay safe and independent

We're trialling various technologies in our adult social care team to help people who have additional health needs to live independently and in their own homes.  Find out more

In other news..

Oxford foster carer inspires with an ‘open mind and open heart’

We partner with The Care Workers' Charity to provide grants

Oxfordshire History Centre receives national recognition

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