Local organisations providing help with physical and mental health and practical matters.

ARCh – Assisted Reading for Children

ARCh is an Oxfordshire charity who organise reading volunteers going into local primary schools to help children with their reading and to hopefully inspire them to enjoy reading and to do so for pleasure.  Following the pandemic there is even more need for our service.  We are in desperate need of more reading helpers to go into Banbury primary schools.  Tel: 01869 320380 http://www.archoxfordshire.org.uk/

Banbury Food bank

Updated information April 2023

The website for details about supporting or using our local Trussell Trust Food Bank is https://banbury.foodbank.org.uk/

To contact the foodbank: 01865 670596 or trusselltrust@caox.org.uk. Both are manned Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

**Christmas 2023 and New Year opening**

We have been informed that the Foodbank will be operating as normal APART from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day should you need to use it over the Christmas period.

Banbury Baby Bank

Standing in the Gap

Standing in the Gap is an Early Intervention Mental Health Charity, helping pre-school and primary aged children manage big emotions, such as fear, anxiety, anger and grief.With a 35% increase in child mental health concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is now a critical need for tailored advice and support. Please check out their website for more information. www.sitgap.org

Home-start Banbury, Bicester and Chipping Norton

Do you have at least one child under the age of 5 years? Are you finding family life a little overwhelming right now? Would you like someone to talk to? We are here to support you and are open for referrals.?
Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton supports families who are finding life difficult for a whole range of reasons and we can offer you non-judgement, confidential, compassionate support.
If you are a family with at least one child under the age of 5 years, and feel like you need a little extra support right now, please get in touch with us. ??01295 266358
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Banbury Street Pastors

We have been asked to support the work of our local Street Pastors with our prayers