Coronavirus Community Support Fund

To ensure that our charities and social enterprises can continue to step up to respond to the crisis, the government has made available an unprecedented package of support, including £750m targeted specifically at these sectors.

Age UK offer advice for older constituents

Age UK have offered ways we can all help older people without leaving the house:

1. Phone friends or relatives to check in and chat - particularly those who live alone

2. Share ideas of crafts, activities or recipes that you have tried out

Help for those suffering from loneliness

Let's Talk Loneliness

The Government's #Let’sTalkLoneliness public campaign has been rolled out to get people talking openly about loneliness, which includes new public guidance offering useful tips and advice on what to do to look after yourself and others safely.

David Johnston - An MP's welcome to Westminster

Although I imagine I will use this column to talk about local or national issues most of the time, I thought it might be interesting for this first one for me to talk about what it’s like when you first become an MP, given Wantage hasn’t had a new MP since 2005.