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MONEY ADVICE

Oxfordshire Specialist Advice Service This service helps with queries around benefits, money advice, budgeting and other welfare issues and will link you into services that can provide further support Telephone: 01865 410 660 Email: advice@oxfordshireas.org.uk http://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/information-and-advice/oxfordshire-specialist-adviceservice/ Independent Advice Centre - serving Wantage, Grove & residents of the Vale of White Horse Serving Wantage, Grove and residents of the Vale of the White Horse district. Advice services cover a wide range of topics, including debt management, benefit entitlements, employment rights, consumer rights and many more. Address: 16 Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AE (behind Barclay's Bank) Telephone: 01235 765348 Email: help@wantageadvice.org.uk Website: http://wantageadvice.org.uk/ Banburyshire Advice Centre - serving the residents of Cherwell District, South Warwickshire, West Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire and the city of Oxford Advice services cover a wide range of topics, including Welfare benefit advice. The centre does NOT offer Legal advice or debt advice or Tax advice. Telephone: 01295 279988 Email: helpdeskbancp@yahoo.com Website: http://banburycp.moonfruit.com/ Agnes Smith Advice Centre - serving residents of Blackbird Leys Provides advice and representation to people in the local community. Expertise in money advice. They have 3 Debt Relief Order Intermediaries at the Centre and can advise on a wide range of options and solutions when you are in debt. This can range from negotiation with creditors to bankruptcy. Address: 96 Blackbird Leys Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, OX4 6HS and The Farmhouse, Nightingale Avenue, Greater Leys, Oxford OX4 7BU Telephone: 01865 770206 Email: asac.reception@agnessmith.co.uk Website: http://www.agnessmith.co.uk/ Rose Hill and Donnington Advice Centre Serves the Oxford suburbs of:- Rose Hill, Donnington Bridge, Cowley, Iffley, Florence Park and the south end of Abingdon Road. Information on how to make the right choices to avoid losing money and getting into debt. Address: Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole’s Way, Rose Hill, Oxford OX4 4HF Telephone: 01865 438634 Email: admin@rhdadvice.org Page 1 of 4

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Citizens Advice Oxfordshire The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They can advise people on debt and money matters. They have offices in; Abingdon: Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JD Banbury: 26 Cornhill, Banbury OX16 5NG Bicester: The Garth, Launton Road, Bicester OX26 6PS Brackley: Brackley Volunteer Centre 5 Market House Courtyard, Brackley, Northants NN13 7AB RAF Brize Norton: Tuesday at Community Support Centre, Carterton OX18 3LX, Thursday at Families Centre, SSAFA Offices. Phone 01993 892057 for an appointment or drop in at advice sessions Carterton: Broadshires Way Health Centre, Carterton, OX18 1JA Chipping Norton: Chipping Norton Health Centre, Russell Way, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5FA Chipping Norton Baptist Church: New Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5LL. Cottsway Debt & Benefits Service: Cottsway Housing Assoc, Hynes Place, Ave 2, WITNEY OX28 4YG Tel: 0300 303 8618 Didcot: 'Dales', 9-15 High Street, Didcot OX11 8EQ. Faringdon: Faringdon Town Council The Pump House (Top Floor) Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7JA Henley: 32 Market Place, Henley on Thames RG9 2AH. Oxford: 95 St. Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DA RAF Benson: The Hive RAF Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AA Thame: Market House, North Street, Thame OX9 3HH Wallingford: The Bullcroft High Street Wallingford, Wallingford OX10 0BX Watlington: Parish Office 1, Old School Place Gorwell, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5QH Wychwood Health Centre: Meadow Lane, SHIPTON UNDER WYCHWOOD, OX7 6BW

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Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire: The Old Print House, Marlborough Lane, WITNEY OX28 6DY Woodcote: The Community Centre The Old School House Reading Road, Woodcote, Oxon RG8 0QY Telephone: 03444 111 444 - for all Citizens Advice offices unless stated otherwise Details of all Citizens Advice offices can be found here http://www.caox.org.uk/

Oxfordshire Credit Union Oxon Credit Union offer secure savings and fair loans. They offer smaller loans (up to £2,000) at a maximum of 26.8% APR. Larger loans (over £2,000) at 12.7% APR. Full details are here. Telephone service for all enquiries 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday (except Wednesday from 12 noon). Face-to-face appointments in Oxford or other outlets (call or email for an appointment) Telephone: 01865 777 757 Website: http://oxfordshirecreditunion.co.uk/ The Money Advice Service - Free and impartial money advice, set up by government Advice on many topics including; Taking control of debt, getting free debt advice, and how to borrow affordably. Advice on running a bank account, planning your finances and cutting costs. Find out what benefits you’re entitled to and learn about Universal Credit. Having a baby, making a will, and dealing with divorce and separation. Telephone: 0800 138 7777* Calls are free Website: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en - online advice also via web chat National DebtLine Independent charity, provides free debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK. National Debt Line also have a range of fact sheets and guides Telephone: 0808 808 4000 – calls are free Website: www.nationaldebtline.org/ Step Change – National Debt Charity Free advice on problem debt based on what's best for you Telephone: 0800 138 1111 Freephone (including all mobiles) http://www.stepchange.org/ CAP Money Course The CAP Money course has been running since 2009, empowering people to gain control of their finances. Over three sessions participants are taught simple money management – budgeting, spending and saving wisely. CAP Money is the biggest face to face money education course in the UK. Courses are free. For more information and to sign up online for a course visit their website Website: https://capuk.org/i-want-help/cap-money-course/introduction Veterans UK Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. They also provide welfare support for veterans of Page 3 of 4

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any age, and their families through the Veterans Welfare Service and the Veterans UK helpline Helpline: 0808 1914 2 18 Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/veterans-uk Better Housing Better Health (BHBH) BHBH is a one stop shop for a range of free services and interventions to help residents reduce energy bills and keep warm at home Telephone: 0800 107 0044 Website: www.bhbh.org.uk/contact-us

FOOD BANKS

Community Emergency Food Bank (CEF) Oxford Registered charity, providing emergency foodbank and café in two locations within Oxford. Telephone: 01993 810 622 / 07935771843 Email: info@cefoxford.co.uk http://www.cefoxford.co.uk Centre locations and opening times (food parcels can be collected here): St Francis Church, Hollow Way, OX3 7JP on Tuesdays and Fridays between 12 noon and 2pm; and Littlemore Baptist Church, Edith Kempston House, Chapel Lane, Littlemore, OX4 4QB on Thursdays between 10am & 11.30am. Tea, coffee and snacks are on offer at the centres. There is also the opportunity to talk to someone if people feel they would like this before collecting their provisions. The aim is to help people through a crisis, so there is a limit of about three parcel collections per person/family in any 12 month period (CEF is only able to help people with access to cooking facilities). To use the foodbank you will need to be referred by a professional from one of the following agencies (it is not possible to self-refer): •All Social services departments •All Health centres/Surgeries •Oxford City Council Support workers •Thames Valley Police/Probation • Housing Associations • Charities working with vulnerable people • Crisis Teams • Children Centres • Asylum Welcome/Refugee support groups • Homeless support workers/charities • Job Centre plus • Employment training schemes • Sheltered Housing schemes • School Welfare Officers • Advice Centres • Churches Page 4 of 4

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Factsheet 3 Money Advice- Oxfordshire Mind  
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