Volunteers' Week Heroes - SOFEA Community Larder

SOFEA's model 'helps uplift and upskill young people, empowering them to directly support the communities in which they are they are expected to thrive.'

They focus on three key social challenges:

Volunteers' Week Heroes - Maymessy

Maymesssy's mission is to empower disadvantaged groups through cookery classes and wellness activities so they gain greater life skills and wellbeing.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role volunteers play in Oxfordshire and the wider country. 

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.

Response regarding Dominic Cummings

Earlier today, I replied to constituents who have emailed me about Dominic Cummings. Below I copy what I have sent to them:

David asks Environment Secretary about pubs

David asks the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about local pubs and the way some have adapted to a takeaway model during the lockdown. The Government recognises this is not a substitute for being open properly.

David speaks in Immigration Bill debate

Today, David spoke in favour of the Immigration Bill and stressed the need for better infrastructure with regard to schools and healthcare to support immigration in the future.

David's Herald article on the way out of lockdown

Today we begin Step 1 of the Government’s plan for lifting the restrictions it has imposed to fight the spread of Coronavirus. I summarise here what will happen in each of Steps 1-3 to hopefully answer some of your key questions following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday. 

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

David speaks in Agriculture Bill debate

Today David spoke in the Agriculture Bill debate, a landmark piece of legislation that will support British farmers and help protect the environment.