the venue@cowleyThe Venue@Cowley is a new and exciting community venue in central Cowley, Oxford that has rooms available to hire for a wide variety of activities, events, and classes. Find out more here.

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Oxford City Council:
Oxfordshire County Council:
South Oxfordshire District Council:
Vale of White Horse District Council:
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Housing information

Lettings in West Oxfordshire:
HOME SWAP National Website for Council and Housing Association Exchanges:
National Housing Federation:
Homes and Communities Agency:
Inside Housing journal:
Housing Rights website:
Accommodation Seek:
homes4wiltshire - search for housing in the Wiltshire Council area:
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Community First:

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Bereavement Counselling and Support:
Carers – advice and information for carers in Oxfordshire:
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Oxford Friend Gay and Lesbian Support:
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Support for victims of crime:
Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board:
Samaritans listening and support service:
The Meningitis Trust – information of how to spot meningitis:
Women’s Aid support for victims of domestic violence:
Doorway (A charity drop-in centre in Chippenham, North Wiltshire providing a friendly, safe place for adults who are homeless):
Wiltshire and Swindon Users' Network (A voluntary organisation to support people who use health, social care, and other public funded services to have a say about how services are developed and delivered.):

Parents and family information

National charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol:
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Site for children and parents to deal with bullying:
Special needs resources to enhance the fun and quality of family life for families with disabilities:
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Support and advice for Single Parents:
Useful site for single parents:
Waste Not Want Not (local furniture project for people in receipt of benefit.):
Freecycle – The Freecycle Network is a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns (local networks exist for Chippenham, Swindon, and Bradford On Avon, for example):

Money and benefits information

Benefits – Department for Work and Pensions:
HM Revenue and Customs – information on tax credits, child benefit, tax codes, student loans:
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Information on Pensions and the Pensions Credit:
Oxford Credit Union - Community Bank:
StepChange Debt Charity:
Wiltshire Money Web site: