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Oxford After Covid
Published on February 13, 2022 by Felix J Levay
Dear friend of OMA, It is now over two years since the first recorded case of Covid in the UK. As the government discusses ending Covid restrictions, we’re taking stock of how much Oxford has changed. While we hope Covid will become less of...
Getting Ready for 2022
Published on January 1, 2022 by Felix J Levay
Dear friend of OMA, We hope you have managed to see your loved ones this festive season. We wanted to share some of the work that your support has made possible this winter. Winter is always a challenge, and due to Omicron, this one has bee...
Looking forward to Christmas
Published on November 17, 2021 by Muireann Meehan Speed
Dear Friend of OMA, As we head into the Winter months, we wanted to provide you with an update. While we are facing challenges, we have also been working hard to make our organisation sustainable and prepare for Winter. Cu...
What Comes Next?
Published on September 17, 2021 by Felix J Levay
Dear friend of OMA, We’re writing to give you an important update and celebrate a milestone. It’s just over a year since OMA incorporated. This time last year, we had already realized that the crisis among Oxford’s more vulnerable communiti...
Universal Credit Emergency
Published on September 7, 2021 by Felix J Levay
Dear friend of OMA, We are writing to ask for your help. The government is proposing to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week. If this happens, the most at-risk people in Oxford will see their annual income reduced by £1,040 overnight. The las...
Dear friends of OMA, We’re writing to give you an update, and to ask for your help. Like you, we’re glad the Summer is here, but there is still an alarmingly high number of families who are struggling to get by. Right now, we are providing...
The Crisis Isn't Over
Published on April 30, 2021 by Muireann Meehan Speed
Dear friend of OMA, We’re writing to you to give you an update, and to ask for your help. We are currently receiving requests for and delivering over 80 Emergency Food Parcels a Week Many of these are direct referrals from...
One Year On
Published on March 28, 2021 by Muireann Meehan Speed
Dear friend of OMA, Just over a year ago, the country went into lockdown. Oxford Mutual Aid formed as different groups pulled together: trade unionists, LGBTQ activists, and local community organizers, to name a few. We knew how easy it is...
Looking Forward
Published on February 5, 2021 by Felix J Levay
We hope the New Year has been treating you well. With vaccination underway, there does seem to be cause for hope. As we’ve said before, we are hoping to transition from an emergency response to a more stable, ongoing operation - though natu...
Getting Ready For 2021
Published on December 31, 2020 by Felix J Levay
It’s time to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020. We also want to say thank you for all the responses to our Christmas message. As promised, this update covers the facts and figures for this month. What Are We Doing? Over...
Merry Christmas From OMA
Published on December 24, 2020 by Felix J Levay
For our Christmas message, we wanted to write something different. This has been a hard year, and we know a lot of you have not been able to gather with your loved ones. We will publish another update with the monthly figures and stats late...
Lockdown 2.0
Published on November 29, 2020 by Felix J Levay
The days are getting shorter, and the second wave is taking its toll. Oxford Mutual Aid is still going strong, though, and we wanted to update you on how things have been going. As predicted, demand for help is increasing very quickly. Ther...
The Second Wave Hits Oxford
Published on October 21, 2020 by Felix J Levay
The Second Wave Hits Oxford The bad news is that the second wave of Covid-19 has arrived, just in time for Autumn. The next few months are going to place an enormous stress on Oxford’s aid infrastructure, which is already s...
Getting Ready for Autumn
Published on August 12, 2020 by Felix J Levay
Apologies for another slightly delayed update. Things have been very busy at Oxford Mutual Aid recently, but the hard work is paying off, and we have a lot of good news to share. What Have We Been Doing?As we explained prev...
Life After Lockdown
Published on June 16, 2020 by Felix J Levay
Apologies for this slightly delayed monthly update. There has been a lot of activity in the last few weeks, and we wanted to include it in this newsletter. Like the rest of the UK, Oxford is adjusting to what is likely to be a long period o...
What We've Been Doing
Published on April 29, 2020 by Felix J Levay
It’s been just under four weeks since Oxford Mutual Aid received its first donation. We want to thank everyone who has contributed. There have been many incredibly generous donations, and every pound has made a real difference.We also wa...