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My Life Fest 2019

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What would you do to improve local health services?

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With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need. The NHS has produced a ten-year plan, setting out all of the things it wants health services to do better for…

Oxfordshire public urged to lobby MPs on mental health funding crisis

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The 700,000 residents of Oxfordshire have been urged to lobby the county’s six MPs about ‘the serial underfunding’ of mental health services by the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union with 100,000 membersin the health service, is one of the many campaigning organisations that is urging supporters to send a…

Statement from Vanessa Odlin, Service Director for Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Services on behalf of OMHP.

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  Thank you to everyone who has supported the trust and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership as we faced the prospect of £1.6m funding cuts to our Oxfordshire mental health budget.   We have been inspired by the support and dedication of all our colleagues and partners who voiced their concerns about the impact of the proposed budget changes.…

Healthfest – Save the Date

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Oxfordshire council makes dramatic U-turn on mental health cut

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OXFORDSHIRE County Council has made a dramatic U-turn on plans to slash mental health funding. The council had been proposing to reduce its contribution to NHS mental health services and social work by £1.6 million, from £8m to £6.4, by 2022. Today, however, council bosses appear to have bowed to public pressure, scrapping £1m of…

OMHP release an open letter to Oxfordshire County Council

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The letter, signed by all members of the partnership, is in response to Oxfordshire County Council’s proposal to cut mental health funding by £1.6 million by 2022. Oxfordshire County Council responded to the open letter and offered the opportunity to give your feedback on proposed mental health budget cuts. Read more… SaveSave

Service User Planning Event

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Service user planning event. SaveSave

Safe Haven launched for people living with mental health problems

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A specialised safe haven offering a late-night safe space for people experiencing mental health crisis has opened off Cowley Road in Oxford. Oxford Safe Haven (OSH) offers additional out-of-hours support for adults living with mental illness in Oxfordshire. People must call ahead to hold a place at the drop-in in Manzil Way, Oxford, for immediate…

New housing network to aid protection of adults and children from abuse

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A new housing network launched this week to help Oxfordshire’s adult and children’s safeguarding boards and housing providers across the county to share concerns, advice and best practice with each other. The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Adult Board Housing Network held its first meeting yesterday (Wednesday, October 3) with a session that combined the…