Links

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.

Social media

Wiltshire's Facebook page: fb.com/GreenSquareWilts
Gloucestershire's Facebook page: fb.com/GreenSquareGlos
Oxfordshire's Facebook page: fb.com/GreenSquareOxon

Wiltshire's Twitter feed: twitter.com/greensquarewilts
Gloucestershire's Twitter feed: twitter.com/greensquareglos
Oxfordshire's Twitter feed: twitter.com/greensquareoxon
GreenSquare's Twitter feed: twitter.com/greensquare_grp

Government sites

Main government site: www.direct.gov.uk
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: www.defra.gov.uk

Local councils

Wiltshire Council: www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Swindon Borough Council: www.swindon.gov.uk
Aylesbury Vale District Council: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk
Cherwell District Council: www.cherwell.gov.uk
Oxford City Council: www.oxford.gov.uk
Oxfordshire County Council: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
South Oxfordshire District Council: www.southoxon.gov.uk
Vale of White Horse District Council: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk
West Oxfordshire District Council: www.westoxon.gov.uk

Housing information

Lettings in West Oxfordshire: www.westoxon.gov.uk
HOME SWAP National Website for Council and Housing Association Exchanges: www.direct.gov.uk/socialhousing
National Housing Federation: www.housing.org.uk
Homes and Communities Agency: www.homesandcommunities.co.uk
Inside Housing journal: www.insidehousing.co.uk
Housing Rights website: www.housing-rights.info/
Accommodation Seek: www.accommodationseek.co.uk/home.html
homes4wiltshire - search for housing in the Wiltshire Council area: www.homes4wiltshire.co.uk
The Tenant Participation Advisory Service: www.tpas.org.uk
The Independent Housing Ombudsman Scheme: www.ihos.org.uk
Community First: www.communityfirst.org.uk

Advice and support services

Age UK advice and support for elderly people: www.ageuk.org.uk/
Bereavement Counselling and Support: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Carers – advice and information for carers in Oxfordshire: www.oxoncarers.org.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Information and advice on all health issues: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx
Legal information and advice: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency
Oxford Friend Gay and Lesbian Support: www.oxfordfriend.co.uk
Support for those suffering from Alcoholism: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Support for victims of crime: www.victimsupport.org.uk
Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board: www.osab.co.uk/
Samaritans listening and support service: www.samaritans.org.uk
The Meningitis Trust – information of how to spot meningitis: www.meningitis.org
Women’s Aid support for victims of domestic violence: www.womensaid.org.uk
Doorway (A charity drop-in centre in Chippenham, North Wiltshire providing a friendly, safe place for adults who are homeless): www.doorwayproject.org.uk
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.): www.wsun.co.uk

Parents and family information

National charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol: www.adfam.org.uk
Provides free information and advice to parents: www.justparents.co.uk
Site for children and parents to deal with bullying: www.bullying.co.uk
Special needs resources to enhance the fun and quality of family life for families with disabilities: www.specialneedsfamilyfun.com
Support, advice and protection for Children: www.childline.org.uk
Support and advice for Single Parents: www.gingerbread.org.uk
Useful site for single parents: www.spanuk.org.uk
Splash-Wiltshire: www.splash-wiltshire.org.uk
Waste Not Want Not (local furniture project for people in receipt of benefit.): www.waste-not-want-not.org.uk
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): www.freecycle.org

Money and benefits information

Benefits – Department for Work and Pensions: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions
HM Revenue and Customs – information on tax credits, child benefit, tax codes, student loans: www.hmrc.gov.uk
Information and support on how to deal with debt problems: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
Information on Pensions and the Pensions Credit: www.gov.uk/browse/working/state-pension
Oxford Credit Union - Community Bank: www.oxfordcreditunion.co.uk
StepChange Debt Charity: www.stepchange.org
Wiltshire Money Web site:
www.wiltshiremoney.org.uk/